Fast Pass is an excellent tool for maximizing your touring, especially on the most popular attractions. If you just use it occasionally to meet your needs it is very helpful but there are some ways to enhance its use, all within Disney’s rules. Let’s look at some ways to get the most out of Fast Pass:
- Pick your most important attraction early and go there first. Grab a fast pass and if you are early enough and the standby line isn’t uncomfortably long ride it that way and save your fast pass for later. After you ride the first time, take in some other attractions and come back for your second ride when your Fast Pass window opens.
- This is important – as soon as your Fast Pass window opens grab another Pass for a different attraction (or if you really love the attraction you are heading for grab another for that one) before you ride. That way your Fast Pass wait time partially passes while you are enjoying the attraction. It is a mistaken belief that you can’t have more than one fast pass at a time, as soon as the window opens for the Fast Pass you have you can get another. The time that you are eligible for another Fast Pass is printed at the bottom of your pass. Disney confirms this in their printed policies.
- You can save some time by having a member of your party take all of your admission media to the Fast Pass machine while the rest of you wait in the Stand By line for your first ride. This is perfectly within Disney guidelines.
- One More – I have it from a very reliable source, me, because I’ve done this myself and have asked several Cast Members including Attraction Supervisors about it. It is currently Disney policy to allow Fast Passes to be used after their use window has expired as long as it is the same day. This means you can gather some passes early in the day as your eligibility windows open for use in the later stages of your touring day. There are a couple of caveats though. If the Fast Pass line is over crowded (kind of rare) the Cast Members can refuse your Fast Pass but you can always come back a little later after the line clears. Also, if a Cast Member refuses to let you use a Fast Pass with a closed window and the line appears normal just politely ask to speak to another Cast Member to confirm, they might just not be familiar with the policy.
There is a place you can view Disney’s official Fast Pass information right here. You can see that it confirms some of what is mentioned above but in a bit less detail. I hope this helps you get to enjoy some of your favorite attractions more than once a day! As always, enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World!!