- In the Parks
I haven't read about this happening before, so I thought I'd post about it as something that I was really happy with on a recent trip to Disney. Typically, from what I've heard, if a ride goes down during your FastPass window, they will allow you to come back to the same ride anytime during the same day after the ride reopens to use your FastPass. On a recent trip, I had a Fastpass for Space Mountain for 9 pm - 10 pm (the park was only open until 10 pm). At about 8:30 pm, Space Mountain went down due to technical issues and I was almost certain that the ride would be closed for the night (given the park's closing time) and I would lose the FastPass. I was even considering seeing if there was anything I could change my FastPass to. However, just as I started looking for new options, I received an email notifying me of the closure. Instead of just reassigning me to a new FastPass or saying I could come back to the same ride the next day, the email stated that I could go to ANY ride at ANY time at ANY of the parks in the next 48 hours without effecting any of my other FastPasses. It was sort of like a one time use "Wild Card" FastPass. I was really happy with this result and thought it was a nice perk that otherwise probably wouldn't have been possible with the previous system (or at least not possible without a trip to talk to a Cast Member or Guest Relations). In the end, Space Mountain did reopen (around 9:30) and we ended up using the FastPass for that anyways, but I thought it was a really nice move!