Fastpass

wdwmagic

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Talk about losing wait and having more fun: Walt Disney World studies indicate that guests using Disney's FASTPASS are experiencing approximately 25 percent more rides and attractions during their theme park visit.

Disney's FASTPASS is a computerized system that gives guests an alternative to standard "lines" at many popular attractions in all four Walt Disney World theme parks.

According to Disney surveys, FASTPASS "wait loss" is freeing up an average of one-and-a-half to two hours for guests who use the innovative, patented system on multiple attractions.

Since the debut of Disney's FASTPASS in summer 1999, the revolutionary system has been expanded to include 23 attractions -- at least four in each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks. At FASTPASS attractions, guests can choose the regular wait line or put any valid theme park ticket into a special machine and receive a FASTPASS ticket denoting a one-hour window of time when they can return and enter the attraction with little or no wait.

In 2001, Disney's FASTPASS earned a Themed Entertainment Association "Thea Award" for Breakthrough Innovation. Earlier, the Florida Engineering Society honored Disney's FASTPASS for its ingenuity and innovation by bestowing it the 2000 Governor's New Product Award.

Currently, Disney's FASTPASS is offered on the following Walt Disney World attractions:

Magic Kingdom: Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Jungle Cruise, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, The Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan's Flight, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Epcot: Test Track, "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience," Living with the Land, Maelstrom

Disney-MGM Studios: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™, Star Tours, "Voyage of the Little Mermaid," "Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!" "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-Play It!"

Disney's Animal Kingdom: DINOSAUR, Kali River Rapids, Kilimanjaro Safaris, "It's Tough to be a Bug," Primeval Whirl


FASTPASS, Step-By-Step
Disney's FASTPASS is a revolutionary guest enhancement at Walt Disney World Resort enabling guests to have an alternative to waiting in lines for many of the most-popular attractions. There is no additional charge to use the FASTPASS service. Here's how it works:

1. Ticketed guest or annual passholder enters the park main entrance gate.
2. Guest visits any attraction offering the FASTPASS service. Here, guest has the option of waiting in the regular standby line or choosing FASTPASS. To assist, there's a digital clock denoting regular wait time and the return time for FASTPASS.

3. If the FASTPASS option is chosen, a guest inserts his or her theme park ticket into the FASTPASS machine. Out comes the FASTPASS denoting when to return to the attraction. Holders of FASTPASS are given a one-hour window for their return -- for example, 10:05-11:05 a.m. That means the guest cannot enter the attraction using FASTPASS before 10:05 but is free to return at any time during the designated one-hour window.

4. Upon returning at the designated time, the guest heads straight for the FASTPASS entrance and proceeds directly to the attraction pre-show or boarding area with little or no wait.

5. Guests are able to get as many FASTPASS tickets in a day as they want. However, they must use their current FASTPASS ticket or wait two hours before getting another FASTPASS ticket.
 

JackSkellington

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A nice caviat to the rule is for the Haunted Mansion (HM) and Jungle Cruise (JC). On all the FP tickets there is a small print out that tells you at what time you can acquire another FP. The print out could be minuites or hours away. But for HM and JC you only have to wait 5, yes 5 minuites until you can obtain another FP. Try it out. :brick:
 

TheDisneyGirl02

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Fastpasses have worked wonderfully for my family. Usually when we get to Adventureland it's around lunch. We grab a FP for Jungle Cruise, go to Columbia Harbour House for lunch, and walk right onto JC! It's great!


TheDisneyGirl02 :)
 

MadameCheshire

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JackSkellington said:
A nice caviat to the rule is for the Haunted Mansion (HM) and Jungle Cruise (JC). On all the FP tickets there is a small print out that tells you at what time you can acquire another FP. The print out could be minuites or hours away. But for HM and JC you only have to wait 5, yes 5 minuites until you can obtain another FP. Try it out. :brick:

My brother and I noticed that last time.. and it saves even more time :sohappy:
 
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