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Old 04-13-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Question Fast Pass

How exactly does a fast pass work? Its been years since I've been to WDW and I don't remember. Would like to start planning which rides I want to use the fast pass on. Thanks!!
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:04 AM   #2
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I'm no expert, but our family has been twice in the last two years. Other posters feel free to correct me if I am wrong...
It basically works as a way to skip long lines by "reserving" a spot in line. There are only fast passes available for certain rides and you can only get a fast pass for each ticket every two hours (the exception is if your fp time to return is less than two hours away). Here is how I worked it:
1) determine which rides are fp by going to Disney website
2)decide which rides my family thought were must dos
3) then I created a touring plan based on the above
When we got to the park, we designated a fast pass runner to go get our fastpasses and they met us at a different ride in standby. This worked really well for us and we were able to ride lots of rides during the week before Easter, which means it was at capacity.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:08 AM   #3
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I'm no expert, but our family has been twice in the last two years. Other posters feel free to correct me if I am wrong...
It basically works as a way to skip long lines by "reserving" a spot in line. There are only fast passes available for certain rides and you can only get a fast pass for each ticket every two hours (the exception is if your fp time to return is less than two hours away). Here is how I worked it:
1) determine which rides are fp by going to Disney website
2)decide which rides my family thought were must dos
3) then I created a touring plan based on the above
When we got to the park, we designated a fast pass runner to go get our fastpasses and they met us at a different ride in standby. This worked really well for us and we were able to ride lots of rides during the week before Easter, which means it was at capacity.
Thanks a bunch!! I really appreciate the info will be using your strategy!
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:12 AM   #4
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Oh also, your fast pass runner will need to be someone reliable. You have to give that person all of your park tickets, because to get a fast pass, you must put your park ticket into the fp machine. It spits your park ticket back out and the fp return ticket below.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:43 AM   #5
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Fast Pass gets you a 1 hour window later in the day to come back. That time is now enforced. If you get a Fast pass for BTMR at 9:15am with a return time of 2:30pm, you will be able to pick up another fast pass at 11:15am. This will be printed on the Fast pass.
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