FastPass+ FAQ — SERVICE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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SgtTibbs

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If my wife decides to take a spa day and not come to the park, can I bring/use her Magic Band to use the Fastpass+'s tied to it? ( Meaning she won't have used it to enter the park that day. )

(I hate spa's, people touch you! ick)

 

meldud

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1. Just the first

2. Yes, original selections must be in the same park. But you can make 1, 2 or 3. The other day I had only Soarin' scheduled in Epcot, and as soon as I passed the first tapstyle, I was able to make 2 FPs for later that day in MK.
Now this is interesting. I assumed we would need to make "throwaway" FP+ in order to get some in another park and hopping. There are a few parks where we feel a fastness is a waste and would prefer to use them up elsewhere (even if we have to wait for same day). Do I assume that the last 2 FP+ were not Tier 1 or those highly sought after?
 

hiroMYhero

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If my wife decides to take a spa day and not come to the park, can I bring/use her Magic Band to use the Fastpass+'s tied to it? ( Meaning she won't have used it to enter the park that day. )

(I hate spa's, people touch you! ick)
No problem at all. FP tapstiles only search for FP data ~ not ticket usage. She can enjoy the spa and you'll have 3 extra FPs! :)
 
  • SgtTibbs

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    No problem at all. FP tapstiles only search for FP data ~ not ticket usage. She can enjoy the spa and you'll have 3 extra FPs! :)
    Thanks, and if I attached a second band to her account, she'll still be able to get into our room and/or join me in the park if plans change correct?
     

    hiroMYhero

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    Thanks, and if I attached a second band to her account, she'll still be able to get into our room and/or join me in the park if plans change correct?
    Correct. Or, if she has any type of plastic ticket linked to her MDE Profile that will also work for park entry.
     

    jlundeen

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    Thanks, and if I attached a second band to her account, she'll still be able to get into our room and/or join me in the park if plans change correct?
    Yep...I have 6 different bands that I use interchangeably. (Color coordinate with what I'm wearing or my mood when I put it on....) They have to all be active and show up on her MDE account. :)
     

    jaz0308

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    1. Just the first

    2. Yes, original selections must be in the same park. But you can make 1, 2 or 3. The other day I had only Soarin' scheduled in Epcot, and as soon as I passed the first tapstyle, I was able to make 2 FPs for later that day in MK.
    Oh this is interesting and what I was hoping! Thank you!
     
  • LisaRay

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    I have a quick question.
    We have a room only booked on a Friday the day before our package starts on a Saturday so does that mean that we can't book any FP for that arrival/room only day. That Friday of our room only is the day after Thanksgiving so I know there won't be any FP left if we have to do them after we activate our tickets at Guest Relations!
     

    siskaren

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    I have a quick question.
    1. We have a room only booked on a Friday the day before our package starts on a Saturday so does that mean that we can't book any FP for that arrival/room only day.

    2. That Friday of our room only is the day after Thanksgiving so I know there won't be any FP left if we have to do them after we activate our tickets at Guest Relations!
    1. Correct.

    2. I doubt there wouldn't be any same day FPs available, especially at MK.
     

    LisaRay

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    1. Correct.

    2. I doubt there wouldn't be any same day FPs available, especially at MK.
    yes I know there won't be any same day FP that's why I was hoping I could book them ahead. It sucks that we have the reservation etc and can't book them. We are getting enough ticket days so that we can go into the parks on that Friday but I don't know why now.
    I thought maybe after my package arrival day started on Saturday I could go back and add FP for that Friday too.
     

    LisaRay

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    1. Correct.

    2. I doubt there wouldn't be any same day FPs available, especially at MK.
    Sorry I just re-read this. When I 1st read it I thought you were agreeing with me that there wouldn't be ANY FP available. LOL. I get what your saying now after re-reading it. MK is my best bet for SDFP booking on arrival day. Thanks.
     
  • Ensusieasm

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    Is the booking window for FP+ 7am or midnight?
    I'm arriving August 9 at ALL STAR SPORTS resort. My first park day is August 10.
    What time should I set my alarm for, and on what exact day. June has 30 days, July has 31.... So what exact moment can I get my passes?
     

    marciemi

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    A couple updates from testing today. I know people have said they weren't able to do this, but I have tried before and today was again able to book a second Tier 1 after only using the first Tier 1 and being past my windows for the two Tier 2's (I did not use either of them). Here are the two Tier 2's I had booked:
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    I also had Living With the Land from around 1:30-2:30 (Tier 1). After I used LWTL (first ride I did), I went in and tried to book another Tier 1 while past the Tier 2 windows but without using or tapping them. The first screen looked like it wouldn't let me do it:
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    But when I selected one of the times shown for LWTL again (only remaining Tier 1 at that point), it went right through.
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    I did notice that once I went back into my FPP's on the home screen that the two Tier 2's had disappeared at that point and all that showed was the remaining Tier 1. I tested the FPP (just tapped and it turned green at LWTL) and then was able to book yet another. (This time I just cancelled it after).
     
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    marciemi

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    The next thing I tested once again (okay, had my husband test who was there with me) was making 2 FPP's in Epcot and then booking for another park after using only the first. We booked Spaceship Earth and Pixar. As soon as he scanned at SE, I was able to book Small World at MK for later in the evening, even though he still had Pixar at Epcot in the meantime. Both showed up on MDE. Since I did this on Saturday as well, I didn't test to make sure they both worked and just cancelled them (since we weren't actually planning to go to MK and had no desire to see the Pixar shorts again) but the system allowed me to do this. Just confirming! :thumbsup2
     

    marciemi

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    Finally, I'm just checking to see what we know about when these "Super Anytime" FPP's are given out? I know in the past if you had a FPP cancelled you usually got something in a similar class, valid only that day and only in that park. Last night we had the JB show FPP cancelled due to weather and the FPP they gave us was good for almost everything in all 4 parks, for both yesterday and today! I had just never seen this before:
    IMG_8837.PNG IMG_8838.PNG IMG_8839.PNG IMG_8840.PNG
     

    hiroMYhero

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    A couple updates from testing today. I know people have said they weren't able to do this, but I have tried before and today was again able to book a second Tier 1 after only using the first Tier 1 and being past my windows for the two Tier 2's (I did not use either of them). Here are the two Tier 2's I had booked:
    View attachment 172348
    I also had Living With the Land from around 1:30-2:30 (Tier 1). After I used LWTL (first ride I did), I went in and tried to book another Tier 1 while past the Tier 2 windows but without using or tapping them. The first screen looked like it wouldn't let me do it:
    View attachment 172349
    But when I selected one of the times, it went right through.
    View attachment 172350
    I did notice that once I went back into my FPP's on the home screen that the two Tier 2's had disappeared at that point and all that showed was the remaining Tier 1. I tested the FPP (just tapped and it turned green at LWTL) and then was able to book yet another. (This time I just cancelled it after).
    Thanks, Marcie!

    So, now we are advising use a Tier 1, allow Tier 2s to expire, book a 2nd Tier 1 and lose the slotted Tier 2s.

    Or "tapping out" could still be a strategy rather than waiting for the Tier 2 windows to fully expire.

    I'll add your post to the other threads after I find them. We are out of town right now at DH's "happy place!" ~ a casino! :D

    @Cluelyss @ArielSRL ~ no tapping out necessary depending on where your Tier 1 is within your FP schedule.
     
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    hiroMYhero

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    Finally, I'm just checking to see what we know about when these "Super Anytime" FPP's are given out? I know in the past if you had a FPP cancelled you usually got something in a similar class, valid only that day and only in that park. Last night we had the JB show FPP cancelled due to weather and the FPP they gave us was good for almost everything in all 4 parks, for both yesterday and today! I had just never seen this before:
    View attachment 172354 View attachment 172355 View attachment 172356 View attachment 172357
    Do you think they really restrict your usage to that evening timeframe: 8:25 - midnight for all nights?
     

    marciemi

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    Thanks, Marcie!

    So, now we are advising use a Tier 1, allow Tier 2s to expire, book a 2nd Tier 1 and lose the slotted Tier 2s.

    Or "tapping out" could still be a strategy rather than waiting for the Tier 2 windows to fully expire.

    I'll add your post to the other threads after I find them. We are out of town right now at DH's "happy place!" ~ a casino! :D

    @Cluelyss ~ no tapping out necessary depending on where your Tier 1 is within your FP schedule.
    I will add that an "anytime" FPP will mess up the day. For one of my tests, Figment went down and it gave me the choice of the standard "choose any of these 6 Tier 2 rides". Even after I rode that though it wasn't acknowledging I had done a Tier 2. I had to abandon this test and start with another person's account. I'm not sure if that might have been an issue for people who encountered a problem with letting Tier 2's expire? If replaced with an anytime FPP, apparently they don't expire until the end of the day plus they seem to end up independent of the Tier 2 calculations.

    The advantage to tapping out would be to move your second Tier 2 to an earlier time if for example your Tier 1 was between them. So if you had Figment 9-10, Soarin' 10:30-11:30 and Pixar 11:45-12:45, you could possibly tap Figment by 9:15 and move Pixar to 9:25-10:25 and then be done as soon as you tapped at Soarin'. That's the main reason I see for doing it.

    Should be interesting to see come late June if there's any point to any of this and if Epcot has any Tier 1's (besides LWTL) available after 11am or so anyway.
     

    marciemi

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    Do you think they really restrict your usage to that evening timeframe: 8:25 - midnight for all nights?
    No, it was clearer on the app. It was good from 8:25pm last night (5/29) through midnight tonight (5/30). I think the 5/31 meant midnight the start of 5/31. We used it around 2pm today for Soarin' so definitely not limited to the evening. (This was a different set of passes than the ones above). I just posted the pics from the mobile browser because it was 4 screens instead of 10 in the app.
     

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    marciemi

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    We are out of town right now at DH's "happy place!" ~ a casino! :D
    Enjoy the casino! I'm pretty much tested out for now - we head to Boston for my son's graduation later this week, then return to hit Discovery Cove and 2 weeks of SW and Aquatica tickets so probably won't be hitting Disney much in there until the new Soarin' and Frozen rides open up!
     
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