What is FASTPASS?
Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to wait in long lines for your favorite Walt Disney World attractions? Too good to be true? Not anymore. Now, there are two times put up at the beginning of each ride. One time is the FASTPASS return time and the other is the time to wait in line. If you choose to use FASTPASS, you will get a ticket that will give you a time to come back to the attraction. When you return, you'll be at the front of the line.
How does FASTPASS work?
To take advantage of this system, you must have your park admission ticket with you. For each admission ticket, you can only hold one fast pass at a time. Each FASTPASS states the time to return - you have an hour window. You can get another FASTPASS two hours after the first one was distributed or one minute after the first one's time window begins.
For example, if you got a FASTPASS at 11am that was good between 12pm - 1pm, you could get another FASTPASS at 12:01pm. Or if you got a FASTPASS at 11am that was good between 3pm - 4pm, you could get anther FASTPASS at 1pm.
Note - There are only a certain amount of FASTPASSES given out in a day. They almost always run out a few hours before park closing - Toy Story Mania has run out before one o'clock in the afternoon!
Tip: Cast members used to honor your FASTPASS as long as it's after the start of your pass's window, even if it was "expired." However, as of March 2012, cast members are supposed to strictly enforce the return time window (except for special exceptions, like the ride being down during your window). Be aware of this and plan accordingly!
What attractions in Walt Disney World feature FASTPASS?
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Jungle Cruise
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Peter Pan's Flight