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UPDATE 3/13/14

MyMagic+ Testing Expands to Include Disney Annual Passholders

As part of the test and adjust process for MyMagic+, all Passholders are now eligible to customize MagicBands and make FastPass+ selections in advance.

Passholders who link their Passes in My Disney Experience will see the option to customize MagicBands and can place their orders. Passholders will receive their MagicBands, a black or gold Passholder discount card and an exclusive Passholder MagicSlider.

Communications and directions will be sent to Passholders via email and direct mail over the coming weeks.

Disney World has a new ride wait time system.  Gone is FastPass and it has been replaced by FastPass+.  If you are planning a Walt Disney World Vacation there are several big changes that you need to be aware.

First if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort you get to make advance reservations for your rides and attractions.  So the sooner you book your Disney World trip you can then sign up for My Disney Experience and start making your ride reservations.  If you are not staying on Disney property you can still get FastPass+ times, but only on the day you arrive at the park.  So no advance reservations.  The kiosks are located at several spots in the Disney parks (In testing as of this article).  Currently the lines at these FastPass+ kiosks are extremely long.

The new system is not a quick, enter your ticket and get a print out for when to return.  The new FastPass+ kiosk lets you select up to 3 rides / attractions for that day.  So guests take a long time trying to see what’s left and what times are available.

There are also several rides that are “E Ticket” rides.  These rides and attractions you can only pick one of.  So you can’t for example pick Rockin Roller Coaster, AND Toy Story Midway Mania.  You can only get a fastpass+ reservation for one.  So how it works is you get to select just one top tier ride, and then two A-D ticket class rides.

Also if you purchased the Disney Park Hopper option on your Disney Park Tickets, you don’t get FastPass+ reservations for more than one park.
So before you buy a park hopper ticket make sure you plan your day.  Because currently you could hop to anther park and get there with no fastpasses and massive wait times.  So your park hopper ticket value is diminished.  Of course you can park hop to get dinner over at EPCOT, or start your day at the Magic Kingdom with no fastpasses in hand and then park hop to other park in the afternoon that you have made your FastPass+ reservations for.

Also New – You can book Be Our Guest Dining for lunch in advance.  You can even pick your lunch items.

Yes it can be confusing, and hard to make sure you have your magic bands and FastPass+ reservations linked with everyone in your party.  I would highly recommend using an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner to make all this extra work much easier.  You can contact our friends at Pixie Vacations. (www.PixieVacations.com) Best of all they are free to use. they don’t charge a fee or add something into your vacation cost.  It is truly free to use them when you book your Disney vacation with them and they will hold your hand every step of the way.

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