LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Talk about losing "wait "and having more fun: 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.
Since the debut of Disney’s FASTPASS in summer 1999, the system has expanded to include 26 attractions — at least five in each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks. Magic Kingdom features a whopping nine FASTPASS attractions. 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.
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, Peter Pan’s Flight, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, "Mickey’s PhilharMagic;" Stitch’s Great Escape!
- Epcot: Test Track, "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience," Living With The Land, Maelstrom, Mission: SPACE, Soarin’
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Mania!, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror, Star Tours, "Voyage of the Little Mermaid"
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom: DINOSAUR, Kali River Rapids, Kilimanjaro Safaris, "It’s Tough to be a Bug," Primeval Whirl, Expedition Everest
Disney’s FASTPASS is a 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:
- Ticketed guest or annual passholder enters the park main entrance gate.
- Guest visits any attraction offering the FASTPASS service. Here, guest has the option of waiting in the regular standby line or choosing FASTPASS.
- 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.
- 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.
- Guests are able to get several FASTPASS tickets during a day in the Disney theme parks. However, they cannot immediately obtain multiple FASTPASS tickets. How often can they get one? While the answer varies, it is printed on the guest’s current FASTPASS ticket.