Disney World’s Fastpass system is tagged “Get a time, why wait in line?” And that is exactly what it is. Fastpass has been in existance at the Disney theme parks since 1999 and is a system to reduce wait times at the parks major attractions.
Attractions that operate the Fastpass system have a series of Fastpass machines outside the entrance of the ride (note not all do, see the attraction list at the bottom of the page). When you insert your park ticket in the machine, a Fastpass ticket will be issued to you. The ticket will have the return time printed on it. This indicates when you should return to the ride.
The short answer to this is yes. For each attraction operating the Disney’s Fastpass system there’ll be two lines, one for normal attraction visitors and one for Fastpass ticket holders. The Fastpass line gets priority for entrance to the attractions, so assuming the Fastpass system is working OK, the wait should be no more than ten minutes.
Believe it or not, Fastpass is free. The guys at Disney are not stupid though, the theory is if you’re not in a line you’re probably spending your dollars at a restaurant or a Disney store.
The Fastpass system limits the amount of tickets that you can have at any one time. Each ticket has the time you can get your next Fastpass ticket and is shown with the phrase “Another Fastpass ticket will be available after …”.
Disney operates the Fastpass system at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom. Park guide maps clearly show which attractions operate the Fastpass system. Also, there will be a sign at the front of each attraction that operates Fastpass, showing what time the next free Fastpass time will be.
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