Fastpasses and My Magic +

Up at 4:50am on Sunday to book my Fastpasses being as I was at my 60 day mark, I’d actually set my alarm for 5am for the next 2 weeks so I can book them all up. I was under the impression that when you can book 60 (or 30) days in advance you could only book the day that the 60 (or 30) mark applys to. Have I explained that right? Apparently my sources were wrong and I’ve in fact booked all my passes for the time I’m away – no super early morning for me now!!

Getting them booked was really easy and a lot more self explanatory than I thought it would be.

Basically you open your My Disney Experience App, pick the park you”re booking for and choose your ride. It’ll then open a window giving you the date options.  Pick your date and then it will give you a list of rides. They put the rides into category’s, I think it’s by popularity, and you’re given the option of picking one from the most popular lot and then 2 from the other ones – or all 3 from the other ones depends on your preferences.

It then gives you your fast pass selections with times next to them, it generally gives you 3 or 4 combinations to choose from, either with the same rides and different times or sometimes with some of your options substituted for something similar. For example I’ve booked the Anna and Elsa meet (I really didn’t fancy spending 6 hours of my day waiting for them with 3 impatient children) and the time selections were quite late in the day, it gave me the option of meeting Rapunzel and Cinderella if I wanted to do it at an earlier time. However I believe if you’re doing this on a computer and not using the App it gives you a choice of times.

If the times are not what you want though book it anyway and log on on a PC later on where you can modify your fastpasses and choose from a list of times (I’ve just changed my Anna and Elsa from 9:30pm to 2:30pm which is much more suitable, and my Space Mountain from 7pm to 9:30am). So all is not lost if you don’t get the times you want. I’m now deciding whether to change my Mission:Space ones from early afternoon to first thing although I’m not sure as going on that after a massive breakfast at Golden Corral is a wise idea……

I’ve also done an online check in today for my resort which gives you the ability to request a floor and what part of the hotel you want which is fab 🙂 Also means less queuing when you check in and we all know that’s always a good thing.

I’m not having much luck with my Be Our Guest booking,  I spoke to a lovely lady on the phone today who looked at all the days I’m there and found NO availability 😦 She did tell me though that they generally have some 2 weeks before people go, something to do with cancellations and she also said asking on the day is always worthwhile. So if you’re like me and struggling then there is hope 🙂