It’s Dad For Disney’s first weekly update in the fall. Fall is not my favorite season since means winter is only right around the corner. But Disney does to a great job with fall which makes for some great photos. With that, here is this week’s articles.
A couple of months ago, I wrote an article on trying to figure out if Fastpass+ is a good idea or over-planning. When I wrote the article, I had yet to go through the experience of planning out my Fastpass+ reservations for a full vacation. My wife and I had planned out some FP+ reservations for a short trip in August. That trip was just for two people and only for a couple of days. It was a much more relaxed trip than our usual family vacations. Earlier this week, our Fastpass+ reservation window opened up for our family vacation in November. After the night of making reservations, I was ready to go play in traffic. I don’t know how my wife must have felt since she was on the My Disney Experience system and making the reservations. I was just lobbed question after question about attractions, times, etc.
The rumor that I reported on earlier is now confirmed. There is a queue change for the Anna and Elsa meet and greet. Here’s what we know.
Once the queue has a 30 minute wait, the line will be closed to new guests
At that point, guests will be directed to other side of the Carousel to obtain what best can be described as a legacy fastpass (see below)
Only a limited number (reports are 80 individual passes) are being handed out for each hour
A pass will be needed for each member of your group (four people = four passes)
Guests who have made Fastpass+ reservations will still have their reservations honored
Testing is taking place today, tomorrow, and Friday
This is a good change in my opinion. It takes away the long waits for guests and allows them to experience other attractions in the park then return to Princess Fairytale Hall for their “fastpass” window.
It is also rumored that this system, if it works here, will be expanded to other attractions throughout Disney World.
Thanks to Temporary Tourist for first reporting this last night and Inside the Magic for being a second source. Thanks also to @wdwpres for taking the picture of the passes and Chantal Bitter at Disney Vacation Club Members Facebook Group for forwarding the picture of the passes to the group.