Disney's solution for those long lines is called a Disney FASTPASS. For the popular rides that offer it, a FASTPASS can cut your time in line from over an hour to just a few minutes.
How a Disney FASTPASS WorksThe Disney FASTPASS stands in line for you electronically, and it doesn't cost an extra penny. Instead of standing in line for 90 minutes or more, you pick up a FASTPASS that holds your place, so to speak, issuing a ticket that lets you go right in through a separate line later in the day.
The Disney FASTPASS is a FREE service that comes with your ticket price, so there's no reason not to use it. Follow the next steps to see how a Disney FASTPASS works, find out where to get a Disney FASTPASS and learn how to use it.
Things You Need to Know About the Disney FASTPASS
- Keep your entry ticket. You can't get a FASTPASS without it. That's one of the reasons you see so many people with a lanyard around their necks - it makes a good place to keep your ticket and FASTPASS safe and dry.
- You might think it's a good idea to send one person into the park with everyone's tickets to pick up a FASTPASS early while the rest of the group shows up later. It's not. If a ticket hasn't been scanned at the park entrance, the FASTPASS machines will reject it.
- Popular rides stop issuing Disney FASTPASS when the line is full for the day. Pick them up early.
- Each person needs their own Disney FASTPASS.
- A Disney FASTPASS is good for entry only during a one-hour window that's marked on it.