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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:52 PM
It was my understanding that we could get fastpasses at 60 days out, but it's not letting me. We're staying at Pop Century, but it only seems to care whether I bought a room/ticket package! Any suggestions?
Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:19 PM
Melissa, have you linked your room reservation and ticket numbers at the My Disney Experience website? If yes, are you sure you're 60 days out? (I'm arriving on September 5, and my 60-days out starts tomorrow - on the 7th.)
Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:33 PM
You should be able to. Have you linked your park tickets to your My Disney Experience account? You have to have linked tickets in order to book your Fastpass Plus reservations. Then you can book for as many days as your tickets are for. For instance, we're staying at our resort for 10 nights/11 days, but the park tickets are for 7 days. I was able to book for 7 days total within that 11 day time-frame. Hope that makes sense.
We are booked at All-Star Sports with a check-in date of Sept 1 and I was able to book my FP+ reservations on July 2 at midnight (July 3 was my 60 days out date. So, as long as your check-in date for your hotel is Sept 4 or earlier, you should be able to book your FP+ if you're tickets are linked to your account already.
Hope that helps!
Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:35 PM
Don't forget that if you really want to book as soon as your FP+ booking window opens up, that you can technically book them at midnight the night before (it was 11:00 pm for me since I'm in the central timezone). Although, I've heard of some people not being able to until 1:00 am unfortunately.
Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:35 AM
It has to be 60 days out from your arrival date. It will only show 30 days out until you get to the 60 day window. Also be warned that they don't always switch at midnight. I'm arrive Sept 6th and just finished mine a few minutes ago - but it didn't let me do it until 1am. Yawn.
Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:58 AM
Well, it's past my arrival date and it still won't let me book them. It only opens up to August 8th! All my tickets are linked and everything! Very frustrating! I'll call Disney I guess! Such a bummer!
Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:20 AM
Melissa, have you changed the calendar date to September, and do you have your room reservation linked? You must have both room tickets and room confirmation number linked in order to make reservations.
Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:31 PM
^^^^ That was going to be my suggestion. Get on My Disney Experience and make sure both your tickets and room are linked. You'll have to enter your room confirmation number as well as all of the ticket numbers. Also, I don't know what day you're arriving, but make sure it's 60 days or less, not 2 months as that's a little more than 60 days.
Edited by kohlby, 09 July 2014 - 01:32 PM.
Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:05 PM
I had a terrible time getting my Fastpasses to work. I called Disney 3 times and finally got someone who knew how to fix the problem. The 1st two operators said I had to wait until the 11th even though my magnet they sent me said the 10th as well as the email they sent me. The 3rd technician said I was supposed to choose Fastpasses on the 10th and I was right. The problem was that I had created duplicate guests on my account and couldn't figure out how to delete them. This messed up my dates. He worked and cleaned up my account and I was able to immediately select the Fastpasses. The app is a little tricky. You think you have to choose the suggested times but you don't. I am all set now and look forward to Toy Story Mania and Tower of Terror. I hate you can't choose a Toy Story and Aerosmith coaster at the same time. Hopefully the lines will be short and we can select More after we use these up.
Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:46 PM
Janey, definitely choose Toy Story first. Rock n Roller Coaster is the next longest wait, then Tower of Terror is the least out of the three (in my experience).
Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:00 PM
Thanks Dianna. The FP has forced me to do more planning which I think will be beneficial to get more out of our magical experience.
Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:24 PM
My suggestion would be to get there for rope drop and do Aerosmith coaster immediately without a FP. The lines shouldn't be long immediately after the park opens. Don't wait until after you use your three FP for it.
Toy Story Mania lines get longer faster. We're still planning on going there at rope drop - but that's because we want to do it twice that day.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:53 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. Never used Fastpasses as they are usually gone. I think this will be better. I plan on going early, napping or swimming in a afternoon and going back at night.
Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:33 AM
Janey, you may find that you don't even need the fastpasses if you go at rope-drop each morning. We're going during one of the lowest crowd times of the year, so mornings will probably be walk-on, or very low wait-times. Evenings will be more crowded and may require fastpasses, but wait times then should still be better than most other times of the year.
Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:42 AM
We usually go in Nov/Dec, which is low to low-moderate crowds while Sept is supposed to be low. My guess is that FP+ is only going to be essential for certain rides from what I've read. When we go in Nov/Dec, we really didn't need regular FP for most, just a few key ones.
Since you can pick 3, that will cover most. For parks where you can't pick all of these rides, simply being there at rope drop and doing the other solves this issue. I would still plan on FP+ if you're doing Anna & Elsa and 7 Dwarfs - as those could possibly get very long lines right away if you're not at the very front at Rope Drop. Toy Story Mania does get long lines, but they can handle a lot of people so going immediately should get you one ride without a huge wait. A&E is very slow though, so even a short wait with people can be a long wait with time. 7 Dwarfs is the newest ride, so many go there first.
Our touring plan is rope drop every day - which is how we've always done it as the kids don't sleep in anyway. We're commando types at the start of the day, then we slow it down after lunch. One of my concerns is the heat and thunderstorms, so our fastpasses aren't for very late in the day. A mid-day break has never worked well for us, but we've never been in Sept either. (And one of my kids desperately needs her sleep making coming back in the evening tough). We will start our FP at 10 or 11 five of the days. (There are two days where we don't start FP+ until after 12 due to park hopping and the educational class). All of the essentials are covered with either rope drop of FP+ so I'm not too worried about using our FP a little earlier than probably recommended in general. I don't know how we'll do in the heat and I have three wildcards, I mean kids, to plan around. I'd rather use FP+ earlier than we need to than feel that we must stay in the parks when the kids need to leave. That way, we have the flexibility to plan around the kids and can still do our commando morning and switch to relaxed and figure it out as we go then.
Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:18 PM
Anyone have suggestions (strategies) for getting a FPP for A&E in MK?
I'd like to get them for Sun, Nov 15th @ 9am
Second options is for Thur, Nov 19th @ 11am
Are the FPP for HS Frozen Sing-Along also hard to get?
I'd like to get them on Fri, Nov 13th @ 10am
Also does anyone know if we can get FPP on the day we plan to attend MVMCP?
Read somewhere on Touring Plans that you could between the hours of 4pm-7pm, is this true?
Also I know I can begin booking at the 60 day mark because we are staying on property but what time?
Posted 01 July 2015 - 07:50 PM
Kristi - Did you try to get a FP just for one person in your party or the entire party? Sometimes you can get them more easily for less people - and then get a close time for the others. (Like 1-2 for one person and 1:30-2:30 for the other person will overlap). Even if you can't get them for all in your party now, keep trying. Trying for a specific time is trickier - you're better off taking whatever you can get and then working the rest of your plans around them. It may be easier to get them now than a year ago.
We did the FPP for Frozen Sing Along last year. They actually didn't open this up to FPP until close to our trip time. It was easy to get then. And really, we would have been fine without it.
We didn't do MVMCP but did MNSSHP - as we went with Carolina Homeschooler last year in Sept. I had read that you could do 3 FPP for 4-7 pm. Everywhere I read, people were doing it. But it didn't work for me! I had to call them and ask about it. The CM was confused about why it wasn't working - got help and it still wasn't working. He didn't know why it didn't work and was confused. But they were able to override the system for me and get those in there.
As for what time, midnight EST is what they say. However, it was 1am EST when I did it. And since I was on-site followed by off-site, I got to try several more times for the other part of my stay. It was never open right at midnight for me, though it was never later than 1am. I have heard of it being as late as 2am though. Also keep in mind that the available times open may change. I got on as soon as they opened it up - which was after midnight that night - and only evening times were left for Minetrain! So we took an evening time initially. When I tried again a few weeks later, I was able to get an afternoon time. (I was not able to get a morning time).
Edited by kohlby, 01 July 2015 - 07:51 PM.
Posted 01 July 2015 - 08:23 PM
Kristi, when we have gone to see Elsa & Anna in the past we were never able to get FP. we just get to MK at rope drop and quickly head straight there. the longest we have waiting doing it this way is about 15 minutes. then we hug them, snap a picture and run to seven dwarfs mine train the wait then is usually less then 30 minutes.
don't stress if you don't get exactly what you want. there's lots of great tips to still make it all magical.
Posted 02 July 2015 - 11:32 AM
So should I get up and be ready to try and book right at midnight (I'm assuming that is Disney time, which if different from where I am) or would I be ok to just get on in the morning. I know for the Dining ADR's I did what was recommended (open windows, logged in to MDE & times/dates ready) I was in right at 6am and still NO go on a few ADR's I wanted, such as dinner at BOG. Are the FPP really just as hard to get as the ADR's are?
I've made my Touring Plans all up (working around my ADR's) & now it's starting to sound like I'll need to do that all over again because of FPP.
Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:39 PM
totally your call. the odd thing is i usually get the FP i want easier last minute. so many people change theirs all the time so many will randomly pop up. if you don't get what you want, keep trying and as for BOG. i think their lunch food is WAY better. we've never had a res there for lunch. never could get one. but we walk up and ask about waiting and usually get in within 30 minutes.
Edited by Chatterbox1213, 02 July 2015 - 01:39 PM.