2. Know that FastPass+ selections aren’t just “a good idea.”
Almost 50 million people visit the parks at Walt Disney World each year. That calculates to almost 137,000 Guests in the parks each day of the year—and the majority of those Guests intend to experience the same attractions you want to experience. Now enter the brilliant FastPass+ system, which lets you and your family reserve times for up to 3 attractions per day, based on a tier system. Those times are not limitless. There are only so many FastPass+ times available for each attraction each day**, so if you wait until you get to the parks to make your selections, you may have very limited choices. If you are staying on Disney property, you can reserve your FastPass+ times 60 days in advance. If you will be staying off Disney property, you can reserve them 30 days in advance. For more details on the FastPass+ system, visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan/my-disney-experience/fastpass-plus/.
**Attractions such as Avatar: Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Toy Story Mania, Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, Haunted Mansion and Frozen Ever After are some of the most sought after when it comes to reserving FastPass+ times. If you hope to experience any of these, be sure that you get a FastPass+ time for them first, if they are available.