We’ve updated the desktop and Lines versions of our personalized touring plan software to support FastPass+ at Walt Disney World. We’ve also added Fastpass+ coverage to the site. And a new Lines updated allow you to specify a future date for touring plan optimization, instead of having Lines assume you’re in the park.
Disney has not yet released Fastpass+. In fact, Disney hasn’t yet specified exactly how FastPass+ is going to work. But the tests they’ve done in the past are a good guide. We’ll update our software if FastPass+ changes.
The new desktop UI looks like this:
For now, there’s a checkbox to indicate whether you’ve got the ability to use legacy FASTPASS and FastPass+ at the same time. This option is turned off by default, since we’ve been told that guests can participate only in one or the other. It may be possible during an upcoming test, though. If you’re invited to participate in the test, use this option.
The next section is where you enter any FastPass+ reservations you’ve already made. Let us know the attraction and start time of those reservations, and we’ll incorporate them into the touring plan.
The third section is the most interesting. One of the problems we anticipate with FastPass+ is having to choose which attractions you want to ride 60 days in advance. The problem, as we see it, is that most people won’t have enough information about attractions and wait times in order to make the best choices.
This section is designed to help with that. Tell the optimizer how many FastPass+ selections you have, and then choose all of the attractions you want to see. The optimizer will return a list of attractions sorted so that the best FastPass+ opportunities are nearer the top. In the example shown, Space Mountain and Peter Pan are the best choices in Group 1 and Pooh and Haunted Mansion are the best choices in Group 2. The touring plan details will tell you the time at which you should request those FASTPASSes. (And if you end up with FastPass+ reservations at different times, the software is able to handle that, too.)
Lines Mobile App Support
The Lines user interface also gets an update for FastPass+. Like the desktop version, you’ll be able to enter, update and delete any FastPass+ opportunities you’ve already got:
You can ask for FastPass+ recommendations:
… and get a list back with prioritized recommendations:
And you can now enter a future date for your touring plan in Lines. With this update, Lines no longer assumes you’re in the park while you’re optimizing a plan on your phone:
Thanks very much for our Lines chat community for suggesting the text we’re using for FastPass+. We’ve also made it easier for you to enter wait times from Lines’ touring plan screen: tap the “+ Wait Time” link to do that.
Finally, note that this release of FastPass+ code is a “beta” release, meaning we think we have all of the functionality ironed out, but there may still be bugs. If you see something unusual, post a description of the issue and the URL of the plan here and we’ll take a look.