For the first time, starting on December 18, off-site guests will be able to take part in FastPass+ testing. Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (which coincidentally was the first park to test Legacy FASTPASS when it was introduced), both on-site as well as non-Disney resort guests will be allowed to make FastPass+ reservations.
If off-site guests wish to take part in the test by making FastPass+ reservations, they will have to visit a FastPass+ kiosk in the park to reserve their ride times on the day they visit the park. Non-Disney resort guests will currently not be able to use the My Disney Experience app or website to make FastPass+ bookings. In addition, MagicBands will currently not be available for non-Disney resort guests.
To make a FastPass+ reservation, off-property guests will need to use their RFID-enabled ticket to access the FastPass+ kiosks and Mickey touch sensors. These kiosks can be found at Disney Outfitters, Kali River Rapids, Primeval Whirl, the Expedition Everest FASTPASS distribution area, and outside the service center located at Creature Comforts.
One thing to keep in mind is that during this test, Legacy FASTPASS will not be available to any park guest. The only way to have access to any FastPass will be by making FastPass+ reservations. With this test, the precedent will continue where guests will only be able to book three FastPass+ reservations for the day, no matter whether you are staying on-site or not.
Guests who are staying at a Disney resort have the ability to make FastPass+ reservations in advance via the My Disney Experience app or website, and they can also make them in the parks at the FastPass+ kiosks.
Attractions that utilize FastPass+ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom include:
- Adventurers Outpost (meet Mickey and Minnie)
- Expedition Everest
- Festival of the Lion King
- Finding Nemo-The Musical
- It’s Tough to be a Bug
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Primeval Whirl
Currently, there is no word on how long this test will last, but I personally am assuming that these new practices probably are not going anywhere. This will likely become the new normal for visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and I suspect it will eventually be rolled out to the other three parks, barring any major hiccups with this test. Again, I have no official word on that, just what I am guessing based off my own knowledge.