As I’ve detailed in my recent blog posts, navigating Walt Disney World now that FastPass+ has fully rolled out for Annual Passholders is a whole new adventure that seems to evolve on a daily basis. Here are some updated FastPass+ tips on two of the hottest topics among users of My Disney Experience and the associated MyMagic+ programs: Annual Pass vouchers and the new Frozen meet and greet.
FastPass+ Tips for Annual Pass Vouchers
One of the most frequently asked questions in the comments to my recent blog posts has been if Annual Pass vouchers that have not yet been activated can be tied to a My Disney Experience account for FastPass+ access. This is important to guests who wish to purchase an annual pass in advance of their visit to make FastPass+ reservations without having the 365-day timer on their ticket start ticking until their arrival. Multiple readers have reported inputing their voucher number as a linked admission pass in My Disney Experience, and being unsuccessful in attempts to then make FastPass+ reservations.
When I inquired about this exact situation at the Magic Kingdom over the weekend, I was emphatically told by a senior cast member in Guest Relations that this could not be done at the current time. I was advised that a guest’s best option would be to book an onsite hotel with a standard ticket, then upgrade to an annual pass during their vist. However, according to Touring Plans reader, that isn’t necessarily so.
I just spent 30 minutes on the phone with Disney World Internet Support (407) 939-7765 and they were able to link my vouchers to MyDisneyExperience account allowing me to make Fastpass+ reservations even though I have not activated them at a park yet. I double checked and it appears that I can make Fastpass+ reservations for up to 30 days out now. Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well when making my Fastpass+ reservations in a couple weeks for my trip in June that includes a resort reservation!
We offer the preceeding comment with the caution that this may not yet be official policy, and your mileage may vary; we can’t be held responisble if you purchase an annual pass voucher and are unable to use this method to properly link it. If you try, please share your experiences in the comments below.
FastPass+ Tips for Frozen Meet and Greet
Since it was announced that Anna and Elsa were moving on April 20 from Epcot’s Norway pavilion to Magic Kingdom’s Princess Fairytale Hall, FastPass+ reservations for the new Frozen meet and greet have been a hot commodity. But it turns out they might not be quite as scarce as it seems.
Here is the FastPass+ availability for April 23 as of mid-day on March 24, according to the MyDisneyExperience iOS app. Note that “Meet Anna And Elsa” does not appear as an option.
Here is the exact same info simultaneously displayed on the MyDisneyExperience.com website. Anna and Elsa are available!
Success! My date with the Frozen sisters is secured. (I didn’t intend that to sound as creepy as it did…)
The app is also now showing my reservation correctly.
I even have the option now of choosing from several different time slots through the app.
I’m assuming that this issue is a temporary bug, and not an attempt to artificially limit access to FastPass+ for Anna and Elsa’s meet and greet, which is certain to be in strong demand for some time to come. For now, be sure to book through the website and not the app if you are looking for face time with the Frozen ladies.