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Disney Fastpasses: Do We Need Them?


Last July when Disney re-opened its gates after the Covid closure, it came back different. As a result, it had new amazing things to show off, because it had to make changes to open safely. We saw many things, that Disney natives were used to, suspended, discontinued, or changed. One of those things was the discontinuation of Disney FastPasses.

Disney has had FastPasses for years, starting off with the kiosks that you would rush to get a paper slip. As a result, they would tell you when to return to the attraction, and then to the digital FastPass+ version. This was a great concept, allowing you to plan your trip ahead of time with access to popular attractions without having to wait in line. However, somewhere along the way, people started to feel that the success and magic of their trip was based on what FastPasses they got, creating their excitement, or lack of prior to their arrival. We have learned that there are definitely pros and cons to the world of FastPasses!

Disney Fastpasses
FastPasses at Walt Disney World.

Almost daily, our agents are asked, “when are FastPasses” coming back? We truly don’t know, or even know if they will come back in the same capacity that we had them before Covid. There are many rumors that they will return looking different.

So, what would make the return of FastPasses a positive?

Disney Fastpasses Attraction Guarantee:

With the scheduled Fast Passes, you are pretty much guaranteed a shorter wait on attractions you have chosen. This gives you more time to explore other attractions.


Disney Fastpasses

Ease of Planning Disney Fastpasses:

Many guests find it easy to have some guidance to planning their days in the park. And for veterans, they love to know they can hop into the park, ride their favorites, and then hit the resort pool for the rest of the day.

Now, let’s look at why not having Disney FastPasses return may be a good thing:

No Set Schedule: Without a pre-planned schedule, you are able to visit Disney on a whim, exploring all the magic Disney offers on your own. Guests don’t have to stress about trying to figure out what they really want to do. This is often very hard for first time visitors who want to just see and do it all.


Disney Fastpasses



Longer Standby Lines: Visiting the parks since their re-opening without FastPasses, it appears that the standby lines actually move more swiftly, not having to stop for letting all the Disney Fastpass people through.

It really comes down to what type of Disney “goer” you are. However, as capacity increases and crowds grow, we will begin to see the wait times increase, highlighting that Disney will need something in place…now the question is, what will FastPasses look like “when” they return?



[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://fairytalejourneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Unknown-4.jpeg[/author_image] [author_info]Deanna Macioce Email: TravelbyDeannaM@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/FTJbyDeanna Cell: 440-867-1924[/author_info] [/author]



My love for Disney began when I was a young girl, and my parents took me to Disney with my brothers for a boy scout trip. During High School, I attended Benjamin Russell in Alexander City, AL, where I was a majorette in the band. We were given the opportunity to perform at Magic Kingdom during one of their parades, which was a dream come true and such an honor to have been chosen. Walt Disney’s vision was to dream, believe, dare, and do. I think this is still true today!

I began my travel experience at another home-based travel agency, where I learned about the travel business. During this time, my love for Disney and the magical experience Disney offered became the focus of my travel business.

The many years of experience in sales and the importance of customer service, loyalty, and dedication for every client to have a magical experience is when Fairytale Journeys, LLC was created. For the past 20 years, my family and I have visited Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani. I enjoy helping others plan their magical vacations to WDW. I give each client the personal service that they should have. I ensure everything is taken care of for their magical vacation from the beginning of the reservations to the end. That’s why it’s so important to book with a travel agent so that you can receive a personal touch on your vacation.

I am here to help my clients with dining reservations, itineraries, travel arrangements, and most of all, dedication to making sure that each of my clients receives the best price for their magical vacation!

I have an undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Masters’s Degree in Elementary Education. I am married to Steve Hays from Huntsville, AL, and we have two boys, Wilson and Garren Hays.

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