FastPass+ How it Works & Attractions

FastPass+
Photo Credit: Kent Phillips/Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Ever since Disney rolled it out, the new FastPass+ has some people scratching their heads and wondering how the heck it works. Here’s the deal…

For those staying on Disney property, you are allowed to choose 3 FastPass+ per day for your length of stay, 60 days prior to your trip. For those staying off-property, you are able to choose 3 FastPass+ per day, one day at a time, 30 days prior to your travel.

The three FastPass+ you choose in advance must all be at the same park.

Once those three are used, you can get more FastPass+ at a kiosk in the parks (you cannot get additional FastPasses through the My Disney Experience app). You are not limited to the initial park you chose FastPasses for – you can park-hop and get additional FastPasses at any park you please.

There is NO CHARGE for FastPasses – they are one of the free benefits of visiting Walt Disney World.

Now for the fun stuff – here’s a list of all the attractions and character meet-and-greets that you can use a FastPass+ for…

Magic Kingdom

  • Barnstormer
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a Small World
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Meet Anna & Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Arial at her Grotto
  • Meet Cinderella and Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
  • Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Epcot

  • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
  • Mission: Space
  • Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Soarin’
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Hollywood Studios

  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage
  • Fantasmic!
  • For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along
  • Great Movie Ride
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock n’ Roller Coaster
  • Star Tours
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Animal Kingdom

  • Dinosaur
  • Expedition Everest
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventure Outpost
  • Primeval Whirl

‘Eat to the Beat’ Concerts at Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2015

38 Special - Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - "Eat to the Beat" Concert Series

38 Special – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – “Eat to the Beat” Concert Series

This will be my family’s first year attending the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (although I think we were there on our honeymoon in 2000 and just didn’t know it!), and I am really looking forward to all that delicious food, wine and…music! This year (the 20th!) the dates are September 25-November 16, 2015.

Here’s the band line-up for the “Eat to the Beat” concert series…

  • David Cook – September 25-27, 2015
  • Wilson Phillips – September 28-29, 2015
  • Christopher Cross – September 30-October 1, 2015
  • Starship – October 2-4, 2015
  • Smash Mouth – October 5-7, 2015
  • The Pointer Sisters – October 8-9, 2015
  • 38 Special – October 10-11, 2015
  • Rick Springfield – October 12-13, 2015
  • Sugar Ray – October 14-16, 2015
  • The S.O.S. Band – October 17-18, 2015
  • Air Supply – October 19-21, 2015
  • Fuel – October 22-23, 2015
  • Tiffany (NEW!) – October 24-25, 2015
  • Dennis DeYoung – October 26-28, 2015
  • Jo Dee Messina – October 29-30, 2015
  • Everclear (NEW!) – October 31-November 1, 2015
  • Boyz II Men – November 2-4, 2015
  • Sister Hazel – November 5-6, 2015
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – November 7-9, 2015
  • Hanson – November 10-12, 2015
  • Maxi Priest (NEW!) – November 13-14, 2015
  • Chaka Khan (NEW!) – November 15-16, 2015

Performances take place at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM. Entertainment and appearances are subject to change without notice.

Hopefully, I’ll soon be able to post a list of participating restaurants!

Maybe one day we’ll be able to see ALL the performers. 😉

They’re Baaaack! Famous Sisters to Make an Appearance at Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party

One of the most popular events at Walt Disney World will have some special guests this year! If any of you love Halloween as much as I do, then get ready to have some fun this fall with a brand new show to be performed on the Castle Forecourt Stage at Walt Disney World during Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular
Concept art for the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular”

Those wicked Sanderson Sisters – Winifred, Mary and Sarah – are back to run amok and they are determined to conjure the most powerful potion and cast a spell on all of the Magic Kingdom’s guests. “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” will feature Winifred, Mary and Sarah, joined by Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Maleficent, other Disney Villains, dancers, projections and special effects and are sure to make this a Halloween to remember!

“Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” will be performed exclusively during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, on select nights at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park from September 15 – November 1, 2015.