The FASTPASS system, which allows guests to obtain a ticket for the resort’s most popular attractions later in the day, thus avoiding long stand-by lines, creates a time window during which guests may return and enjoy the ride, normally with a much shorter waiting time. Previously, it was a well-known fact among Disney fans that guests could return anytime after the window opened, allowing for more flexibility in utilizing FASTPASSes. However, now, it appears that the window is tightening – back to the original timeframe. We are hearing that the changes are taking place to prepare for NextGen FASTPASSes as well as the XPass, systems that the themepark is developing to allow guests to make reservations for popular attractions before they ever enter the park. At this time, the rumored change is only slated for Walt Disney World and not Disneyland.
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