Walt Disney World will begin testing their new Fastpass system beginning May 1 at the Magic Kingdom. Currently, Disney’s Fastpass system allows guests to obtain free tickets for various attractions with a time printed on each ticket when guests can return to the shorter Fastpass line. With the new system, Disney wants to allow guests to book Fastpass tickets at home and have them ready when they get to the park.
Right now, guests will be pre-selected to test the new system before they arrive at the theme park and will make their ride selections once they get to the Magic Kingdom. At this point, guests will be unable to change their chosen attractions or ride times once selected.
Guests will receive a list of the Fastpass attractions they’ve selected and will be given a special card to wave by scanners designed for the new Fastpass cards in order to “check in” their arrival. These special scanners have been set up at a variety of attractions throughout the Magic Kingdom, but a list of specific attractions that will be part of the Fastpass testing program is not available. However, once the program launches officially, it’s expected that there will be many more attractions available for Fastpass than there have been previously.
The testing phase will last from May 1 to May 15. Please keep in mind that all details are subject to change once the Fastpass system officially launches. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the weeks progress.