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Hollywood Studios and Epcot to eliminate paper fastpasses

As I reported briefly on my Twitter feed, Hollywood Studios and Epcot will be the last Walt Disney World parks to eliminate Legacy or paper Fastpasses.

Hollywood Studios will move to Fastpass+ only on January 21, 2014 and Epcot will follow suit in becoming Fastpass+ only on January 24, 2014.  My family and I have made a lot of great memories using the old system, including seeing my son grow to become our “Fastpass runner.”  Today, we finished out a great day at Hollywood Studios with a bunch of Fastpasses.  I’ll write about our fun experience later though.

Here’s a synopsis of what Fastpass+ will look like in each park:

Animal Kingdom (Choose any 3)

  • Dinosaur
  • Expedition Everest
  • Finding Nemo
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Mickey and Minnie
  • Primeval Whirl

EPCOT

Tier One – Select 1 preference from this group

  • Illuminations – Reflections of Earth
  • Maelstrom
  • Meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy at Character Spot
  • Soarin
  • Test Track

Tier Two – Select up to 2 preferences from this group

  • Captain EO
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission:  Space
  • Spaceship Earth
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Hollywood Studios

Tier One:  Select 1 preference from this group

  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
  • Fantasmic!
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!

Tier Two – Select up to 2 preferences from this group

  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • The American Idol Experience
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Magic Kingdom (Choose any 3)

  • it’s a small world
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Meet Ariel
  • Meet Cinderella and Princess Friend (Aurora)
  • Meet Mickey Mouse
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Meet Rapunzel and Princess Friend (Snow White)
  • Monsters Inc Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Wishes

I’ll be posting a full guide with touring strategies in the coming week.  Don’t be intimidated by touring with Fastpass+.  Only the Magic Kingdom provides any challenges!

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33 thoughts on “Hollywood Studios and Epcot to eliminate paper fastpasses”

  1. So sorry but I’m still confused on this subject since I’m hearing different things. Are there no more FP kiosks at all for those who either purchase tickets day-of or are not staying at a resort? Is the only way to obtain a FP to book online in advance or will you still have the opportunity to arrive at the park and retrieve passes as you go?

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      1. Ok great. I nosed around your site some more after I asked and kind of put that together but those touring plans would be awesome! Can’t wait. Did they add the new kiosks to the maps?

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  2. Hi Kenny!! I´m traveling next week with my family and as I was chosing FP+, I decided to make some changes, but Disney´s page kept my pre-existing FP+ selections and my new ones, so for example in a day I have 6 FP+ chosen at different hours.
    Here´s a copy and paste from the page:

    FastPass+

    Friday, January 31, 2014 – Magic Kingdom® Park
    Update
    Enchanted Tales with Belle12:05 – 1:05 pm
    Pirates of the Caribbean®2:10 – 3:10 pm
    Enchanted Tales with Belle3:40 – 4:40 pm
    Pirates of the Caribbean®4:20 – 5:20 pm
    Peter Pan’s Flight®4:55 – 5:55 pm
    Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin®7:25 – 8:25 pm

    Do you think these will all be working? Wiil we be able to ride them all?
    Thanks!!

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  3. I just don’t get why someone would fast + a show like Disney jr or muppets? I mean they show at different times of the day u can usually get in no prob. Am I mid understanding something ? Lol. So I. An only pick 1 from tier 1 and. 2 from tier 2 at Hollywood ..so toy story for sure would be tier. 1 but what about tier 2? I have never waited long or any of those so what is ur suggestion? So we basically can’t ride toy story twice unless we wain in line the second Time? I’m thinking the lines are gonn eventually be shorter cuz everyone is going to use their fast pass plus there lol.

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    1. Those are just there in case everything runs out of fp+. I call it perceived value . Tower of Terror and Great Movie Ride or Star Tours in tier2. Park opening go straight to tsmm. Use fp+ for second ride. Fp+ makes stand by line longer

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  4. Kenny, Your character locater has most of the princesses meeting all day in the hall, but My Experience has fast passes for 2 princesses i.e. “Aurora and a friend”. Are there separate lines for different princesses? I’ve met them several different ways in the past, just not sure how to organize this one……

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  5. Great info Kenny! I’ve heard that it’s possible to get a second FP+ for a ride after you’ve used your first one for it. Any idea if this is actually the case, and what effect the tiers might have on this (e.g. would it work on TSMM)?

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  6. Kenny, will the kiosks at AK and Hollywood be right at each attraction or only a couple around the park for check in? Also, do you only have to visit a kiosk once in a day if you have your selections done prior on your My Experience plan/bracelet. I’ve got everything scheduled and reserved, just not sure what to do when we get to each park. I did see your post of kiosks in MK…..where in AK and HOllywood? Thanks Kenny. Like always, great job!!

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    1. I wrote a post that included those kiosk locations, but I’ll be doing that again this week to make it easier to find the info. If you pre-booked your fp+ with app or web interface you don’t need to visit a kiosk, just use the fp+ that you reserved. You can even change times with their app

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  7. Really? Because Epcot is the one I’m worried about. Only 1 FP+ for all the good stuff! Maybe we’ll become “two-days-at-Epcot” people.

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  8. I’m excited to be able to pre book rides rather than run around with 2 under 8’s. However for MK I have no idea what rides to pick for late May. Will your guide make suggestions on what to choose? Also is it likely any other characters will get fp+? MMy two want to meet Tink, Merida and Anna/Elsa.

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      1. Thank you because here in the UK we keep hearing various reports such as if you’re staying off site you can still use our plastic pre-bought park tickets (with the My Experience logo on them) 60 days in advance to pre-book fast passes from March 2014 however Disney completely deny this!

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