« back to FASTPASS
do they only give out so many fast passes a day and is it first come first serve what time do they start selling fast passes?
- Asked by Shelly from NM on 5/24/2009
Hi, Shelly! The first thing you should know is that Walt Disney World does not sell Fast Passes. Unlike other theme parks, where you do pay for their express pass system, the Fast Passes at Walt Disney World are absolutely free! You obtain your fast pass by putting your theme park ticket into the machine, and a pass will spit out with your return time printed on it.
They do only give out so many fast passes each day, and for the really popular rides - like Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios - they do run out of them. For the things you REALLY don't want to miss, head there early to get your pass so you don't have to wait in a long line later on.
The rides and attractions with fast passes available usually being dispensing them as soon as the theme park opens. You may find if you are there during a slower period that they don't open the machines because there isn't really a need. This doesn't happen often, but I have seen it happen - mostly at the shows that offer Fast Pass.
Have a great vacation!