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Expansions Ahead for Two of Walt Disney World's Most Popular Attractions

Yesterday the Disney Parks Blog confirmed rumors that have been swirling for months, and announced updates and expansions for two of the most popular attractions in the Disney Parks!

Walt Disney World Guests Can Add Additional FastPass+ Selections Thanks to System Upgrade

Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks now have the ability to add additional FastPass+ entitlements once they have used their first three.

Park hopping with the FastPass+ system is also available.

These changes were made in response to guest suggestions made during the test phase of the FastPass+ system.

The "original" FastPass+ system allowed guests to have just three FastPass+ entitlements per day, and only at one park.

MyMagic+ Continuing to Transform Walt Disney World Experience for Guests

The Walt Disney World Resort is still in the midst of the "test and adjust" phase of MyMagic+ but guests have been able to take advantage of some changes brought about by MyMagic+.

The MyDisneyExperience.com mobile app and website allows guests to plan their vacation at home and make changes on the go in the parks. The app features itinerary tools and gives guests the ability to scheduled FastPass+ reservations in advance or on the day of their visit.

New FASTPASS Testing To Start Back Up This Fall

You might remember a post back in May mentioning a new FASTPASS trial. That round of testing lasting only about two weeks, and it's looking like the next round of the new FASTPASS trial is coming up soon. Sources are now reporting the new system, known as the NextGen FASTPASS, will be tested in September.

Disney Testing New Fastpass System at Magic Kingdom

Right now at Magic Kingdom, Disney is currently testing out a new way with a guest favorite. Now through May 15, Disney is trialing a new Fastpass system on certain rides and attractions throughout Magic Kingdom.

In the current system, guests obtain Fastpass tickets at the ride or attraction of their choice and return at the time stated upon the ticket to bypass a long wait time. How does the new Fastpass differ? The new system will have guests obtaining Fastpass tickets at home - before they even set foot in the park!

New Entertainment Fastpass To Be Tested At Magic Kingdom

Word out of Walt Disney World has it that the Magic Kingdom will be the spot for a new Fastpass trial this month. During March, Disney will be testing their famous Fastpass system with their nighttime entertainment.

Cast members will distribute the Fastpasses by hand to guests on random days in March between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Guests lucky enough to be a part of the experiment will be able to return to the Castle hub at the time printed on the Fastpass. From there, the cast members will be on hand to help direct guests in order to watch that night's fireworks show or nighttime parade.

Disney To Enforce Ending FASTPASS Times?

The Walt Disney World rumor mill is at it again; this time, there's a rumor out here in cyberspace that says WDW will start requiring guests to use a FASTPASS within the time stated on the pass. Word has it the more strict enforcing of the FASTPASS system will start sometime next month.

Disneyland Resort Hotels Offering Perks This Summer

Thinking of visiting Disneyland this summer? It's a good time to go, because Disneyland Resort hotels are offering some nice perks and discounts to guests for the summer.

First off, Disneyland Resort hotels are offering savings up to twenty-five percent for stays between June 19 and August 13. You have to book by June 18 to take advatange of the savings. For more info, check out Disneyland's website.

Meet Mickey Using FastPass

It's a nice feature to save time on beloved Magic Kingdom favorites like Space Mountain, and now it can be used to skip the line to meet Mickey Mouse. You read that right: guests at the Magic Kingdom can now use FastPass to meet the Mouse himself in his new digs at the Town Squre Theater.

FastPass to see Mickey works the same as for any other attraction: grab a FastPass ticket and come back between the times printed on top of the ticket to jump the front of the line.

Winnie the Pooh Attraction Loses FASTPASS Option Temporarily

Oh Bother. The Winnie the Pooh attraction at Walt Disney World will be temporarily closed to FASTPASS users from September 17 until mid-November due to construction.

The large tree that was a part of "Pooh's Playful Spot" playground has been temporarily relocated to a home at "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh." There are a variety of other signs of construction in the area that may deter some Disney fans. Not to worry, though, the attraction will remain open until October 25th.

Beginning on October 25 the ride will close until November 15th for refurbishments.

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Tips & Tricks For Making The Most Of FastPass+

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Making Walt Disney World FastPass+ Revervations on My Disney Experience

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The MyDisneyExperience Mobile App and FastPass+ Experience at the Walt Disney World Resort

As someone who has a tendency to over-plan and sometimes over-think my family's Walt Disney World vacations I was mildly excited to use the MyDisneyExperience online tools and mobile app for our most recent vacation.

The FastPass+ Lunch Experience at Be Our Guest

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Journey To Never Land On Peter Pan's Flight

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Five Things You Don’t Want to Miss When Visiting Epcot

We all have our favorite things to see, eat, and drink at each of the theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort. We consider these our "must do" attractions or dining destinations and we can't miss them or our trip won't be complete.

And so today, we're going to explore five "can't miss" things at Epcot.

Ride a Viking Ship and Snack on Schoolbread in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot The Norway Pavilion

Ride a Viking Ship and Snack on Schoolbread in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. The Norway Pavilion takes guests into the heart of Scandanavia as they enter a town square that was designed to resemble the cities of Oslo, Bergen, Alesund, and Setesdahl.