Heads up, Walt Disney World travelers! There are some new changes that have been made to the FastPass+ selection process within the official Walt Disney World app, My Disney Experience.
Before these changes were made, users could filter their FastPass+ selection by time of day — as in, Morning, Afternoon, and Evening. This would allow you to filter your search so you would mainly see FastPass+ availability during the timeframe you were interested in. It was a helpful tool for those who were at one park in the morning but wanted to quickly see what FastPasses would be available that evening in any of the four Walt Disney World parks.
But now, the most recent changes made to the My Disney Experience app interface indicate that those timeframe filter options are no longer available. Instead, users will now only be able to filter hour by hour. You could search for a specific hour before these changes were made, but now the half-hour increments have been removed. As you can see in the screenshots below, the process for selecting FastPasses hasn’t changed — you still go through the same steps of selecting Guests in your party as part of your FastPass+ group and then searching for available times. But when you search for available times, you will search for them on an hourly basis. So if this is something you are used to as an annual passholder or seasoned Walt Disney World Guest, then this won’t be much of an adjustment for you.
The changes to the FastPass+ interface on My Disney Experience also extend to your options in terms of modifying your FastPass+ selections. Now, you can change your FastPass+ selection two ways: by clicking “Change” next to the time slot to search for other available times for that attraction, or by clicking “Change” next to the attraction name to search for other FastPasses for other attractions during the timeslot you have already selected, as you can see above.
Of course, if you want to have your preferred FastPass+ selections made stress-free, we always recommend working with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. The Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel can plan your Disney vacation at no extra cost (or worries!) to you. They are expert vacationers and know all the ins and outs of Disney (and can even manage to snag those highly coveted FastPasses like Flight of Passage, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Frozen Ever After. Click here for a free, no obligation vacation quote from Academy Travel!