By: Amy Kawa
Disney is now offering guests an option to buy one-day tickets that will get you into only one park. These passes also come with pre-made Fastpass+ selections so that guests do not have to worry about booking fastpasses once they enter the park. Guests can, however, make additional fastpasses based on availability once their three original fastpasses are used. There are different Fastpass+ options for different tickets (all cost the same compared to each other and a regular day pass), so let’s take a look at the options:
- Fantasyland Classics – “it’s a small world”, Dumbo, and Mad Tea Party
- Futuristic and Frightful Fun – Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Haunted Mansion, and Tomorrowland Speedway
- Pint-Size Adventures – The Barnstormer, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, and Pirates of the Caribbean
- Whimsical Escapades – Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
- Immersive Explorations – Spaceship Earth, Living with the Land, and The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Delightful Encounters – The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, and Journey Into Imagination with Figment
- Sensational Stage Shows – Beauty and the Beast, Frozen Sing-Along, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- Movie-Inspired Entertainment – MuppetVision 3D, Star Tours, and Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular
- Prehistoric and Whitewater Thrills – DINOSAUR, Kali River Rapids, and Primeval Whirl
- Wild Performances – Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo, and It’s Tough to be a Bug
Dreamer Amy’s Take:
WHY?! I suppose if you are taking a last-minute, spur of the moment trip, entering a park at 5:00 p.m., and want to make sure you get at least some fastpasses, you might choose one of these options. However, the majority of the fastpasses they provide for you are available day-of anyway and even after you use your original three fastpasses later in the day. There are no “Tier 1” attractions for Epcot (Soarin, Test Track, Frozen Ever After), no Pandora attractions at Animal Kingdom, and nothing in the Magic Kingdom “mountain range,” which is all understandable considering those fastpasses are hard to come by day-of to begin with. However, I just think guests are better suited trying their own luck and refreshing the My Disney Experience app throughout the day to see what their options may be.
If you are a guest that wants nothing to do with fastpasses and/or My Disney Experience, then this option may be one to consider. As someone who LIVES for the planning aspect of the trips and nailing down every intricate detail to see a cohesive map of the day take shape, I wouldn’t touch these options with a 20-foot pole.