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When Walt Disney World first started their roll out of the MyMagic+ (including FastPass+ and Magic Bands), they always described it as a “test”. We’ve written about the Magic Bands and FastPass+ before, but in the past, many of those things didn’t pertain to the off property Disney guests (day guests). Now, off-property Disney guests can get in on the FastPass+ and Magic Band fun.
First of all, off-property guests can now register for My Disney Experience, and make advance FastPass+ reservations. At this time, off property guests can make those reservations up to 30 days in advance, but must link their tickets to their My Disney Experience profile to be able to do this.
Annual passholders are also able to make those reservations 30 days in advance. Reservations can be made via the mobile app or the website, and once you arrive on property, you can make them using an onsite kiosk. Disney Resort Guests are still able to make FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance, so there still is a FastPass+ benefit for staying at a Disney hotel.
Disney Off Property (day) guests will not be issued a Magic Band, however, one can be purchased on property for approximately $13. Magic Bands can be reused from a prior trip, so don’t throw them out! You can also purchase MagicBands and accessories on the Disney Store website.
This continues to be a test, and right now, guests are still only able to make three reservations for one park per day. According to the Disney Parks Blog, however, this is likely to change in the near future. Hopefully, guests will be able to make more FastPass+ reservations, AND make them for more than one park per day (which will be great for those who have park hoppers). Definitely keep your eyes on the Disney Parks Blog for more changes as they are announced. See more of our Disney tips here.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, but all opinions are my own.