9. You don’t make FastPass+ selections 30 to 60 days before arriving.
Once you have decided your exact travel dates, you’ll be able to make your lodging reservations, whether you’ll be staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, a hotel away from Disney property or a vacation rental home away from Disney property. If you and your family will be staying on Disney property, you’ll be able to reserve FastPass+ selections for attractions 60 days in advance of your stay. If you are staying anywhere outside of the Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll be able to make your FastPass+ selections 30 days in advance.
Don’t neglect using the FastPass+ system for attractions and rides you want to experience with your family. You will still be able to make selections using the FastPass+ system during the time of your stay, even if you didn’t do so before coming to the parks. But there is an allotted amount of FastPasses for each attraction each day, and once those have been reserved, there are no more available, and you may end up in the stand-by queues for attractions you really want to enjoy. Making your selections as far in advance as possible can ensure you get to experience those attractions, and it will also help you to make the most of your time in the parks each day.