5. Fastpass

Disneyland still uses the older system of paper fastpasses. With that system, guests insert their park tickets into the Fastpass machine for the attraction they want to get a fastpass for. The machine then spits out a paper fastpass with the hour-long return time span. At Walt Disney World, the system is called FastPass+ and the fastpasses are stored on MagicBands. Guests can use the Walt Disney World website or the phone app, called My Disney Experience, to book three fastpasses before they even leave for their vacation.

About Robin Swanson

Robin’s Disney journey began with Beauty and the Beast bedsheets, a Jasmine dress up set, and a purring Nala plush. As a child in the 1990s, the renaissance and classic animations alike captivated her imagination. In 2008, Robin visited Walt Disney World for the first time, and the obsession really took hold. Since then, Robin has enjoyed visiting the Happiest Place on Earth many more times. She lives in the Chicago suburbs where she is wrapping up a Masters in writing. When not at Disney World, Robin enjoys researching fairytales, eating ice cream, Netflix binging, reading and, of course, planning the next Walt Disney World vacation!