FastPass+ availability accuracy?


#1

Just how accurate is the TP FP+ availability page? My FP day is tomorrow and I keep checking FEA availability for our Epcot day....it's dwindled a lot since yesterday and I'm getting so nervous!!!!


#2

It's accurate in the sense that it's checking to see if a FP is available for the ride, but it's only checking for a party of 1. So depending on how many are in your group it may not be very accurate at all.

Having said that I booked ours at 60 days a few weeks ago and I had no trouble getting anything, including FEA.


#3

I'm hoping I can snag that one.....sooooo disappointing if I'm not able to! I'm having a mild freak out lol. And I read at the top of the page that it says all available FP+ may not be included and may not be out even if it doesn't show available, etc...How am I going to sleep tonight?! :sweat_smile:


#4

I think it's pretty good, but make a note of the time that they last updated it. So, if you see availability for your first day (60+1 days from now?), and the update time was before 7:AM EDT today, be aware that the mass of people who logged on this morning at 7 may have made some of those time unavailable.

Also, as @Outer1 said, it's for a party of 1. A larger party might have fewer options.

At 60 days for me, FEA was gone out to day 60+4 or 60+5, but I was able to get one for a party of 4 at about day 43. So, even if tomorrow doesn't go well, keep checking. 45 days is the deadline to cancel packages (I think), so that's a good time to look.

At 60 days, I also had to split my party into 2 groups of 2 and get overlapping times for a few things, although since then, I've modified them all to be parties of 4 again. So, tomorrow is not the end if you don't get quite what you want.


#5

Just try to remember you'll be at Disney, and if you really want to ride that one there are other sound strategies in case you miss out on FPP.


#6

It's actually 30 days now but the logic still applies.


#7

Good suggestions - I will keep this in mind, thanks! Never thought of the breaking down into 2 & 2. I will definitely keep checking back as well. I guess I should think about possibly rope dropping it if it doesn't work out? That wasn't part of the plan but the kids really want to ride it....and so do we, lol!


#8

According to the TP Checklist on the trip Dashboard, 45 days is when final payment is due for vacation packages. Maybe that's what I was thinking of.


#9

That's EXACTLY what DH just said...."we'll be at DISNEY....there are worse things than having to wait in line" - LOL. So right. :slight_smile:


#10

I think maybe the dashboard needs to be updated lol. It was a fairly recent change... sometime this year I think. I just looked and it's actual 31 days at 30 days they keep the deposit.

@len just an FYI about the checklist.


#11

Currently working on an Epcot TP with FEA w/o FP+ to see what it tells me, just in case, lol....


#12

Does depend what country you have booked from, and TA's vary.


#13

Got it. Sarah's working on updating this. Should be very simple. Thanks!


#14

For uk disney booked holidays it's 8 weeks, and they keep the £200 deposit if you cancel. I got an email reminding me this week.