How to maximize the FPP system to minimize ALL of your waits – not just the first three


#21

You can get another Tier 1 after you’ve used your two Tier 2s. We got multiple rides on Soarin
this way.


#22

This is awesome. Thank you for taking the time to write this out! Will most definitely do in October.


#23

@OBNurseNH and you have a party of 4 right? Did you got FP for everyone or did you split the party?


#24

Everyone in our party for same time. I did not bother working the overlapping FPP situation


#25

Thank you! As a newbie, I find this easy to understand. Can I ask a probably obvious question? Why does the modify strategy work? People change their pass times and new times open up?


#26

Yes, people change plans - they modify too! - and probably sometimes Disney tosses a few in the pot to engage in a bit of crowd control


#27

Yep! For every family who is back at their resort and running late for the bus moving their FP+ to later, there is another one in the park “modifying”.


#28

I think there’s more to it. I think MDE doesn’t show you all the available times. Just a selection.

When I’ve booked an initial FPP for the first time I’ve looked for a nice time. If I don’t find one, I book something close, then immediately modify it. This has tended to work pretty much every time. I can’t believe that in the 30 seconds it takes to go back in to modify the FPP, the exact slot I want has been released by someone else. I think MDE just gives you a random selection.


#29

Because who wants a FPP time that reads 11:05 for example


#30

Exactly!


#31

Thanks for this! Will definitely be using this strategy in December!


#32

This is awesome!!! I think we will use it for our second day at MK in August!! It is effectively what we did in Disneyland last year with MaxPass!


#33

This is fantastic!!! Thank you!!!


#34

I have gotten back to back at HS for Star Tours. Didn’t try the others. We have 5 in our family, so back to back is a little tougher to get for some attractions. I did get within an hour for EE at AK and within a 1/2 hour for SE at Epcot. I think I got within a couple of hours for TT. But AK and Epcot are so spread out that having a bit of a gap was ok. We got 4 or 5 extra fastpasses at MK one day, including Buzz, PPF and BTMR. Modifying definitely works. This is a nice explanation of how it works.


#35

And we did overlapping FPs with 5 people for some of the tougher to get FPs.


#36

This is awesome! Just what I needed.

The only question I still have is about Tiers. And I know it exists somewhere else. But what is the best way to get a fourth FPP at a tiered park - use the tier 1 last? And do you have to use all three tiered FPP at that park? And, no surprise I am sure, but for us we want to use two Tier 1 FPP at the park.


#37

As far as getting the fourth at a tiered park, I’m not sure it much matters since you do need to use all three first anyway; I’m not sure the timing is extremely relevant.

Our family doesn’t do much hopping ever, really, so I haven’t paid enough attention to those discussions to be able to answer the issue of whether using all three at one park is important or not. I don’t think so, but hopefully someone else can chime in here an take the reins on that.


#38

If you want to stay in the same park and are using your first 3, it doesn’t matter what order they are in. If you don’t want to ride the tier 2 attractions, you can let them expire if they are before your tier 1 - but then you won’t be able to move your tier 1 to an earlier slot. Better to tap in but not ride.

If you want to hop, you could just do a tier 1 (or whatever combination) in the first park, and immediately book a tier 1 in the second park.


#39

Thanks @missoverexcited. That’s how I thought it worked, but since we don’t really hop I didn’t want to speak out of turn :slight_smile:


#40

I can feel you from personal experience that thus strategy really works - I didn’t really believe it until last year when we tried it. We are a group of 5 travelling in August and we got around 8 FPPs on our day in MK (RD to about 5pm).