Walt Disney World will begin allowing some park goers to purchase additional FastPass tickets; the caveat is, however, it only applies to guests staying in Club-level rooms.
Through the pilot program, which kicks off today, Club Level resort guests who purchased a park ticket of three-days or longer, or an annual pass holder, will be able to purchase three extra fast passes for $50 per person, per day, to be used once per ride. It is non-commissionable for travel agents.
The program will be in addition to the standard FastPass+ system, which has allowed park guests to avoid long lines by reserving ride times in advance and entering through a special FastPass+ line. The extra fast passes will be able to be reserved 90 days in advance, as opposed to the traditional 60 days in advance, through the My Disney Experience app.
The new option also includes preferred seating at one of the park’s nighttime shows, once per day and at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, or Hollywood Studios.
Club-level rooms are available at Deluxe Resorts, including Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club Resort, BoardWalk Inn, Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village Resort, Yacht Club Resort, and Walt Disney World Swan. Cooper Creek Cabins & Villas and bungalows at Wilderness Lodge, cabins at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and “select suites and premium rooms” at Dolphin Hotel, will have access to extra fast passes.
Club-level reservations already include Signature Services—concierges who can help schedule VIP tours, make dinner reservations, and plan special celebrations, among other things.
A Disney spokesperson told NBC Miami that there are such few passes available for purchase that it will not affect the guest experience, in response to people expressing concerns that this will lead to longer FastPass lines, defeating the purpose.