Over the years Walt Disney World has developed many ways of helping guests get the most of their time spent in the parks. The latest development is the advent of the Fast Pass. In the not-too-distant past, a Fast Pass was obtained by taking one's entrance card to the nearest Fast Pass dispensing machine and selecting the rides for which a Fast Pass was desired. It always meant that when entering a Walt Disney World park, that one member of the party did a mad rush to a machine with the cards for the entire party in hand. Usually the most "fleet-of-foot" in the party was elected to the task.
Walt Disney World created The Magic Bands and My Disney Experience App to make Getting a Fast Pass a Breeze
Today, Walt Disney World has invented the Magic Band and My Disney Experience app, the process has been much simplified. One can actually make Fast Pass selections in advance of the trip, making the entrance into the parks much more leisurely.
There are some key things to think about when choosing your Fast Passes, even in advance. Here are a few tips for those of you who prefer to do your own planning.