Disney’s new MyMagic+ is a great way to decrease running around time while your on your vacation, however it does require more preperation before you leave.
Fastpass+ is part of this new system. Don’t worry about having to run to get your Fastpass when the park opens, because now you can just book them ahead of time on Disney’s website.
When you book your Fastpasses, you will get to customize your Magic Bands. Everyone in your party gets one, and they are your room key, your Fastpasses, your Photo Pass and your ticket to the parks. You can even get your debit connected to your band so you don’t have to worry about bringing your money to the parks. Just tap your band and off you go! (You still need to enter your PIN number if your band is connected to your debit.)
*Note that the Magic Bands are available only to guests staying at Disney resorts. Guests who are not staying at Disney resorts must still book Fastpasses in advance.*
You will be given your Magic Band when you check in to your Disney Resort, and you can start to book your Fastpasses 90 days in advance.
Walt Disney World is the only location that is doing this system currently, but Disneyland Califorina is suppose to start testing it this summer. Hong Kong is scheduled to start it in 2016.