Tips for using the FastPass system
Whether or not you choose to get and use the GAC, a wheelchair, or ECV, they
ask disabled guests to use FastPass as much as possible, and we have a system
that makes your visit easier. Here is a way to use FastPass without dragging
disabled, special needs, or elderly family members through the park or sitting
around waiting outside attractions until their time to see the show or ride.
It may be extra work for somebody, but it is worth it.
- Send an adult or responsible youth ahead to the FastPass attraction
with all the tickets. They get all the FastPass tickets for the entire group.
(We always carry 2-way radios or cell phones in case we get separated.)
- Go do other things - smaller rides, shop, bathroom, take medicines,
eat, shows, character meetings. (This is a good time, if people have separate
interests or chores, for them to go do their own thing.)
- As soon as your time is almost up on this FastPass, send your "scout"
to get the next set of FastPass tickets at the next big attraction while
you continue to relax and have fun.
- *Then* go to the first FastPass attraction. ("Scouts" get an extra
workout, make sure they are suitably rewarded.)
You can stagger the major attractions this way throughout the day, without
dragging special needs kids all through the park and having them melt down
when they can't immediately get on the ride. Your next Fastpass (or
Yellow Card) time is reduced by the time you spend in the first FastPass
attraction. This system works everywhere that they have FastPass or
Express Access. It takes some planning, but it can make your job much easier.
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