Since July 20th, Walt Disney World has been testing the concept of centralized Fastpass distribution in the parks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The test has now been running for a month and seems to be working quite well. WDWNT Reporter Brandon Struve has tested the system and has some photos and insight to share:
All Animal Kingdom Fastpass is being distributed at the “It’s Tough to be a Bug” distribution area on Discovery Island
The machines are clearly labeled for each attraction and there are more than enough cast members working in the area
The Fastpass machines are not linked to the overall system, allowing you to get Fastpass for multiple attractions at once. However, you can not get another Fastpass for an attraction that you are already holding a Fastpass for until the time on the bottom of your ticket rolls around. This means that the machines at the individual attractions and the machines for that attraction on Discovery Island are linked, but the machines at the individual attractions are not linked to each-other. I hope that was understandable :)
This centralized distribution location is open daily from park opening until 3 PM when the area is prepared for Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade. Be sure to stay tuned to WDW News Today as more information on this testing becomes available.