BREAKING: Guests Can Only Ride Toy Story Mania Via FastPass+ This Week

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In a strange test, Walt Disney World guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios now through Friday will need a FastPass + to ride Toy Story Midway Mania. Walt Disney World is attempting to offer enough FastPass+ throughout the day to fill the attraction to capacity, not allowing any guests to use a standby queue or use the Disability Access Service (DAS) to ride. Disney will not even allow guest relations cast members the ability to offer access to the attraction to appease any disgruntled guests during this period.

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The reasoning for this test is to see if attractions offered by reservation-only can be successful, eliminating long lines by only taking on the amount of guests the attraction can handle at one given time. Similar tests and policies have been applied at attractions and meet-and-greets over the last several months, but this is the first time that absolutely no attraction access will granted via a method other than FastPass+.

With Disney making more than the usual allotment of FastPass+ reservations available, guests can still obtain a FastPass+ for Toy Story Mania through Friday as of right now. In short, guests visiting this week without a FastPass+ reservation are not out of luck just yet.

It is unknown if this test is somehow related to rumors that a third track for Toy Story Mania will be constructed, including rumblings that the new track maybe be used only for guests with FastPass+ reservations, or just a test to see the feasibility of offering attractions via FastPass+ only.

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Barb
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Barb

I just see this as upsetting A LOT lf people! what if they had planned Toy Story Mania standby and have their
FP+ for another park for later? There are so many scenarios that I see guests getting very upset.

bwentwor
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bwentwor

Agreed! As it is, you are limited to 3 FP+ entries in one park per day. We want to be able to visit 2 different parks in one day. Because we cannot book FP+ in the 2nd park, we might be locked out of doing any FP+ attractions in the other park because we couldn’t be in the regular lines. It would be a bad move for Disney especially when most visitors are traveling a long distance and already being charged too much for the privilege of admittance.

anon
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anon

You are no longer limited to only 3 FP+ selections per day. Once you use your 3, you are able to add 1 more. Once you use that one you can add another, and so on. Park hopping has also been added, however you have to use your first 3 first and then continue on the +1 for the next park.

Ezekiel Dominguez
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Ezekiel Dominguez

incorrect, you get three initial to start, after the three are used you can go back a kiosk and set up other ones. one at a time, after you use it, u go back and get another. ( i work there and was explained by the people who run the kiosk)

Ezekiel Dominguez
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Ezekiel Dominguez

ack wrong person, meh, and it wont let me delete. lovely.

Kyle D Vorhis
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Kyle D Vorhis

This attraction needs to expand because of the incredible wait times.

William Bruce
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William Bruce

No it doesn’t need expanded. Adding more attractions at this park would increase capacity and make lines at every attraction shorter. This is literally the only ride that young children can ride and enjoy at Hollywood studios. That’s why there’s always a long line! We don’t need a third track we need more stuff to do!

ncstraughan
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ncstraughan

There are plenty of other attractions for children. There is the backlot tour, lights motors action (for now), Indiana Jones, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the beast, great movie ride, muppet vision, not to mention all the meet and greets. The problem is that the ride is just so popular. Perhaps expanding the ride would help, perhaps not.

Chris
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Chris

Backlot tour closed a week or two ago. foever

Ashley Nicole Baptista
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Ashley Nicole Baptista

Those a fine for children but not young children. I have a toddler and Lights Motor Action is way too loud for her, Indiana Jones is not interesting for a toddler, she likes the Muppets but can’t wear the 3D glasses. Even the Great Movie Ride has those cap guns which scares babies. Most of what you are talking about are shows not rides. Toy Story Mania is very baby friendly. Hollywood Studios also has the Disney Junior Show and then Dine with Disney Junior at Hollywood and Vine and photos with Sophia and Jake which is toddler age children… Read more »

regina
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regina

I don’t know what the answer is! But we have all adults in our party & we love both Toy Story rides! That’s the problem, it’s not just a kids ride! We do not do Indiana Jones, Stunt Car, Muppetts (I hate Muppetts), there is not much on that end of the park for me! To not do the handicapped pass is a huge mistake! In June Disney was doing Handicapped Pass differently at each ride! Every cast member gave us a different answer. We were taken through long normal line, exit, fast pass, no one knew what they were… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

This is the only kids ride in the park. There are shows but no rides for the littles. GMR can be scary for young ones and backlot is closed. This park needs more attractions. Plus the tier fast passes really limit the options here for all ages

Jane
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Jane

There’s also Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground.

But really, this park wasn’t designed with young children in mind. There’s two other parks that are perfect for small kids.

notman05 (@notman05)
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notman05 (@notman05)

Why can’t both occur? Disney is fully capable of adding an additional track, while working on more rides. And I disagree that it’s the only kids ride. Along with all the others, that ncstraughan mentioned, there is also Star Tours, which most kids I know, love. There is also rumors of an expanded Star Wars area.

Eric Kanas
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Eric Kanas

Agree this attracting is not even an Eticket attraction, the lines are so long because there is literally nothing else to do and for 90 bucks might as well wait…… Forget the third track add attractions and shows! Stop wasting money on magic bands which are already old news thanks to apple and on crap guest don’t want. Walt said if you give the public what they want and keep the place clean, people will keep coming back. WDW leadership needs to go!!!

Jeff Short
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Jeff Short

Disney is becoming LESS magical every day! So this means you can only ride if you are staying at a Disney resort. FP+ is awful with how they allow certain guests rights to FP prior to other guests.

Neil Trama (@NeilTrama)
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Neil Trama (@NeilTrama)

You guys are a little off with your comments here. The ride is not available only to pre-booked Faspass+ reservations, it is just only available via FP+. So once you get to the park and are allowed to make additional FP+ reservations, you can reserve the ride. Multiple times if possible. And same-day FP+ reservations are allowed for off site guests. So an off site guest would simply get to the park and make a FP+ for TSM…something they probably would not have even been able to do had Disney not done this. With less available as usual, no FP+… Read more »

William Bruce
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William Bruce

How about just everyone show up and ride rides without a cast system that gives people that can afford to stay on property a radically different experience than someone who cannot. Factor in the tiers and the system because so confusing for the average park guest and hampers the guest experience over all

Erika
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Erika

Anyone with a park ticket can reserve a fast pass. The only difference between resort guests is access to the park during extra magic hours, and they get 60 days in advance to reserve, and any other guest can reserve up to 30 days in advance

Richard Dickson
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Richard Dickson

So, anyone can get a FastPass, it’s just likely going to be for several hours after they enter the park because the resort guests have booked the earlier times two months ago.

Chris Salvuchi
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Chris Salvuchi

Brilliant! A scheduled attraction is the way to go. In the future all attractions will be FP ONLY. Everyone will need to be on time for their rides, which Disney reinforced last year, and my kids will pick the 3-5 rides they wan to go on. I’m sure it’ll be more in the future but on average, guests ride 5 larger attractions a day. Imagine in the future you can schedule at least 5 rides then have the option to add more. I’ve been to Disney over 35x’s and have NEVER missed an opportunity if I scheduled it correctly. Remember,… Read more »

Angel
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Angel

Actually off-site guests can book fp+up to 30 days before arriving. Just link your tickets or annual pass to your My Disney Experience account. The account is free as well as the fp+.

William Bruce
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William Bruce

And then sign on the dotted line and get it noterized by a house elf and…… WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO CONFUSING!!!!

stephenchampion
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stephenchampion

I don’t see where it’s that confusing. To me it seemed more confusing before where you had to run to an attraction, wait for that fastpass to expire then run to another attraction to get another fastpass. At least now I can avoid being trampled by people running from one attraction to another and actually enjoy my vacation or time in the parks. I’m interested to see how this test works out, and would be more inclined to see Disney make a dedicated FP+ track at TSM. I think that would be the way to go to help alleviate the… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

Some ppl believe it or not ..don’t have the internet, or a computer to do this. Lots of older people so that would be impossible to do. ( linking tickets )

Shannon
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Shannon

That’s why there are kiosks available in the park with cast members there to help you book your fastpass. You don’t need the app or your computer to make your fastpass reservations

Teresa Gihon
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Teresa Gihon

no disability pass??? are they kidding ??? I am a huge fan of FP+ , but have an autistic son as well. I would NOT stand for this at all. After changing the policy last year, it took us a lot of backtracking and re-working, to learn the new system (which we did), I am not happy with this at all, and hope it to be a rumor

Teresa Gihon
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Teresa Gihon

AND this seems to be DISCRIMINATION

NRG PromptbAccept
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NRG PromptbAccept

It’s not discrimination. You are being offered the same opportunity as everyone else. Sorry for your inconvenience.

CM_GUY
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CM_GUY

It’s not discrimination because your DAS would allow you through the fastpass line. This is allowing you through the fastpass line. Therefore, no discrimination.

Steve Meehan
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Steve Meehan

You would just have to make TSM one of your 3 FP+ selections for HS

joe
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joe

i woke up at midnight at day number 30 to get Toy Story FP for my non-Disney hotel visit to the park. No FP to be had for the entire day of my visit since all FP reservations had already been distributed to the resorts guests weeks ahead of me. So, forced to be one of those park open rope drop runners just to ride it. I tried multiple times during the day to see if any FP where released for this attraction after my first 3 FP reservations were used. No such luck. I don’t see this being a… Read more »

Kelly C
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Kelly C

I am staying on property for a November trip(though we are local) and even at 60 DAYS out, there were no FP+ available for quite a few rides. What you are guaranteeing for guests is that they WILL NOT be able to ride certain rides during their one vacation here that they have been planning for a year. And sometimes this is the only trip they can take for the next year or two.

LL
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LL

This is going alienate people. Why make something that was intended for EVERYONE, confusing and a hassle? I see people not wanting to deal…and going to other parks instead.

Sheryle McNeal
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Sheryle McNeal

This is very upsetting . If Disney starts pulling crap like this I will spend my money and vacation somewhere else.

postal*bill
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postal*bill

I agree there lots of other places to go without this B.S.!!!

Postal*bill
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Postal*bill

Welcome to the Unamusment park!

Karen
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Karen

So, lets get this clarified then. They are saying xxx# of people can ride this a day (with no breakdowns). So on a typical day, they were giving y% of those a day out as FP+ and everything else was stand-by. This trial is giving out full xxx# of FP+ a day to this capacity? Also, are they still holding back some for that am for people to pick
? That would be more fair for them to consider so all the onsite guests aren’t filling it up at 60 days out.

talliana
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talliana

We waited for three hours to get in the first summer it was opened. We did enjoy the ride but I would not want to wait that long again. We did wait 2 hrs last year to get on Transformers at Universal, also worth the wait just never again during the summer.

Rob
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Rob

When did Pete become in charge of the park
My Wife and youngest daughter have disabilities which restrict them from standing in long lines.
I was told that I should get a wheel chair for both and then they can wait
Magic Kingdom was the most helpful but Disney Hollywood was the absolute worst

Matty
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Matty

Are kids really autistic or is it excuse for bad parenting????

MM
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MM

Better hope you never have to find out.

Rob Del Medico
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Rob Del Medico

Words cannot express how moronic and intellectually bankrupt your comment above was, Matty. The internet needs less people who ask leading, content-free rhetorical questions that are probably being used as a setup to a “back in my day” rant that nobody asked to hear.

WW
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WW

You could be right, and as for wheelchair users, just damn lazy and can’t be bothered to walk if you ask me!!! Pffffft!! You are an ass!! I hope you never get to find out what life is like with a child with autism – and I am sure you are ones of the one muttering and judging us while we are in the queue. We do not mind waiting somewhere quiet instead of in the queue and I prefer having to wait the same as everyone else. In other parks where we don’t, my children have even been sworn… Read more »

April
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April

You need some serious education on people on the spectrum. 1 in 68 children are born with ASD (autism spectrum disorder)

Al
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Al

That is pretty rude to say that autism is due to bad parenting.

Richard Dickson
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Richard Dickson

Guests who are standing in long lines are guests who aren’t spending money on food and merchandise. You’re never going to see a straight-up just get in line attraction again.

Eddie Almeida
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Eddie Almeida

I just went on the app and got Fast Passes for 4 people for Friday.

Nikki
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Nikki

Wouldn’t you think that if they are making this FP+ only for these few days, that they would be adding additional FP+ reservation availabilitiy so that it would be at the ride capacity at all times? It wouldn’t make sense to keep the same number of FP+ reservations as always. They would have to add more FP+ spots to account for those who would have been riding standby, right? Has anyone who wasn’t able to get one previously even checked to see if they could get one for this week?

Shannon
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Shannon

They did add a lot more fast passes for the day than they normally do, but not enough to completely account for all the standby guests because then it wouldn’t be the 10 minutes or less fastpass wait