Disney World Plans to Lock MDE Accounts of Guests Abusing the FastPass System

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Apparently for a few years now guests have been abusing the Walt Disney World FastPass system. According to WDW News Today guests have been taking advantage of a loophole in the system to book more than the first 3 FastPasses allotted per day.

Guests are doing this by booking FastPasses, at the in-park kiosks, with expired tickets or a second ticket linked to their My Disney Experience Account, that was not used to enter the park. In response to this abuse of the system, Disney will be implementing “In-Park Validation” meaning validation of park admission for the day before allowing FastPass usage.

This abuse of the FastPass system has led to many guests, abiding by the rules, unable to find FastPasses available for their desired attraction while in the parks. One group that has majorly effected this, are unofficial tour guides. The guides show up at park opening with loads of expired tickets and use them to book at FastPass kiosks in the park. Not only are they cheating the system, but they are profiting off it by charging their clients and promising FastPasses to the most popular attractions.

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The “In-Park Validation” will allow Cast Members working the FastPass lines to see whether the guest used an active ticket for park entrance that day, if not, they will be denied entrance to the FastPass line and will need to head to the Stand-By line. Hopefully Disney’s decision to crack down on the cheaters of the system, will allow more guests just visiting the parks for a day, the chance to find FastPass availability for some of the more popular attractions.

The validation system would also close a loophole for guests using Annual Passes to book extra FastPasses. Currently, guests traveling to Walt Disney World could borrow Annual Passes of family or friends who may not be visiting the parks, and use them to book extra FastPasses for the day. The guest could then use the Annual Pass to get through the FastPass line. Disney does not require fingerprinting at the FastPass entrances, but the new validation system would show that the Annual Passholder never scanned their MagicBand at the park entrance that day, and they would be denied access to the FastPass line.

Continuous attempts to enter the FastPass line, through the multiple ways you can currently cheat the system, will result in the guest being locked out of their My Disney Experience app and the FastPass system. Should a guest feel this is an error, they can visit Guest Relations to remove the lockout. Disney has not officially reported on this new system, but being a stickler for the rules, I see this as a good thing. What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments section.

Disney World Plans to Lock MDE Accounts of Guests Abusing the FastPass System

 

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Source Credit: WDW News Today

Disney World Plans to Lock MDE Accounts of Guests Abusing the FastPass System

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5 thoughts on “Disney World Plans to Lock MDE Accounts of Guests Abusing the FastPass System

  1. My wife and I have been Annual Passholders for 3 years now and have never been able to get a FastPass to Frozen or 7 Dwarfs. We only live an hour away but we stay at the park 2 or 3 times a year. Even when we try to book those 2 rides 60 days in advance we have been unsuccessful. Now I know why. I would love to see these people punished in some way even after the 1st offence.

  2. I wish there were no 30/60 in advance difference. I am a Passholder and live 30 minutes from Disney and am never going to stay on property but get punished as a Passholder when it comes to fastpasses.

  3. this will not help with fast passes “days in advance.” There are some popular rides that are ONLY available as FP+ to people who book rooms onsite and book their FP+ 60+ days in advance… Frozen, 7 Dwarfs Mine train are the two big ones, but the most popular attractions will sell out around 30+ days when everyone can book their FP+ during busy times.

    What this will help with is 4th and beyond FP+ booked in park on the app or at a kiosk day of after your prebooked FP+ have been used.

  4. So glad to hear this. My family recently visited WDW and were very disappointed when we found out that some rides weren’t available for fast passes days in advance! I just wish this was stoped months ago!

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