FastPass+ Itinerary for Lower-Crowd Weeks
By Dave Shute
Below is the (revised mid-May 2014) FastPass+ based Disney World itinerary that replaces my old Autumn-Winter-Spring Itinerary for lower crowd weeks for trips beginning late August 2014.
It does not work all dates, and some dates that it works it needs some little adjustments. Check your week here.
- It is built on FastPass+, not legacy Fastpass, takes advantage of multiple features of FastPass+, and as a result has many more sleep-in mornings!
- It’s simplified. There’s just one table service meal in Epcot now, rather than two, and Cirque du Soleil and the Gospel Brunch are out. As wonderful as these are, the cost and complexity they add just isn’t worth it. The net is a much easier trip, and a much less expensive one
- It doesn’t require a park hopper, but now costs two more ticket days–which is cheaper than a hopper anyway!
- It avoids Extra Magic Hours (EMH) entirely. EMH are generally a bad idea, so my past itineraries have used them sparingly for specific purposes. FastPass+ lets me address the purposes for which I used EMH before, so now no parks are visited on EMH days. This means, incidentally, that the itineraries work both for those staying on and off-site.
The recommended FastPass+ that make it work are in the To-Do List, so you can book them at the 60 day window for FastPass+ sign-ups. Daily agendas are in the links:
This itinerary is a revision of a previously published FastPass+ itinerary. With the exception of one cancelled meal, all dining is the same, so those who have made ADRs based on the old version are fine–they just have to cancel the Gospel Brunch. The details of the old version are here.
Thanks are especially due to Josh from easyWDW. With his permission, I picked the targeted park days based on both my own practices and his daily park recommendations.