Disney continues to allow guests visiting Magic Kingdom through April 12th to book a 4th FastPass+ in advance, so long as they set up their FP+ no earlier than two days in advance. Guests who have already booked FastPass+ for dates through the 12th will be assigned a 4th low priority FastPass+ experience, which can then be modified to the attraction and time of your choice. The two attractions currently being assigned are it’s a small world and Journey of the Little Mermaid. This is basically an attempt to lower waits at the kiosks for 4th, 5th, etc. FP+ users.
Disney announced the celebrity lineup for Star Wars Weekends at the Disney Parks Blog here. Several shows are available as Tier 1 FastPass+ selections for guests staying at Disney resorts. Only the first four weekends are available for booking with the whole 60-day window thing. The shows this year will be presented in the same theater as Beauty and the Beast rather than the air-conditioned Premier Theater. If there’s a show you really want to see and FP+ is available, I would go ahead and book it. Lines for the popular shows are very long and when a show is full, it’s full. Because shows are Tier 1 FP+, you would have to select a single show over Toy Story Mania or Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.
You have the rare opportunity to meet me, Dave Shute, and Jim Korkis during my one contractually obligated meet and greet of the year on April 20th. We’ll be outside Liberty Inn at Epcot from 7pm through whenever it looks like nobody is actually going to show up. Lisa will be there to help ease what are usually very awkward conversations. We’ll be signing copies of our guidebook, “The easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit,” but if history is any indication of the future, we’ll sign just about anything else. I will also mention that the book is currently the cheapest I’ve ever seen it and still includes the complimentary Kindle download included with a print purchase.