No matter how you feel about the MyMagic+ system as a whole, it's undeniable that the advent of MagicBands and FastPass+ has fundamentally changed the way that guests spend their vacation time at Walt Disney World.
Even though this system had a somewhat troubled rollout back in 2013, Disney has been steadily making some really interesting changes to MyMagic+ over the past few years that have allowed guests to access this system's most often-used features more easily. However, there are some changes that are being made now to this system that might actually make things a little more interesting in the short term for guests visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios this summer...
1. New FastPass+ structure for Disney's Hollywood prioritizes Toy Story Land
Though we're still about three months away from the opening of Toy Story Land, Club-level guests who purchase the FastPass+ advanced reservation add-on are now able to select attractions from this new land and as you might have guessed, Disney's Hollywood Studios has changed the tier system in place at this park to deal with the opening of the new land.
Under the updated system, all three Toy Story Land attractions (including Toy Story Mania) have been made Tier 1, with former top-tier attractions like Fantasmic!, the Tower of Terror, and the Rock 'n' roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith all knocked down to Tier 2.
This is certainly an interesting development, as it looks like Disney is expecting big things from Toy Story Land, despite this land containing a kid-focused roller coaster, a flat ride, and Toy Story Mania. However, guests who have had to make the difficult choice between the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Fantasmic! will likely welcome this change, as both can now be selected now that they are in tier 2. Though this FastPass+ change could be tweaked in the coming months as we get closer to the opening of Toy Story Land, at least for guests looking to book FastPass+ reservations as early as possible, this is the new structure for right now.
2. More accurate wait times come to My Disney Experience app
Though wait times shown in My Disney Experience have generally been pretty accurate in the past, occasionally the lag time between when wait times were previously reported and when they showed up in the app caused some discrepancies. However, according to the app's most recent update, wait times will now be shown in real time across the app, which means guests who sprint across the Magic Kingdom to take advantage of a 45 minute wait at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will now see the same wait time on the attraction sign as they do on the app, which should help avoid confusion.