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Disney Adds “Standby” to App Wait Times Making Us Curious

A recent updated has been made to the My Disney Experience App that has us all curious! Walt Disney World has recently added the word “Standby” to their wait times, and we can’t help but ask… why? Could FastPass be returning soon?


Previously, when pulling up wait times via the app an example of what guests would see was “5 Minute Wait”. Now, when going into the app, guests are seeing the wait time with the word “standby”, such as “5 Minute Standby Wait”. Check out the screenshot below.

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So, what does this mean? Of course, the first speculation is that FastPass or something equivalent may be returning soon. With this update, Disney could have an estimated FastPass Wait time and an estimated Standby Wait time. Of course, we really aren’t sure if FastPass will even be returning, but we do hope something like the FastPass system will return to help with the wait times.

We’re finding more and more Disney fans are asking Disney to bring back FastPasses, especially as the park capacity keeps slowly increasing as Disney loosens their COVID guidelines. What are your thoughts on why Disney has added “Standby”? Are you ready for the return of the FastPass system?

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.