I tried to explain the Fastpass system to my wife before we went to Disney, I really did. But she didn't buy it. For whatever reason, she didn't buy it until we were there utilizing the system. Then she became a believer.
Here is my attempt to do a better job of explaining what Fastpass is and how to use it.
Various rides throughout the theme parks (and now Character queues) have a Fastpass system attached to them. This means that, for those rides, you have the opportunity to basically cut in line and get on the rides quicker.
Go up to the designated kiosk, put your ticket in the slot and out comes your Fastpass. Your Fastpass will tell you what time you can return to ride. Disney has recently cracked down on sticking to that time slot. You have an hour available so it shouldn't be an issue but it is something to be aware of.
- Certain rides are best ridden with the use of a Fastpass (Soarin' and Toy Story Mania are two that come to mind)
- The other option for getting on a ride quicker is using the single rider line (currently, there are three rides that officially offer the single rider option: Expedition Everest, Rockin' Roller Coaster and Test Track)