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  • On Jan 26, 2019
    Susan from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it better to buy tickets before or upon arrival? Am I understanding that FP is free with purchase of ticket, but you must use Kiosk? To use FP with the app, you must purchase MaxPass? And, you can't make FP reservations early like at WDW Resort?

    Hi, Susan!

    I’m so excited for your upcoming Disneyland Resort adventures! Yes, I’d recommend buying tickets ahead of time if you can, simply to avoid waiting in line upon arrival. Purchasing tickets online is a simple process, and you can even add Disney MaxPass to your online transaction. Based on your arrival date, it looks like you may be able to take advantage of the Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer

    I’m also happy to report that yes, Disney FASTPASS service is included with your admission. There are two ways to utilize FASTPASS – through in-park distribution points (which is included with your admission) and through your mobile device (for an additional cost, using Disney MaxPass). You’ll find the FASTPASS distribution points near the entrances of select attractions at both parks. In order to utilize Disney MaxPass, you’ll need to download the Disneyland app, which is a great tool for checking wait times, finding your favorite Characters, and even ordering food and drinks ahead of time!

    Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort differ in how FASTPASS selections are made – while you can make your FastPass+ selections ahead of time at Walt Disney World Resort, you can only start making your FASTPASS selections for that day after entering the parks at the Disneyland Resort. You can also add Disney MaxPass to your ticket on a daily basis, using the Disneyland app. 

    I hope this helps you plan your dream getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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