• On Jul 1, 2018
    Schoonover from OR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How do I check FastPass availability before purchasing MaxxPass for the day?

    Hey Howdy Hey Schoonover, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thanks for bringing us your great question. Before even leaving for your vacation, I recommend downloading the official Disneyland mobile app. From home you can start getting acquainted with park maps, locations of dining and attractions, and entertainment times. This handy app also lets you easily see attraction wait times, height requirements, and FASTPASS distribution times. For example, from home right now I can click on Space Mountain from the app and see that they are currently distributing FASTPASS tickets from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. In the first half of the day, you can normally find FASTPASSES available for almost every attraction where they are offered. As the day goes on and if it is busier, you might see FASTPASS distribution conclude as they run out return times for some of the more popular attractions such as Radiator Springs Racers or Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!

    If you plan on using Disney MaxPass, it is in your best interest to arrive to the parks early to purchase this from the Disneyland app and to start making your FASTPASS selections as soon as you arrive. You can only make one FASTPASS selection at a time using the app, but if you keep track of when the app tells you to make your next FASTPASS, you will find that you can be quite efficient in both parks. The closer in time your FASTPASS return time is, the sooner you can make your next selection. We can accomplish so many more attractions and experiences throughout our days when utilizing the digital FASTPASS feature of Disney MaxPass.

    I hope this was helpful. Feel free to return if you have another questions, because You've Got a Friend in Me here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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