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  • On Oct 16, 2019
    Elizabeth from OK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What is the difference between Max Pass and Fast Pass? We are only going to be there 2 days.

    I’m back, Elizabeth!

    I’m so excited that you are planning on using the Disney FASTPASS and Disney MaxPass service! I’m a planner, and my husband does not wait in lines longer than 20 minutes, so these services are a must-do in our house!

    The complimentary Disney FASTPASS gives you a time slot that serves as a reservation for an attraction. You show up to the ride or entertainment and look for the distribution kiosks. There will be a return time displayed on the sign. If that time works for your schedule, you insert your ticket into the machine and reserve your spot. Then, easy-peasy, you return during your designated time to skip the regular line! You can pick one selection at a time; they are subject to availability and only valid during the time you choose.

    On the other hand, the MaxPass service is a fee-for-service pass. Currently, you pay $15 per day, per ticket to make FASTPASS selections from your phone! Once your Disney MaxPass is linked to your account, your daily plans are at your fingertips! The thing I love about it is that you can pick selections in both Parks. As soon as you scan your mobile barcode at Incredicoaster, go ahead and grab a spot for Matterhorn Bobsleds (which has been my favorite ride since I was 12!). Ooh, I almost forgot! Another fantastic benefit of Disney MaxPass is unlimited Disney PhotoPass photo downloads! 

    Enjoy your planning!

    Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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