• On Mar 3, 2018
    Jan from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to Disneyland in California this April. I am I understanding correctly the only way to get the fastpass feature is to purchase MaxPass?

    Greetings Joan!

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm delighted you have started researching and planning your trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, and I'd love to talk to you a little more about Disney FASTPASS and Disney MaxPass.

    I am pleased to inform you that regular Disney FASTPASS service is a complimentary feature you can use once you arrive at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. This will allow you to bypass the standby queues of certain attractions and enter the shorter FASTPASS queues. All you need to do is head to the FASTPASS distribution kiosks for these attractions and scan your park ticket. You will then be given a time window to return to that attraction with a shorter wait. After a certain amount of time you are able to then make another selection.

    Disney MaxPass on the other hand is a paid daily service that allows you to make these same FASTPASS selections but digitally on your mobile device using the Disneyland app. This is extremely convenient because it saves time and footsteps giving you more freedom to enjoy your vacation and create more magical memories. You can even make FASTPASS selections for one park while you are in the other park! I recently was standing in line for "it's a small world" in Disneyland Park while making FASTPASS selections for Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park! Disney MaxPass also lets you have unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass pictures taken on the days it is purchased. With the time we save using MaxPass we can also take more pictures around the Resort. It's a win-win!

    I really hope this helps, and have a Fantasmic day!
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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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