• On Nov 7, 2017
    Evelyn from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do the Disneyland FastPasses work the same way as at Disney World?

    Hi, Evelyn! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Disney FASTPASS Service
    at the Disneyland Resort works a little differently than at the Walt Disney World Resort. For instance, you don’t pre-book your FASTPASSES here. Rather, you will select them one-by-one each day once you are in the parks. You also have two different ways to obtain FASTPASSES. You can pull a FASTPASS at a distribution machine by inserting your theme park ticket or you can select a FASTPASS using the Disneyland app on your phone if you upgrade to the Disney MaxPass option. When you use the traditional FASTPASS system, a paper reminder ticket will be distributed, but the actual FASTPASS will be loaded on to your theme park ticket. So when it’s time to ride, you will scan your ticket to enter the FASTPASS queue.

    If you are using MaxPass, you will bring up the FASTPASS digitally on the Disneyland app and scan your phone when you enter the FASTPASS queue. With MaxPass, you can obtain FASTPASSES for your entire family from anywhere in the park. If you have Park Hopper tickets, you can even select a FASTPASS for an attraction in Disney California Adventure Park while you are in Disneyland Park and vice versa. Plus, downloads of all your PhotoPass photos are included on any day that you use MaxPass!

    No matter which option you use, a time will be displayed that will tell you when you can obtain your next FASTPASS. My best advice is to continue to obtain FASTPASSES throughout the day as soon as you are able. This will keep you zooming around the parks and riding your favorite attractions with minimal waits.

    I hope this helps clarify things for you. Have a wonderful visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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