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  • On Jul 28, 2019
    Sharon from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hey. The site advises to check fastpass availability before purchasing a Maxpass ticket, but not sure where to check that. Could we "upgrade"to Maxpass on the day of our visit, or is there any advantage to purchasing that ahead of time?

    Hey howdy hey, Sharon, and thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    Yes, you can certainly add Disney MaxPass to your theme park ticket on the day of your visit, as soon as you pass through the Main Entrance gates of Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. There isn’t a big advantage to adding MaxPass ahead of time, except for the convenience of not having to add it each day of your trip. But, this really isn’t an issue, since it’s a simple process to add MaxPass by using the Disneyland app on your phone. So, ahead of your arrival, I recommend downloading the Disneyland app, setting up your Disney account, and adding your tickets so you’re all ready to add MaxPass if you decide to. 

    If you’re unsure if you want to add MaxPass, you can check at the individual attractions to see what times are currently offered with Disney FASTPASS. There are also boards located inside both parks to advise you of wait times, so you can check these as well. Just ask a Cast Member if you need help locating them, or check attraction wait times on the Disneyland app instead.

    Then, if you decide to add MaxPass, simply tap the “+” symbol on the bottom of the Disneyland app, then select “Get FASTPASS with Disney MaxPass.” Next, select which tickets you’d like to add MaxPass to. 

    Keep in mind that there is another big advantage to adding MaxPass to your ticket, which is receiving unlimited digital downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos for the day! So, even if you decide not to add it for every member of your group, I suggest at least one Guest adds it to have this perk!

    Lastly, here’s the Entertainment Schedule for your day of arrival so you can start mapping out the magic. You’re visiting at the perfect time, since the Main Street Electrical Parade is back for a limited time at Disneyland Park! I can’t wait for you to experience this magical, timeless nighttime parade!

    See ya’ real soon!
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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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