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  • On Nov 29, 2019
    Wendi from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm heading to Disneyland for the first time with my daughter this January. I'm confused about the FastPass vs. MaxPass vs. PhotoPass. If I'm only buying one PhotoPass, can I just buy one MaxPass instead and link all tickets to my account?

    Greetings, Wendi!

    Thanks so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You and your daughter are going to have such a magical and memorable vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    I'd be happy to explain the ins and outs of Disney FASTPASS, Disney MaxPass, and Disney PhotoPass to help you prepare and make the most out of your vacation. Disney FASTPASS is a complimentary service that allows you to bypass standby queues for certain attractions. You can scan your ticket at FASTPASS distribution kiosks near these select attractions to receive a return time to come back and ride in the FASTPASS queue. Disney MaxPass is a digital feature of the Disneyland app. For an added fee per person, per day, Disney MaxPass lets you make digital Disney FASTPASS selections so you do not have to physically go to each attraction throughout the day for your return times. Every member of your party who plans on making digital FASTPASS selections will need to have Disney MaxPass added to their ticket. You can easily do this after you scan into the parks right from the Disneyland app. Disney MaxPass also includes unlimited downloads of all Disney PhotoPass photos taken in the parks. Just make sure to have the PhotoPass photographer scan your Disneyland app account to automatically link your photos to the app.

    Although Disney MaxPass costs a little bit extra, it has been SO priceless for my family. I could not believe how many attractions we were able to experience the first time we used Disney MaxPass. Plus, since we save so much time waiting in attraction lines, we have more time to pose for Disney PhotoPass pictures which we can later download since they are included. Disney MaxPass really does maximize the amount of magical experiences you can have during your trip.

    I hope this helps, and please return if you have any other questions as you are vacation planning.
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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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