• On Dec 14, 2018
    Karen from AZ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a max pass for my Christmas trip to Disneyland and want to know how far in advance I can book a fast pass. Can I book a few days ahead of time or do I have to wait until the day of?

    Greetings, Karen!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I'm so glad you decided to already purchase Disney MaxPass for your upcoming trip. During the busy holiday season, I think this service is a MUST. It will save you so much time waiting for attractions while also maximizing the experiences you will have during your vacation. 

    One of the things I actually love about Disney MaxPass is that you do not make your Disney FASTPASS selections via the Disneyland app until after you enter the park for the day. This means that at park opening, everyone has the same chance at obtaining FASTPASS selections for the day. It also lets us be a little more spontaneous if we don't know exactly what attractions we want to experience. With a toddler it's hard for us to always plan our days with that much detail since we never know when he will nap or want to eat. My biggest piece of advice is to arrive early in the morning. Once you scan your ticket through the gates, you can start immediately booking your Disney FASTPASS selections one at a time. I recommend booking popular attractions like Radiator Springs Racers and Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! as soon as possible as these can run out of FASTPASS times sooner than other attractions.

    Don't forget to take plenty of Disney PhotoPass pictures as these are available to download with your Disney MaxPass purchase. They make perfect keepsakes to remember your holiday vacation.

    I hope this helps, and I wish you a wonderful winter trip to the Happiest Place on Earth!
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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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