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  • On Oct 21, 2019
    Kathleen from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do you have to be in one of the Disneyland parks to use the max pass for fast passes?

    Hiya, Kathleen! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Yes, you need to be inside either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park in order to utilize Disney MaxPass and start making your Disney FASTPASS selections. As soon as you pass through the Main Entrance turnstiles at either park, you can go ahead and make your first selection using the Disneyland app. If you haven’t already added MaxPass to your Theme Park Ticket, you can do that first, as soon as you pass through the turnstiles. Adding MaxPass can also be done on the Disneyland app – simply tap the “+” at the bottom of the home screen. Select “Get FASTPASS with Disney MaxPass,” and you’ll be on your way to completing your purchase.

    Another awesome benefit of Disney MaxPass is Disney PhotoPass, which includes unlimited digital downloads of your PhotoPass pictures. Even if your entire group doesn’t plan on adding MaxPass to their tickets, I recommend at least one Guest adds it just for this perk! The PhotoPass Photographers do a great job of capturing the magic of your Disneyland Resort vacation, so I highly recommend taking advantage of this service!

    The Disneyland app can also be used to book dining reservations, check attraction wait times, find your favorite Characters, and even mobile order food and drinks at select dining locations. As a mom of three Mouseketeers under the age of 8, mobile ordering has saved me from many toddler meltdowns! 

    Please stop back with any additional planning questions you may have… I’m all EARs!
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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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