• On Sep 8, 2017
    Ana from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it recommended to buy the FASTPASS the day of my visit or should I buy it a week before my visit from the Disney app?

    Hi Ana!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. The new Disney MaxPass feature is a great way to not only make the most out of your time at Disneyland Resort, but also receive all your PhotoPass downloads for the day!

    If you haven't purchased your ticket yet, you will have the option to add the Disney MaxPass feature when you purchase your theme park tickets. If you already have your tickets, you will not be able to add on the Disney MaxPass feature until after you have entered the park for the day. It is recommended that Guests not purchase Disney MaxPass until they are able to check out the FASTPASS ticket availability for the day since it is non-refundable. Regardless of whether you purchase it ahead of time or wait until the day of your trip, you will not be able to reserve FASTPASS until your ticket is scanned and you have entered the park for the day, so you'll find there is not an advantage to purchasing in advance. 

    If you were just wondering about FASTPASS and not Disney MaxPass, in park FASTPASS distribution is a free service for Guests that visit each day. To use the paper tickets and not Disney MaxPass on your mobile device, you'll need to visit the FASTPASS distribution point near the entrance of the attraction.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions before your trip!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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