If you’ve been to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, then you know that the two parks operate their FastPass systems very differently. While planning for WDW, you can make your choices online 60 days before your arrival, however at Disneyland, you must go to a FastPass kiosk for each individual ride once you are inside the parks to receive a paper FastPass ticket with a return time. 16 rides at Disneyland currently offer FastPasses.
There have been rumors for a while now that FastPass+ has been a future possibility for Disneyland, and it seems it is finally coming true, even if it isn’t how we imagined it would be put into action.
Disneyland is now offering a separate paid FastPass/PhotoPass option for an introductory rate of $10/day. This new MaxPass allows guests to use the Disneyland App to view and download all of their PhotoPass photos as well as choose FastPass times for both The Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland Park and Toy Story Midway Mania in Disney California Adventure.
Rest assured, however, that you can still get FREE FastPasses for those two attractions by visiting the kiosks for those rides, but you will get paper FastPass tickets and not be able to use your app to choose and redeem those FastPass choices.
No further details or start date (other than “later this year”) have been given for this new MaxPass, but as soon as we know more we will be sure to update you.
What do you think of having to pay for FastPass for The Matterhorn Bobsleds and Toy Story Midway Mania?
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