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  • On May 11, 2018
    Ellen from PA Asked

    Heading to Disneyland for the first time in Aug. and prepurchased MaxPass on our tickets. Knowing that you go through the gates to book your fastpasses and rope drop happens in the park so going through gate early, what time can you start booking them?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ellen!
     
    I am so glad you asked this question because using Disney MaxPass is one of my favorite things! Since your tickets already have the Disney MaxPass option added, make sure you have your tickets linked to your Disneyland app. You can do this by scanning the actual ticket or the ticket voucher into the app at any time (be sure to assign a name to each ticket at this step). This way, when you go to select your first FASTPASS, your FASTPASS party is pre-populated. You are correct that you can’t select your first FASTPASS until you are actually through the gates at either park. However, if they let Guests through the gates and hold them inside the park at a rope, you can select a FASTPASS while you wait for rope drop! This applies to regular admission openings and when the parks open for Extra Magic Hour/Magic Morning. As soon as your tickets are scanned, you can select your first FASTPASS via Disney MaxPass.
     
    While you may not need a FASTPASS right at rope drop because crowds are typically low, I suggest making a selection as soon as possible. Since you have a one-hour return time window, spend the first part of that window riding attractions that do not offer FASTPASS. Then at the end of your return time window, go ride the attraction, skipping the queue that build up while you were riding other things.
     
    Finally, keep your eye on the time when you can select your next FASTPASS. Make your next selection as soon as you are able and you will find yourself zipping around the parks riding multiple attractions with very little waiting.
     
    If you have any more questions, please stop by again. See ya real soon!
     
    -Linda
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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