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  • On Dec 5, 2017
    Christine from NC Asked

    If I purchase tickets to Disneyland today for the end of December, can I book a Fastpass today for our trip?

    Hi, Christine!

    I am guessing you have traveled to Walt Disney World, and that you are accustomed to using My Disney Experience and booking your FastPass+ ahead of time. Those of us who travel to Walt Disney World in Florida have become quite the "plan ahead" type of travelers! Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park do not use this technology, and you simply will use their FASTPASS system where you make your selections as you go during your days in the parks. To compare, think back to the paper FastPasses that were used in Walt Disney World several years ago. 

    Now what is different for visits to the Disneyland Resort theme parks is the ability to upgrade to Disney MaxPass where you can book your FASTPASS times on the Disneyland Mobile App and not have to go to attraction kiosks to obtain your FASTPASS ticket return times. This saves having to dash around the park for your FASTPASS ticket, but there is a per day/per guest charge to upgrade to MaxPass. You can look at your options and decide if you prefer using the basic (complimentary) FASTPASS service, or upgrade to MaxPass. 

    What you can do ahead of time is make your dining reservations. Disneyland Resort restaurants accept reservations up to 60 days in advance and can easily be made online. Quick Service locations are just walk-up and do not require any type of reservations. 

    Have fun visiting "west coast" Mickey and enjoy exploring the Happiest Place on Earth!

    Cathy
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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