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  • On Dec 17, 2018
    Jen from IL Asked

    Can I sign up for fast passes prior to our arrival if we are staying at a Disneyland resort?

    Welcome, Jen!

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. How exciting that you will be staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel! To me, nothing beats staying on property where the magic doesn't have to end when you leave the parks. These hotels feature great decor, Disney details, delicious dining, fantastic pools, and of course great benefits like Extra Magic Hour and merchandise delivery.

    It sounds to me like you might be familiar with FastPass+ at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida where you can make FastPass+ selections before your trip and even earlier if staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. Disney FASTPASS at the Disneyland Resort works a little differently. You will not have to book or make any FASTPASS selections prior to your arrival. All FASTPASS distribution starts the morning the parks open each day. This means everyone has an equal chance of picking up FASTPASSES for popular and must-do attractions. There are two ways to obtain a FASTPASS once you enter the parks. For no extra charge, you can walk to an attraction, scan your park ticket, and get a FASTPASS return time linked to your ticket. You will also be given a paper reminder of when your return time is for this attraction as well as when you can make your next FASTPASS selection. The other way to make FASTPASS selections is by adding Disney MaxPass through the Disneyland app on your mobile device once your park ticket is linked to the app. This paid feature allows you to digitally select your FASTPASS return times one at a time throughout the day. This will save you so much time as you won't need to walk to make your FASTPASS selections. It will by far maximize your visit allowing you to experience the most attractions with very little wait time. Disney MaxPass also includes all Disney PhotoPass downloads taken on days when it is purchased.

    I hope this helps, and have a magical day!
    -Jennifer
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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