5 Common Disney MaxPass and FASTPASS Questions Answered
Are you joining us for a Dance the Magic Event at the Disneyland Resort in California? Then continue reading for how to get the most out of your days in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Whether this will be your first time to the Disneyland Resort, or you’re a seasoned pro, taking advantage of the Disney FASTPASS and Disney MaxPass system is an easy way to maximize your time enjoying the Disneyland Resort.
What is Disney FASTPASS Service?
Disney FASTPASS Service allows you to spend less time waiting in line for some of the most popular attractions in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in order to make the most out of your visit. FASTPASS is available to anyone with valid theme park admission. However, the number of FASTPASSES available are limited in quantity and number of attractions and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Disney FASTPASS Service is currently offered at the following attractions:
*Disney FASTPASS Service and Disney MaxPass will not be available for the attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
- Haunted Mansion
- Indiana Jones™ Adventure
- “it’s a small world”
- Matterhorn Bobsleds
- Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Disney California Adventure Park
- Goofy’s Sky School
- Grizzly River Run
- Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
- Radiator Springs Racers
- Soarin’ Around the World
- Toy Story Midway Mania!
- World of Color
How do I use Disney FASTPASS Service?
Currently, there are two ways to take advantage of Disney FASTPASS Service. You can either use your theme park admission ticket at the designated FASTPASS Distribution points near the entrance of FASTPASS eligible attractions (subject to availability), or you may use Disney MaxPass (available for purchase) to make digital FASTPASS selections via the Disneyland Mobile App.
The traditional Disney FASTPASS Service is available to all guests with valid theme park admission, subject to availability. To secure a FASTPASS return time, visit the FASTPASS Distribution point for the eligible attraction and enter your Disneyland Resort admission ticket. You will receive a FASTPASS return receipt for a specific window of time. When the Return-Time window arrives, just head to the FASTPASS Return entrance of the attraction and scan the same Disneyland Resort admission ticket you used at the FASTPASS Distribution point and you’re ready to enjoy a popular Disneyland Resort Attraction with minimal wait time.
If you opt to add on Disney MaxPass to your Dance the Magic ticket, you can do so once you arrive to the Disneyland Resort via the Disneyland Mobile App. MaxPass is currently priced at $15 per day, per ticket.
Does my Dance the Magic ticket include MaxPass?
MaxPass is not included with your Dance the Magic ticket. However, both performers and guests are able to purchase MaxPass from the Disneyland Mobile App to add even more customization to your Disneyland Resort visit. It is encouraged to check the day’s FASTPASS availability on the Disneyland Mobile App prior to purchasing Disney MaxPass as Disney MaxPass is nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you are not going to be purchasing Disney MaxPass, you are able to use Disney FASTPASS Service by visiting the FASTPASS Distribution Points at select attractions. As a reminder, FASTPASS selections are limited and availability is not guaranteed, with or without Disney MaxPass.
Why should I add Disney MaxPass instead of just using Disney FASTPASS Service?
Digitally selecting FASTPASSES allows you to further maximize your time at the Disneyland Resort. From the Disneyland Mobile App you are able to select your next FASTPASS from anywhere, without having to walk to a FASTPASS Distribution point at the selected attraction. If your plans change, you’re also able to cancel a selection as well. Besides being able to make and change FASTPASS selections via the Disneyland Mobile App, you will also receive unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads for the days you have purchased MaxPass. This includes photos from select attractions, select dining locations, as well as Magic Shots with Disney PhotoPass photographers from around the Disneyland Resort.
Is Disney MaxPass the same as FastPass+
While Disney MaxPass and FastPass+ seem like similar systems in their design, they are not the same program. Disney MaxPass is exclusive to the Disneyland Resort and FastPass+ is utilized exclusively at the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney MaxPass is used to make day-of FASTPASS selections via the Disneyland Mobile App. Currently, the Disneyland Resort does not offer an option to make FASTPASS selections in advance of your visit, the way you can in Walt Disney World.
For additional information and for any questions you have regarding Disney FASTPASS Service and Disney MaxPass at the Disneyland Resort, please visit the Disneyland Resort website directly.
*Information is current as of 3/19/19. Information and offering subject to change without notice at Disney’s discretion.
We can’t wait for you to join us at an upcoming Dance the Magic event!