It sounds like Shanghai Disney Resort is getting their own version of MaxPass. The service, which allows guests to book Fastpasses on their phone, launched at Disneyland in July and costs $10. It appears that the service will complimentary in Shanghai while they will keep their paid Disney Premiere Access program.
This fall, guests visiting Shanghai Disneyland will be able to reserve digital fastpass tickets for participating attractions on their mobile phones from anywhere within the theme park through the Shanghai Disneyland app.
“At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we continue to build on our legacy of innovation to take the entire Disney guest experience to another level and provide new ways for our guests to make the most of their visit,” said Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “Since the opening of Shanghai Disneyland in 2016, the response to our world-class attractions and entertainment has been overwhelming. The introduction of the digital Fastpass service in the world’s largest mobile market is part of our ongoing commitment to providing Chinese guests with opportunities to further customize their experience and make it even easier to create unforgettable memories with their families and friends.”
Guests will continue to enjoy the Disney Fastpass service at no additional cost but in a more efficient and flexible way. Instead of hurrying to designated Guest Services locations, guests will soon be able to obtain a digital Disney Fastpass ticket through the official Shanghai Disney Resort app. After entering the theme park, guests can associate their activated ticket with the app, and then follow the instructions to view, select and reserve a digital Disney Fastpass, as well as check the designated return time. Once at the Disney Fastpass entrance of their selected attraction, guests can simply present the QR code on their device or park ticket for scanning. After the validation of the Fastpass as well as the photo identification associated with guests’ park ticket, guests will then be able to enjoy the faster access to the fun.
Along with the digitalization of Disney Fastpass, Disney Premier Access, launched earlier this year, will also be available for purchase through the app from anywhere within the park, while supplies last each day. Disney Premier Access allows guests to enjoy faster access to participating attractions anytime during their visit.
Seven attractions in Shanghai Disneyland offer complimentary Disney Fastpass and paid Disney Premier Access:
- Soaring Over the Horizon in Adventure Isle
- Roaring Rapids in Adventure Isle
- TRON Lightcycle Power Run in Tomorrowland
- Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue in Tomorrowland
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in Fantasyland
- Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland
Guests will continue to have the option of obtaining a Disney Fastpass ticket at Fastpass kiosks located in each land’s Guest Services, just as they do today. After scanning their park ticket at the Fastpass kiosk, their park ticket will automatically be linked with a digital Disney Fastpass to their selected attraction. At the Fastpass entrance of their selected attraction, guests can scan their park ticket to enjoy faster access.