Premier Access at Disneyland Paris, the upcharge way of experiencing individual attractions with little to no wait at the European Parks has begun soft openings, and though the service can be great for a few attractions, we’ve already noticed how quickly the cost of this new method will add up.

What’s Happening:

  • We’re at Disneyland Paris today and trying out the new Premier Access option of gaining entry to some of the Disneyland Paris Resort’s most popular attractions during their soft opening before the official debut on August 5th.
  • This optional digital service allows guests to enjoy the ability to skip the regular queue line for some of the most beloved attractions, including a mix of thrill-rides, Disney classics, and experiences for the whole family.
  • From anywhere inside the parks, guests can use the App to book an assigned time slot for select attractions, with prices at launch starting at 8€ per person per ride depending on the attraction and day of use. Guests without a smartphone can also purchase Disney Premier Access at select locations in the parks. By choosing Disney Premier Access, guests have the option for more flexibility in planning their day and will be able to spend even more time enjoying attractions, shows and so much more.
  • We noticed today that the prices range from €8 – €15 per person, per attraction. This means that for one attraction, a family of four that wants to skip the wait for say, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror will now pay €60 extra for quick access, and an additional €48 if they wanted to experience Ratatouille: The Adventure nearby with no wait, adding up to an additional over €100 just to experience two attractions with little wait.  
  • We were able to try out the new service for ourselves on Hyperspace Mountain. Entry with Premier Access for this attraction cost 9€, and though the standby wait time was only 30 minutes, we were able to get an immediate time slot for the thrill attraction. It should be noted however, that (at press time) the two lines merged early on, and though the wait for Premier Access was definitely less than the posted 30 minutes, there was still about approximately 10 minutes of waiting.

  • Disneyland Paris says that they will continue to assess many aspects of the business and make changes where they are needed for both the current environment and the future of our resort, with the addition of Standby Pass and Disney Premier Access providing alternative services for our guests and the previous FASTPASS service at Disneyland Paris will NOT be returning.

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