Following the lead of Disneyland Paris and the domestic Disney Parks, the Tokyo Disney Resort has announced it will soon be offering a paid FastPass-esque option called Disney Premier Access.
- The Tokyo Disney Resort has announced a new option called Disney Premier Access, which will allow guests to reserve rides on select attractions by paying an additional fee.
- Premier Access will launch in the official Tokyo Disney Resort App starting May 19th.
- Upon the services debut, two attractions will be offered:
- Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast (Tokyo Disneyland)
- Soaring: Fantastic Flight (Tokyo DisneySea)
- These reservations will come at a cost of 2,000 yen per access (currently around $15.50 USD).
- With the arrival of Premier Access, the former Standby Pass for Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast and Soaring: Fantastic Flight are no longer offered.
- However, regular standby lines remain available for both attractions.
- Closing out their press release, OLC stated “The two Parks will continue to operate with the goal of creating a seamless guest experience by reducing the daily capacity to a number lower than before the outbreak of COVID-19, and by introducing innovative services that will empower our guests to enjoy the Parks their way and continue to respond to guest needs.”
A Premier Access Primer:
- Not to be confused with the Disney+ feature that allowed viewers to watch first-run movies, Disney Premier Access first launched at Disneyland Paris in 2021 to replace the former FastPass system.
- With Premier Access at Disneyland Paris, guests could purchase a la carte access to select attractions for a variable fee.
- This system predates the somewhat similar Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane options that have since launched at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort.
- More recently, Disneyland Paris also announced the impending launch of Premier Access Ultimate, which will include one ride on all available Premier Access attractions for a single fee.