Disneyland Paris have today announced that from 6th October 2020 they’ll be introducing a ‘Standby Pass’ within their park app.
Similar to how the virtual queues work in Walt Disney World, guests will need to request a standby ticket from within the app, and will then be given a 30-minute window to return to the ride. Cast Members will then scan the QR code on the standby ticket and allow guests to join the physical ride queue.
The physical queue will be the normal ride queue, which means guests will need to check what the wait time says on the actual ride / in the app to know how long the wait will be.
The standby pass will be used initially on Crush’s Coaster, but there are plans for this to be rolled out across both parks. Future rides to feature a standby pass include Dumbo, Peter Pan’s Flight, Big Thunder Mountain, Hyperspace Mountain, Autopia, Tower of Terror and Ratatouille.
Whilst Disneyland Paris have said this is in response to Covid-19 and a way to limit the number of people in a queue, if this is successful there are bound to be more calls for electronic, app-based Fast Passes. Is this the start of a more digital focussed Disneyland Paris? Let’s hope so!