Types of FASTPASS

The FASTPASS range of tickets is Disney’s way of making accessing the popular rides a little bit easier, the idea is that you can get a ticket for a ride to return at a set time and avoid either most or all of the queues. Of course, there is restrictions on which rides and when you can get a FASTPASS, but first we’ll go through the types available.

FASTPASS

  • Free for all park ticket holders.
  • It’s Ticketed
  • Only one FASTPASS at a time per park ticket.

The basic FASTPASS ticket can be used by anyone with a valid park ticket, by valid we mean that you’ve used the ticket to enter the park that day. a ticket must be collected from the FASTPASS ticket machines next to the entrance of the ride, on the ticket you’ll have a time period to return at to access the FASTPASS line. On the ticket is also the time when you’re able to get another FASTPASS ticket.

Super FASTPASS

  • Paid for option.
  • Split between “Family” and “Big Thrill” rides.
  • One time use FASTPASS with no tickets required.

Super FASTPASS gives a one time access for three rides in one of two categories; Family or Big Thrill. No need to grab a FASTPASS ticket from the machine all you need to do is turn up with your Super FASTPASS and access the queue.

One Time Ultimate FASTPASS

  • Paid for option.
  • One time use FASTPASS with no tickets required.
  • All FASTPASS rides.

Much like the Super FASTPASS but this covers all FASTPASS rides.

Unlimited Ultimate FASTPASS

  • Paid for option.
  • Unlimited FASTPASS with no tickets required.
  • All FASTPASS rides.

This level give you unlimited FASTPASS access to all the FASTPASS rides in both parks, want to ride Buzz again? Just walk back on. While a pricey option it gives you the freedom to repeatedly ride any attractions you like over and over again, without restriction.

Disney Hotel FASTPASS

  • Same features as the One Time Ultimate FASTPASS.
  • Only available for guests staying in the Disney’s Hotel New York Empire State Club, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Compass Club, and Disney’s Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest Club.

For people staying at Club level in the four keys hotels you get, essentially, a One Time Ultimate FASTPASS included in the cost of the booking.

Disney Hotel VIP FASTPASS

  • Same features as the Unlimited Ultimate FASTPASS.
  • Only available for guests staying in the Disney’s Hotel New York, Disney’s Newport Bay Club and Disney’s Sequoia Lodge suites, or Disneyland Hotel suites and Castle Club level.

For people staying in suites and Castle Club they get a Unlimited Ultimate FASTPASS to use.

Getting a FASTPASS Ticket

To get a FASTPASS ticket all you need to do is scan your Park Ticket on one of the  FASTPASS terminals near the entrance to the ride and you’ll provided with a one use FASTPASS ticket. The ticket has all the information you need; return time, when you can get your next FASTPASS ticket and the date it valid on. The return times in Disneyland Paris are not extremely strict, if you turn up a few minutes early or late and the queues are short then the cast member will usually let you on.

FASTPASS machines are only open from general park opening times, so people with access on Extra Magic Time can’t grab some early FASTPASS tickets.

Using A FASTPASS Ticket

Its simple to use your FASTPASS, at the time shown on the ticket head over to the FASTPASS queue entrance and hand over the ticket to the cast members and they’ll let you through. Depending on the ride you may skip all or most of the queue, with Buzz that means skipping right into the themeing part of the queue or with Star Tours right up and ready to board. 

Working The System

Its always worth checking out the queues before you enter the FASTPASS line, as the timeframe for a ticket can be quite long (30 minutes in most cases), so if you’re able to walk through the normal queue quickly then you might be able to use that pass later on or a rapid turnaround from the exit to the FASTPASS queue.

Another hint is that sometimes the queues and pass times perfectly align, in a busy period Star Tours can take 30 minutes even in the FASTPASS queue to get through, so before you enter grab another FASTPASS and by the time you exit the ride you can be straight back on, after picking up another pass that is.

If you hang around FASTPASS terminals  you may find people willing to trade passes, if people can’t make the time on the pass they might approach people to trade times.

Got Any Tips?

We’ve only scratched the surface here, do you have any essential tips for using FASTPASS tickets? Post them below!

 

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