Disneyland announced today that they will be adding both additional Fastpass locations at some attractions as well as adding the new MaxPass which is similar to Disney World’s Fastpass+ program. Fastpass, which was introduced in 1999 at Disneyland, gives guests the ability to go to a kiosk near the attraction and pick up a ticket to return later and ride with little to no wait. The system at Disneyland originally started with just four rides and has since been expanded to 16. Now they will be adding Fastpass kiosks at Toy Story Mania in California Adventure Park and to Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland Park.
The announcement also included the first details of a new program that appears to be called MaxPass that is coming to Disneyland. This program sounds like it will function like Fastpass+ at Disney World in many ways, although there are some notable differences. In Disney’s words MaxPass will…
…allow guests to maximize their experience by providing unlimited downloads of their high-resolution Photopass images and by enabling the convenience of mobile booking and redemption of Disney FASTPASS return times – all by using the Disneyland app.
Again, the system appears to function much like Fastpass+ at Disney World with two exceptions. First, as you read above it will also include unlimited downloads of Photopass photos taken in the park. The second major difference is that MaxPass service will not be free. The initial cost will be $10 a day, although the press release does not mention if that is per person, we would assume that would be the case. The announcement also says that annual pass holders will have a chance to purchase MaxPass either for a day at a time or on a yearly basis. Finally, the press release is sure to mention that the current Fastpass system that utilizes the kiosks at the rides will be staying in place and will continue to be free after the introduction of MaxPass.
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