Earlier today, Disney announced that FastPass will NOT return to Disney World or Disneyland Resort. MaxPass also will not return to Disneyland. Disney has indicated that both of those systems will be retired. But, two NEW, paid systems will take their place.
Hereof, are there still fast passes at Disney World?
Disney World visitors are no longer able to make reservations up to 60 days in advance as they could with FastPass+. Instead, the service allows them to make their first reservation at 7 a.m. on the day of their visit. Nor are they able to make more than one reservation at a time as they could with FastPass+.
Likewise, how much does it cost to buy a FastPass at Disney World?
Disney Genie+ costs $15 per day at Disney World. It provides access to what used to be referred to as FastPass lines and will apply to more than 40 attractions at Walt Disney World.
Is Disney FastPass+ free?
FastPass+ is a digital ticketing system that allows every ticket holder the opportunity to “skip-the-line” on three select attractions at one park per day. All forms of admission include the same amount of FastPasses, and they are completely free.
Digital FastPasses are free and included with every Disneyland ticket. MaxPass costs $20 per person per day and is a completely optional service. MaxPass allows you to schedule your FastPasses via the Disneyland app.
Get Fastpasses in Advance—Way in Advance
Perhaps the biggest difference between the old Fastpass program and FastPass+ was that guests could book ride times and other experiences in advance of their visit. Previously, the time tickets were only available in the parks on the day of their visit.
ORLANDO, Florida – Walt Disney World’s popular FastPass program has been replaced by a new, pricey option that allows guests to pay to bypass long lines at the parks’ most popular rides. Longtime fans, for the most part, are not pleased with the change.
First introduced in 1999 (though the idea of a ride reservation system was first introduced in world fairs), Fastpass allows guests to avoid long lines at the attractions on which the system is installed, freeing them to enjoy other attractions during their wait.
There are a number of reasons this has happened, but is primarily because the pool of Extra Magic Hours-eligible guests continues to increase. Walt Disney World has cut deals with third party hotels and also built several new Disney Vacation Club properties and otherwise added to its hotel room inventory.
Disney FastPass was temporarily suspended in March 2021 due to the pandemic, and through the fall, FastPass, FastPass+, and Disney MaxPass were gone completely. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, FastPass at Walt Disney World Resort will be replaced by a new service: the Genie app.