This week, Disneyland rolled out a brand new upgrade to fast pass: digital scanning! This is the first step in preparing for the MaxPass system, which will be arriving in the park sometime in the near future.
Paper tickets are not going away. Instead, when you scan your ticket or annual pass, you’ll get a nearly identical looking ticket that serves as a reminder card, with your return window. To redeem your fast pass, you just need to scan your ticket or annual pass at a kiosk instead of handing a ticket to a cast member.
The system works exactly the same way; you’ll have a one-hour window to skip the standby line. But an added feature of the digital system includes a change to the delays for fast pass. Before, all fast pass tickets would have a return time at least 40 minutes after the time you went to get it. That policy still stands for the park’s most popular fast passes:
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission – BREAKOUT!
- Indiana Jones
- Radiator Springs Racers
- Soarin’ Around The World
- Space Mountains
- Splash Mountain
- Toy Story Midway Mania!
But for all other fast passes, this rule doesn’t seem to apply anymore. Guests are reporting getting fast passes for a window 5 minutes away in some cases! This isn’t something you need to proactively worry about as a park guest, but it’s an interesting change that will enable you to use more fast passes per day.
So far, Disney still hasn’t released the start date of the MaxPass system. Stay tuned!