Fastpass service will not be available during the initial reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fastpass is a service offered by Disney Parks which essentially holds your place in the queue so you can go off to enjoy other attractions in the park. Fastpass is available for eight attractions in the parks.
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Buzz Lightyears Laser Blast
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
- Hyperspace Mountain
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
Walt Disney Studios Park:
- Ratatouille: The Adventure
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
All Ticket holder can use the free Fastpass service, subject to availability of course. Near each of the FASTPASS attractions you will find a FASTPASS distribution point. An electronic sign at the distribution point will let you know the current return times being distributed. These are 30 minute slots.
You will need to scan your ticket or pass (for each guest) to receive a paper FASTPASS for that return time. Keep this safe and go off to enjoy other attractions and activities in the parks.
When it gets to your return time bring your paper FASTPASS ticket for that attraction to the FASTPASS line. You may still have to wait a little in the FASTPASS line but it will be quicker than the standby queue. Each guest will need a paper FASTPASS ticket to enter the line.
Popular rides like Peter Pan and Ratatouille can run out of FASTPASS early in the day so we recommend going to get one early in the day. Personally I’m not one to rush to get on Peter Pan but thats for a different blog! One downfall of the paper FASTPASS system is you can’t choose a return time. You can only collect the one which is being distributed. This can mean it’s difficult to plan your day in the park if the time being distributed doesn’t fit with your plans. This might result in you having to zig zag the park a bit to fit in the FASTPASS reservations.
Paid FASTPASS (Super & Ultimate)
In addition to your park ticket, which comes with free FASTPASS (as described above), Disneyland Paris does offer various paid FASTPASS which essentially removes the need to get a paper FASTPASS, so you can head straight to the FASTPASS entrance.
Super FASTPASS packages are for three attractions per day and ultimate FASTPASS are for all the available FASTPASS attractions.
Super FASTPASS cost £39.58 in high season and £26.39 in low season and provides you with three fastpasses at set attractions in the parks. Two packages are on offer:
Family: Ratatouille, Peter Pan’s Flight and Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast.
Big Thrill: Hyperspace Mountain, Phantom Manor and Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
You can use FASTPASS on each of the three attraction once during the day.
Ultimate FASTPASS allows guest to use the FASTPASS line for all the available FASTPASS attractions.
One Time Access: Guests can use the FASTPASS on each attraction once during the day. This cost £79.16 during high season and £52.77 in low season.
Unlimited Access: Guests have unlimited access to all FASTPASS attractions throughout the day. The cost of this is £131.93 in high season and £105.54 during low season.
Basically I see very little reason so purchase any of these paid FASTPASS services. I generally have a rule that I wont wait more than 30 minutes for any attraction. Using a combination or monitoring wait times on the app and using the free FASTPASS system, I alway manage to get on everything I want (normally multiple times). Certainly neither of the Super FASTPASS packages seem worth it.
Super FASTPASS Family Package: Peter Pan is a nice story ride but I wouldn’t commit to waiting or spending money to get on it. Buzz Lightyear is a high capacity ride and you should be able to get on either with a free paper FASTPASS or with a short wait in standby at the right time of day. So that leaves Ratatouille which I would recommend heading to earlier in the day to see if you can either get on with a short wait or pick up a free paper FASTPASS. Please be aware that Buzz Lightyear is closing for refurbishment for 6 months in early 2020 and the replacement ride is Aladdins Flying Carpets, another attraction which you shouldn’t wait for or be paying money to get on!
Super FASTPASS Thrill Package: Tower of Terror is a very ‘Marmite’ attraction (we love it) so as a result it can have a very variable standby queue length. Sometimes it is long sometimes it is very low. I would be happy to risk standby or try and pick up a free paper FASTPASS for this one. Space Mountain, sorry Hyperspace Mountain, can also have a variable queue so again I would monitor wait times on the App or try and pick up a free paper FASTPASS or wait in standby. Phantom Manor generally does not have a long wait, we normally walk on or queue for 10 minutes on average. Phantom Manor replaced Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster as a paid FASTPASS in the Thrill package, yet Phantom Manor does not have a paper FASTPASS, probably because the low wait time doesn’t demand it. If they had replaced Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster with Big Thunder Mountain I might possibly consider this package on a very busy day, but as it stands I wont be recommending this.
Ultimate FASTPASS: This is very expensive! During high season which is basically every weekend plus school holidays the cost of the one time access pass is just a bit more than a flexible Super Magic day ticket. This will essentially double the cost of tickets for a one day visit. If you are visiting for more than one day you should not even consider this, you should only consider this if you know you can only visit for one day and you know this is going to be a super busy day. For a multi-day visit there should be plenty of opportunity to use low standby lines and the free paper FASTPASS system to get on everything you want without too much of a wait.