Slated to be added when Pirates of the Caribbean returned to the Disneyland Resort with the new auction scene on June 8th, 2018, the delayed addition of FastPass and MaxPass services were finally set to launch in early August at the classic attraction. Now Disney has completely halted those plans.
While Pirates of the Caribbean has a pretty high capacity for guests, the queue has been strained in recent years and it is not abnormal to see it stretch through most of the waterfront area in New Orleans Square. The addition of FastPass and MaxPass would try to alleviate this issue, giving guests an opportunity to ride outside of waiting in the standby line. Disney has now decided this may not work out as planned and has indefinitely suspended plans to add the time-saving service to the boat ride.
Now, this doesn’t mean it will never happen, but it does seem unlikely anytime soon at least.