CONFIRMED: Disneyland Paris Retires Free FastPass Service and Introduces Paid “Disney Premier Access” for 8€ A Ride
Disneyland Paris has confirmed our rumor that Disney Premier Access is coming to the resorts two theme parks, replacing free FastPass services with a paid offering. Today’s announcement also includes other new digital services for guests.
Disneyland Paris is helping guests maximize the fun and minimize the wait with a host of digital enhancements on the Disneyland Paris App, among them a new Food Hub, new Disney Premier Access service and new digital features at resort hotels.
Starting with Resort Hotels, a new Online Check-in feature will allow guests to start registration from their phones and get a text message when their room is ready, a great way to reduce waiting time and enjoy all that the Resort has to offer. More tech features are available at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, such as Super Hero Station Mobile Booking which is available exclusively for guests staying at this hotel to reserve an epic moment with Spider-Man.
On the Disneyland Paris App, guests can soon test new features for an enhanced dining experience, such as a “Food Hub” which allows anyone to conveniently search and book Disney-operated restaurants based on useful criteria such as type of cuisine or meal plans accepted. With the app, guests can book and plan their culinary experience months in advance.
The complimentary Standby Pass which debuted on the Disneyland Paris App last October has also returned. Standby Pass allows guests to spend part of their wait time for select attractions outside of the physical queue line, although it does not provide immediate access to an attraction. This service can be activated during certain periods of the day, subject to availability and dependent on day-to-day needs in the parks. When activated, guests can use the Disneyland Paris App to book a time slot to enter the physical queue line of an attraction and return to stand in the queue at that time.
Additionally, guests can choose to purchase Disney Premier Access on the Disneyland Paris App when it launches this Summer. This optional digital service allows guests to enjoy the ability to skip the regular queue line for some of our most beloved attractions, including a mix of thrill-rides, Disney classics and experiences for the whole family. From anywhere inside the parks, guests can use the App to book an assigned time slot for select attractions, with prices at launch from 8€-15€ per person per ride depending on the attraction and day of use. Guests without a smartphone can also purchase Disney Premier Access at select locations in the parks. By choosing Disney Premier Access, guests have the option for more flexibility in planning their day and will be able to spend even more time enjoying attractions, shows and so much more.
Initial attractions will include:
Big Thunder Mountain
Peter Pan’s Flight
Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy
As Disneyland Paris continues to assess many aspects of their business and make changes where they are needed for both the current environment and the future of the resort, the addition of Standby Pass and Disney Premier Access will provide alternative services for our guests and the previous FASTPASS service at Disneyland Paris will not be returning.