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RUMOR: “Disney Premier Access” Paid Service Replacing FastPass at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort Soon

This morning, it was confirmed that Disneyland Paris would be retiring free FastPasses and replacing them with Disney Premier Access (not to be confused with Disney+ Premier Access). It seems likely that this service will also come to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort soon.

Guests can choose to purchase Disney Premier Access via the Disneyland Paris App, or at select locations inside the parks. They can then use the digital service to book an assigned time slot for some attractions and skip the standby queue. Prices vary from 8€ to 15€ ($9.46 to $17.74) per person per ride, depending on the attraction and day of use.

Walt Disney World is leaning more on the My Disney Experience App with the recent launch of MagicMobile Pass, allowing guests to use their smartphone as their entry ticket. It makes sense that this would later extend to FastPass use.

FastPasses have yet to return to either Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. Some FastPass machines have even been removed at Disney California Adventure, so it’s possible they may not return at all.

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John Ford Jr
John Ford Jr
28 days ago

We all knew it was inevitable, for better or for worse is in the eye of the beholder at any given time.

free please
free please
28 days ago
Reply to  John Ford Jr

It’s only inevitable if people don’t speak up!

Daniel
Daniel
28 days ago
Reply to  free please

They don’t care about words. They only care about money. Yet the polls say the super rich want nothing to do with Disney. Probably because they are smart with their money.

Billclinton
Billclinton
28 days ago
Reply to  Daniel

The super rich love this stuff. The higher prices keep the peasants out.

Andy
Andy
27 days ago
Reply to  Billclinton

Nah, we don’t.

A deluxe with less amenities than a than a mid-tier JW or Regency? No thanks.

I love disney, but disney world is a gross overpriced dirty mess. It’s Japan for me.

Business class there, stay at Miracosta, and enjoy the cleanliness and actual top notch service for a theme park.

Sincerely,
Me- who is maybe not super rich. But pretty damn wealthy.

free please
free please
27 days ago
Reply to  Daniel

They just pay to go when they want with ambassadors and special privileges…they don’t want to muck around with the rest of us pedestrians

Adam
Adam
28 days ago

That price per ride is a little much. It would be easier to swallow as a lump sum you paid for access to every ride. I guess if you pick and choose the heavy hitters known for long waits, it may be worth it.

Rob
Rob
28 days ago
Reply to  Adam

Agreed, a per-ride cost seems terrible, would be much better if they just copied Universal and did a flat fee for all. Much easier to swallow than paying like $60 bucks for a family to cut one line. But Disney will certainly make more money this way.

Joe
Joe
28 days ago
Reply to  Rob

Prob is then the line is long because so many people have it

Jeff
Jeff
14 days ago
Reply to  Joe

Exactly this ! If you don’t spread this out over more rides, then everyone is paying $20 to wait 3 hours for Tron, compared 8 hours or not riding at all.

jeff
jeff
28 days ago
Reply to  Adam

bro thats easy money

DisDad
DisDad
28 days ago

No, please no. All I want is to be able to enjoy 3 rides with my 2 year old. Not roller coasters or thrill rides – just some of the less popular attractions with minimal to no wait.

That is what FastPass+ offered and this seemingly does not.

This is great news for those with unlimited money and people who have just loved standing in standby lines, though.

Joseph Kastner
Joseph Kastner
28 days ago

Pressler 2.0

Nickle and dime while adding no value.

Bang up job Josh. Bang up job

Hoss
Hoss
28 days ago

Pretty soon only the rich will be able to go to the parks……

Rich
Rich
28 days ago
Reply to  Hoss

That’s not the case now?

Last edited 28 days ago by Rich
Carol
28 days ago
Reply to  Hoss

No we working class stiffs will save for Disney when we want save for our children’s futures.

Lisa
Lisa
28 days ago

I dont see it being pre ride makes no sense i could see for the trip or day ..

michael
michael
28 days ago

this seems like a good idea gone wrong. Universal basically has a all access fast pass (with repeat option) for a reasonable price and they still make plenty on it by limiting the number of them per day. If you are decent size family and want to use this on even a few rides at Disney, this would cost more than one all access fast pass at Universal. Feels like the wrong decision.

Gamble
Gamble
28 days ago
Reply to  michael

The only logic I can see in it, is if a family truly only cares about skipping the line on 1-2 rides max, it works out cheaper. Basically guaranteeing you can ride the one you most value, but having regular standby for the rest.

Kathmandont
Kathmandont
26 days ago
Reply to  Gamble

Um, Gamble? I wanna ride ALL the rides. In 2014, we were able to finagle and ride all but 2 rides in MK with 2 kids.

abdul khan
abdul khan
28 days ago

this kinda seems like the Return of the A,B,C,D,E ride ticket books, but instead of prices in Cents, you now pay same in Dollars. Timing is perfect, they could say its for the 50th. Harping on your nostalgia .
Nevertheless this will provide a much deserved luxury experience for those high rollers that dont want to wait in lines.

Last edited 28 days ago by abdul khan
Anna c
Anna c
28 days ago
Reply to  abdul khan

Much deserved? Ok. This is ridiculous.

jeff
jeff
28 days ago
Reply to  Anna c

ill pay for it you stand in line while i drop 30k at disney :)))

Daniel
Daniel
28 days ago
Reply to  abdul khan

Get real. Disney will will always be a hot crowded sweaty mess with rude people pushing you. The more they charge, the more crowded it gets. The polls say the super rich want nothing to do with Disney. They are smart with their money.

Judi
Judi
28 days ago
Reply to  Daniel

We need to realize that the new goal is the bottom line. They have been bad mouthing the local residents for years making passes unaffordable. Rest In Peace, Disney Magic.

Lynne Campo
Lynne Campo
26 days ago
Reply to  abdul khan

Except with the E ticket etc, you got into the park completely free. Then you could buy a book of tickets or singles for different rides. Or you could just go on the free rides, yes there were awesome free rides, shop, eat, and enjoy Disney World absolutely free.

Brian
Brian
28 days ago

That’s a fast pass for me. I can only be nickel and dimed so far.

jeff
jeff
28 days ago
Reply to  Brian

broke

Cindy
Cindy
28 days ago

Somehow I am not feeling the need to pay twice for an attraction after already buying a very expensive admission ticket. Talk about nickel and diming one to death.

jeff
jeff
28 days ago
Reply to  Cindy

you didnt pay for the ride you paid for the admission….loool

mis
mis
28 days ago

we went to mickey’s very merry christmas once. it was so crowded because disney oversold the event badly. i wonder how long until this new special service you have to buy will become the same thing? oversold and you still wait in long lines. and pay for the privilege.

Billclinton
Billclinton
28 days ago
Reply to  mis

Disney is creating solutions to problems they intentionally create. The parks should be open from 8am to midnight every day with all the demand there is but that would make it easy for people to actually get on rides without paying more.

Jeffrey Glenn
Jeffrey Glenn
28 days ago

Absolutely NOT a fan of this! You can’t claim to be special and then follow Universal, Sea World and others in cash grabs like this.

jeff
jeff
28 days ago
Reply to  Jeffrey Glenn

bro then dont use it lmao

Carol
28 days ago
Reply to  jeff

No name calling please just a fun conversation 🙂

Nick
Nick
28 days ago

Right now with limited capacity the standby queues are not to terrible in a lot of peoples opinion. When capacity returns to normal and the standby line gets to waits over 3 and 4 hours, a huge bottleneck will occur. People will then wish for fastpass to return. Disney will need to do something to alleviate this type of situation. Since they have been getting rid of a lot of other experiences to absorb people, like live and/or impromptu entertainment (i.e. British Revolution, World Showcase players, etc.), they will need to do something like bring fastpass back to help alleviate… Read more »

Jeremy
Jeremy
28 days ago

This is an expected move, especially to recover from the losses due to closure during pandemic. My one thought is that I hope Disney adds fastpass options into the annual passes so they are paid ahead of time.

sup
sup
28 days ago
Reply to  Jeremy

Why do consumers have to pay for something we didn’t cause. Disney fastpass is suppose to be a perk for staying on property. You must work for Bob C. himself.

AdvntrSkr
AdvntrSkr
27 days ago
Reply to  sup

Fastpass has never been a perk for staying on property… do you mean extra magic hours?? Because I think you are confused. From the beginning it was openly available for anyone that bought a park ticket and extremely useful if you knew how to exploit the advantages the FP system could give you with some pre-planning.

sup
sup
28 days ago

Bob Chapek has totally ruined Disney World. 9th in rating of fav. place to vacation. That’s disgusting. Now its rumored he wants us to pay 10-20 bucks a ride??? I have been an avid Disney fan for years. I am not questioning Mickey. Its that crap filled CEO that has taken a number one vacation spot, removed the magic and added the $$$ and made Disney fall to 9th place. If he really wants to get rid of fast pass, he should grow a pair and tell Americans outright so we can cancel vacations and go else where. Sea World… Read more »

Sean
Sean
28 days ago
Reply to  sup

It was the reason to stay on Disney property. The fast pass was a benefit for paying more to stay on compared to staying off property. Now it’s an added fee? Widening the gap between who can and who cannot afford the experience. Not what Walt ever intended.

Rich
Rich
28 days ago
Reply to  Sean

I have a feeling premier access unlimited will be included with certain hotel stays which will be like $1000/night lol. So I think if you can afford that you’ll be fine.

Billclinton
Billclinton
28 days ago
Reply to  Rich

Rich people can already pay for vip tours to skip the lines

Gamble
Gamble
28 days ago
Reply to  Sean

You could do fastpass without staying onsite

Julia
Julia
28 days ago
Reply to  Gamble

Not for the good rides because you couldn’t book 60 days out

eddr
eddr
27 days ago
Reply to  Gamble

Not initially… and then only on the day of once you bought your park pass. Just another example of how they take away from annual passholders and those who pay to stay on site

Gina
Gina
23 days ago
Reply to  Gamble

Not originally.

Julia
Julia
28 days ago
Reply to  Sean

Right,! I can’t imagine why anyone would ever stay on property ever now. There is zero benefit.

T. Spradling
T. Spradling
27 days ago
Reply to  Sean

Fast pass was available to all, but extended hours was only available for those who stayed on grounds. In the beginning there was a minimal cost so lines where short and no small children as parents did not want to pay for them. But there where extra hours that did not cost anything for the small ines.

Then it was open to all who stay on grounds at no additionalcost. Sadly there are parents dragging tired crying children who need to be in bed now so extended hours tend to be crowded to.

Joseph Kastner
Joseph Kastner
28 days ago
Reply to  sup

Don’t forget Joshy boy. He was supposed to be the chosen one everybody raved about. He is in charge of all parks now

Billclinton
Billclinton
28 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Kastner

Chapek is a power hungry person. If Josh questioned chapels authority and decisions he would probably be fired and I think he knows that.

sup
sup
27 days ago
Reply to  Billclinton

I agree old Bob has got to go. American people need to petition board of directors to remove him. He is ruining everything.

sup
sup
28 days ago

so no early or late hours, no fast pass or Disney dining. What exactly does that leave for perks for staying on property???? This is wrong Mr. Chapek. Just wrong.

Joseph Kastner
Joseph Kastner
28 days ago
Reply to  sup

Don’t forget Joshy boy

Kat
Kat
28 days ago
Reply to  sup

Also no magical express (free bussing to and from the airport to the hotels) starting next year

Chris Kinney
Chris Kinney
28 days ago

Pretty soon, WDW will only cater to the super-rich. It’s already a small fortune to get there, then to pay per ride to avoid an hours long wait? Although there are sightings of FastPass kiosks uncovered in Disney World, with some even turned on, so hope is not lost yet. Now they just need to fix Rise of the Resistance so it’s not a lotto as to who gets to ride!

Last edited 28 days ago by Chris Kinney
Daniel
Daniel
28 days ago
Reply to  Chris Kinney

According to polls, the super rich want nothing to do with Disney. Yet Disney only wants the super rich to visit.

sup
sup
27 days ago
Reply to  Chris Kinney

it will probably just cater to people living near Disney World that don’t have to take vacation time, pay plane tickets and hotels. Time to call for Chapek to be removed.

David Geiser
David Geiser
28 days ago

Discontinued uses of the free fast pass is just another example of making WDW, and it’s other properties, just for the upper crust of Society. It’s expensive enough to just get in, then they add a surcharge for their “MagicMoble Pass”. At a cost of $9.46 to $17.74 a person per ride. This is just a money grab by Disney to make up for the money they lost during Covid. It’s not fair to the less fortunate of us you barely have enough money to go to Disney as it is and then add this on top of it. It’s… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
28 days ago
Reply to  David Geiser

According to polls, the super rich want nothing to do with Disney World, yet that is who they cater to.

Gamble
Gamble
28 days ago
Reply to  Daniel

Bro we get it. The super rich don’t want to go “according to polls”. You don’t have to spam it everywhere.

Billclinton
Billclinton
27 days ago
Reply to  Gamble

The reason the prices are going up is the same concept as the whales who ruin games with pay to win. I have talked to people on message boards who love the trend of Disney increasing prices because they want to keep other people out and can afford whatever cost no matter what. Apparently there are enough rich people going to Disney regardless of what some polls say.

Gamble
Gamble
27 days ago
Reply to  Billclinton

Yes this is probably true. The problem is it creates a cancerous decline that onsets slowly. It starts with losing goodwill, then becomes resentment. And then after a generation that cherished the old Disney parks is gone or aged out too far, the new generations don’t care about the parks history as it holds no special place for them. Thus they start putting their money elsewhere. And it’s at THAT point that Disney will regret it. But it’s a generation away, so the current leadership doesn’t care.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
26 days ago
Reply to  Gamble

Gamble, you are absolutely correct! Disney will tread just fine with the latest money-grabbing and “woke” moves they are making at their parks. However, since my kids will not have the affinity for Disney that I did growing up and going to the parks in the 90s, their generation will not care and the Disney brand will eventually fade. Already has begun, but it’s a slow decline.

free please
free please
28 days ago

Booo!
That’s diametrically opposed to the mission behind Walt Disney – he wanted AFFORDABLE family entertainment.

sup
sup
27 days ago
Reply to  free please

Chapek doesn’t care about Walt or his dream. He is laughing as he is collecting the $$$. Chapek knows Americans will take out a second loan on their house to pay for Halloween tickets. Sucks. Its time to get board of directors to remove Chapek before Disney is totally obsolete.

Brent
Brent
28 days ago

This is just stupid. When FP was first introduced, Disney leaders were overjoyed to find that a secondary thing that happened was that people would tend to gravitate around the attraction before their FP time and they were spending more money at gift shops and food. If they do away with it for this mess, they won’t have that anymore. One other thing- will they only offer this to resort guests? One of the attractions of staying on property is the early access to FP. If I don’t get that anymore, I don’t need to stay on property. I haven’t… Read more »