Tokyo Disney Resort Re-Introducing Free Line Skipping, Retiring ‘FastPass’ Name & System

Spencer Lloyd

Tokyo Disney Resort Re-Introducing Free Line Skipping, Retiring ‘FastPass’ Name & System

Tokyo Disney Resort will become the only Disney park around the world to reintroduce free line skipping similar to FastPass after the COVID-19 pandemic later this summer.

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The new Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Priority Pass will be available from an undetermined date this summer as a limited time offering. Guests who use Priority Pass do not need to pay, and available attractions will include those which were formerly covered by FastPass but are not using Disney Premier Access now.

The following attractions will offer the Priority Pass:

Tokyo Disneyland

  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  • Space Mountain
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Pooh’s Hunny Hunt
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek

Tokyo DisneySea

  • Aquatopia
  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Turtle Talk
  • Nemo & Friends SeaRider
  • The Magic Lamp Theater
  • Raging Spirits

Attractions currently covered under the Disney Premier Access upcharge service — Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast, The Happy Ride with Baymax, and Splash Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland, as well as Soaring: Fantastic Flight, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Tower of Terror, and Toy Story Mania at Tokyo DisneySea — will remain as individual purchases similar to Individual Lightning Lanes at the domestic parks.

Additionally, the Oriental Land Company noted that the Disney FastPass service has indeed ended permanently at Tokyo Disney Resort as of February 28, 2020.

While a release date, end date, and further details on how guests will obtain Priority Passes has not been released, we do know the system will begin later this summer. Stay tuned for further details as this story develops.

Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary

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Main Street of World Bazaar at Tokyo Disneyland welcomes guests with multiple layers of colorful “Dream Garlands.” The beautiful presence of the “Dream Garland,” which are displayed throughout Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, emphasize the connection between each area of the Parks.

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The “Dream Garland” is a special decoration and symbol embodying the 40th Anniversary theme, which is found across the Parks. It represents the notion that guests, Cast Members and Disney friends are connected, like pieces of garland, and can all celebrate the 40th Anniversary together in grand fashion.

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Cinderella Castle, which has welcomed guests as the symbol of Tokyo Disneyland for 40 years, is decorated with the commemorative number “40.” After dark, guests can enjoy seeing the banners around the castle glow — as if sprinkled by pixie dust.

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Tokyo Disneyland launched a brand-new daytime parade, “Disney Harmony in Color,” for the anniversary. Themed to a “harmonious world of colors,” the parade showcases themes of adventure, courage, family bonds and friendship through various stories from Disney and Pixar films. The finale features a magnificent float that will take guests on a journey to a harmonious world of vibrant colors that is filled with dreams. Mickey Mouse and many other well-known Disney friends, including characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia and Pixar’s Coco, also make an appearance.

Watch a video of the new parade above.

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The festive atmosphere of the 40th Anniversary at Tokyo Disney Resort adds to the excitement of “Club Mouse Beat,” where Mickey Mouse and his friends give dynamic performances set to hip-hop, Latin, pops, and other musical styles. In the show’s finale, the 40th Anniversary theme song plays as Mickey Mouse and the Disney friends appear in their anniversary fashions, further livening up the festive mood.

Are you celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Tokyo Disneyland? Let us know in the comments below!