Priority Pass will be required to meet Mickey Mouse on his birthday this year at Tokyo Disney Resort. The service was introduced earlier this year as a replacement for FastPass and for the 40th anniversary celebration.
Priority Pass Required for Mickey Meet and Greets
On November 18, 2023 — Mickey’s 95th birthday — guests will need to use Priority Pass to access the Mickey meet and greet in either Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea. No standby queue will be available.
Though it is also Minnie’s official birthday, because both characters debuted in “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928, Priority Pass will not be required to meet Minnie.
Like FastPass, the Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Priority Pass is a free service. Guests can use it with the Tokyo Disney Resort App or, if they don’t have a smartphone, talk to a Cast Member at the attraction they wish to access. Guests may select eligible experiences after they enter either Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea. Priority Pass is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Each park ticket can be used to obtain a Priority Pass for one person. Access to an experience will be permitted for one guest per Priority Pass. Guests ages 3 and under can access an attraction with someone who has a Priority Pass.
After obtaining a Priority Pass for an attraction, guests can obtain one for another experience 120 minutes later or after the start time of their first Priority Pass — whichever comes first. Guests can also get a second Priority Pass for an experience after using the first one or after the designated time to use the first one has passed.
Guests are not able to select the time to access the attraction. This is automatically chosen for them.
After making a selection, guests can enter the chosen attraction using the Priority Access Entrance at the specified time and enjoy a shorter wait time.
Priority Passes that become temporarily unavailable may become available again. Depending on park conditions, the Priority Pass may not be available on certain dates.
The following attractions offer the Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Priority Pass year-round:
- 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
- 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
The Disney Premier Access upcharge service is still available for 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.
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