Disneyland giving Fastpasses to on-site hotel guests
Published: June 16, 2011 at 9:44 AM
But with park guests snapping up the day's allotment of Fastpasses for Star Tours early in the morning each day, I'm certain that many on-site hotel guests will appreciate getting those two extra Fastpasses.
Hotel guests can use the passes on any Fastpass attraction. They don't have to use them on Star Tours
or Little Mermaid (*okay, Little Mermaid is in play for the Fastpasses. See comments), but, c'mon. The smart move is to use the "bonus" Fastpasses on the rides for which it is hardest to get Fastpasses. (FYI to Walt Disney World fans, Toy Story Midway Mania is not at Fastpass attraction at the Disneyland Resort.) Grand Californian guests also get first crack at the day's Fastpasses to World of Color, in addition to the two bonus Fastpasses, but hotel guests have to get up early to claim those World of Color tickets. They aren't automatically assigned to you.
The question I'd like to hear your answer to is this: Are two Fastpass tickets enough of a benefit to change your thinking about booking at the Disneyland Hotel, Grand Californian or Paradise Pier? Would you have booked otherwise, making these a nice touch but not an essential benefit? Are they not enough to make your switch from an off-site neighborhood hotel? Or are they just the extra inducement you needed to convince you to make a reservation?
What do you think about Fastpass and on-site Disney hotels?