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Fastpass is going digital at Shanghai Disneyland, too

September 7, 2017, 9:52 AM · The Shanghai Disney Resort announced this morning that it will introduce a mobile-based option for guests to get Fastpass ride reservations times, starting this fall.

The digital Fastpass option will allow Shanghai Disneyland visitors using the park's mobile app to book Fastpass return times on available attractions, without having to go to the ride and wait in line to get a paper Fastpass ticket. Guests will then scan their park admission ticket at the ride's entrance to get into the Fastpass return queue at their assigned time.

This brings Shanghai Disneyland's system more in line with the digital Fastpass systems used at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts in the United States. But Shanghai's system is different than both of those resort's, lying somewhere in between them in function.

Unlike Walt Disney World's My Disney Experience app, Shanghai Disneyland guests will not be able to make reservations in advance. They can get their Fastpasses only on the day of their visit, while in the park, as with Disneyland's Maxpass system. But unlike Maxpass, which costs $10 a day per person, Shanghai Disneyland's digital Fastpass system will be free of charge, as with Walt Disney World's system.

And like at Disneyland, but not Disney World, Shanghai visitors will continue to be able to get Fastpasses the old fashioned way, though the paper Fastpass tickets they retrieve will be reminders, as their park tickets will be used for Fastpass queue admission.

Fastpass is available at Shanghai Disneyland on the following attractions:

In addition to the free Fastpass service, Shanghai Disneyland offers a paid Premier Access service, which guarantees you one Fastpass admission to a single attraction, or to all seven, if you buy the set. When it opened last year, Shanghai Disneyland faced a problem with people scalping Fastpasses, which might have prompted Disney to introduce its own paid reservation service.

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September 7, 2017 at 12:19 PM · This is exactly what Disneyland and WDW need. It's a perfect mix of the two systems.
September 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM · Got to agree. Drop the PhotoPass element and make MaxPass free. I'd then be OK with Disney selling...Oh, what shall we call it..."SuperDuperPass" that provides guaranteed admission to X number of preferred attractions.
September 11, 2017 at 11:57 AM · We just spent 3 days at disneyland and the new system is AWESOME. i didnt mind payin.g about 1/3 of the people in line were sing the system, and we always had a fastpass waiting when we walked off the last ride. went from indiana to matterhorn, to buzz, to star tours with 5-10 min wait total at each. If you use it right it works really well. in 6hrs total at the park we went on at least 10 big rides.

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