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Disney California Adventure fast pass question

Disneyland: when to take fast pass for Cars Race and world of color. Which first?

From andreu jimenez
Posted November 16, 2013 at 5:09 PM
Hi. I have read that in Disney California Adventure you must taje a fast pass in the beginning of the day for World of Colours and for Cars Race if I want to enjoy them in peak season. Whuch one do you reccomend me to take first?


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From Jarod Rydalch
Posted November 17, 2013 at 2:12 PM
Hello i didnt see how fast the world of color fastpasses ran out but for radioator spring racers when we walked in their was a huge line for the fastpass (it wasnt in carsland but it was for radiator springs racers) we had our friends ge us fastpasses while we went on tower of terror twice then we met in cars land. When we got to carsland wich was probably about 20 minutes later all the fastpasses were already gone so i would suggest getting those first unless world of color runs out faster but i dont know that ansewr.

From steve lee
Posted November 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM
Getting a World of Color Fastpass has no impact on anything else (the two hour limitation does not apply, so you can have both at once with no problems). If you go early, the Fastpasses will be for the first show of WoC (assuming they have two). If you want the second show, just talk to the CM and he'll hook you up.

That's how it worked in July - if anything has changed, hopefully someone will chime in.

EDIT: yeah, Jarod is right. Radiator Springs Racers will run out of Fastpasses early in the day. Get those before worrying about World of Color Fastpasses (or consider getting the meal package that includes the World of Color viewing area if you're super concerned).

From Jay R.
Posted November 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM
I'd suggest grabbing RSR fast passes first. They run out quickly.

WOC is currently having a Christmas version of the show that just premiered & there was an AP limited time magic promo, so that is having an impact on fast passes, but even with that being said.....go for the RSR fast passes first.

If for some reason you are unable to get a RSR fast pass, take advantage of the single rider line if possible.

From AJ Hummel
Posted November 18, 2013 at 11:50 PM
If you intend to get a Fastpass for Radiator Springs Racers, that should be your first priority. In fact, I'd recommend getting there early and getting in line for a Fastpass before they even begin distributing them. It is rare that they don't run out within the first hour, and during peak season you won't get one without a 30-45 minute pre-opening wait. Honestly, unless you all really want to ride together, I think the single rider line is the better option.

Fortunately, a Radiator Springs Fastpass won't count against you, so you can immediately get one for another attraction. I'd opt for Soarin' Over California. After grabbing this pass, go get your World of Color Showpass. Since this is not technically a Fastpass, it doesn't count against you either, and they rarely run out before mid-afternoon as long as there is more than one show (if you want the later showing, check back a few hours after opening). Finally, go to California Screamin' and get a Fastpass there as well (fun fact: Due to the ridiculously high capacity of California Screamin' it is not connected to the Fastpass loop so you can hold a Fastpass for it and another attraction in DCA at the same time (at least this was true as of my most recent visit in September). I once used this fact to get 10 rides on California Screamin' on a crowded day).

Depending on how willing your party is to split up, single rider lines are available at all of DCA's Fastpass attractions except Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. With the exception of Soarin' Over California, I've found the single rider line to typically be quicker than the Fastpass line, especially when the return time wait is factored in.

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