FastPass is a free guest service that reduces time spent in queues and allows visitors to reserve their ride time. Guests simply insert their theme park ticket into one of the FastPass terminals at the attraction to receive a ticket featuring a one hour 'time slot'. They can return to the attraction during this time slot and access the ride via the FastPass entrance helping them to get the most out of their Disneyland Park experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use FASTPASS?
Go to the attraction you intend to ride. Check the two posted wait times, one will be for standby – this will be the regular queue and the other time will be for FASTPASS. If the Standby time exceeds the amount of time you want to wait and a FASTPASS time is posted, go to the FASTPASS area, which is normally near the entrance to the attraction queue.
Each member of your party must insert their admission ticket, resort identification card, annual pass, etc. into the FASTPASS machine.
A FASTPASS is issued and you have a one hour window. For example, the FASTPASS may read "Please return anytime between 1:10 p.m. and 2:10 p.m." This means you can go enjoy other things in the park and then return to the FASTPASS line at the attraction during the designated time. Keep your pass in a safe place as you will need it later.
What if one member of my party gets a different FASTPASS time than the rest of us?
This is a possibility, but if it happens your entire party is allowed to enter the attraction at the earliest time shown on your FASTPASS. This does assume that every member of your party presents their admission media at the same time. You should not send one person ahead to get the FASTPASS pass just to get an earlier time.
What happens when we return to the attraction during our one hour window for FASTPASS?
Look for the FASTPASS queue, there should be a sign nearby or overhead and proceed directly to it. A cast member will check your FASTPASS before allowing you into the line. DON'T DISCARD YOUR FASTPASS TICKET at many of the attractions, a second cast member will re-check your FASTPASS before letting you board the ride.
What about line jumpers, could someone sneak into the FASTPASS queue from the standby queue?
Without a FASTPASS pass to present to the Cast Member at the end of the queue, the guest would be instructed to return to the end of the line.
How long do we have to wait to ride the attraction?
When you approach an attraction, the FASTPASS clock will tell you how long you have to wait. Additionally, the FASTPASS pass displays your time window for return. Guests have reported the time to be as early as 25 minutes and as late as a couple of hours.
Can I be a few minutes early window or a few minutes late for my one hour?
Guests report that Cast Members do not let guests into the FASTPASS line until their one hour window begins, so arriving early is not helpful. Likewise, if you miss your one hour window, you probably will miss your opportunity to ride the attraction.
What happens to FASTPASS if an attraction goes down?
If an attraction goes down, the FASTPASS system will stop issuing passes. If you already have a pass, you should be able to use it any time after the attraction comes back up. If you go up to a cast member, they will mark your FASTPASS for entrance any time after the ride begins again. It is important to get the cast member to mark your ticket.
Will I miss the pre-show if I use FASTPASS?
No. If an attraction has a pre-show, the Standby and FASTPASS lines will merge at the entrance to the pre-show so no one misses any part of the attraction.
Can I use FastPass to ride an attraction twice?
Your FASTPASS pass is only valid for one ride on an attraction. You could, however, get a FASTPASS for a future time and then wait in the Standby line. This would allow you to ride the attraction once as standby, and exit, and walk on the ride again with your FASTPASS.
What happens if I lose my FastPass pass?
You must get a new one or wait in the Standby line.
Does FastPass really work?
Yes. Guests report great success with FASTPASS, as it frees them up to visit other attractions, take meal breaks, and so on.
How much does it cost to use FastPass?
There is no charge for this service.
VIP & Disney Hotel FASTPASS
VIP FASTPASS is given to all guests staying in Disneyland Hotel's Castle Club, or in any Disney Hotel Suite. It gives unlimited access to all FASTPASS attractions at any time, providing FASTPASS is operational on each attraction.
Disney Hotel FASTPASS is available to all guests staying at the Disneyland Hotel. It gives one FASTPASS access per FASTPASS attraction at any time.
Premium FASTPASS is a paying service which provides you unlimited access to FASTPASS lanes ; it is subject to availability and validity dates . This service can be purchased at conciergerie of the 7 Disney Hotels and in the Disney Parks.
Big Thunder Mountain
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
Peter Pan's Flight
Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
Space Mountain: Mission 2
Walt Disney Studios
Flying Carpets Over Agrabah (peak times only)
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith (peak times only)
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (peak times only)
Plan ahead and get to the parks early particularly during peak periods. You'll be able to get FASTPASSes with quick return times for the most popular attractions right away, and you'll probably be able to walk onto some attractions as well.
To save time and energy, give the quickest one or two members of your group all of your admission passes and let them get the FASTPASS. You can order their meals or start some other activity while they're traveling back and forth across the park.
The busiest rides may run out of FASTPASS tickets before the close of the day.
Look at the posted standby line time. If it's just a few minutes, it's probably not worth wasting a FASTPASS. Just wait in the regular line and use FASTPASS later for a more crowded attraction. On less busy days, you may only need to use FASTPASS once or twice, if at all.
Look at the posted FASTPASS return time. There are signs at the entrance of all FASTPASS enabled attractions that indicate the current return times. If it's much later in the day and you're planning to go somewhere else, you may want to skip the FASTPASS.
Look at the posted FASTPASS return time and the standby line time. If it looks close, you may be able to get a FASTPASS, wait in the standby line, then get back in the FASTPASS line for an immediate re-ride.
Once you get a FASTPASS for later in the day, try not to plan an itinerary that will have you crisscrossing the park. The time you save from FASTPASS may be wasted walking all over the park.