As of this morning Disney confirmed that Disneyland Paris would be switching to Disney Premier Access instead of bringing back FastPasses. This begs the question, will Disney Premier Access replace FastPass in Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort? Signs are pointing to yes.
What Is Disney Premier Access?
Disney Premier Access is a paid service that allows guests to book an assigned time slot for attractions instead of having to wait in the standby lane. Prices vary depending on the attraction and the day that guests are in the park. The current Disneyland Paris prices are 8€ to 15€, which is $9.46 to $17.74 per person, per ride. Whether or not these prices will be similar, or if Disney will offer packages in Walt Disney World is unclear at this time.
How Does It Work?
Guests would be theoretically able to purchase Disney Premier Access passes on the My Disney Experience App. Disney is beginning to rely more heavily on the app for guests’ experiences, such as with the MagicMobile Pass and mobile ordering. Certain FastPass machines have even been removed from Disney California Adventure, so it would make sense that when FastPasses or whatever replaces them returns, they would be more app based.
What’s The Official Word?
Nothing regarding the return of FastPasses or the introduction of Disney Premier Access has been confirmed at this time for Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort, only for Disneyland Paris. However, signs are pointing to new information being released soon.
What Are Your Thoughts?
Do you think that Disney Premier Access will replace FastPasses in Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort? What are your thoughts on Disney switching to a paid option to skip the standby lines? Let us know in the comments below!