There has been much talk and anticipation of the return of FastPasses. Another Disney Park has discontinued free FastPasses in favor of paid ones. How much are you willing to pay for FastPass?
Return of FastPass
If you ask most Disney World fans, FastPass is the one thing they miss the most from the parks. Sure, we can handle limited hours and character experiences. But, not being able to skip the line is just crossing the, well, line.
Rumors have been swirling for several months that Disney World would soon reintroduce FastPasses. With changes to the My Disney Experience app and the addition of new code with phrases like “All Access”, “Bundle”, and “Single” it definitely sounds like we are getting closer. Even the FastPass kiosks are re-emerging in the parks.
It seems likely that our free FastPasses are coming to an end. Like all things Disney has been doing lately, they are looking to capitalize on any and all offerings. For example, by only giving extended nighttime hours to deluxe resort guests, they are enticing people to book those more expensive hotels.
It only seems appropriate for Disney to do the same with FastPasses.
Over in Europe, Disneyland Paris has officially let go of the free FastPass service in favor of a paid option. With “Premier Access” (sound familiar?), Guests will use the app to book an assigned time slot for select attractions. Right now, the only attractions included are:
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Hyperspace Mountain
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
- Star Tours
- Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy
So how much does this cost? Well to skip the line, it will cost anywhere between $9 USD and $17 USD per attraction per person.
Is this the future of skipping the line?
I do believe that paid FastPasses will be coming to Disney World. The signs are just too large to ignore. If Disney were to implement the same strategy as Disneyland Paris, a family of 4 could be paying anywhere from $36 to $68 for one attraction.
If that same family decided to skip the line for 5 attractions, they would spend between $180 and $340. A recent rumor suggested the price tag could be anywhere from $100 to $300 to skip the lines.
While obviously the same details would not be used here in the USA, the general idea that a paid FastPass is coming to Disney World seems imminent. The question is when?
When do you think FastPass will return? How much would you be willing to spend to skip the lines? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.