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  • The Joy of FASTPASS (and MaxPass) 3.0

    I am starting this thread so I can take the first post and then edit as needed. That way all of the current information will always appear at the top.

    Please feel free to contribute as you wish, and I will place the information here.


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    MaxPass

    Q: What is MaxPass and does it have anything to do with Goofy's son?

    A: Let me answer the second question first - no, but what a missed branding opportunity, amiright? Max should be on all the marketing pieces, as well as have an animated short in the style of the classic Goofy "How To" cartoons. Goofy tries to go it at the parks without MaxPass, while Max uses it to its fullest. Yes...missed opportunity.

    MaxPass is Disney's way of "max"imizing your use of the established FastPass (FP) system in both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure (DCA). This is achieved by first obtaining MaxPass and then using your Disneyland App on your mobile device to reserve FPs without having to visit the regular FP kiosks at each attraction. It was introduced in July 2017.
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    Q: Wait, did MaxPass replace FastPass?

    A: No. The FastPass system still exists and is included for all guests at Disneyland and DCA at no extra charge. You simply visit the FastPass kiosk for any FP-enabled attraction and, using your admission ticket or annual pass, insert it into the kiosk and receive a FastPass reservation time. And all of the FastPass rules still apply to MaxPass users (such as when you can get a second FP, etc.) MaxPass only adds the convenience of getting a FastPass directly from your Disneyland App regardless of where you are in Disneyland/DCA.
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    Q: Is MaxPass just for FastPass reservations?

    A: No, MaxPass also includes access to PhotoPass.
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    Q: Is MaxPass free?

    A: No.
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    Q: How much does MaxPass cost?

    A: MaxPass is priced at $10 per person/per day OR can be added as a subscription to an Annual Pass for $75 (not pro-rated) OR is included with the Signature Plus and Premier Annual Passes at no additional cost. (I heard that it is also included as part of the Club 33 membership benefits, but have not yet confirmed.)
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    Q: How to I get MaxPass?

    A: There are several ways of obtaining MaxPass:

    1. Purchase a daily ticket with MaxPass already included. This can be done at a Disneyland Resort (DLR) ticket booth, online at Disneyland.com, or through the Disneyland App on your mobile device.

    2. If you already have a ticket or an Annual Pass, you can purchase the $10 MaxPass upgrade through the Disneyland App on your mobile device. Note that this is the only way to purchase this daily upgrade for an existing ticket or pass. You must have a valid credit card for payment. You can only make this purchase in the App once you are in the park with the tickets or APs scanned through the turnstile. You can then purchase MaxPass for one up to all of the tickets linked in your App. Any tickets in your "FastPass Party" that you are not buying MaxPass for (or who do not already have MaxPass), you'll be asked to remove them from the party prior to purchase.

    Note that REMOVING them DOES delete these linked tickets from the app so you will have to re-add those when you want to have them in the app again (fortunately it's a really fast process.) Or you can simply uncheck them when making reservations. The tickets unchecked move to the bottom of the "Create A FastPass Party" screen under a new heading called "Linked Tickets and Passes". You'll have to uncheck them each time, though, so if you have easy access to those tickets, it might be easier to remove them and then re-add them when they are active in the park.)

    3. If you have an Annual Pass, you can purchase a MaxPass subscription for $75. Please note that this is NOT pro-rated. This means that whether you have 300 days left on your AP before renewal, or 3 days, it is still $75 and it will EXPIRE when your pass does. When you renew, it will be another $75. This is per person/per pass. My advice is to do a cost analysis of how many days you expect to visit the park before your AP expires. If it is more than 7 days, get the subscription (8 days * $10 per day = $80, sub is cheaper). If it 7 days or less, purchase the daily $10 upgrade through the app (7 days * $10 per day = $70, sub is more expensive.) Also note that at this time, this option can only be purchased at a ticket booth or over the phone through Disneyland Ticketing. It cannot be purchased in-App or online. (Updated 10/3/17, thanks Twainsailor!)

    Note: If you are purchasing or renewing your Annual Pass and are making monthly payments, you can add MaxPass at the time of purchase/renewal and the cost will be included in your monthly payment plan (an additional $6.25 per month). (Updated 12/12/17)

    4. If you have a Signature Plus or Premier Annual Pass, MaxPass is included at no additional cost.

    NOTE: Currently, linking a purchased ticket into the Disneyland App will begin a 14-day expiration period on that ticket. So be sure NOT to link those tickets until the day you are going to use them and purchase MaxPass. (Thanks to JLindley2003!)
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    Q: Is there a different price for a single park MaxPass vs a Park Hopper?

    A: No. Same price, regardless of ticket type. But remember it is per person, PER DAY. So if you wanted to add MaxPass for every day of a 3-day ticket, it would be an additional $30.
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    Q: Do I have to buy MaxPass for every person in my group, every day of my visit?

    A: If each person wants the benefits of MaxPass, yes. It is a per person, per day benefit. Their is no "group option" when purchasing MaxPass. It must be added to each individual ticket or Annual Pass.
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    Q: Can I purchase MaxPass for an individual ticket in advance?

    A: Yes, if you purchase the MaxPass option at the time of purchase. Otherwise, if you would like to add MaxPass to an individual ticket, you must do so the day of use AFTER you have scanned the ticket to enter the park via the App (credit card is required). You cannot purchase MaxPass for multiple days at one time using this method. You can only purchase MaxPass for multiple days for individual tickets if done so at time of purchase.
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    Q: You mentioned PhotoPass is included. Isn't that already included on my Signature Annual Pass?

    A: Yes and no. If you had a Signature AP prior to MaxPass going live in July 2017, and have not let that AP expire, then PhotoPass has been "grandfathered" onto your AP. As long as you renew your AP at the same Signature level, PhotoPass will continue to be part of your AP. However, if you let your AP expire or downgrade to a lower level AP, the PhotoPass benefit will be lost. PhotoPass is no longer a single benefit on ANY level Annual Pass, but as mentioned is included with MaxPass and thus included for Sig + and Premier APs. (This is similar to how Free Parking was grandfathered into some Deluxe AP holders, who still have that benefit to this day, as long as they continue to renew their Deluxe APs at that level.)
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    Q: Do I need anything else to make MaxPass work?

    A: Yes, you need to have a mobile device with the Disneyland App installed AND logged in with your Disney account. The app is currently available for Apple and Android devices. I highly recommend that you a) download and install the app BEFORE you come to the resort, and b) signup for your free Disney account if you don't have one already. Make sure you have opened the Disneyland App for the first time and have logged in with your Disney account successfully. If you have issues, better to resolve them at home than scrambling while at the resort. Once you have your tickets and/or Annual Passes, you should link these in the App as well (even if you don't have MaxPass). I'll talk more about the benefits of linking your tickets/APs a little later on.
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    Q: Does Disneyland have free wifi for me to use with my mobile device and MaxPass?

    A: Yes, but it is currently spotty and unreliable. Some people have no issues with it, while others lock up completely. My recommendation is that if you have an unlimited data plan, USE IT. Don't rely on Disney's wifi in its current state (as of August 2017). If you have no other choice, you should be able to find the wifi on your device from the Esplanade outside the turnstiles. I recommend you try to connect to it before you go into the parks. With that said, if you intend on using MaxPass, I would just plan on incurring the costs of the mobile data. If you limit other access (like social media, browsing, etc.) it shouldn't be too big of a drain on your usage. And you're on vacation anyway, so just use your device for MaxPass and practice that disappearing art of talking to people.
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    Q: Do I have to be in the Parks to use MaxPass?

    A: Yes....and no. To use MaxPass for the first time on a particular day, the admission media (ticket or AP) must have been used (scanned at a turnstile) to enter one of the parks. At that point, provided of course that ticket has MaxPass on it, it is enabled and you can start making your first FP reservation. Recent reports say that even during Early Entry, MaxPass users were able to make reservations for attractions with return times after "official" park opening. Your mileage on this may vary, but I suggest checking return time availability as soon as you are in the park.

    With all of that said, the app does not "geo-fence", meaning it doesn't take your physical location into consideration. So if you go into the park in the morning, then go back to the hotel, you can still use the App to make FPs for later that same day from your room. Disney does not know you have left the park, so you could continue to make FPs through the App all day. (But please: don't be a troll and make reservations if you aren't going to use them. That's just juvenile and pathetic. Don't be that mean.)
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    Q: Which Attractions have FastPass?

    A: This list could change as new attractions are added, but as of November 2017 there are 17 FP attractions across both parks. The list is as follows, along with the number of "touch points" (TPs) at each attraction (Thanks to Ryan120420 and DanaJ for the touch point info!):

    Disneyland
    - Big Thunder Mountain RR (Frontierland) - 2 TPs
    - Buzz Lightyear (Tomorrowland) - 2 TPs
    - Haunted Mansion (New_Orleans Square) - 2 TPs
    - Indiana Jones (Adventureland) - 1 TP
    - It's A Small World (Fantasyland) - 2 TPs
    - Matterhorn (Fantasyland) - 1 TP
    - Roger Rabbit (Toontown) - 1 TP
    - Space Mountain (Tomorrowland) - 2 TPs
    - Splash Mountain (Critter Country) - 2 TPs
    - Star Tours (Tomorrowland) - 1 TP

    Disney's California Adventure
    - California Screamin' (Paradise Pier) - 1 TP
    - Goofy's Sky School (Paradise Pier) - 1 TP
    - Grizzly River Rapids (Grizzle Peaks) - 1 TP
    - Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout (Hollywood Land) - 1 TP
    - Radiator Springs' Racers (Cars Land) - 2 TPs
    - Soarin' Around The World (Grizzly Peaks) - 2 TPs
    - Toy Story Midway Mania (Paradise Pier) - 2 TPs

    Reminder that "touch point" means the number of places in the FastPass line you will need to scan your Admission Media/AP or Disneyland App FP Barcode. Some have two points, one at the entrance of the line and another, usually where the FP line meets the Standby line, in order to prevent line jumpers. Be sure to keep your tickets/app out so you can zip through the second scan point quickly!
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    Q: Are you able to reserve entertainment FastPasses with MaxPass (like Fantasmic and World of Color)?

    A: Not yet, though the App seems to indicate this will be an option in the future. But as of August 2017, no. You still have to go to the designated FP distribution locations for WoC and Fantasmic to get your FPs. Note that these FPs are NOT in the FastPass system, so they do not count against your limits.
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    Q: I already have a FastPass reservation. When can I can make another?

    A: This can be a little tricky, as there are a few scenarios, but I'll try to make it simple:

    - If you redeem your current FastPass, you can make another FP reservation immediately. If you have MaxPass, this means you could do this in line as soon as you use your FastPass.

    - With MaxPass, if your current FastPass return time is more than 2 hours from when it was made, you will be able to reserve a second FP 90 minutes after making that reservation. If using the physical FastPass method, the wait is 2 hours.

    - You must wait a minimum of 30 minutes between making one FastPass reservation and the next, UNLESS you redeem that FP first. For example, if you make a FP at 10am and the return time is 10:05am and 11:05am, you will need to either wait 30 minutes to make your next one OR redeem the FP first. This is to prevent people from holding several "immediate" FPs at one time.

    Fortunately, both the reminder tickets from the kiosks AND the Disneyland App will let you know when you are eligible for your next FP reservation. Pay attention to this and the current FP return times (again, check the App) to maximize your FP usage.
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    Q: Can I cancel a FastPass if I'm not going to use it?

    A: YES! In fact, it actually releases it back into the FastPass system for others to reserve. So cancelling your FP if you're not going to redeem it in time is actually an easy way to help others using the system.
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    Q: Is there any leeway in the return times?

    A: Yes, a little bit. This can change, but currently you can actually use your reservation 5 minutes BEFORE and up to 15 minutes AFTER your reservation time. Earlier or later and it will scan red. It is then up to the CM's discretion to allow you through, but given new rules regarding MaxPass, I wouldn't count on it. Doing so for one could mean doing so for others, and that's a can of worms they really don't want to open...
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    Q: I used to give my unused FPs to strangers to be nice. Can I still do this?

    A: No. FastPasses are now attached to your admission media. You no longer have physical "Passes" to give to anyone so this isn't possible.
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    Q: So I don't need those little FastPass tickets from the kiosk?

    A: No, you don't need those FP tickets. In fact, they no longer have barcodes on them to scan. They are simply reminder slips for those who aren't using MaxPass, telling you what your return times are and when you are eligible to get another FP.
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    Q: What do I show at the FastPass return line?

    A: You don't actually "show" anything - you scan using the new scanners at each FP return line entrance. You can either scan your admission media (your ticket or AP) OR you can scan the barcode that shows on your mobile device when viewing your FastPass reservation. Having your ticket/AP/FP barcode on the App out and ready to scan as you approach the scanners will save you a TON of time and might actually get you a thank you from the poor CMs who spend their whole time at that station explaining what people need to scan and watching the line get longer and longer as it backs up.

    NOTE: You do NOT have to have MaxPass to view your FastPass reservations in the App. As long as your admission media is linked in the App, it will show your FastPass reservations even if you made them using the physical FP kiosks.

    Also note that in some (but not all) attractions' FP return lines, there is a second scan point. This is usually where the FP line merges with the standby line, and is there to prevent line jumpers. So Pro Tip: DON'T PUT AWAY YOUR ADMISSION MEDIA OR APP! Have it ready and scan right on through without any delays for yourself or people behind you.

    Second pro tip? Every attraction has scan points on both the left and right. If you see a group all fumbling with their tickets at one scanner, go around them and scan your ready-to-go tickets/barcodes on the other scanner. The CMs will encourage you to do this! It helps move the lines. If you get a dirty look, just ignore it. More than likely, they will quickly learn this is acceptable, encouraged and hopefully do the same the next time.

    Final Pro Tip? Scanning from the App is not always reliable. Whether it is your mobile device, the App, the wifi or just bad lighting, sometimes the App just won't cooperate and let you scan. So most people who really want to utilize MaxPass to its fullest only use the App to make the reservations. At the return lines, they use their admission media/APs to scan in MUCH faster.
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    Q: So how does MaxPass WORK already?!

    A: Okay, okay. Here goes:

    As indicated earlier, you first have to purchase (or already have a subscription to) MaxPass. See above Q&A for more info. Next, make sure that you a) have the Disneyland App installed on your mobile device AND are logged in with your valid Disney account, and b) have your admission media or APs linked on the App.

    Once you have gone through a turnstile at either DL or DCA with your physical admission media/AP that is also linked in your App, then that ticket becomes "active" and you can start using MaxPass.

    To make a FP reservation using MaxPass, open the Disneyland App, click on the Character Icon at the bottom for "My Account", then click "Get FastPass".

    Now you will see everyone in your FastPass party. It will select all eligible party members by default (anyone who doesn't currently have an active FP - see the Q&A above about FP rules), but you can change this by unchecking anyone you don't want to make the current FP for. There is also a quicklink at the bottom to link a ticket or pass if you haven't already (but you followed my advice and already did that before coming into the parks....right?)

    After checking who you want to make the FP reservation for, click continue. Note that the App will verify that all party members are in the park. Meaning that if any of the linked tickets have not scanned into a park that day via a turnstile, they are NOT eligible for MaxPass FP reservations yet. The app gives you the opportunity to remove the guest from the party. Remember: everyone has to come into the park at least once to be in the party and eligible.

    If all of your party members are eligible, you won't even see this prompt and you can make the reservation.

    Next, choose the Park you want to make a MaxPass FP reservation for. You will then see a listing of all FP attractions and the current available FP reservations times. Choose the one you want by clicking on the time. It will confirm and you're all set. You can see your soonest FP under My Plans in My Account. You can click See All Plans in you have more than one FP reservation.

    When you get to the FastPass return line, you can either scan your ticket OR you can go back to the app, click the icon at the bottom (Mickey by default, but you may have changed this). You will see your active FastPass return times. Just click the one you want to redeem (remember you may have more than one depending on timing) and it will bring up a screen showing all of the barcodes for those in the party for that return time. You can simply swipe left and right to bring them up and scan them under the FP return scanners. Or each person can scan their own using their ticket or their own App (remember: you can have tickets linked on any number of apps, so one person could have made the reservations for the entire party, but if one or more persons has their ticket linked on their own app too, they can see their reservations there also. FPS ARE LINKED TO TICKETS, NOT APPS.)

    Of course, you'll follow my advice and have your app or tickets out before you get to the scanners, so you'll zip right through. And you'll also remember that some attactions (Space Mountain for example) have TWO scan points, one later one where the FP line merges with the standby line, so you'll keep your ticket/App out so you can scan that second time quickly as well.

    And you'll also remember that each scan point has scanners on the left and right, so don't be shy and use whichever one you want that gets you through faster (but do try to keep your party together). If both are open, use both sides - that's why it can be helpful if you're a big group for each person to have their tickets out as opposed to one person scanning and swiping everyone via their single app. Just a suggestion. Lanyards with clear ticket pouches can make this really easy, as you can scan right through the pouch and protect your tickets/APs at the same time.

    Remember that as soon as you scan in to use your FP, you might be eligible for a new FP. Check and if you are, RESERVE IT NOW, in line, while you wait. That's the power of MaxPass.

    Finally, I'd like to remind you that in order to make FPs with MaxPass for the park you're not in (DCA if you're in DL or vice-versa), the tickets with MaxPass MUST be Park Hopper eligible. Otherwise you will only be able to make FPs in the park you can enter (of course).
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    Q: So if I understand correctly, I can have more than one person linked on my App?

    A: Yes, you can have more than one ticket linked in the App. Doing so allows you to create "FastPass Parties". This is a great quick and easy way to make a FastPass reservation for everyone in your "Party" for the same return time in one shot.

    Good time to reiterate here a very important concept regarding MaxPass and FastPasses in general: They are now attached to your Admission Media/Annual Pass. What this means is that whether you use MaxPass on your App, or a FP kiosk, it all requires your admission media. The FastPass return time is tied to your admission media/AP back in Disney's databases. This is why it IS possible to have your admission media/AP linked in multiple Apps. And it's why you can use MaxPass one time, then later that same day go to a physical kiosk and get a FP that way and it will still show up in your App. Everything ties back to your ticket.

    This gives you a ton of options and scenarios. Here's a few scenarios for you:

    Let's say myself, my wife, son and daughter are all at Disneyland and we all have MaxPass. On my App, I have all four of our tickets linked, forming a four person "FP Party". On my wife's App, she has both herself and me. On my son's App, he has himself and his sister linked, because my daughter forgot her phone, so she just has her ticket. When we enter the park, I quickly make a Fast Pass reservation for all four of us for Space Mountain.

    We all arrive at Space Mountain and I scan all of us in (at both the first and second scan points) using my App. As soon as we're in line, the kids say they want to ride Big Thunder next, while my wife and I want to go to Indiana Jones. So on my App, I uncheck the kids, leaving just my wife and I and make a FP for Indy. Meanwhile my son uses his App, which has him and his sister in an FP Party, and makes the reservations for Big Thunder.

    After my wife and I scan in for Indy, I text my son and ask if he wants to meet us for a Dole Whip. He says they're both already in line for Big Thunder, and he's made a FP just for himself for Matterhorn, while his sister is going to head over to Haunted Mansion and get an FP manually at the kiosk. I text him back and tell him since she's already in his FP Party, make the reservation for her. He says "Duh" and does so. I then let him know when they should both meet us later outside Pirates for a regular standby line ride through. While I was talking, the wife made reservations for her and I at Splash Mountain using her App.

    As you can see, there are a ton of options, but the key is still the same - it's all linked back to your tickets. App or no, MaxPass or no - the ticket is the key.
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    Q: I read something about a FastPass good at any time at any attraction. What is this? Is it real?

    A: Yes, but it's not something you can pay for or are guaranteed to get. It occurs when an attraction that you have a FastPass reservation for goes down during your FastPass return window. It will show up under your list of FastPass reservations as a "Multiple Experiences" FastPass. It will list the park (the same park as the attraction that you had the original FastPass for) and show that it is valid all day for however many guests in your FastPass Party had reservations for that attraction. This FastPass can be used at any attraction in that same park only (DCA or Disneyland) for any FastPass attraction at any time during the day, even the same attraction you original had the FP for, should it come back up later.

    Note that the system will use any regular FastPass reservations FIRST at an attraction before using this ME version. For example, if you have a normal FP reservation at Space Mountain AND a ME FastPass, as long as you go to Space Mountain during the return window of the normal FP reservation, it will use that reservation and not the ME FP. This even applies at the attraction you originally had the FP for that turned into the ME version. With this in mind, you can basically hold onto this ME FP all day long, which can come in handy when you are reserving attractions with return times several hours out, leaving you with a 90-minute (with MaxPass/2 hours normal FP) wait before you can make another FP reservation.

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    Q: How does PhotoPass work with MaxPass?

    A: Really simple - you can either show your AP (if it has the square QR code on the back of it - this is different than the bar code) to any Disney PhotoPass photographer to scan when they take your pictures, OR you can go into the App, go to the Icon at the bottom of the screen (again, default is Mickey but you can change it). Scroll down to My Photos. Look for the link that says "Link Photopass" and click it. This brings up a QR code that you can show to the photographer to scan, and it will be linked to your account. Note that you cannot use an admission ticket with a PhotoPass photographer. You can instead ask them for a free PhotoPass card, which they can then scan, and you can link into the App later (see below).

    Also on this menu, at the bottom, is an option to "Link Photo, Card or Purchase". Click on that and you can either scan the number from a PhotoPass card or purchase, or click the "Enter an ID" link to enter a code. An example would be the number you see on the monitors for the ride photos at attractions like Mission Breakout and Radiator Springs.

    They say it can take up to 24 hours for photos taken to appear in your App, but I've seen them show up in as little as 5 minutes (it takes longer for "magic moment shots" usually). Ride photos will actually show up almost instantly when you enter the code.

    NOTE: If using a PhotoPass card, you MUST a) link your MaxPass-enabled admission ticket in the App AND b) link the PhotoPass card with the App before 5:59am the next day, or the pictures associated with that PhotoPass card may not be available. The key is to get them associated with the MaxPass ticket and the linked Disney account, so they are "claimed". You then have until they expire (see below) to permanently download them.

    I would recommend, when you get home to your PC, downloading the photos from the Disney PhotoPass site, so you have them archived, as they are only valid for a certain amount of time (though mine are still there one year later, so your mileage may vary; I tend to be over-cautious when it comes to backing things up.)

    Expiration Policy: PhotoPass pictures linked to a MaxPass ticket are available for 45 days from the date they were taken before they expire and are no longer available for download. For AP holders with a valid MaxPass subscription, those pictures are available for 365 days before they expire.
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    Q: When I renew my AP that I added a MaxPass subscription to, does the MaxPass subscription automatically renew as well?

    A: No. You'll need to re-add a MaxPass subscription ($75, no pro-rate) to your AP after your renew it. Also note that MaxPass subscriptions cannot be included in monthly payment plans.
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    And there you go! Whew! I'm sure I missed some info or questions, so please respond here in the thread and I will do my best to get them answered and added to the list. And of course if you see any mistakes or changes that might have occurred I am unaware of, please let me know here or via private message. We all want this to be as accurate as possible, so the more eyes looking at this, the better.
    Last edited by marklodi; 12-12-2017, 07:31 AM.

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    • #3
      I received a Magical FastPass good on any ride when the Haunted Mansion went down. That was on 8/12. It was really great to get! It just "appeared" in my app.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cosmogrrl View Post
        I received a Magical FastPass good on any ride when the Haunted Mansion went down. That was on 8/12. It was really great to get! It just "appeared" in my app.
        Hi! Just so I can edit my post above - was it actually called "Magical FastPass" in the app? Do you remember the verbiage or happen to get a screenshot? I haven't received once since MaxPass went live, so really curious how they're handling it. Thanks!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by marklodi View Post
          - If your current FastPass return time is more than 2 hours from when it was made, you will be able to reserve a second FP 90 minutes after making that reservation. (This used to be 2 hours, but was changed shortly after MaxPass went live.)

          false - the maximum wait time is still 2 hours for "regular" Fastpass users - only reduced to 90 minutes for those using Maxpass

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          • #6
            Originally posted by marklodi View Post
            Remember that as soon as you scan in to use your FP, you're most likely eligible for a new FP.
            No, not even close to "most".
            The only circumstance in which you can do this is when the "Next available .." time is [formally] 30 minutes from when the FP was obtained, which is the theoretical minimum.
            This can and does happen, but most likely early in the day for the less popular FP rides.
            As in the old days, excluding the extremes on both ends, the "Next available .." time will coincide with the opening of the return window.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by doomer View Post


              false - the maximum wait time is still 2 hours for "regular" Fastpass users - only reduced to 90 minutes for those using Maxpass
              Thanks for the clarification. I'll update the above to reflect that info.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by doomer View Post

                No, not even close to "most".
                The only circumstance in which you can do this is when the "Next available .." time is [formally] 30 minutes from when the FP was obtained, which is the theoretical minimum.
                This can and does happen, but most likely early in the day for the less popular FP rides.
                As in the old days, excluding the extremes on both ends, the "Next available .." time will coincide with the opening of the return window.
                Ok, let me see if I got this straight:

                Scenario 1: I make an FP at 10am and the return time is 10am to 11am. I am eligible to make another FP at 10:30am, correct?

                Scenario 2: Same as above, except I use my FP right away and scan in at 10am. I am eligible to make another FP immediately after redeeming this FP, correct? (With MaxPass, I could make the next FP reservation in line, of course.) Or is this the scenario I have incorrect, and 1 above - the 30 minute wait - still applies? This would be a change over what it was immediately before MaxPass went live...

                Scenario 3: I make an FP at 10am and the return time is 11am to 12pm. I am eligible to make another FP at 11am, correct?

                Scenario 4: I make an FP at 10am and the return time is 2pm to 3pm. I am eligible to make another FP at 12pm, correct?

                Want to make sure I have this right before updating the main post to clarify. Thanks.
                Last edited by marklodi; 08-28-2017, 09:19 PM.

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                • #9
                  Updated to add new Q and A about MaxPass Subscription Renewals,

                  ***As always, if you find any information in the top post that has changed or is inaccurate or not clear, please post here and I'll do my best to verify and correct as quickly as possible. Thank you to all who have contributed in this post or others. ***

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                  • #10
                    Attractions with 1 touch point:

                    Disneyland:

                    -Indiana Jones Adventure
                    -Rodger Rabbits Cartoon Spin
                    -Matterhorn Bobsleds
                    -Star Tours

                    Disney California Adventure:

                    -Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission:Breakout
                    -Goofys Sky School
                    -California Screamin
                    -Grizzly River Run


                    Attractions with 2 touch points

                    Disneyland:

                    -Space Mountain
                    -Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
                    -Haunted Mansion
                    -Splash Mountain
                    -Big Thunder Mountain

                    Disney California Adventure:

                    -Radiator Springs Racers
                    -Toy Story Midway Mania
                    -Soarin
                    Last edited by Ryan120420; 08-31-2017, 08:47 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ryan120420 View Post
                      Attractions with 1 touch point:

                      Disneyland:

                      -Indiana Jones Adventure
                      -Rodger Rabbits Cartoon Spin
                      -Matterhorn Bobsleds
                      -Star Tours

                      Disney California Adventure:

                      -Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission:Breakout
                      -Goofys Sky School
                      -California Screamin
                      -Grizzly River Run


                      Attractions with 2 touch points

                      Disneyland:

                      -Space Mountain
                      -Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
                      -Haunted Mansion
                      -Splash Mountain
                      -Big Thunder Mountain

                      Disney California Adventure:

                      -Radiator Springs Racers
                      -Toy Story Midway Mania
                      -Soarin
                      Awesome info! Thank you! (I'll incorporate it into the FP Attraction Listing in the first post.)

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                      • #12
                        Has there been any indication that MaxPass might be included when you stay in one of the Disney Hotels?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sirstude View Post
                          Has there been any indication that MaxPass might be included when you stay in one of the Disney Hotels?
                          Nothing that I have seen or heard about so far. But it's definitely a possibility, perhaps if they feel they need to entice more people to stay. However, looking at the recent rates at staying at any of the three on-site hotels, I don't think that's a concern for them right now....

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                          • #14
                            Maybe it was mentioned somewhere earlier, but I couldn't find "mutli" , so assume there's no explanation of the "multi-attraction" Fastpass.
                            good
                            I have seen so much conflicting information about when you get one, how and where you can use it, that's it's hardly worth mentioning.
                            It's real, at least - I got one on my last visit (after getting a FP for a ride that was down), but wasn't sure exactly when.
                            I used it for RRCTS.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by marklodi View Post

                              Hi! Just so I can edit my post above - was it actually called "Magical FastPass" in the app? Do you remember the verbiage or happen to get a screenshot? I haven't received once since MaxPass went live, so really curious how they're handling it. Thanks!
                              Yes it was called that. I should have taken a screenshot, but we were way too excited!

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