Shanghai Disneyland Resort has announced a new digital upgrade to its Fastpass, which means that guests no longer have to sprint across the park or wait in line to get their Fastpass tickets!
Starting this autumn, Shanghai Disneyland’s new FastPass system will allow guests to link the official Shanghai Disneyland Resort app with their park ticket. After setup, guests will be able to browse participating attractions, check wait times, and make Fastpass reservations from anywhere within the park.
Once reserved, the pass works in the usual way. Guests are given a time slot to head to their chosen attraction, where they show a cast member the QR code on the app or present their park ticket for scanning. The Fastpass and park tickets photo are checked and then guests enter the shorter Fastpass line.
Unfortunately, only one ticket can be associated with the app, so only one Fastpass can be reserved at a time. Guests hoping to ride together will have to coordinate their app use so they each reserve the same time slot.
Alternatively, Fastpasses will continue to be available the good old-fashioned way, with kiosks in each land offering passes. This method doesn’t need an electronic device as the Fastpass is linked directly to the guest’s park ticket, which they will show to a cast member to enter their chosen ride.
The great news is that the digital Fastpass is completely free, but the app can also be used to buy Disney Premier Access. This new pass was introduced early this year and allows guests to buy faster access to certain attractions. Check out our recent report on how it works and which attractions are worth the added costs.
At present, Disney Fastpass and Disney Premier Access are available for seven attractions in Shanghai Disneyland:
- Soaring Over the Horizon in Adventure Isle
- Roaring Rapids in Adventure Isle
- TRON Lightcycle Power Run in Tomorrowland
- Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue in Tomorrowland
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in Fantasyland
- Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland
The new Fastpass system will make arriving at Shanghai Disneyland a lot less stressful, by helping guests avoid the chaotic dash and long lines to get those precious first Fastpasses of the day. By moving away from paper to the app and ticket-linked passes, the system should also be fairer, ending the practice of Fastpass scalping which was common during the park’s first year.
Featured photos and information from the Shanghai Disneyland press release.
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