Since the reopening of Tokyo Disney Resort in 2020, one service has been notably absent, the FastPass. Until now, we didn’t know what would happen with the service and whether it would return.
We finally got an answer, nearly two years since the reopening.
Tokyo Disney Resort has announced that on May 19, 2022, the Disney Premier Access will launch for two select attractions at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.
Disney Premier Access
The Disney Premier Access is effectively a paid FastPass. For ¥2,000 (about US$15), you’re able to experience one of two rides:
- Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast at Tokyo Disneyland
- Soaring: Fantastic Flight at Tokyo DisneySea
You’ll make your selection on the day of your visit to the Park and this cost is for one-time use only.
As of now, these are the only two attractions that will use the Disney Premier Access service. The regular standby line is still available for these two attractions at no additional cost! We’ll probably see more attractions added in the future. There’s no news on the return of the FastPass system, which I highly doubt we’ll see again.
Remember, on April 25, 2022, Tokyo Disney Resort turned off the Standby Pass for most attractions, including Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast and Soaring: Fantastic Flight.
Depending on availability, you’ll buy the Disney Premier Access through the Tokyo Disney Resort app.
This new service is part of Oriental Land Company’s plan to create a seamless experience for guests. The company has also mentioned they’re reducing the overall capacity of the parks compared to pre-COVID to help with the overcrowding issues that the Parks had prior.
What are your thoughts?
What are your thoughts on this new paid FastPass service coming to Tokyo Disney Resort?
I’m happy that we finally have an answer to what would happen with FastPass. It’s not surprising that the Parks here in Japan have decided to go the paid route since that’s what all the other Disney Parks have begun doing as well.
It’ll be interesting to see how this affects the wait times at Tokyo Disney Resort. Especially since we’ll see tourism return in some capacity this year to Japan.
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