Guide to Fastpasses at Disneyland ParisPublished: August 1, 2017 / Last Updated: August 2, 2017 / By: Arvid Bux
Disneyland Paris offers Fastpasses for several rides. We wrote this Disneyland Paris Fastpass Guide to help you get the most out of them. Fastpasses reserve a spot in a virtual queue allowing guests to avoid long lines at the attractions where Fastpasses are available. When you use Fastpass, you can enjoy more of both parks as it takes away the hassle of having to wait in lines.
Who can use Fastpasses?
Fastpasses are available to anybody with a valid entrance ticket or an Annual Pass. There is also no additional cost to use Fastpasses. For entrance tickets, there is no difference between multi-day or single-day tickets, or tickets that were bought online, through a travel agent or at the Disney kiosks.
Not each attraction is suitable for the Fastpass system. This is mainly due to the fact that the virtual queuing system requires additional lines to separate the Fastpass riders from the stand-by riders.
Often attractions that can handle a high hourly number of guests will offer Fastpasses. In most instances, these are also really popular attractions.
Fastpass Attractions at Disneyland Park
The following attractions at Disneyland Park offer Fastpasses:
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
- Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Big Thunder Mountain
Fastpass Attractions at Walt Disney Studios
The following attractions at Walt Disney Studios offer Fastpasses:
- Les Tapis Volants – Flying Carpets Over Agrabah
- Ratatouille: The Adventure
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
How to get a Fastpass
Each Fastpass eligible attraction has Fastpass kiosks. These kiosks are often located next to the entrance and can be identified by the two clocks. The first clock will show you the start of the Fastpass return time, and the second clock will show you the end of the Fastpass return time. The time in between these two clocks is the window in which you need to return to the attraction.
Walk up to the kiosk and scan your entrance ticket or Annual Pass. The machine will print out a paper Fastpass telling you between which times you need to return, and after which time you can get a new Fastpass.
You can only get a new Fastpass when either you have used a previous Fastpass or when the time on the Fastpass for you to get a new one has elapsed. In theory this means you can hold more than one fastpass at a time.
How to use a Fastpass
Make sure you are back at the attraction you have a Fastpass for at the time printed on the Fastpass. Cast Members can not allow for early or late arrivals.
Locate the Fastpass entry and present your Fastpass to the Cast Member. This entry is often located to the normal entry, but for Big Thunder Mountain the fastpass entry is at the far right.
Extra Fastpasses for certain Disney Hotel Guests
Guests staying at a Disney Hotel are eligible for additional or premium Fastpasses. These special Fastpasses are dependent on the room type and number of guests staying in that specific room.
The VIP Fastpass gives you unlimited access to any ride that has Fastpass. Guests with the VIP Fastpass can directly go to the Fastpass entrance, show their VIP Fastpass to a Cast Member and walk onto the ride.
VIP Fastpasses are available for the following hotels and room types:
- Disneyland Hotel – Suites and Castle Club only
- Hotel New York – Suites only
- Newport Bay Club – Suites only
- Sequoia Lodge – Suites only
As you only receive one VIP Fastpass per person for the duration of your stay, it is important to keep the VIP Fastpass with you at all times and not give it to a Cast Member. The VIP Fastpass could be limited to specific times. Check the times when you receive your VIP Fastpass.
The Hotel Fastpass gives you one additional Fastpass per day while you are staying at a specific Disney hotel. Guests with the Hotel Fastpass can directly go to the Fastpass entrance, hand their Hotel Fastpass to a Cast Member and walk onto the ride.
Hotel Fastpasses are available for the following hotels and room types:
- Hotel New York – Empire State Club Rooms
- Newport Bay Club – Compass Club rooms
- Sequoia Lodge – Golden Forest rooms
You will receive one Hotel Fastpass per guest for each day you are staying at the hotel. This means that when you are staying three days, with two people, you will receive six Hotel Fastpasses. Each Fastpass has a date printed on them. The Hotel Fastpass are often limited to specific times. Check the times when you receive your Hotel Fastpass.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fastpass
Here are some questions on Fastpasses that we have received in the past, with the answers we have given.
Q: Can I get a Fastpass during Extra Magic Hours?
A: Fastpasses are only made available after Extra Magic Hours. This gives all guests a fair chance of getting a Fastpass
Q: Can I have more than one Fastpass at a time?
A: Yes, in theory you can have more than one Fastpass at a time. Especially when you pay attention to the expiration time, you can often already get a second (or third) Fastpass while still holding the first Fastpass after two hours. You cannot have two Fastpasses for the same time with the same entrance ticket or Annual Pass
Q: Can I pay more to receive additional Fastpasses?
A: No, this is not possible. Shanghai Disneyland offers such a service called Disney Premiere Access. This is the only Disney park where you can buy Fastpasses
Q: Can one person get Fastpasses for an entire group?
A: Yes, as long as that person holds all entrance tickets or Annual Passes, this is possible
Q: Can I park hop with Fastpasses?
A: Yes you can. We noticed in the past that Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios are not connected. Meaning that I can get a Fastpass at the other park, even before the Fastpass for the earlier park has elapsed
Q: How long is the window for us to return with a valid Fastpass?
A: This is 30 minutes at the moment
Q: What happens when I return late?
A: When the time on your Fastpass has expired, you won’t be allowed entry through the Fastpass queue. However, depending on how busy it is, Cast Members might still allow you on if you are within 5 minutes of the original time. This however is at the Cast Member’s discretion
Q: What happens when I return early?
A: The Cast Member might have you wait until your return time. Sometimes they will let you in 5 minutes early, this however depends on how busy it is and occurs at the Cast Member’s discretion
Q: What happens to a Fastpass when an attraction breaks down?
A: Unfortunately your Fastpass will expire. You can always talk to a Cast Member to see what is possible
Q: Can I give my Fastpass to somebody else?
A: Yes you can. You can pay it forward
Q: Can I get a Fastpass for tomorrow?
A: No, that is not possible as Fastpasses are only provided for the same day
Q: Can Fastpasses run out?
A: Yes, Fastpasses can run out. Popular rides can run out of Fastpasses by noon
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2 thoughts on “Guide to Fastpasses at Disneyland Paris”
is it possible to buy a VIP Fastpass if you are not staying at the hotel?
that is not possible. VIP fastpass is only offered with certain hotel bookings.