Disney Expands Virtual Queues With Standby Pass

in Shanghai Disneyland

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As both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort begin to gear up for their phased reopening in the U.S. with their virtual queue system for attractions, Disney Parks have already began rolling out virtual queues in other parks across the world.

We recently reported that Shanghai Disneyland began to implement a Disney Standby Pass at its theme park, which allows guests to join a virtual queue. At first, the Standby Pass was only being utilized for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction in Fantasyland, but now it looks as though the Disney Park is expanding its Standby Pass for more attractions.

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The Shanghai Disneyland app has now been updated to read this message:

Disney Standby Pass

A Disney Standby Pass is an online reservation tool that may reduce your physical wait time in the attraction queue, thereby enhancing your overall park experience.

Disney Standby Pass is currently in trial operations at select attractions:

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Fantasyland
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Fantasyland
  • Peter Pan’s Flight – Fantasyland
  • Disney Color-Fest – Walt Disney Grand Theatre
  • Roaring Rapids – Adventure Isle
  • TRON Lightcycle Power Run – Presented by Chevrolet – Tomorrowland
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How to use a Disney Standby Pass?

You can get a Disney Standby Pass, available on the Shanghai Disney Resort Official App for no extra charge and subject to availability. When selecting a Disney Standby Pass you will receive a time frame window in the Official App for you to return to the attraction. Upon returning with a Disney Standby Pass, you will need to wait the approximate amount of time posted on the Official App and at the attraction entrance. Disney Standby Pass does not provide immediate access to the attraction.

Disney Standby Passes will be released in the Official App on an hourly basis during times of the day when there are long attraction wait times. Each Disney Standby Pass corresponds to a return time window for you to arrive at the attraction entrance. The quota for each day is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

During certain times of the day, Disney Standby Passes may not be required for you to enter the attraction queue. Please check the official Shanghai Disney Resort App to see if Disney Standby Passes are required throughout the day.

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The Standby Pass being implemented in Shanghai Disneyland is very similar to the Boarding Groups system which is currently in place for guests wanting to ride the popular attraction — Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance — at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in both Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort and in Disneyland.

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