Disneyland Paris has taken a step back in its implementation of more virtual queues in its theme parks, eliminating the Standby Pass option on its mobile app.
First implemented in both theme parks on October 6–less than two weeks ago–the system announced was temporarily suspended in order to make improvements for Disneyland Guests. At this time, there is no word on when (or if) it will return.
After a couple weeks of operation and testing, Standby Pass has been removed from the official app for the time being. pic.twitter.com/RmD2gaxUJE
— DLP Report (@DLPReport) October 16, 2020
Disneyland Paris Standby Pass Recap
First implemented at Shanghai Disneyland, the Standby Pass option was a streamlined process that allowed Guests to claim their spot in an attraction’s virtual queue. After testing and expansion throughout Shanghai Disneyland, this system was then tested at Disneyland Paris. But it has been removed as an option on its official resort mobile app.
The Disneyland Paris website describes the Standby Pass as the following:
The new Standby Pass is a free service, available from 6 October 2020 via the official Disneyland Paris app. During certain periods of the day, you will need to reserve a Standby Pass to be able to join the queue for some of our most popular attractions during a specific allocated 30-minute time slot (subject to availability).
How does it work?
- Download the free Disneyland® Paris app via the App Store or Google Play.
- Create or log in to your Disney account (available to Guests aged 18 and over).
- Link your Park Tickets or Passes to your Disney account.
- After entering the Parks, you’ll be able to choose an attraction and reserve a Standby Pass (if Standby Pass is activated for that attraction) for each person who wishes to ride. We will allocate you the next available time slot*.
- Arrive at the attraction entrance during your allocated 30-minute time slot and be ready to present your Standby Pass QR code.
- Join the queue and get ready to enjoy!
How to know if you need to reserve a Standby Pass
Find out if the attraction you wish to ride requires a Standby Pass by consulting our official mobile app on your phone. You will also see a sign at the entrance of the attractions where Standby Pass is activated.
If Standby Pass is not activated for your chosen attraction, simply join the queue as normal!
During certain periods of the day, you will need a Standby Pass for the following attractions if the service is activated:
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
Walt Disney Studios Park®
- The Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTM
- Crush’s Coaster®
- Ratatouille: The Adventure
- The Standby Pass service will only be activated during certain periods of the day in order to help reduce wait times for certain attractions. You can still queue for these attractions without a Standby Pass at the beginning and at the end of the day (times may vary).
- You can only reserve one Standby Pass at a time, from 5 minutes after entering the Disney Parks.
- When your allocated time slot has begun, you may reserve a Standby Pass for another attraction.
- It is not possible to cancel or transfer a Standby Pass.
- Psst! To manage your Standby Passes easily during the day, you can link all the Tickets and Passes for each member of your group to a single Disney account.
This virtual queue system is very similar to the Boarding Groups for Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in place right now at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Do you think there should be more virtual queues implemented at Walt Disney World? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!