When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Disney Parks around the world were forced to temporarily close, giving The Walt Disney Company time to reassess various programs, including the FastPass system.
Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek has been vocal about how Josh D’Amaro’s Parks, Experiences and Products division used the time to optimized various Guest experiences, including how FastPasses work. Now, Disneyland Paris is on the verge of debuting its new paid FastPass-style program, called Disney Premier Access.
The system is based on the Shanghai Disneyland offering of the same name.
Now, Disneyland Paris has confirmed that its new Premier Access program will officially debut on August 5, 2021. Per the Resort’s official website:
From 5 August, turbo-charge your day with Disney Premier Access!
Got the need for speed? Disney Premier Access is a paid service that gives you speedy access to some of our most popular attractions thanks to a dedicated fast lane. Limited availability!
Get in the fast lane with Disney Premier Access
Hit top speed like Lightning McQueen with Disney Premier Access and join the fast lane that lets you skip the regular queue at some of our most popular attractions.
With Disney Premier Access under the bonnet, you’ll fill up your day with even more smiles per hour!
The new paid FastPass program will be available for the following rides at both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park:
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Hyperspace Mountain
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
- Star Tours
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
At this time, Disney has not confirmed if paid FastPasses will be debuting in place of the current FastPass+ program at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, or in place of the MaxPass program at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Both of these programs are currently unavailable due to the theme parks’ phased reopening processes.
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