Disney Park Drops the Cost of Pricey FastPass System

in Disneyland Paris

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As many Walt Disney World and Disneyland fans and Guests get ready to see the official reveal of Disney Genie, which will entail the new FastPass (now Lightning Lane) system with Disney Genie+, we can look to Disneyland Paris’ Premier Access system, which was recently launched. 

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Disneyland Paris is now operating on a paid Premier Access system where Guests can pay to jump to the front of the line. The way this system works is each Guests must pay a set amount of money per attraction in order to gain access to Premier Access.  The only other Disney Park that offers a Premier Access system is Shanghai Disney.

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This will be similar in a sense to what Disney World and Disneyland Guests will experience as some attractions of higher popularity will have set amounts, and others will be included in the daily fee that Disney Genie+ entails.

When Disneyland Paris debuted their new system, many were shocked to see the prices that Guests would have to pay to skip a line. Below is a list of what the attractions would cost Guests if they didn’t want to wait in a longer line.

  • Autopia: €8 per Guest (which equals just over $9)
  • Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast: €15 per Guest (which equals nearly $18)
  • Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain: €9 per Guest (which equals nearly $11)
  • Star Tours: The Adventure Continues: €8 per Guest (which equals just over $9)
  • Peter Pan’s Flight: €15 per Guest (which equals nearly $18)
  • Big Thunder Mountain: €12 per Guest (which equals just over $14)
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: €15 per Guest (which equals nearly $18)
  • Ratatouille: The Adventure: €12 per Guest (which equals just over $14)
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As you can see, some attractions would cost Guests nearly $20.00 if they wanted to move ahead in line, which could become quite costly depending on your party size, and how many attractions you would like to utilize with Premier Access. The Premier Access costs, however, are not stagnant. Depending on the time of year, the prices could either increase or decrease.

As we are in the month of October, many would have likely assumed that we would not yet see a decrease in cost as October is still peak season at the Disney Parks with the Halloween holiday season pulling in Guests. That being said, looking at the Disneyland Paris app, we can see that prices have surprisingly dropped aside from one attraction.

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Below are the current prices for Premier Access:

  • Autopia: €5 per Guest (which equals nearly $6)
  • Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast: €12 per Guest (which equals just over $14)
  • Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain: €12 per Guest (which equals just over $14)
  • Star Tours: The Adventure Continues: €5 per Guest (which equals nearly $6)
  • Peter Pan’s Flight: €12 per Guest (which equals just over $14)
  • Big Thunder Mountain: €12 per Guest (which equals just over $14)
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: €12 per Guest (which equals just over $14)
  • Ratatouille: The Adventure: €12 per Guest (which equals just over $14)
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As we can see, prices either stayed the same or dropped aside from Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain, which increased — likely due to the popularity of the attraction. It is interesting to see the prices lower during one of the busier times of the year. If I were to speculate, perhaps there is a chance that the high costs were not enticing Guests to purchase Premier Access. However, that is solely speculation.

Do you think that Premier Access is still priced too high? Or would you want to utilize the system? 

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