Disney Attraction Reopens With Costly Fee To Skip Line

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The battle of paid line-skipping services continues, as a popular Disneyland Paris attraction recently got its own costly “FastPass” system.

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For those in the Disney community, you will be fully aware of the controversy surrounding Disney’s recent foray into paid line-skipping systems with its new Genie+ and Lightning Lanes. Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane were released last year to some criticism and frustration, leaving many Guests feeling confused by the service.

In theory, this paid service should enhance Guests’ experience at the Parks, but in practice, it seemed to just be an expensive itinerary planner. These paid services allow Guests to skip lines for a price, meaning Disney now has a financial incentive to have long lines. At Disney World, for $15.00 per day per Guest, you can skip the long standby queue by making a Lightning Lane reservation (new FastPass) and returning at that time. That being said, some Guests love using Disney Genie+ as it saves them a lot of time.

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Disneyland Paris implemented its own version of this new “FastPass” system called Premier Access. This system can be purchased on the official Disneyland app and allows Guests to skip to the front of the line for certain attractions. Of course, this was met with controversy as Guests used to be able to get free FastPasses and skip the lines and now must pay each time they do so.

Unfortunately for Guests who do not like the new system, another Disneyland Paris attraction received the controversial new Premier Access system with Crush’s Coaster being recently refurbished. Take a closer look at this new change in a tweet from DLP Report (@DLPReport) below:

💳 Disney Premier Access has just opened at Crush’s Coaster, with the first slot at 2pm.
It’s priced at €13, similar to the top tier attraction for today (Big Thunder Mountain and Hyperspace Mountain). If it remains in that tier, it could go up to €18 on peak days.

In a different tweet from OutsideEars (@outsideEarsDLP), you can see the brand-new sign at the entrance of the attraction:

Starting tomorrow, the new Disney Premier Access queue will go live at Crush’s Coaster. The price to access this new queue will be 13 euros to start.

The current pricing structure of Premier Access is as follows:

  • Autopia: €7 per Guest
  • Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast: €11 per Guest
  • Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain: €10ths 6 per Guest
  • Star Tours: The Adventure Continues: €7 per Guest
  • Peter Pan’s Flight: €14 per Guest
  • Big Thunder Mountain: €16 per Guest
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: €14 per Guest
  • Ratatouille: The Adventure: €14 per Guest
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril: €7 per Guest
  • Orbitron: €7 per Guest
  • Phantom Manor: €7 per Guest
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Credit: DLP Report

While Disney recently decreased the cost of Premier Access, the system still remains as controversial as ever. We are sure what the future of waiting in line at the Disney Parks and Resorts will look like and if Disney will keep this current system, but as of now, Guests will be paying yet another fee if they want to skip the multiple-hour long waits that popular attractions continue to generate. Read more about Disneyland Paris’ Premier Access system:

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!

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We have been following the construction updates for Crush’s Coaster at Disneyland Paris and are excited it’s finally back to being fully operational, complete with a refurbished queue. More on Crush’s Coaster:

Spin, dive and fight against the current as you get swept up in a whirlpool of adventure

Crush’s Coaster: Finding Thrills in the Deep Blue Sea

Join Crush and friends in Toon Studio®, where you’ll find the beached soundstage and set of the Disney•Pixar film, Finding Nemo. Then, after taking in the Sydney Harbour scenery, board a turtle shell and prepare for a ride through memorable moments from the movie.
Sit tight, as your shell dives into the ocean and begins its incredible journey. At first Nemo, Squirt and other familiar faces greet you in the Great Barrier Reef. But the serenity doesn’t last for long, as you’re sent plunging to the deepest darkest depths, where a sunken submarine sits surrounded by voracious glowfish, jellyfish and sharks. At Crush’s Coaster danger lurks. However, just in the nick of time, the strong East Australian Current churns you up and sends you spiralling back to Sydney Harbour to a rousing reception.
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