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    Exclamation Disneyland Resort to Expand FASTPASS & Introduce MaxPass

    The Disneyland resort has announced more FASTPASS attractions and introduced a new PhotoPass feature:

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

    ... further expansion of Disney FASTPASS {is} coming to two of our most popular attractions Toy Story Mania in Disney California Adventure park and Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland park! When Disney FASTPASS first launched at Disneyland Resort it was available at four locations, and over the years the number has expanded to a total of 16 attractions with these two new additions.

    Later this year, we will launch Disney MaxPass, which will allow guests to maximize their experience by providing unlimited downloads of their high-resolution PhotoPass images and by enabling the convenience of mobile booking and redemption of Disney FASTPASS return times all by using the Disneyland App. Disney MaxPass will be available for an introductory price of $10 a day. Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders also will have the opportunity to purchase Disney MaxPass on a daily or yearly basis.
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    So, they are trying to say the FP is still free, that you're paying for the photos? Hmmm ... isn't Disneyland a tough (and smart) crowd? How will this be received?
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    They said "introductory" price. I wonder how much they plan on increasing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibelieveindisneymagic View Post
    So, they are trying to say the FP is still free, that you're paying for the photos? Hmmm ... isn't Disneyland a tough (and smart) crowd? How will this be received?
    As a local, I can say "not well." Although with the lack of details as to how it will work for AP holders, it might end up being great. The thing is, two tiers of AP currently ALREADY include free photopass downloads, so the rumor is that those passes will also simply include the digital FP. However, no word on cost for other APs to use it.

    For the photos, it seems like "too good" of a deal since currently one day's worth of photopass downloads is around $60.

    There are too many questions right now that are unanswered and everyone is kind of frustrated that Disney made this announcement and left us hanging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post

    For the photos, it seems like "too good" of a deal since currently one day's worth of photopass downloads is around $60.

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    This is what made me curious about the final cost when they said "introductory". Right now it seems like a good deal to me when the photos are normally so much more expensive. When they start jacking up the price though, I doubt it will be very enticing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibelieveindisneymagic View Post
    So, they are trying to say the FP is still free, that you're paying for the photos? Hmmm ... isn't Disneyland a tough (and smart) crowd? How will this be received?
    Just to clarify, traditional paper FP will still be free, but in order to use DIGITAL FP, you will have to pay the $10 daily fee for MaxPass. And that is $10 PER PERSON, per day in your group. So a family of four would be $40/day.

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    Bring on FP+, everyone should share in the fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas211 View Post
    Bring on FP+, everyone should share in the fun.
    It's not going to be like FP+. No advance reservations, no choosing more than one at a time, etc. It's literally just a way to save yourself the walk to the attraction to obtain a paper ticket. It's a digitized version of legacy Fastpass. All the same rules apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    It's not going to be like FP+. No advance reservations, no choosing more than one at a time, etc. It's literally just a way to save yourself the walk to the attraction to obtain a paper ticket. It's a digitized version of legacy Fastpass. All the same rules apply.

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    I know. I'm saying bring on the FP+... I hope not for californians sake. In fact sounds cool, if we decided to return to DL. Despite not loving DL, we are thinking about trying that version of the food and wine festival just to complete the circuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas211 View Post
    I know. I'm saying bring on the FP+... I hope not for californians sake. In fact sounds cool, if we decided to return to DL. Despite not loving DL, we are thinking about trying that version of the food and wine festival just to complete the circuit.
    I think the CA food and wine festival last year was better than WDWs. I hit both last year. WDW is obviously larger but the CA version had more interesting foods overall. This year's CA version looks so amazing...more booths and even more great sounding dishes. I can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    I think the CA food and wine festival last year was better than WDWs. I hit both last year. WDW is obviously larger but the CA version had more interesting foods overall. This year's CA version looks so amazing...more booths and even more great sounding dishes. I can't wait!

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    We were going to go, but work interfered at the last moment. Looked good. One of my coworkers made it. We are thinking of staying at a DL resort, might help improve our experience (we were at the doubletree by angels stadium).
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    I just read that this will begin on or about July 19th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicofdisney View Post
    I just read that this will begin on or about July 19th.
    Maybe. That source just keeps throwing dates out there and nothing has happened yet.

    I was told by a CM at Disneyland Guest Relations "2 weeks" exactly 18 days ago, so...

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    Disney Parks just made an official announcement:

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

    ... We are excited to announce that Disney MaxPass will launch July 19 at the Disneyland Resort! Disney MaxPass will help guests to maximize their experience at the Disneyland Resort by providing unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads from the day, and by enabling the convenience of mobile Disney FASTPASS booking and redemption times while in the theme parks through the Disneyland App. If guests are not already registered for a Disney account, registration is fast and simple. Download the app and follow the prompts to register for an account.

    Disney MaxPass will be offered for an introductory price of $10 a day. Guests may purchase Disney MaxPass when they purchase their ticket, or as an add-on through the Disneyland App once they enter either theme park. Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders also will have the option of purchasing Disney MaxPass for the life of their current passport for $75. Signature Plus passholders will receive Disney MaxPass at no additional cost, as part of their annual passport entitlement.
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    I read the new announcement yesterday and just shook my head. To be able to book FP+ on your phone it will cost $10 per day for each person in your party? Absurd, I hope WDW doesn't get any ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VWL Mom View Post
    I read the new announcement yesterday and just shook my head. To be able to book FP+ on your phone it will cost $10 per day for each person in your party? Absurd, I hope WDW doesn't get any ideas.

    It'll be 20 per day at WDW.. They'll improve their profits.. Have to pay for all of the new crazy construction.

    I can't imagine the cali crowd taking to this news well. Better move the metal detectors back by the garages..
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas211 View Post
    It'll be 20 per day at WDW.. They'll improve their profits.. Have to pay for all of the new crazy construction.

    I can't imagine the cali crowd taking to this news well. Better move the metal detectors back by the garages..
    Here's my prediction: it flops.

    First of all, annual pass holders are already at the limit of what they will pay for their passes.

    Second of all, it seems like a large majority of non AP guests HAVE NO IDEA HOW FASTPASS WORKS AND THAT IT IS ALREADY FREE. I cannot emphasize this point strongly enough. These people will have no idea how to work this system if they can't already figure out paper FP. And because they think you ALREADY have to pay for FP, and they DON'T use it because of that, they won't use MaxPass either.

    The in park WiFi is terrible. Truly.

    I give it three months before it is free to use.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    Here's my prediction: it flops.

    First of all, annual pass holders are already at the limit of what they will pay for their passes.

    Second of all, it seems like a large majority of non AP guests HAVE NO IDEA HOW FASTPASS WORKS AND THAT IT IS ALREADY FREE. I cannot emphasize this point strongly enough. These people will have no idea how to work this system if they can't already figure out paper FP. And because they think you ALREADY have to pay for FP, and they DON'T use it because of that, they won't use MaxPass either.

    The in park WiFi is terrible. Truly.

    I give it three months before it is free to use.



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    Can we make it four months so that I get my pictures for only $10 a day?
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