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Everything You Need to Know About the Disneyland MaxPass

Everything You Need to Know About the Disneyland MaxPass

By Lex Tingey 01/11/2017
UPDATED JANUARY 2019 We have everything you need to know about the NEW Disneyland MaxPass that just debuted. Find out what it is and how to use it on your Disneyland vacation. 

Disneyland MaxPass

If you haven’t heard, Disneyland just announced some big news for this year. The new MaxPass service is now available for guests to use in the Disneyland Resort!

Disneyland also added Fastpass tickets for the Matterhorn Bobsleds attractions AND Disney California Adventure Park added Fastpass tickets for Toy Story Mania! We are so excited that these attractions were added to the Fastpass options. In addition to adding two new Fastpass options, the Disneyland Resort is rolling out a new optional feature called Disneyland MaxPass.

We’ve gathered all available details from about the Disneyland MaxPass for you. Keep checking back as we’ll make sure to update this article as we learn more about the ins and outs of using MaxPass. 

Disneyland MaxPass Soarin Around the World

What is the Disneyland MaxPass?

The Disneyland MaxPass is an additional pass for Disneyland guests that has two great new perks. The first is unlimited downloads of your PhotoPass pictures. The second is the ability to book and redeem Fastpass tickets on your mobile device using the Disneyland app. 

What rides can I use the Disneyland MaxPass with?

The Disney MaxPass is good for all rides that allow Fastpass tickets.

What rides include Fastpass tickets?

Rides that currently have Fastpass tickets are: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, California Screamin’, Goofy’s Sky School, Grizzly River Run, Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!, Haunted Mansion, Hyperspace Mountain, Indiana Jones Adventure, Radiator Springs Racers, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, Soarin’ Around the World, Splash Mountain and Star Tours – The Adventure Continues.

You'll also be able to use your Disneyland MaxPass for Toy Story Mania and the Matterhorn Bobsleds as soon as these attractions have Fastpass up and running.

What rides include PhotoPass? 

The rides that currently include PhotoPass are Hyperspace Mountain, Splash Mountain, California Screamin' and Radiator Springs Racers. PhotoPass photographers are also located throughout each park. 

Disneyland MaxPass Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

When can I start using the Disneyland MaxPass?

The Disneyland MaxPass is available to purchase and use within the Disneyland app now.  

Can I reserve my Fastpass tickets ahead of time with the Disneyland MaxPass?

No, the Disney MaxPass will only allow you to reserve a Fastpass ticket if you are inside a Disneyland Resort theme park.

How much is the Disneyland MaxPass?

The Disneyland MaxPass will have an introductory price of $15 per ticket per day. This charge is per person, not per family. The physical Fastpass tickets will still be available at the parks for no additional cost. 

Will I still be able to get the normal paper Fastpass tickets in the park?

Yes, the physical Fastpass tickets will still be available at the kiosks in the park for all Fastpass enabled attractions for no additional charge. However, if you are using the Disneyland MaxPass, you won't be able to have a traditional Fastpass at the same time.

Can I use one device for multiple tickets that have the Disneyland MaxPass?

Yes, the Disneyland MaxPass will be able to link multiple tickets to one device, but you don't have to use it that way. If your group wants to split up and use your Fastpass tickets for different attractions, you can easily do that using different devices.

Disneyland MaxPass Radiator Spring Racers

Can I have multiple Fastpass tickets at a time with the Disneyland MaxPass?

No, the Disney MaxPass will only allow you to have the normal limit of one ticket at a time. The MaxPass will work exactly like the current Fastpass system, but allows you to schedule and redeem your Fastpass tickets with your mobile device via the Disneyland app. This is a HUGE perk since you won't have to run across the park or send someone to collect Fastpass tickets for your group. Just do it with the touch of a button while you're in line for an attraction, waiting for a show to start or grabbing some lunch! It's an awesome way to maximize your time in the park.

Disneyland MaxPass Fastpass

Will Disneyland MaxPass be similar to the Magic Band at Disney World?

The Disney MaxPass and Magic Bands or My Magic+ program have some major differences. Disneyland MaxPass will not offer a band and does not allow you to book Fastpass tickets ahead of time. It is also not tied to in park charges or restaurant reservations.

How do I get the Disneyland MaxPass?

First, download the Disneyland app and sign into your Disney account. Next, scan your tickets into the app. Once that is done and you are in the Disneyland Resort, you will be able to purchase the MaxPass directly from the Disneyland app. 

Can I book a MaxPass for an attraction in Disney California Adventure while in Disneyland Park? 

Yes! As long as your ticket has been scanned into either park, you will be able to add a Fastpass reservation for either park. That means you can secure a Fastpass for Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! while in Disneyland. Or, secure a Fastpass for Space Mountain while in Disney California Adventure. Just remember that you must have a Park Hopper ticket to go between the parks and you can still reserve only one Fastpass at a time. 

Can only one person in my party purchase the MaxPass? 

Everyone in your party must purchase the MaxPass to be able to book their Fastpasses on the app and have access to the unlimited PhotoPass downloads for the day. 

Do I have to pay for the Disneyland MaxPass if I'm an annual passholder? 

Only two annual passes include the MaxPass free of charge; the Signature Plus Passport and Premium Passport. Other annual pass levels must purchase the MaxPass for the $15 per person per day rate or an annual rate of $100. 

Can I cancel my MaxPass selections? 

Yes, if you are unable to make your Fastpass, you can cancel it via the Disneyland app. You are able to do this both for your whole party or an individual. You have the ultimate flexibility with the Disneyland MaxPass!

Will I be able to select World of Color and Fantasmic! Fastpasses with the Disneyland MaxPass? 

No, these will remain paper Fastpass tickets and must be collected at their respective kiosks. 

Disneyland MaxPass California Screamin

We don’t know about you, but we’re are loving the Disneyland MaxPass! We’d love to know what you think about this change. Do you like it? Do you have more questions about the Disneyland MaxPass?

Make sure to get the best price on your 2017 Disneyland vacation by booking your Disneyland tickets now. You won’t have to worry about losing availability when you use our layaway plan to book your vacation with only $175 down, either. Book any of our Disneyland packages online or give our travel experts a call at 855-GET-AWAY!

*All information has been verified through the Disney Parks Blog. 

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Lex Tingey