Disneyland Paris has today confirmed that FASTPASS will not return to the resort, with new digital options Standby Pass and Disney Premier Access launching this summer.
Disney Premier Access will provide a pay-per-ride use of what is expected to be the previous FASTPASS line. The cost per-person per-ride will be €8 to €15, depending on the attraction and day, available at attractions that formerly had FASTPASS.
Standby Pass provides a complimentary way of virtual queuing that will be used at individual attractions when capacity limitations require. First introduced last year to manage queue line social distancing requirements, Standby Pass gives guests timed access to the main queue, not to the FASTPASS queue. However, it is conceivable that this could be adjusted when restrictions are lifted.
The change comes as part of a wider resort wide digitisation of ticketing, restaurant booking and aspects of hotel stays, bringing it more into line with the systems used at Disneyland Resort and Disney World. The pass types copy those adopted last year at Shanghai Disneyland, whilst there are rumours that other Disney parks will have similar changes on the way for their FASTPASS systems.
FASTPASS was first introduced to Disneyland Paris in 1999 on Indiana Jones™ and the Temple of Peril, joining the limited rollout of the system at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disneyland Resort earlier that year. The system was subsequently rolled out to all existing Disney parks worldwide as well as all new build parks.
At Disneyland Paris, the FASTPASS system became part of the Disneyland experience, with guests enjoying the benefit of virtual queueing and planning their days around this ability to essentially do two things at once. The paper tickets themselves also provided a souvenir opportunity in their own right, with attraction specific designs.