If today was any indication, rubber RFID bracelet enthusiasts may soon have another theme park to enjoy them in. Disneyland conducted a test at Space Mountain using scanners similar to the ones used for FastPass+ at Walt Disney World. The scanners used during today’s test didn’t feature RFID technology; they simply scanned the barcode at the bottom of the FASTPASS ticket. After the FASTPASS ticket was scanned, a light turned green if the ticket was accepted. The Space Mountain FASTPASS tickets distributed today looked exactly the same as they usually do, which makes sense if you believe the rumors that say MagicBands may not be a part of Disneyland’s final system (barcodes on tickets, annual passes, and cell phones would be used instead). Is this an early step in FastPass+ and MyMagic+ being implemented at Disneyland? We’re going to say yes, but Disney hasn’t confirmed anything yet. It’s also worth noting that cast members stationed at the scanners were unable to answer any questions about the test.
On our Disneyland Resort FASTPASS page we’ve had the following text at the top for a couple of years now: “Although it is expected to make its way to Disneyland in the future, Walt Disney World’s FastPass+ (which allows ride reservations to be made days or months in advance) is not currently available in California.” Maybe soon we’ll finally be able to update that! Tell us what you think about the possibility of FastPass+ at Disneyland. What are your are your expectations or fears for the system. Let us know in the comments below.