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    California Adventure FASTPASS Advice and Tips

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This page accompanies our FASTPASS Overview for Disneyland Resort.

FASTPASS is Disneyland's ride and show reservation system. On this page you will find FASTPASS tips and strategies, as well as FASTPASS rules and restrictions.

FASTPASS Attractions at Disney California Adventure

There are 8 attractions at California Adventure currently offering FASTPASS.

Disney California Adventure FASTPASS Attractions
Attraction Land
California Screamin' Paradise Pier
Goofy's Sky School Paradise Pier
Grizzly River Run Grizzly Peak
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Hollywood Land
Radiator Springs Racers Cars Land
Soarin' Around the World Grizzly Peak
Toy Story Midway Mania! Paradise Pier
World of Color Paradise Pier

Touring with FASTPASS in California Adventure will make for a better experience.

Specific notes about touring FASTPASS attractions in California Adventure follow:

  • Obtain FASTPASS tickets for Radiator Springs Racers immediately after park opening. There will be a long line to get FASTPASS tickets (folks will start lining up during Early Entry), and FASTPASS tickets are often gone for the day few hours after park opening.
  • FASTPASS tickets for Radiator Springs Racers are currently distributed near It's Tough to Be a Bug, which is not even in the same land as the attraction.
  • Obtain FASTPASS tickets for Soarin', and Goofy's Sky School as early in the day as practical.
  • FASTPASS enables you to postpone a wet ride like Grizzly River Run to a warmer part of the day.
  • World of Color FASTPASS tickets are distributed in a unique fashion. Note that:
    • FASTPASS tickets for World of Color are distributed at kiosks to the right of the entrance of The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.
    • Only one World of Color FASTPASS per admission ticket will be issued each day.
    • When you arrive at the FASTPASS kiosks, you do not get to choose your show time and viewing area. Instead, FASTPASS tickets are distributed sequentially by show time and by viewing area. Only after the first show's tickets are exhausted will Disney issue FASTPASS tickets for the next show.
    • During busy times, Disney may ask that only one member of your party wait in the FASTPASS line. That member must have all your party's park tickets in order to obtain FASTPASS tickets for the group.
    • A Disney Cast Member is stationed at each kiosk. Hand your park tickets to the Cast Member, who will make sure that your party receives an appropriate number of FASTPASS tickets for the same show and viewing area.
    • Although with a FASTPASS you are guaranteed a spot in a specific viewing area, not all spots are created equal. Whatever your viewing area, arrive secure a decent vantage point for World of Color.
  • FASTPASS tickets for World of Color operate independently of the central FASTPASS system for California Adventure. For example, you may get a World of Color FASTPASS immediately after getting a Soarin' Around the World FASTPASS.
  • California Screamin', Soarin' Over California, Goofy's Sky School, Grizzly River Run, and Radiator Springs Racers all have single rider lines. If you do not mind having each member of your party ride in a separate vehicle, this can save you time without using FASTPASS. If there are not good signs explaining how to ride as a single rider, as a Cast Member for assistance.
  • As of June 21, 2017 California Screamin' offers immediate FASTPASS return times. Meaning you can obtain a FASTPASS, the return time is instant, and you can get in the FASTPASS line seconds later. We assume this is only a test and Disney will tinker with, or change completely soon.