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    FASTPASS at the Tokyo Disney Resort

Note: Walt Disney World's FastPass+ (which allows ride reservations to be made days or months in advance) and Disneyland's MaxPass (which is a paid add-on that allows users to make FastPass reservations on their phones) are not available at Tokyo Disney Resort. Currently, only guests with Japanese addresses can create Tokyo Disney Resort user profiles and book FastPasses on the official Tokyo Disney Resort app (which is only available on the Japanese app store).

Disney's FASTPASS system is a reservation system designed to moderate wait times. Understanding how to use FASTPASS is critical if you want to experience lots of attractions or are unable to arrive at park opening.

Disney only offers FASTPASS at select attractions, and in some cases FASTPASSes are only offered during busier times of year. Specific FASTPASS information for each theme park is linked below, followed by general information about FASTPASS.

Understanding FASTPASS

When you arrive at a FASTPASS attraction, if the posted wait time is acceptable you should hop in the regular "standby" line. If you do not want to wait that long, you may pick-up a FASTPASS ticket that will allow you to return and ride with a minimal wait during the posted return window.

Disney describes the FASTPASS system in 3 easy steps:

  1. Each member of your party inserts their park ticket in the FASTPASS kiosk.
  2. You'll receive a FASTPASS reminder ticket with a return time so that you can go play in the park instead of waiting in line.
    Tip: Look on the bottom of your current FASTPASS ticket to find out when you can get one for another attraction. Generally, that will be 2 hours from when you got the ticket OR the start of the return window on your ticket (subject to a 30-minutes-from-when-you-got-the-ticket minimum), whichever is sooner.
  3. Come back during your return time, scan your park ticket (not your FastPass reminder), and hop on the attraction with little or no waiting

General FASTPASS Touring Tips

  • Both Japanese and English appear on Tokyo Disney Resort FASTPASS tickets.
  • FASTPASSes for Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek! in Tokyo Disneyland, Toy Story Mania! and Soaring: Fantastic Flight in DisneySea will run out the quickest. Obtain a FASTPASS as early in the day as possible if you plan on riding either of these attractions.
  • Park tickets must be activated at the front turnstiles before being used to obtain FASTPASSes, so you can't send one family member into the park while the others snooze. However, once everyone has entered, you can send one person across to the other park with everyone's tickets to retrieve FASTPASSes there.
  • Don't mess with FASTPASS unless it can save you 30 minutes or more at a given attraction.
  • Since lines are manageable, there's no reason to use FASTPASS during the first 30-40 minutes a park is open, but you should still obtain them for extremely popular rides, such as Pooh's Hunny Hunt.
  • If you arrive after a park opens, obtain a FASTPASS for your preferred FASTPASS attraction first thing.
  • Always check the FASTPASS return period before obtaining your FASTPASS.
  • Don't depend on FASTPASSes being available for ride attractions after 2 p.m. during busier times of the year.
  • Tokyo Disney Resort enforces the one-hour time window on its FASTPASS tickets. Be sure to return on-time.
  • Make sure that everyone in your party has his or her own FASTPASS.
  • You can obtain a second FASTPASS as soon as you enter the return period for your first FASTPASS (subject to a 30-minute-from-issuance minimum), right after you use the FASTPASS (as long as you're not trying to get FASTPASS for the same attraction), or after 2 hours from issuance, whichever comes first.
  • Maximize efficiency by always obtaining a new FASTPASS for the next attraction before using the first FASTPASS you already hold.
  • Be mindful of your FASTPASS return time, and plan intervening activities accordingly.
  • Rides don't dispense FASTPASSes while they are closed for technical difficulties.
  • When obtaining FASTPASSes, it's faster and more considerate of other guests to select a FASTPASS Runner to obtain passes for your entire party. This means entrusting one individual with both your valuable park admission passes and your FASTPASSes, so choose wisely. Note that using a FASTPASS Runner does not save you time unless the runner is faster than the rest of your group. However, the rest of your group will walk less and can snack, visit the restroom, etc. while the FASTPASS Runner does his job.

Last updated by Guy Selga on August 8, 2019

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