Priority Pass has replaced the long-time favorite FASTPASS at Tokyo Disney Resort.
In this article, we will delve into the usage of Priority Pass, points to note, and how it differs from other attraction tickets.
Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Priority Pass
Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Priority Pass was launched at Tokyo Disneyland and Sea on July 26, 2023.
With the Priority Pass, guests will be able to experience eligible attractions with shorter wait times.
The attractions covered by Priority Pass are as follows.
Tokyo Disneyland: 7 Attractions
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- Space Mountain
- Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Pooh’s Honey Hunt
- Horned Mansion
- Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek!
Tokyo DisneySea: 7 Attractions
- Indiana Jones® Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
- Turtle Talk
- Nemo & Friends SeaRider
- The Magic Lamp Theater
- Raging Spirits
Priority Pass is available for seven attractions at both Tokyo Disneyland and Sea.
At the parks, the key to success is how you can shorten the waiting time for attractions.
I hope you can spend your time efficiently by using Priority Pass.
How to get a Priority Pass
You can get a Priority Pass from the Tokyo Disney Resort App after entering the park.
You will need to download the official Tokyo Disney Resort App to your smartphone and create an account in advance.
Priority Pass cannot be reserved for a specific time, and the time of use for attractions is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
With Priority Pass, you can use the attractions in one-hour increments.
On July 26th, the first day of the service, ticketing ended around 3:00 p.m. at Tokyo Disneyland and around 5:00 p.m. at Sea.
We don’t have much data yet, but it seems that the time when ticketing ends is affected by the popularity of the attractions and the season in which you visit the park.
Like Fastpass, Priority Pass can be canceled.
If you want to delay your time, you can cancel once and pick up the Priority Pass again if it is still available.
In other words, it is possible to take a pass that has been canceled by someone else, so you don’t have to give up even if the ticketing has ended.
By creating a group on the app, one person can get Priority Pass for everyone.
How to use Priority Pass
After acquiring Priority Pass, a QR code will be displayed on the app five minutes before the time of use of the attraction.
You can enter the attraction by holding the QR code over the reader held by a Cast Member in front of the attraction.
One thing to note about Priority Pass is that once you get one pass, you cannot get another pass until 120 minutes have passed or the usage time of the pass you got has expired.
The usage is basically the same as the previous Fastpass.
Difference between Priority Pass and Disney Premier Access
The difference between Priority Pass and Disney Premier Access is the attractions covered and the price.
The attractions covered by Disney Premier Access are as follows.
Tokyo Disneyland: 3 attractions
- The Happy Ride with Baymax
- Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast
- Splash Mountain
Tokyo DisneySea: 4 attractions
- Journey to the Center of the Earth
- Toy Story Mania!
- Tower of Terror
- Soaring: Fantastic Flight
Disney Premier Access is charged, but the 40th Anniversary Priority Pass is free.
Difference between Priority Pass and Vacation Package
The Vacation Package is an accommodation package at Tokyo Disney Resort.
Vacation packages also include attraction tickets.
What is the difference between Vacation Package attraction tickets and Priority Pass?
The Vacation Package includes attraction tickets with no time restrictions.
This gives you more flexibility in scheduling than with the Priority Pass, which has a time limit.
However, even with Vacation Packages, attractions that qualify for Disney Premier Access must be booked at specific times.
Difference Between Priority Pass and Standby Pass
There are more types of passes available in the parks, and they are more complicated!
The difference between a Priority Pass and a Standby Pass is the ability to reduce wait times.
A Priority Pass reduces wait times, whereas a Standby Pass is like a numbered ticket.
A Standby Pass can assure you access to a facility, but it does not reduce the time.
Currently, there are no attractions eligible for the Standby Pass.
Price of Priority Pass
Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Priority Pass is free of charge.
The Priority Pass ticketing period has not yet been determined.
It will be free for the first year and may become chargeable from the next year.
I miss the days when fast passes were free.
I introduced Priority Pass at Tokyo Disney Resort.
The content is based on information available as of the date of posting, so please check the Tokyo Disney Resort website for the latest updates before your trip.
Before your trip, please also refer to the Top 5 ways to buy tickets for Tokyo Disneyland and Sea for 2023.
Thanks for reading to the end.