Disneyland Paris will charge €150 for Fastpass

Thursday, September 27, 2018 3:38 AM

What we all long predicted, Disneyland Paris will start introducing on October 15 paid Fastpass options

For €45 you will get to go on 3 selected rides

The Ultimate Fastpass will get you on 9 attractions cost €90

and the most expensive pass is €150 that offers you unlimited use for all rides with a Fastpass lane.

I only could fiind a Neatherlands Website as a source, but they are usually rather reliable

https://www.looopings.nl/weblog/10847/Disneyland-Paris-vraagt-150-e...tPass.html

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:22 AM

I was there in maybe 2013 or so, and it seemed as though even then it was monetized, but I forget how. Maybe resort guests had extra access or something?

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:47 AM

I really would not know as I have never stayed at the resort. I have Phantasialand close to me and that is expensive enough,lol. Could be though. I just posted it because we talked about Disney would do this for years now

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:13 AM

I seem to recall HK DL was already doing something like this?

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:07 PM
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Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:05 PM

That's pretty ironic, aren't the Europeans supposed to be the socialists, and the Americans are the cold-hearted capitalists? Does this mean that you can't get a PF at all if you don't pay now? $17.50 per ride seems pretty insane just to beat the lines (15 Euros for each for the 45 Euro option). The $174.95 is pretty insane too, but at least that's for unlimited. Imagine if you had to buy that for a whole family too.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:35 PM

This is good news. I’m planning a Euro trip next year and don’t want to spend more the. A day and a half at Disney while in Paris so this should help.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:10 PM

I'm a warm-hearted capitalist.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:10 PM

I posted nearly the exact same thing in the Disney ticket pricing thread but:

We should totally welcome this. We're the kind of people who would shell out thousands of dollars to be there in the first place and an extra couple hundred on top of that to skip lines entirely without the craziness of reserving 60 days in advance (WDW) or sprinting around the park (DL) seems right up my alley anyway.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:48 PM

I know you are being sarcastic, but Europeans are for sure not socialist. They are more social, but as capitalistic as the States are

Back to topic, for a family this is not affordale, going single, for sure, I would go with the €150 option

@Trackmaster, the way I understand how it works you can still get the FP for free like the way it works now for a single ride one after another(I am really not good reading a netherland Website) The premium passes will give you just the option to book more rides and get premium entrance

Last edited by AlexInLA, Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:53 PM
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Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:50 PM

AlexInLA said:

for a family this is not affordale

That depends on the family, and what they value. I've been known to get a night at a Universal deluxe resort that none of us ever slept in to get two days' worth of Unlimited Express.

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Friday, September 28, 2018 10:33 AM

With the current FP system (at least at Disneyworld, not sure about the other parks), you only get three -- but can possibly add more if your bookings are early in the day enough -- and they can be booked up to 30 days in advance, but hotel guests get a jump on you by another 30 days.

So assume they would use the same model, buying an extra 3 would just double what you could use then? I'd be interested to see if you still get the 3 free selections.

It seems to me that the extra paid FP's would have more appeal to DINKs, parents on vacation, or young professionals without kids. I could see them not wanting to wait with the screaming kids, and I'm not sure how many families would pay nearly $1,000 a day just to skip the lines. Its not that unreasonable of a cost if you only have to buy 1-2 per day.

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Friday, September 28, 2018 1:06 PM

To each there own I guess. For me speding an extra 2k is not reasonable, I could do an entire additional vacation for that. I am not against the extra charge, but I would not do it.

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Friday, September 28, 2018 5:18 PM

Yeah, its a lot of money when you consider that you can get the same thing by just studying the park traffic schedules put out by various websites (basically avoiding summers and avoiding weekends), going first thing at rope drop, going to the shows at peak hours in the day, and staying really late.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:24 PM

$2k? An average family of four would pay less than a thousand dollars.

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Monday, October 1, 2018 4:59 AM

Tekwardo said:

$2k? An average family of four would pay less than a thousand dollars.

Add entrance, hotel, food, now FP and you come easy to 2k a day.

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Monday, October 1, 2018 10:48 AM

WDW already has a paid FP+ program available. If you stay in a club level room at the deluxe resorts for a minimum of 3 days you can add 3 additional FP+ selections to your MDE for $50 per person per night. This option not only adds the 3 additional FP+ selections, but it also gives the guest the ability to book FP+ without the tiered system and the guest can book across multiple parks in one day if the ticket has a park hopper option attached to their MDE account. The window also moves another 30 days which gives these guests the option to book FP+ 90 days out verse the standard 60.

Guests who purchase this option are also entitled to preferred viewing locations for Illuminations, Fantasmic and Rivers of Light.

WDW also offers VIP tours which basically is an unlimited FP+ with a plaid who will be your guide to the park.

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Monday, October 1, 2018 11:39 AM

AlexInLA said:

Tekwardo said:

$2k? An average family of four would pay less than a thousand dollars.

Add entrance, hotel, food, now FP and you come easy to 2k a day.

But you said spending ‘an additional 2k’. Tickets, lodging, and food are all base. This is an additional $700.

Eh. If I’m already spending thousands on the trip , an extra $700 for one of the days isn’t going to make a huge difference. I don’t see people doing this every day of the trip.

Last edited by Tekwardo, Monday, October 1, 2018 11:42 AM
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Monday, October 1, 2018 12:48 PM

I reiterate: I really don't see many families doing this. Its probably just for the Disney enthusiasts who come alone or with a spouse. The only time I see kids getting this is if its a promotion or giveaway by the park to preferred customers or to satisfy a complaint that they have. You barely see many people using the paid priority passes at other parks and they're a small fraction of this cost. Heck, if a family did have the money for this it would probably be 2-3 kids carted around by their Au Pair while the dad golfed and the mom went shopping in Paris.

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Monday, October 1, 2018 1:21 PM

I get that people might be spending a bunch on the trip, but if an extra $700 for a day is no big deal to you, please let me know when your company is hiring, haha. My wife and I do very well for ourselves, but $700 to enhance an experience seems extremely pricey to me unless we're talking about flying a higher class on a flight or something of that nature.

$700 to get some enhancement for every day of the trip? Okay, that is something I'd consider.

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Monday, October 1, 2018 2:12 PM

Different people find value in different things/different price points for the same thing. That you do not find value doesn't mean that no one else will. That the parks are adding the perk indicates they believe that people in sufficient numbers will find value in it and buy thus making it worth while for the parks to offer. And the parks have a lot of data on this type of stuff than we do.

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