Standby Pass is a brand new feature and virtual queuing system coming to the official Disneyland Paris app from 6th October, it has been revealed.
This brand new service will allows guests to select a time slot for when to visit their favourite attractions before returning at the arranged time for a reduced queue length. Guests familiar with Fast Pass and Disneyland Resort’s MaxPass will see similarities in this system, except this will be for standard, standby queuing as opposed to Fast Pass.
Participanting attractions will activate the Standby Pass functionality depending on demand and how busy each park is on a particular day. When active, guests will only be able to visit the attraction with a corresponding Standby Pass, but don’t worry. Standby Passes can be grouped together as a party meaning several guests visiting together will only need one Standby Pass (or one guest familiar with the service) to ensure entry to attractions. There will also be a period of time at the beginning and end of the park’s operating time to access participating attractions without a Standby Pass.
While Standby Pass does not provide immediate access to an attraction, it does allow guests to spend part of their queue time for attractions outside of the physical queue enjoying other experiences in the parks and reinforces physical distancing. Standby Pass is just the latest technology being implemented across the resort, as we are always looking for ways to improve the guest experience and continue to learn and adjust our offerings.
Official Disneyland Paris statement
Guests will be limited to holding a single Standby Pass at a time and will only be available for guests who are inside either Disneyland Paris or Walt Disney Studios Park. Time slots will be arranged within 30 minute intervals with a QR code generated upon selection. This will then need to be scanned to grant access to the attraction’s standby queue.
While this is not MaxPass, or a virtual Fast Pass system similar to what we see in Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World, this is a massive step in the right direction and indication that a more digital based future is coming to Disneyland Paris. It should be noted that this is also not intended to be a queue ‘skip’ but rather an alternative method to queuing for attractions within the resort.
Standby Pass will first launch on Tuesday 6th October exclusively first at Crush’s Coaster in Walt Disney Studios Park. Afterwards in the coming weeks a number of other attractions from both parks will receive Standby Pass support including Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, Big Thunder Mountain, Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain, Autopia, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Ratatouille: The Adventure.