Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by TheBigErn, Jan 10, 2018.
Thank you for that info!
Don’t look at the photo pass as the reason for Maxpass look at it as just a perk of it. We used the photo pass portion a lot but even if we didn’t maxpass would have been completely worth it. We had a lot more downtime, didn’t have to worry about having a runner for fast passes, and was easily able to pull fast passes from the other park which was nice. Everyday we had time to go to the hotel for a few hours something we’ve never really had time to do before.
Try it your first day so you can decide if it’s worth it for the rest of your trip.
Oh, I've been asking about this...this is the first I've heard of being able to add it that day at the park! Where do you do this...the ticket booth? Guest relations on Main Street? This would solve the problem of the travel agent for my son's touring group not being willing/able to attach a specific ticket to a given kid ahead of time!
As soon as he is scanned into the park, he scans his ticket into the app and can add it.
You need to have a credit card added to the app/account in order to do this.
so.......now for the technology hampered grandma question.
How do I scan something in to my phone? Older android smartphone.
If you're talking about linking your tickets to the app, you need to open the Disneyland app and go to where it says My Tickets. From there, in the upper right corner, there's a + sign. Click that and you will see the option Link Tickets and Passes. Click that and it will bring up a window using your phone's camera, which you need to point at the bar code on the ticket. Hope that helps.
You buy MaxPass right from the app on your phone. If you've already linked your ticket to the app, open it up and buy MaxPass. If you haven't scanned the ticket into the app, do that, THEN buy MaxPass. No other lines to stand in for it.
When can you start making Maxpass reservations? You have to be on property, right?
You have to have entered one of the parks that day.
Pros of MaxPass:
1. Get new FP through MP every 90 minutes instead of 2 hours with regular FP
2. If you do Rope Drop, you can get FP through MP before everybody using regular FP
3. It is very convenient to reserve on phone
4. FP times are sometimes earlier through MP (sometimes people cancel FP)
5. You can take a nap at your hotel in the middle of the day and as long as your ticket has been scanned into a park, you don’t get any less FPs. (For example, you enter the park at 8 AM, and at noon you return to your hotel to take a nap and are gone for 4 hours. If you had regular FP, you could not get any FPs during that time. If you had MP, you could get a couple during that time if you just set an alarm for a time you could get a new one)
6. We don’t care that much about PhotoPass either but it would be a fun family picture to put on a Christmas card or something if you could get an attraction picture.
7. As a Fastpass runner, especially with a park hopper, it can be tiring to get Fastpass every 2 hours, make it right at the Fastpass window, and needing to go to a kiosk for it. You don’t need to worry about kiosks with MaxPass.
Cons of MaxPass:
1. It costs $10 per person per day.
2. Your phone has a better chance of dying, but just bring a portable charger or something similar.
As you see, the pro list is way larger than the con list.
This is golden - although we will be there during some shorter days where we might not take a break - we will be leaving on the "open til midnight" ones and this is just awesome. We are also taking a break for dinner on my husbands birthday and it will be great to be able to have FPs waiting for us when we return to the park afterwards. I think this is an awesome feature and never mind an opportunity to charge ones phone!!
Then Max Pass definitely isn't for you...you need to have the app and your phone to use it.
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