Recently, Disneyland Resort released a new feature called “MaxPass”. Being a cast member, I see a lot of guests who are confused on what it is so I thought a blog post about it could be helpful.
MaxPass is the ability to book FastPasses through the Disneyland Resort app AND to get all your photos taken the entire day by Photopass Photographers (me!) digitally. Now this does not mean this is the only way to get FastPasses. You can still go up to each ride that offers them and get them that way. MaxPass just allows you to get them through the app instead of walking back and forth. Please keep in mind that MaxPass includes BOTH FastPasses and PhotoPass photo downloads!
For photo downloads, you will just either need a Photopass card or the QR code given in the app. The photos will appear through the app and you can download them and share straight from the app. You have 45 days to save your photos.
The price of MaxPass is an introductory price of $10 per person. Keep in mind in order for everyone in your party to use the FastPass option in MaxPass, each person will have to pay $10. So if you have 5 people in your family, your total would be $50. However if you are just buying it for the PhotoPass option, then $10 will do.
MaxPass can only be bought either ahead of time with your ticket online or through the app. Once you have entered the Parks, you can only purchase it through the app itself. Unless your ticket comes with it, MaxPass won’t work until you have entered a Park. Sometimes it takes about 20 minutes for the app to recognize you have entered so don’t get frustrated if you cannot buy it as soon as you come through the turnstiles.
Since MaxPass is a day to day system, you have to purchase it daily (unless you bought it ahead of time online and your multi-day ticket has it for multiple days). You cannot purchase MaxPass for a previous day for photos from another day. Once the last park closes, you can no longer purchase MaxPass. Disneyland does offer other photo packages to satisfy all your photo needs in the photo stores.
MaxPass is a pretty great system to get FastPasses and your photos from our awesome Photopass Photographers. If you are ever in the Parks and are curious on how it works, stop by the photo stores in either park, Main Street Photo Supply on Main Street in Disneyland or Kingswell on Buena Vista Street in California Adventure.