MaxPass help

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  1. Mom2Joce

    Mom2Joce It all started with a...

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    Ok, I get that the Maxpasses are planned fast passes that you purchase but still have a few questions...

    - are they only for those rides that have fast passes or are others included?

    - when do I purchased

    - are there tips and tricks to scheduling/mapping out each day.

    - can they be used for reservations like fantastic/dining

    Any help would be appreciated for a MaxPass newbie!
     
  2. BadPinkTink

    BadPinkTink DIS Veteran

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    Maxpass is ONLY for the rides that have the regular free paper fastpass

    You buy Maxpass through the Disneyland AP once you have entered the parks.

    Maxpass rules are the same as the regular free paper fastpass
    you can not have 2 fastpass for the same ride at the same time
    You can book a new fastpass once you have used the current fastpass OR 90 minutes after the current fastpass has been booked, whichever is first

    No currently the Fantasmic Fastpass is not on Maxpass. You can only get a paper Fantasmic Fastpass at the fastpass machine.
    The dining packages are not on Maxpass. You need to book the dining packages through Disney Dining Reservations, either online or by phone
     
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  4. Mom2Joce

    Mom2Joce It all started with a...

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    This was all super helpful...thanks!

     
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    Mom2Joce It all started with a...

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    This is prob a no and asked a million times but can you have a MaxPass and a paper fast pass at the same time?
     
  6. BadPinkTink

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    No because both are linked to your park ticket.
     
  7. SOCALMouseMommy

    SOCALMouseMommy DIS Veteran

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    MaxPass are not planned fastpasses. You cannot book your first MaxPass until you come through the gates that day. In addition to phone and website, you can also make many dining reservations via the app.
     
  8. TINA BAILEY

    TINA BAILEY Earning My Ears

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    The difference between FP and MP though is that on MP you can have a pass every 90 minutes. Without MP its 120 minutes.
     
  9. SmallWorldSoCal

    SmallWorldSoCal Earning My Ears

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    I don’t want to hijack the thread, but I’ve heard of “stacking” Fastpasses lately. What does that mean and does it apply to MaxPass?
     
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  12. PatMcDuck

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    MaxPass worked really well if you get it early in the day and use it throughout the day into the evening. You are watching the FP times roll forward as the day progresses. One day we were setting them up and still watching during our midday break (once activated, we could still add FP from our hotel room at Paradise Pier). So we returned after a break, on a busy Friday night (mid October) to DCA, with FP stacked up, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9 for RSR, Incredicoaster, and TS Mania. The standby lines were very long for all 3. (We booked the RSR fairly early, Incredicoaster was closed most of the day, but we saw them testing it from the hotel room, and jumped once they reopened it to get a FP).

    The other thing that works is when a ride goes down, if you have a FP, you get a anytime FP to use in that park that day. And the rides go down often. We had at least one a day. Some days 2, and we did not even use them all.

    This was our first trip using MaxPass, we were learning as the trip went on. We are from east coast, WDW guests more often.
     
  13. sophy1996

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    MaxPass also includes Photopass photos. Usually we don't care much about photos, but we took a lot last weekend since we were dressed up for Dapper Day, and it was nice to see all those photos for no extra cost.
     
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