History of Disney Fastpass

FastPass, FastPass+, and MaxPass were virtual queue systems created by the Walt Disney Company to speed up customer access to certain attractions and amenities at the Disney resorts and theme parks.

First introduced in late 1999 as a virtual queue, the systems all allowed guests to avoid long lines at the attractions on which the system was installed, freeing them to partake in other attractions during their wait.

There was generally no extra fee for the service.

On August 18, 2021, it was announced that the FastPass, FastPass+ and MaxPass would officially be retired.

The new Disney Genie service in Disneyland and Walt Disney World will now be used, including a premium Genie+ option to access the “Lightning Lane”.

The original FastPass system was still featured except Walt Disney World, which used FastPass+, along with both Shanghai Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, which replaced the FastPass system with a pay-for-use system called Disney Premier Access.