NEWS: ‘Disney Standby Pass’ Debuts With a Trial Period for Guests in Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland reopened on May 11th. And within the first few weeks of reopening, a few changes have already taken place for guests visiting the park.

Shanghai Disneyland

For starters, though the park reopened with a limited amount of attractions for guests, several additional experiences are now in operation. And as of this week, guests who had previously purchased General Admission tickets are now able to make a required reservation to visit. And now, there is another change to report with the debut of the Disney Standby Pass in the park.

The Shanghai Disney Resort website has added information regarding the new Disney Standby Pass, which is currently in a “Trial Operation Period.”

Queue in Shanghai Disneyland

Guests are invited to get a Disney Standby Pass for a participating attraction via an online reservation through the Shanghai Disney Resort Official App, selecting a specific time frame to visit a ride. The service is free, and the Shanghai Disneyland site notes that “the corresponding attractions are only open to guests who hold either a Disney Standby Pass or Disney Premier Access for the corresponding time period.”

Roaring Rapids sign

Note that the Standby Pass is a new option in addition to Disney Premier Access (which is available for purchase) and Disney Fastpass, and the site notes that: “Guests may purchase Disney Premier Access for any attraction while also holding a Disney Standby Pass or Disney Fastpass.”

At press time, there is only one attraction listed for Disney Standby Pass during the Trial Operation Period: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in Fantasyland.

Shanghai Disneyland

The website shares that Standby Passes will be released through the app on a hourly basis, with each pass corresponding to a 60-minute interval when the guest may arrive at the Disney Standby Pass entrance.

Shanghai Disneyland shares a “How It Works” section so guests can learn the step-by-step instructions ahead of their visit.

Standby Pass “How It Works” screenshot

Disney Standby Pass Rules are available for viewing as well.

Standby Pass Rules

A note introducing the Standby Pass at the top of the page shares that this option was designed to “help guests better plan their queuing schedule for a more relaxed park experience.”

As we follow the developments in Shanghai Disneyland, we are also following the news about the upcoming reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, which will begin on July 11th with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15th. You can learn more by visiting any of the links below.

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