A Look at How Disney’s Standby Virtual Queue System Will Work
Disney has begun testing a new virtual queuing system according to a recent piece in the Orange County Register and it may give us some interesting insights into how the standby system might work at theme parks around the globe.
The new Disney Standby Pass online reservation tool is currently being trailed at Shanghai Disneyland allowing visitors to create a queuing schedule using the parks digital app.
The Disney Standby Pass system at Shanghai Disneyland works like the MaxPass upgrade currently available at Disneyland. It’s also similar to the virtual queue system used when Rise of the Resistance first opened on both coasts. During their use stateside, they allowed guests to register for a “boarding group” which would let guests know when to return to enjoy the attraction.
As of going to print, the Orange County Register tells us that there is only one attraction that is currently using the virtual queue. This is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in Fantasyland. Under the new system, only guests with active Disney Standby Passes or using Disney Premier Access will get to take advantage of the virtual queue. Standby Passes are FREE with theme park admission.
How Will the New Disney Standby Pass work?
According to reports, the Disney Standby Passes will be released daily through the Shanghai Disneyland app on an hourly basis. Similar to what we saw with Rise of the Resistance, passes are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The last passes will be distributed two hours before the theme parks close in the evening.
Similar to the Galaxy’s Edge Boarding Groups, guests must be inside Shanghai Disneyland and signed into the parks app in order to get a Standby Pass Once a pass has been acquired guests will have a one hour window where they can get in line to ride. Virtual queue passes are redeemed at the attractions Standby Pass return area (similar to how FASTPASS redemption works.)
Guests showing up at the attraction will have their park ticket scanned to verify the Standby Pass. Like FASTPASSES, the virtual ride ticket is only available during the specific return window on the date issued.
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