What We Know So Far About Disney’s New “Standby Pass”

The FastPass+ System we all know and love at Walt Disney World is looking like a thing of the past! As Disney Parks begin to reopen amidst social distancing guidelines, Disney is testing a new virtual queue system, the “Disney Standby Pass”.


The first appearance of this new system launched for one attraction, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, at Shanghai Disneyland. The system allows guests to create a queuing schedule for attractions right on their park mobile app.

Are you familiar with the Star Wars: Rise of Resistance virtual queue process at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? If so, it seems like this virtual queuing system will be very similar.

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What have we learned from the launch at Shanghai Disneyland?

  • Guests must be inside the park with their entire party, and in their park app to select a Disney Standby Pass.
  • The Standby Pass provides a 1-hour window to get in line for the attraction.
  • Once your time comes around, a Cast Member will scan your pass on your app as you enter the attraction through the normal standby line entrance.
  • Guests will not be able to wait in a normal standby line to ride the attraction, but rather must have a Standby Pass.
  • More points are available by checking out the Shanghai Disneyland page here.

Dare we say, if the new “Standby Pass” system comes to Walt Disney World, it may be a better option than the FastPass+ System? What are your thoughts?

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.