Friday, March 24, 2017

Shanghaî Disneyland Launch Disney Premier Access : Now You Can Avoid the Long Queues of SDL Rides but you'll Have to Pay For It

As you've probably heard queues at Shanghaî Disneyland can be really long on some rides ( Soaring, TRON light cycles, Roaring Rapids, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Buzz Lightyear, Winnie the Pooh and more. Now the good news is that Shanghaî Disneyland just launched "Disney Premier Access" which "allows guests to customize their experience and make their day more flexible than ever". It works on these specific attractions: Soaring Over the Horizon, Roaring Rapids, TRON Lightcycle Power Run, Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan’s Flight.

The BAD news is that you'll have to pay for this "Disney Premier Access" and it'll cost you for ONE "Premier Access" - i.e ONE ride - between 16 and 20 euros depending if it's on peak or regular days, or for the Premier Access Set for all seven attractions between 65 and 80 euros ( peak or regular days ), which mean that this Disney Premier Access Set  will cost you as much as the entrance ticket itself!

It's basically a Fast Pass that you can buy - and you'll have to go through the Fast Pass entrance for each ride - but here at the difference of the usual Fast Passes that you can get for only one ride at a time you can "buy" them for all the rides with the longest waiting times. The regular "free" Fast-Pass is of course still available. Let's have more details about this from the SDL website.

More Flexible Access to the Fun: New Disney Premier Access provides you with more flexible access to the fun and putting choices in the hands. Guests can maximize their day by purchasing the new Disney Premier Access to enjoy priority access to participating attractions at Shanghai Disneyland.

Disney Premier Access Peak Price: RMB 150 (valid on Peak Days) Regular Price: RMB 120 (valid on Regular Days)

Disney Premier Access Set Peak Price: RMB 600 (valid on Peak Days) Regular Price: RMB 480 (valid on Regular Days) Attractions Offering Disney Premier Access Include:

A Disney Premier Access will provide guests with flexible access to one of the seven participating attractions at Shanghai Disneyland.

Attractions offering Disney Premier Access service at Shanghai Disneyland include:

Soaring Over the Horizon – Adventure Isle Roaring Rapids – Adventure Isle TRON Lightcycle Power Run – Tomorrowland Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue – Tomorrowland Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Fantasyland The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Fantasyland Peter Pan’s Flight.

Fantasyland Disney Premier Access is non-transferrable and subject to the availability and operating schedule of the attraction.

Disney Premier Access Purchase Locations

You can visit Avenue M Arcade at Mickey Avenue to obtain information and purchase Disney Premier Access for any of the seven attractions and Disney Premier Access Set.
Disney Premier Access will also be available at the designated merchandise locations located in the land of the participating attraction.

Intergalactic Imports in Tomorrowland
Hundred Acre Goods in Fantasyland
Laughing Monkey Traders in Adventure Isle

For example, you can purchase a Disney Premier Access for any of the Tomorrowland participating attractions from Intergalactic Imports at Tomorrowland and any Fantasyland participating attractions from Hundred Acre Goods at Fantasyland.

To ensure access to the attraction, guests should only purchase Disney Premier Access in one of the designated Disney merchandise locations at Shanghai Disneyland. How to Validate:

Upon purchasing a Disney Premier Access ticket in one of the merchandise locations at Shanghai Disneyland, the guest using the ticket will be required to take a photo with a Cast Member. The photo matching the guest using the Disney Premier Access, together with the Disney Premier Access ticket, will be required to gain attraction entry.

Disney Premier Access Rules

Disney Premier Access is subject to availability.
Disney Premier Access is non-transferrable, not for resale and non-refundable unless otherwise required by the law.
Disney Premier Access is subject to the operating schedule of the attraction.
Disney Premier Access is date-specific and valid for admission for one person, one time only on the date purchased.
Disney Premier Access holders should queue up and enter the selected attractions through the Disney Fastpass entrance.
Presentation of this Disney Premier Access along with your corresponding unique photo taken at the sales location at time of purchase is required upon attraction entry.

Pictures: copyright Disney


Anonymous said...

For Disney fans who travel around the globe to visit SDL, this surely sounds like a good investment. I know I would purchase this product if I had the opportunity to spend a day at SDL.

Anonymous said...

DLP sold a "Premium Fastpass" for 60€ per personn for a few years. Strangely it was said that TWDC ask this product to be stopped...

A. said...

You shouldn't have to pay extra, this is against the spirit of Disney. the price should be the price. This shows that there is not enough attractions at SDL for the amount of people they have in the park. Also shows the influence the Chinese owners of the park are having - this is the result of pushy impatient rich Chinese who will pay for anything If they open up more attractions wait times might go down. It's a different culture.