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FastPass question (Tokyo, HK, and Shanghai)

Discussion in 'Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai' started by retroeric, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. retroeric

    retroeric Active Member

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    Hello there, I will be in all three Asia Disney parks this summer (can't wait!).

    Can someone give me some tips on which rides to get the FastPasses for FIRST thing in the morning? For Tokyo Disneyland I am assuming the most popular ride is Pooh's Hunny Hunt? But what would be the next most popular? Which has the longest line that I should consider Fast Passes for?

    Same question for the other parks (Hong Kong and Shanghai).

    Just trying to find the best strategy and be efficient with my use of FastPasses.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    TDL: Monsters Inc, followed by Hunny Hunt
    TDS: Tower of Terror, Journey to the Center of the Earth

    SDL: Roaring Rapids, Soaring

    HKDL FP is almost never needed. Seriously - it's only on Space, Iron Man and Pooh and you would rarely need it. Lines don't justify it.
     
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  3. retroeric

    retroeric Active Member Original Poster

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    Thank you! Wow didn't realize HK Disney was not that busy.

    As for Shanghai, you think those two you picked are even more important to get than Pirates?
     
  4. BrianLo

    BrianLo Well-Known Member

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    I've been a few times where Pooh actually has a reasonably long wait (like 45 minutes?) with FP readily available within a reasonable time frame.

    I just scratch my head. In the 'olden' days you could easily secure 2-3 FP each throughout the day for both SM and Pooh. I just don't get why anyone would get in a standby line over 10 minutes for either.

    FP: "taking advantage of other people's ineptitude." But actually, HK is pretty much the remaining golden goose that really isn't a FP park.


    Pirates is super high capacity comparatively and can be counted on for stand by at nearly any point in the day. Those other two frequently hit 100+min standby. Tron likes to be 45-90 depending on the day. Pirates will be 10-45.

    SDL people are quite privy to FP. Roaring, Soaring and Tron are the three most desirable. Reasonable amounts of time could be saved with Buzz/SDMT/Pan depending on crowd levels and time of day. Honestly, I'd suggest grabbing a FP for one of the three E's and rope dropping FL. It's nice having free reign of SDMT, Pan, Voyage and the castle walk through (which can actually command a sizeable wait and does not have FP). Most people will rope drop Adventureland or Tomorrowland (for good reason). I like to do what people don't do.

    TDL definitely agree with Monsters. The usual suspects are all there too. If you can't get Hunny Hunt, you can often standby in 5-10 minutes in the late evening.
    TDS priority is technically TSMM if you want to ride it. If you are content avoiding it you'll have a much more pleasant visit. JTTCOE, ToT, Indy in that order come next.
     
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  5. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    Pirates does not offer FP, so it's a non-issue.

    At HKDL, FP is useful for Pooh if you want to ride Pooh. But their Pooh ride is a clone of WDW's (SDL is the same as well) and it's a terrible ride, so.

    I've found TRON FPs stick around almost all day at SDL. Rapids and Soaring run out first, but Soaring can be skipped if you've done it at WDW or DCA. SDMT and Pan are the next most popular in my experience. Buzz should rarely require an FP there.
     
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  6. retroeric

    retroeric Active Member Original Poster

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    Sorry what does FL stand for? And which of the three E's would you recommend being the most important? If you had to guess. Thank you again!
     
  7. retroeric

    retroeric Active Member Original Poster

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    Thanks! As for HK, where does Mystic Manor fit into all this? I keep hearing it's one of the greatest dark rides in the world. FastPass not needed for that?
     
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    BrianLo Well-Known Member

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    Fantasyland. The three were Soaring, Roaring and Tron. The first two will go quicker as @GiveMeTheMusic alluded.

    There is no FP for Mystic Manor. Literally just three attractions have FP there. So just go with the flow in Hong Kong. If you are there for half a day you might need to hustle, but I assume you are there for more than a day? In that case don't worry about anything.
     
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    retroeric Active Member Original Poster

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    Thanks. One more question, how many FPs can you reserve at at one time? This question for all three Asia parks. :)
     
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    I can jump in and answer this one...

    The FastPass systems are either identical or comparable to Walt Disney World's old and Disneyland's current FastPass system. For each of the Resorts in question, you can have only one FastPass. Upon reaching the return time on your FP, you will be able to pick up another one.

    For example, if you were to pick up a FP at 9:00 AM with a return from 11:00 to 12:00, you would not be able to reserve another FastPass until 11:00.

    This holds true at almost all Resorts. Walt Disney World is the strange exception with its 3 reservations. Shanghai also offers an option to buy FastPasses to most major attractions, but honestly it's not worth it.

    I hope this answers your question and that you have a fantastic trip! These parks are a true joy!
     
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    retroeric Active Member Original Poster

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    Thanks for this tidbit. I was unaware we (WDW) were the only ones to have that special FP system.
     
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    Each of the Asian resorts have very detailed and handy official English websites. I'd recommend familiarizing yourself with them. DisneyTouristBlog.com and TDRExplorer.com are the most important planning resources you'll find, so I'd recommend going to each site and checking out their planning guides for very detailed info on each of the resorts.
     
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    retroeric Active Member Original Poster

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    I will do that! One last question, in your opinion (and any others in this thread), what are the can't miss shows/parades/night time shows, for each of the three parks?
     
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    TDL - Dreamlights, Happiness is Here, event parade if one is running during your visit

    TDS - Big Band Beat, event harbor show if one is running during your visit

    SDL - Pirate stunt show, Tarzan show

    HKDL - Mickey and the Wondrous Book, Paint the Night

    I don't find Fantasmic (TDS), Ignite the Dream (SDL) or Disney in the Stars (HKDL) to be unmissable, although Fantasmic is worth seeing.
     
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