5 Key Components of Disney's Biggest FastPass+ Expansion YetBy Amanda Kondolojy, Friday, May 22, 2015 02:41
4. Hong Kong Disneyland will launch their FastPass+ system with The Iron Man Experience
Though Disneyland is getting MyMagic+ later this year, Hong Kong Disneyland won't be getting it until 2016, and interestingly, is launching it alongside the opening of an extremely high profile attraction: The Iron Man Experience. The decision to wait to introduce MyMagic+ until what will likely be the busiest attendance period ever for this park is a curious one, and it is unknown whether we'll see a full MyMagic+ rollout when this attraction debuts, or a small-scale version of MyMagic+ that will focus on this attraction only. In any case, bringing MyMagic+ to Hong Kong next year is a big step as it will mark the start of an international rollout for this system.
5. Feature rollout will likely be accelerated across the board
Even though there will likely be unique features for MyMagic+ at both Hong Kong Disneyland as well as Disneyland Resort in California, the rollout of these features will be expedited, and guests should not expect to wait several months to experience a "full" version of MyMagic+ (like those at Walt Disney World did). While Walt Disney World's launch of MyMagic+ took nearly a year to reach all guests (and almost two years for all of the current features to be rolled out), Disneyland Resort will likely see a much faster timetable, which could only last a few months. Similarly, Hong Kong Disneyland will likely see a sages rollout of MyMagic+ that will likely last a few months, although the decision to launch their version of MyMagic+ during a big attraction opening suggests that their version of MyMagic+ may actually be quite far along in development.
Interestingly, although we now know that Disneyland Resort in California and Hong Kong Disneyland are next in line to get MyMagic+, no word has been given about when this system might make its way to other international parks, chiefly Disneyland Resort Paris and Tokyo Disneyland. It is also curious that no plans have been revealed about MyMagic+ implementation at the still under-construction Shanghai Disneyland, which could be the first Disney resort built from the ground up with this system in mind.
Even though we still have some lingering questions about the rollout of MyMagic+ to parks beyond Walt Disney World, it looks like the plan to bring a standardized system to Disney Parks around the world is finally getting off the ground. Are you exited about the future of MyMagic+? Or do you think this system should stay in Walt Disney World?