For almost 20 years, Disney has had a paper FastPass system where guests insert their ticket or Annual Passport into a kiosk. The kiosk scans a barcode and prints a paper ticket for a return.
Today, Disneyland has started a new way of handling FastPass. Guests still walk up to kiosks, scan their ticket or pass and get a piece of paper printed. How they return is a different way of doing things. You now only need your ticket or pass. The paper only serves as a reminder and notification of the time to return. Guests have their ticket or Annual Pass scanned at a pole kiosk before going through the FastPass line. Cast Members don’t have to look at the return times to have people go through, they scan and it either lights up green to go or red to not.
Though it has not been said yet, it seems like the paper FastPasses are on their way out.
With tickets & Annual Passes tied to the Disney app, it’s a matter of time before phones will serve as reminders of time. Check out the pics and videos below