Pulled from Disney's official page for MaxPass.
Disney recently added an awesome feature to their Disneyland Park app, the MaxPass. Another pass for the park, you ask? Why yes, but this one is a great addition to the team. The MaxPass allows for ticket holders to preselect FastPasses and purchase PhotoPass photos that were taken during the day.
As you may recall, I wrote about DL's PhotoPass (here) earlier this year and talked about how it could cost about $70 to use the awesome feature. Well, I have amazing news! With DL's MaxPass, you can still purchase your PhotoPass photos, but for only $10! That's right! For each day you attend DL, you can spend only $10 to get every single photo that was taken during the day! That's quite the savings!
I haven't tired it, as of writing this post, but when we attend again in March 2018, I am for sure purchasing it.
In order to take advantage of this great feature, you have to have an activated ticket - aka you've been the main gates. Simply open the DL App and link your ticket to your profile and violá, you can now purchase the MaxPass.
For the PhotoPass feature, you can still ask for a PhotoPass card from a photographer, and then link it to your account. Or, you can just use the app to scan the associated QR code. *(I'll need to check on that to make sure it's correct.)
As I mentioned, the MaxPass also feature FastPasses! Just like with the PhotoPass, you need an activated ticket and you're good to reserve available FastPasses. This means you won't need to walk (or run) to the nearest kiosk to get your FastPass. There is a catch... you are only allowed to reserve one FastPass per ride per ticket holder. That means if you only connected the MaxPass to your Disney account, then you will only get one FastPass for the ride you're wanting to go on. In order to reserve FastPasses for every member of your party, you'll need to purchase a MaxPass for each one.
For some people, that can easily rack up the charges. However, FastPass kiosks are still functioning, but they only issue a reminder slip instead of the actual FastPass. DL has now linked your FastPass to your admissions ticket. You'll scan your ticket at a kiosk and be issued a reminder slip. Since this means you'll be using your ticket more often than normal, take a picture of it. If your ticket is lost, or heaven-forbid stolen, you can easily show the picture to a cast member and they should be able to help you to get a new one.
When arriving at your ride (during your return time), you'll want to have your DL App ready. Instead of handing the FastPass to a cast member, you'll scan your digital FastPass at a kiosk scanner and away you go! Another cool feature is that you can "easily cancel or change your selection on the My Plans screen." (Disney)