Photo/IllutrationThe Fastpass issued at Tokyo Disney Resort alleviates congestion at popular attractions. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Visitors to Tokyo Disney Resort with a "Fastpass" on their smartphones will be able to go to the head of the queue for popular rides and other attractions.

The Fastpass on smartphones will be introduced July 23 at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, to coincide with the opening of a new attraction Soarin' at DisneySea.

The Fastpass, which is free, has been available at ticketing machines in front of certain attractions. On occasion, long lines formed to obtain the pass.

According to Oriental Land Co., operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, visitors can access the official smartphone app, Tokyo Disney Resort App, inside the park, and obtain the Fastpass by scanning QR codes on their tickets.

Fastpasses for multiple individuals are available in one go if a visitor scans QR codes on all tickets in the group with the app.

The pass allows visitors to enter attractions at designated times by waving QR codes over card readers located at the entrances.

Oriental Land said it expects a rush on the Fastpass app as soon as the theme park opens, but does not anticipate any trouble with their computer servers.

“We have bolstered our servers and made arrangements for everything to operate smoothly," said an official.

The Fastpass can also be issued at ticketing machines to those who do not have smartphones.

Oriental Land said it decided to offer the smartphone option to allow visitors to make the best use of their time in the park.

The Fastpass is available for 17 attractions where long waits are the norm, such as Splash Mountain and Toy Story Mania! The Fastpass can also be used for Soarin’.