The number one thing guests need to know more about at the Disneyland Resort is the FastPass system, and with the latest changes made to its operation many guests are finding themselves somewhat confused and wasting time at attraction entrances unwittingly. From what I've observed, there are a few things you should know that will speed things up and allow you to get less frustrated.
Have Your Park Tickets Ready
Once that's done, let's move on to the FastPass Return entrance. With the new FastPass rules you no longer use the paper slips you get from the FastPass Distribution kiosks, you use your park entrance tickets. I cannot stress this change enough because many guests do not notice the posted signs or Cast Member reminders before they reach the scanners. If you try to use the paper FastPasses at the scanners, they won't work and the FastPass line will get backed up. Have your park admission out instead before you reach the scanners.
Have Each Person Hold Their Own Ticket
If you're still concerned about your children carrying their tickets at all, I would suggest investing in lanyards to hold their tickets. You can find them in almost any store in the parks, they're made to be the perfect size for your tickets, and you don't even have to take them out of the pouch to scan them at the park and FastPass Return entrances!
Hold the Ticket in the Right Place
Some guests, in an effort to scan their tickets quicker, hold them right up against the top of the scanner. This is actually not the best place since it has a hard time picking up the barcodes if the ticket is too close or too far away. It's better to place your ticket in the centre of the circle - it will pick it up almost immediately!
Be Aware of the Merge Point
These may seem like really simple suggestions, but I guarantee these are going to save you a lot of time and if everyone followed these points there wouldn't be long lines of impatient guests at the Return entrance of attractions. Have fun!