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Old 11-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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Is anyone else hugely entertained by the FP+ tier system test?

I noticed the info about the new tiered system for FP+ first over at Josh's blog:

http://www.easywdw.com/news/celebrat...nges-at-epcot/

So naturally wandered over here, figuring the discussion would be heating up. I get most of the way through the "BIG change to FP+ today" thread, when my browser decided to block the next page due to a "malware attack", somewhere in the thread.

I was going to leave a comment there, but since that's not possible for the next little while, until whatever post it was get removed, I'll just say it here:

I don't think Disney could have possibly come up with something more perfectly designed to make the DisBoards melt down en masse, if they tried!

I have no idea what the final FP+ system will look like. But I'm finding the roller-coaster process of getting there highly entertaining. Yes, I know "may you live in interesting times" is a curse. My inner-ADHD child is dancing with wicked glee right now.

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Old 11-01-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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I think there's next to no chance FP+ will be tiered anytime soon.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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I think there's next to no chance FP+ will be tiered anytime soon.
Perhaps you missed the news. It is tiered at EPCOT as of today.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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Perhaps you missed the news. It is tiered at EPCOT as of today.
Oops, I did miss that. Sorry, my bad.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #5
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I think there's next to no chance FP+ will be tiered anytime soon.
Have you read this?
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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It's good that you left room for "next to," 'cause it is. See the BIG changes thread.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:43 AM   #7
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OK, this isn't tiered at ALL in the way I meant it, since all resort guests are being treated equally. *shrug*
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #8
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I'm not gleeful but I do marvel at how people's views can be changed so quickly when the shoe is on the other foot so to speak. It also makes you wonder what if anything Disney will come up with next.
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I'm not gleeful but I do marvel at how people's views can be changed so quickly when the shoe is on the other foot so to speak. It also makes you wonder what if anything Disney will come up with next.
I do have sympathy for other people's pain, but at the same time, being as this is all the absolute definition of a "First World Problem", I'm also enjoying the drama of it all. It reminds me how fortunate I am to have such problems as these.

Ultimately, no one will lose their home, go hungry or die. Everyone will get to go to Disney, unless they cancel over this, in which case they'll get to go somewhere else equally awesome. It's a big world. There are even other Disney parks to visit, if you absolutely must have a Disney vacation. Someday, I'd really like to try a Disney cruise, Tokyo Disneysea, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, one of those Vacations with Disney things...

So, other than an amused sense of, "Oooh, what next?" I have no strong opinion one way or another on the changes to the FP system. I'll try it and see. If we don't have a good time we won't be back, but I have no reason to expect we won't have a great time.

I love change! Even when it's occasionally uncomfortable or disorienting. Kind of the same way I love rollercoasters and haunted houses.
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I do have sympathy for other people's pain, but at the same time, being as this is all the absolute definition of a "First World Problem", I'm also enjoying the drama of it all. It reminds me how fortunate I am to have such problems as these.

Ultimately, no one will lose their home, go hungry or die. Everyone will get to go to Disney, unless they cancel over this, in which case they'll get to go somewhere else equally awesome. It's a big world. There are even other Disney parks to visit, if you absolutely must have a Disney vacation. Someday, I'd really like to try a Disney cruise, Tokyo Disneysea, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, one of those Vacations with Disney things...

So, other than an amused sense of, "Oooh, what next?" I have no strong opinion one way or another on the changes to the FP system. I'll try it and see. If we don't have a good time we won't be back, but I have no reason to expect we won't have a great time.

I love change! Even when it's occasionally uncomfortable or disorienting. Kind of the same way I love rollercoasters and haunted houses.

Yup, I'm with you on all this, Magpie. :highfive:
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If I go into a fancy restaurant and order a filet, and they delivery a hamburger, I should be happy right? I mean, that's a first world problem, right? Lots of starving kids in Africa would love to have that hamburger, right?
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I do have sympathy for other people's pain, but at the same time, being as this is all the absolute definition of a "First World Problem", I'm also enjoying the drama of it all. It reminds me how fortunate I am to have such problems as these.
The first world problem mantra is pretty obtuse. I suspect every problem every person on the message board has is first world, but that doesn't mean they accept them with quiet resignation and just be glad they're not fighting their next door neighbor to the death for bullets and gasoline.
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The first world problem mantra is pretty obtuse. I suspect every problem every person on the message board has is first world, but that doesn't mean they accept them with quiet resignation and just be glad they're not fighting their next door neighbor to the death for bullets and gasoline.
"Obtuse" has crossed my my mind a thousand times when perusing these threads...just not this one. Maybe OP should've use "in the context of first world problems..."
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What if you ordered filet, but while they were still cooking it you saw smoke coming from the kitchen and got the idea that it might not be as good as the one you had last year? Would it be too early go into full snark mode?
I had this happen once! We had to be evacuated from the restaurant.

I didn't go into full snark mode, as burning down the kitchen was clearly not something the restaurant had intended to do that day. But I was glad we hadn't yet paid for our meals (being as they never arrived at the table). If we had, for some reason, prepaid, I'd expect either another seating or my money back, preferably both.

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The first world problem mantra is pretty obtuse. I suspect every problem every person on the message board has is first world, but that doesn't mean they accept them with quiet resignation and just be glad they're not fighting their next door neighbor to the death for bullets and gasoline.
Obtuse: Since I'm clearly not "slow to understand", I'm going to guess you mean I'm being "annoyingly insensitive". "First world problems" is definitely not a mantra, though, or I'd be using it in my daily meditations.

I have never, in anything I've written, suggested anyone should accept any of this with "quiet resignation". In fact, I said that writing a letter to Disney management would be a good thing to do, if you ever have a bad experience on your vacation.

Feedback is critically important, both positive and negative. You need to state exactly what went wrong on your vacation, when it happened, and the names of any staff involved. If there's something particular they can do to make up for your bad experience, you should mention that as well.

Of course, it's difficult to give feedback when you haven't yet sampled the product.

And YES, you bet I'm grateful to have First World Problems. My best friend is on disability, and will never be able to afford a trip to Disney, even if she was ever healthy enough to enjoy a theme park anyway. Me, I didn't grow up going to Disney... in fact, we didn't always have a bed for my mom to sleep in. All my clothes were second hand, passed on from friends. So, to me, all of this is nothing but playtime, and as such is it's nothing I can take terribly seriously. If I don't enjoy the restaurant/theme park/resort I'm at, I'll go somewhere else. I won't cry about it!

It's interesting, it's entertaining, and I'm definitely curious to see where it's all headed.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:17 AM   #15
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I'm not gleeful but I do marvel at how people's views can be changed so quickly when the shoe is on the other foot so to speak. It also makes you wonder what if anything Disney will come up with next.
This was the original plan, the last 6 months or so have been a diversion.
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