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Old 02-27-2014, 05:44 PM   #1
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Park Hopping with 3 FP+ per park being reported

Not me, but there are a few people who've been posting on a Disney Addicts page that they've been able to Park Hop using FP+ this week when using the Disney App. They have been able to make up to 3 choices per park (minding Tiering rules still for EP and HS), posted screen shots of their apps showing multiple parks on one day, and have reported actually using them successfully. Hopefully this is not just a glitch in the app and will become official!
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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That would be awesome!!!!!!
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:28 PM   #3
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I just tried this on the my Disney experience site and it only let me select 1 park per day. But, I don't have park hoppers for my upcoming trip, so maybe that's why it isn't working for me. Maybe someone with park hoppers can give it a shot.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:44 PM   #4
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We have hoppers and it didn't work for me. It replaced my current selections with the new ones. Oh well. I hope it will work out though. That would be fantastic!
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:23 PM   #5
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I do know the original plan was for disney to allow this maybe they finally will allow guest to do this. Hopefully it will be true and all guests with hoppers can do it.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:48 AM   #6
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I don't think there is any doubt you will be able to get FP+s at more than one park eventually. Otherwise, the park hopper option is totally devalued and very few people will add it. It's just a matter of time.
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:42 AM   #7
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I don't think there is any doubt you will be able to get FP+s at more than one park eventually. Otherwise, the park hopper option is totally devalued and very few people will add it. It's just a matter of time.
I think FP+ makes hoppers more valuable. If you think AK & DHS are half day parks, schedule FP+ for afternoon/evening at DHS and go to AK in morning. Won't have long waits at AK and you don't have to worry about TSM being out of FP when you get to DHS.

Can do the same with any afternoon park really... visit one park early with less waits then you have your FP+ already setup for when you want to ride at other park.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:08 PM   #8
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I think FP+ makes hoppers more valuable.
I absolutely agree. We don't buy hoppers. You loss a lot of time jumping and in the old FP system, by the time you got to the second park, FPs were gone to way out for the big rides.

But, if I could reserve 3 passes at AK in the morning / early afternoon and 3 FPs for Magic Kingdom later in the day, it would certainly make me. Consider getting a hopper.
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:19 PM   #9
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I'm starting to notice a couple trends of the people I'm stalking who are using 3 FP+ each in multiple parks... 1) Some have said they added PH once they arrived at the park - not all, but it maybe for some this is a key. 2) It seems they may have made their second park selections day of and not pre-arrival. Though, the one guy who said he added PH at the park was able to make multiple park passes for the whole week the first day he was there, so it's still up in there if there are restrictions. Anyway, I'm excited if it works itself out!
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:52 PM   #10
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I absolutely agree. We don't buy hoppers. You loss a lot of time jumping and in the old FP system, by the time you got to the second park, FPs were gone to way out for the big rides.

But, if I could reserve 3 passes at AK in the morning / early afternoon and 3 FPs for Magic Kingdom later in the day, it would certainly make me. Consider getting a hopper.
That would work whether you hopped or not though. You would just stay put in the same park and enjoy the three rides that afternoon. If someone wants to hop then of course you can set them up in the second park.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:04 PM   #11
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Just got back from WDW last night. One day the FP+ kiosk people were slow so DH struck up a conversation with one while I was at the ladies room. He said that park hopping and more than 3 FP+ will be coming once they get the bugs worked out. He said maybe 4 or 5 FP+ per person.

I will say that the kiosks were very busy in the mornings and lines that would rival a space mountain or splash mountain. If I were an off-site person, I would be unhappy having to spend an hour in line first thing in the morning to get my FP+ selections.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:42 AM   #12
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First everyone is unhappy that they can only get three... and that you can't park hop... and that off site can't get any...and what about AP's... and then AP's get FPP, and then off site gets them, and then you can park hop, and then you can get more than 3.... When will everyone realize that this is in an evolving form and stop with the "I'm never going again"?
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That would work whether you hopped or not though. You would just stay put in the same park and enjoy the three rides that afternoon. If someone wants to hop then of course you can set them up in the second park.
That's true, and I think many folks will do that-but there are examples of new hopping approach IMO.

I could see somebody open EPCOT and experience Soarin and TT, maybe a few more attractions then visit WS for lunch, then monorail to MK for the Mountains and night shows-but before it wasn't worth it. Or open EPCOT and then boat to the BW area and on to DHS for TSM/TOT/Fantasmic.

Or if you open AK you will likely be done by noon or so. So instead of hanging around until it closes at 5PM-head back and swim/rest. Then you can hit the MK for the 3 FP+ Mountains, parade, Wishes. Before the hopper covered the parade and Wishes only.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:02 AM   #14
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That would work whether you hopped or not though. You would just stay put in the same park and enjoy the three rides that afternoon. If someone wants to hop then of course you can set them up in the second park.
Has that been confirmed?
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:33 PM   #15
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I haven't used FP+ yet, but it seems that it should plainly increase, not decrease, the likelihood of park hopping regardless of whether the system allows 3 FP+ per day or per park.

Under the old system, if you went to park 1 in the morning and then park hopped in the afternoon, you likely had to go standby on the e-ticket rides or, if you were really lucky, get one a FP for the evening (TSM often out by noon, Soarin' by 2pm, etc). To me, that was an impediment to hopping.

Under the new system, I can get 3 FP+ for park 2 in the afternoon and spend all morning in park 1. As other posters have pointed out, with shorter morning lines, I can still do the e-ticket stuff in park 1 even if I can't get any FP+ for that park. So under this new system, I can be sure of riding the top attractions in 2 parks whereas before, I was only sure of it in one. Of course, it's even better if I can also get 3 FP+ in park 1 for the morning (or park 3 for the evening), but even if I can't, I would still be more inclined to do a different park in the afternoon than under the old system.

As noted in my parenthetical, allowing FP+ in multiple parks would increase the likelihood of 3 park hopping than 2 park hopping since you can never hop in the evening under the old system and still get onto a ride like Soarin or TSM. But now you can ride EE in the morning with a short line when the park opens, Soarin in the afternoon and, if you can get FP+ in multiple parks, TSM in the evening.
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