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Old 03-21-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Angry Unghh, got my 60 day email. From bad to worse

So I got my 'yeah you! 60 days out pick you fp+' e-mail today. This will be our fourth trip in just under 4 years and it all just sucks.

This was supposed to be our take it easy trip. First non deluxe dining take it easy, enjoy ourselves and bounce around happy fun time no schedules bonanza.

Given my FP/FP+ combo testing from our last trip, I was already not looking forward to being forced into Fp+ only but now that it's upon us... I want to cancel the trip.

Our touring plans make fp+ at MK a night mare. We'll spend 4, possibly five days in MK as it's our favorite park.

I think the only way to hit WDW from here on out will be completely off season with crowd levels of 3 or below.

Given unbiased reports of some friends , changing on site with crowd levels over 6 is difficult at best.

It could be worse, I could be living back in FLA and stuck with an AP right now.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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I have been through your level of mourning. We choose to not be in the MK midday but for a parade or special event. We FP+ evening slots and use opening and closing times to avoid crowds. This plan may not work during rolling closures...
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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So I got my 'yeah you! 60 days out pick you fp+' e-mail today. This will be our fourth trip in just under 4 years and it all just sucks. This was supposed to be our take it easy trip. First non deluxe dining take it easy, enjoy ourselves and bounce around happy fun time no schedules bonanza. Given my FP/FP+ combo testing from our last trip, I was already not looking forward to being forced into Fp+ only but now that it's upon us... I want to cancel the trip. Our touring plans make fp+ at MK a night mare. We'll spend 4, possibly five days in MK as it's our favorite park. I think the only way to hit WDW from here on out will be completely off season with crowd levels of 3 or below. Given unbiased reports of some friends , changing on site with crowd levels over 6 is difficult at best. It could be worse, I could be living back in FLA and stuck with an AP right now.
If u go a lot and u said u want a "take it easy" trip so why not just wing it. No plans no nothing just go. Do whatever get on whatever. People watch. Just chill and hang out. That's my idea of a take it easy trip. Hotel hop. Those r our best trips. Even with kids now. I wouldn't let u get it down and the more u try to plan the past passes the more u will get upset. Just go and be. And be happy! I bet u would be.

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Old 03-21-2014, 12:07 PM   #4
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:10 PM   #5
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So I got my 'yeah you! 60 days out pick you fp+' e-mail today. This will be our fourth trip in just under 4 years and it all just sucks.

This was supposed to be our take it easy trip. First non deluxe dining take it easy, enjoy ourselves and bounce around happy fun time no schedules bonanza.

Given my FP/FP+ combo testing from our last trip, I was already not looking forward to being forced into Fp+ only but now that it's upon us... I want to cancel the trip.

Our touring plans make fp+ at MK a night mare. We'll spend 4, possibly five days in MK as it's our favorite park.

I think the only way to hit WDW from here on out will be completely off season with crowd levels of 3 or below.

Given unbiased reports of some friends , changing on site with crowd levels over 6 is difficult at best.

It could be worse, I could be living back in FLA and stuck with an AP right now.
I'm confused...... I would LOVE to have a vacation planned for 60 days from now and also have on the plans 4-5 park days.

No one is FORCING you to use FP+. Yes, FP- isn't available, but if you want to take a relaxing vacation, why are you stressing about the FP+ situation to begin with? Like another poster said, why don't you just take it easy, not plan so much and enjoy just being in the parks, seeing the details, spending time together, plan some nice dinners, etc.? You said you would be spending 4-5 days in the MK, thats a lot of time to be able to spread out seeing lots of different things in one park without having to schedule and go commando.

I just don't get posts like this. If you really are that down about going on a vacation in 60 days, why not just cancel? Like I said, I would LOVE to have a trip in the works, it just confuses me so much that people are upset about going on vacation?? It's vacation. It is what you make of it. No one is making you to do anything.

Just my opinion - from someone in the north (where it's currently snowing for some reason) who has no plans for a vacation to WDW anytime soon, but would literally love to just go down and just BE there right now.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:19 PM   #6
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I'm confused...... I would LOVE to have a vacation planned for 60 days from now and also have on the plans 4-5 park days. No one is FORCING you to use FP+. Yes, FP- isn't available, but if you want to take a relaxing vacation, why are you stressing about the FP+ situation to begin with? Like another poster said, why don't you just take it easy, not plan so much and enjoy just being in the parks, seeing the details, spending time together, plan some nice dinners, etc.? You said you would be spending 4-5 days in the MK, thats a lot of time to be able to spread out seeing lots of different things in one park without having to schedule and go commando. I just don't get posts like this. If you really are that down about going on a vacation in 60 days, why not just cancel? Like I said, I would LOVE to have a trip in the works, it just confuses me so much that people are upset about going on vacation?? It's vacation. It is what you make of it. No one is making you to do anything. Just my opinion - from someone in the north (where it's currently snowing for some reason) who has no plans for a vacation to WDW anytime soon, but would literally love to just go down and just BE there right now.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:29 PM   #7
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I'm confused...... I would LOVE to have a vacation planned for 60 days from now and also have on the plans 4-5 park days.

No one is FORCING you to use FP+. Yes, FP- isn't available, but if you want to take a relaxing vacation, why are you stressing about the FP+ situation to begin with? Like another poster said, why don't you just take it easy, not plan so much and enjoy just being in the parks, seeing the details, spending time together, plan some nice dinners, etc.? You said you would be spending 4-5 days in the MK, thats a lot of time to be able to spread out seeing lots of different things in one park without having to schedule and go commando.

I just don't get posts like this. If you really are that down about going on a vacation in 60 days, why not just cancel? Like I said, I would LOVE to have a trip in the works, it just confuses me so much that people are upset about going on vacation?? It's vacation. It is what you make of it. No one is making you to do anything.

Just my opinion - from someone in the north (where it's currently snowing for some reason) who has no plans for a vacation to WDW anytime soon, but would literally love to just go down and just BE there right now.
I completely agree with this. FP+ really isn't the end of the world, and certainly no reason to want to cancel the trip completely - especially when you will be spending several days in MK anyway! I guess I feel this way because I have never heavily relied on FP to begin with.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:36 PM   #8
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I'm confused...... I would LOVE to have a vacation planned for 60 days from now and also have on the plans 4-5 park days.

No one is FORCING you to use FP+. Yes, FP- isn't available, but if you want to take a relaxing vacation, why are you stressing about the FP+ situation to begin with? Like another poster said, why don't you just take it easy, not plan so much and enjoy just being in the parks, seeing the details, spending time together, plan some nice dinners, etc.? You said you would be spending 4-5 days in the MK, thats a lot of time to be able to spread out seeing lots of different things in one park without having to schedule and go commando.

I just don't get posts like this. If you really are that down about going on a vacation in 60 days, why not just cancel? Like I said, I would LOVE to have a trip in the works, it just confuses me so much that people are upset about going on vacation?? It's vacation. It is what you make of it. No one is making you to do anything.

Just my opinion - from someone in the north (where it's currently snowing for some reason) who has no plans for a vacation to WDW anytime soon, but would literally love to just go down and just BE there right now.

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Old 03-21-2014, 12:42 PM   #9
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I don't understand how the email made it go from bad to worse. Was there something in there you weren't expecting?

Having 4 days at MK means you could pick 12 different rides to go on for sure when you want or if there's one ride you love, you could be sure to do it every day and you wouldn't need to be there for rope drop. Sounds more relaxing, overall.
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We did our 60 day FP+ this week, no problems. We took the strategy of getting later FP+, thinking we can do standby when we first get to the park.
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I think this was a tongue in cheek spoof! LOL

If not, then Cancel, don't spend all that money to be miserable.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:34 PM   #12
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I think this was a tongue in cheek spoof! LOL

If not, then Cancel, don't spend all that money to be miserable.
This!

I have to believe the OP is pulling our leg, and maybe having a little fun at the expense of the anti-FP+ crowd.

After all, why would anyone waste their time and money on something that's making them miserable? It's like the old joke, "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!" "Then stop doing it!"
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I think the OP has every right to have negative feelings about his upcoming trip, without being given such a hard time about it. After all, it is pretty much a given that a trip right now will not be relaxing in the same way that it could have been a year ago, even if, as so many of you seem to suggest, it might be relaxing in a new, different way. I assume the hope that this "new way" could end up being equal to or better than the old one is what is keeping the OP from canceling outright (in addition to nonrefundable tickets, etc.). If you've been loving Disney trips for years (or even decades), it's difficult to take the plunge and cancel a trip you were really looking forward to, even if you're almost positive (based on experience) that you won't have as good of a time as you would have in the past. A disappointing WDW trip is NOT necessarily better than no WDW trip at all, and it's stressful (and sad) to have to think about it that way.

In any case, it's silly to pretend a decision like canceling a trip is simple.

OP, I feel your pain. I hated FP+ during testing in September, so I can't imagine liking it any better now (hated being on a schedule, hated being shackled to my phone screen, hated picking rides in advance). Others may love it, and that's wonderful for them, but if you didn't then you are entitled to your disappointment.
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I think the OP has every right to have negative feelings about his upcoming trip, without being given such a hard time about it. After all, it is pretty much a given that a trip right now will not be relaxing in the same way that it could have been a year ago, even if, as so many of you seem to suggest, it might be relaxing in a new, different way. I assume the hope that this "new way" could end up being equal to or better than the old one is what is keeping the OP from canceling outright (in addition to nonrefundable tickets, etc.). If you've been loving Disney trips for years (or even decades), it's difficult to take the plunge and cancel a trip you were really looking forward to, even if you're almost positive (based on experience) that you won't have as good of a time as you would have in the past. A disappointing WDW trip is NOT necessarily better than no WDW trip at all, and it's stressful (and sad) to have to think about it that way.

In any case, it's silly to pretend a decision like canceling a trip is simple.

OP, I feel your pain. I hated FP+ during testing in September, so I can't imagine liking it any better now (hated being on a schedule, hated being shackled to my phone screen, hated picking rides in advance). Others may love it, and that's wonderful for them, but if you didn't then you are entitled to your disappointment.
Sure, anyone has the right to feel however. That was not the point. It doesn't matter what the reasons are - it is whether it is worth spending all that money knowing you will be miserable. If the OP just received the 60 day email, then there is time to cancel without penalty (which is 45 days for package, less otherwise).

I am still not sure that the OP wasn't pulling our leg - it does seem to be a bit over the top. Why would anyone who felt that way even consider going?
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True level threes do not exist any more, not even in September!!! It is always six and up! Disney knows how to fill their parks!
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