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Old 01-07-2013, 08:21 AM   #16
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Right. Which is wonderful for Tom and his kids.

The peons will be the ones standing in long stand-by lines.
But they were hoping we'd be so dazzled by their new technology we just wouldn't NOTICE we were actually standing in more lines. You know..... instead of less.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:24 AM   #17
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You be a parent and take measures to ensure the bracelet is not lost.
Well that was quite rude. Do you have any small children? Obviously any parent would try their best, but kids are very capable of pulling off magic tricks. At least with a KTTW card you slipped it in your bag and didn't need it anymore.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #18
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.....Given the full on press release phase, it feels like we are close to true roll out. Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
I would say all of this is true.

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....If their website epic fail is any indication of how well this new "collection of tools" is going to work, it will be a disaster for a long time.
Seeing as much of this new venture is based on use of Disney's websites and interaction with them, and given their abysmal history of same, I fully agree.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #19
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Well that was quite rude. Do you have any small children? Obviously any parent would try their best, but kids are very capable of pulling off magic tricks. At least with a KTTW card you slipped it in your bag and didn't need it anymore.
My daughter is 17. When she was 4, we went to an all inclusive resort and she had to wear a wristband all week and as a parent I made sure she did not lose it or try to remove it. Went to several places throughout her childhood where she had to wear wristbands and not once has she lost one.
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I highly encourage everyone to post their questions/concerns in the comment section of that article so the Disney Brass can actually see all the issues that we have raised here for the past several weeks...
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I highly encourage everyone to post their questions/concerns in the comment section of that article so the Disney Brass can actually see all the issues that we have raised here for the past several weeks...
Just curious as I haven't looked. Are they allowing any comments to remain that are anything but glowing?
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Just curious as I haven't looked. Are they allowing any comments to remain that are anything but glowing?
Nope! So far there are several questions about AP holders access, offsite visitors, park hopping etc.
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Just curious as I haven't looked. Are they allowing any comments to remain that are anything but glowing?
I'm assuming not. All the comments so far are about how awesome the new program is going to be, with others wondering how it will affect those with AP's.

I'm sure negative comments won't be allowed.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:05 AM   #24
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Obviously any parent would try their best, but kids are very capable of pulling off magic tricks. At least with a KTTW card you slipped it in your bag and didn't need it anymore.
We frequent a Great Wolf Lodge near our home and they have a similar wristband system. We've been going since my son was 2 and have never had a problem. Haven't heard any complaints from others either. It's really nice to have your money, your key, and your admission bundled to a wristband. Very convenient.

If they could bundle your pass into your wristband at check-in and include the discount automatically when applicable - wouldn't that be great?
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If they could bundle your pass into your wristband at check-in and include the discount automatically when applicable - wouldn't that be great?
Don't hold your breath on that one.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:12 AM   #26
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For those that aren't aware (I wasn't at first), the writer of that blog post, Tom Staggs, is the chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #27
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/bu...nted=all&_r=1&

An article linked in a different thread.

Very informative (guests will be allowed 3 FP+) and enlightening.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:27 AM   #28
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/bu...nted=all&_r=1&

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Very informative (guests will be allowed 3 FP+) and enlightening.
This is my problem. We EASILY use 4-5+ fastpasses a day..
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With the old fp system, we got very good at taking it slowly and making it work to fit our needs. We could visit an area of a park, do what we wanted to and grab a fp for a family favorite. We could come back whenever we wanted to to use that fp. No criss crossing the park necessary. We did jump out of bed early to enjoy the relatively quiet morning hours. We also often leave the parks in the early evening to enjoy the pool and usually schedule a resort day. With the free dining promotions and the old flexible fp system, this was one of the most relaxing vacations I take. I am sad to see the changes.
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At the moment I don't like it. I have been to the world once and we have a trip planned for July with some friends. We had a hard enough time figuring out where we were going to eat dinner 6 months from now. I really don't want to have to plan what rides I am going to go on 6 months from now.
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