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Old 02-17-2013, 08:01 AM   #31
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I have seen people turned away for being early, but if I were on a line waiting with my FP in hand and the time went by because of line issues, UH, I would ask for a manager or something if they did not let me on...seriously, they wont let you in if they CAUSE the delay...like the line moving too slowly, thats crazy...
that will certainly cause an UProar..

too many Disney "things" to worry about...and inconsistencies make for a more challenging trip...theres enough planning and Over planning IMHO...
where will we want to eat, Can we even get in, what time, what park, transport concerns, fastpass concerns, time concerns, line concerns, room locations, requests etc etc etc

Sometimes I miss years past......Disney was calmer, more relaxing ,,,,or is it just that Im getting older ..
I don't think that's an issue. Once you are in line to present your FPs to enter the FP queue, you should be good.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:03 AM   #32
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It was actually March 7, Mr. G.
OK, how about I live in a different time zone. Yea, that's the ticket...different time zone. I'm going with that answer Regis!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:27 AM   #33
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No, you have to take what's there or pass on it. We were there in mid-December and it drove me nuts. It never seemed far enough away to justify sending a runner ahead of the group, or doing something in another land and coming back. And it was always just a little longer than I wanted to hang out. Just sort of an awkward in-between.
Yes this is what I think will happen to us. Tough with a 4 and 11yr old to be at the right place at the exact time. We tend to split up for rides too.

They seem to cater more towards the people going to one park for the day then park hoppers. I wonder if hopper tickets will decrease because of this.
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I don't think that's an issue. Once you are in line to present your FPs to enter the FP queue, you should be good.
Except it was an issue for a PP, who described getting in the FP line right at the closing window for their FP and having one minute pass while they were waiting. The CM gave them a hard time about being one minute late.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:57 AM   #35
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Except it was an issue for a PP, who described getting in the FP line right at the closing window for their FP and having one minute pass while they were waiting. The CM gave them a hard time about being one minute late.
It's safe to assume that the CM was exhibiting
atypical argumentative behavior.

Don't expect that to happen to most guests.
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Yes this is what I think will happen to us. Tough with a 4 and 11yr old to be at the right place at the exact time. We tend to split up for rides too.

They seem to cater more towards the people going to one park for the day then park hoppers. I wonder if hopper tickets will decrease because of this.

We have annual passes and park hop a LOT. Before the change, we used FastPasses pretty much in the time frame allowed but there were occasions where we would just use them later. Now, we just adjust to what is available and what our plans are. If a FastPass is feasible, we get one. If it's for a time when we think we'll be in another park, we don't. Kinda simple for us.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #37
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They seem to cater more towards the people going to one park for the day then park hoppers. I wonder if hopper tickets will decrease because of this.
I don't understand the logic behind these two sentences. If you go to one park then park hop, won't they sell more park hopper tickets?
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Yes this is what I think will happen to us. Tough with a 4 and 11yr old to be at the right place at the exact time. We tend to split up for rides too.

They seem to cater more towards the people going to one park for the day then park hoppers. I wonder if hopper tickets will decrease because of this.
You get a one-hour window...even with kids, you can make it across a park in a hour.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:49 PM   #39
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I don't understand the logic behind these two sentences. If you go to one park then park hop, won't they sell more park hopper tickets?
I think PP meant to say "than" rather than "then." The logic makes sense if you read it using the word "than."
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We have annual passes and park hop a LOT. Before the change, we used FastPasses pretty much in the time frame allowed but there were occasions where we would just use them later. Now, we just adjust to what is available and what our plans are. If a FastPass is feasible, we get one. If it's for a time when we think we'll be in another park, we don't. Kinda simple for us.
Well that is simple for you because you have annual passes and visit often. This will only be our 2nd trip in 6-7yrs.

We tend to park hop 2-3x a day. DHS in AM. Take boat to Epcot countries for lunch/exploring and back to DHS at night for more rides. By doing that I will not be able to use any FP that day. Anyone I get in AM, will probably have a window I will be in Epcot and by the time I get back to DHS, they will all be issued for the day.

Same with if you have an ADR. You walk all the way to Soarin and the line is 90min and the FP being issued is during an ADR for LeCellier, you just wasted 20-30min of your time and didn't go on a ride. For those during Spring Break and summer when lines are crazy long and it is hot, that could be frustrating.

For us, it makes me wonder whether ADR's out of a park (say Ohana's) is worth it. If park hopping is worth it or if trying to leave for naps is worth it. All things we loved doing but will adversely affect getting FP's.

I rather them get rid of the idiots that run around with 10 tickets from their family to get 10 fast passes for every ride they can. I think only 1 person for 1 fast pass would help declutter the system abuse. But I realize the CM's by the FP machines would have to be more diligent and that would have problems as well.
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I rather them get rid of the idiots that run around with 10 tickets from their family to get 10 fast passes for every ride they can. I think only 1 person for 1 fast pass would help declutter the system abuse. But I realize the CM's by the FP machines would have to be more diligent and that would have problems as well.
I'm confused by this. I'd rather have one person getting all 10 fastpasses for their entire group than have all those extra people cluttering up the place. And don't they have as much right as anyone to get FPs? They are still limited to waiting for the next one until 1) their window opens or 2) 2 hours pass. They really can't get any more than you can. And no, I don't ever travel with a large party.

Not that it matters at all. This whole method is going the way of the dinosaur very soon.
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Well that is simple for you because you have annual passes and visit often. This will only be our 2nd trip in 6-7yrs.

We tend to park hop 2-3x a day. DHS in AM. Take boat to Epcot countries for lunch/exploring and back to DHS at night for more rides. By doing that I will not be able to use any FP that day. Anyone I get in AM, will probably have a window I will be in Epcot and by the time I get back to DHS, they will all be issued for the day.

Same with if you have an ADR. You walk all the way to Soarin and the line is 90min and the FP being issued is during an ADR for LeCellier, you just wasted 20-30min of your time and didn't go on a ride. For those during Spring Break and summer when lines are crazy long and it is hot, that could be frustrating.

For us, it makes me wonder whether ADR's out of a park (say Ohana's) is worth it. If park hopping is worth it or if trying to leave for naps is worth it. All things we loved doing but will adversely affect getting FP's.

I rather them get rid of the idiots that run around with 10 tickets from their family to get 10 fast passes for every ride they can. I think only 1 person for 1 fast pass would help declutter the system abuse. But I realize the CM's by the FP machines would have to be more diligent and that would have problems as well.
Honestly? This is something everyone has been grappling with for a year now. It takes some adjusting to your touring plan. In your DHS-Epcot-DHS day, you might have some choices to make. Instead of spending an hour or more traveling between DHS and Epcot, you could instead stay in DHS and have better use of FPs. Or if you want to hop three times in a day, you could get all the DHS headliners out of the way at RD and spend your evening at DHS doing second-tier rides/attractions that would have less of a wait. The choices are yours, but the enforcement isn't going away.
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Same with if you have an ADR. You walk all the way to Soarin and the line is 90min and the FP being issued is during an ADR for LeCellier, you just wasted 20-30min of your time and didn't go on a ride. For those during Spring Break and summer when lines are crazy long and it is hot, that could be frustrating.
With technology, you don't have to walk to a ride to find out wait times or FP return times. Download the MyDisneyExperience app or the Lines app from Touring Plans. They can save you a ton of time.
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We tend to park hop 2-3x a day. DHS in AM. Take boat to Epcot countries for lunch/exploring and back to DHS at night for more rides. By doing that I will not be able to use any FP that day. Anyone I get in AM, will probably have a window I will be in Epcot and by the time I get back to DHS, they will all be issued for the day.

The first FPs we grab in the morning usually have an early return time, like less than 2 hours away. We get in a standby queue, ride, go on a low demand/fast load attraction, then grab a snack, then it's time for our FP return. DD and I went in July/August last summer, peak times, and rode everything in every park, park hopped at least once a day (often twice) and had two days left out of our 7 day trip to go back and just hang at the parks, taking our time and riding our favorites one more time.
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We've always adhered to the return times and we've never had a problem. We park hopped, too. I don't understand what the big deal is?
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