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Old 06-12-2013, 01:06 PM   #15
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Personally, I have huge concerns with Fastpass Plus. Like others have already stated, I'd like to ride the big attractions multiple times and think the tiered reservation system is a big negative for guests. I don't see any scenario where the average guests who's visited Disney World before the change will see an improvement on their experience. I don't go to DW to get a front-row seat for a parade or Fantasmic. We go for the entire thing and don't want to be hamstrung by so many restrictions. The convenience of having a set time for a few rides is okay, but what about the rest of the day? It sounds like a complete mess, especially to unsophisticated guests with limited money.

I'm trying to be optimistic and hope that the delays in rolling out this service are due to negative feedback that's already appeared all over the Internet. Disney is a big company that is trying to make profits for its shareholders. However, plenty of large corporations have believed their own hype and lost their edge. Disney made its name on great attractions and amazing service. They haven't been keeping up on attractions, and Fastpass Plus is a reduction in service to nearly every guest.

I've heard rumors that even the number of Fastpasses will be different based on the choice of resort on site. The time to book the FPs is much shorter with off-site guests, and it creates a class system of theme park visitors. At least Universal does it simply. If you stay on site, you get to the front of the line. Disney's Fastpass Plus system is purposely confusing and designed to have guests visit fewer attractions in a day. There may be a point where it's just not feasible for a family to visit DW and truly get the value for the ticket price.

Just so everyone's aware, I'm a huge Disney fan and not trying to be a troll in any way. I just hope Disney knows what they're doing with the guests by instituting this system.
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Good points about who they're targeting. The crazy thing for me is that I feel like this is even more disruptive to the Average Guest. I'm sure that smart people who really plan can find ways to still visit all the attractions despite the system. It may take very early arrivals and staying until closing time, but there's surely a way. I expect it could be even more confusing for the Average Guest.

In terms of things working, I really wonder if even the brightest minds can coordinate this properly. Disney has a hard time doing simpler things on the website like you mention. They better have their stuff together if they're going to roll this new system out to everyone.

I'm trying to stay optimistic. Fastpass probably sounded bad at first. There just seems to be so little information, and the rumors even from pretty reputable sources all sound bad. We'll see.
~Wow, just relax, you are over thinking this & I doubt your sources are "reputable."
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