Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Rumors and News
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
DougEMG
DIS Veteran
 
DougEMG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,753

X-Pass Roll Out ?

Earlier this year Disney was testing out a system to allow one to reserve 4 fastpasses a day before arriving at the parks. Anyone have any idea when that is going to actually be rolled out?
__________________
DougEMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
Cafeen
DIS Veteran
 
Cafeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 4,853

No one knows anything yet. Disney's been tight lipped on the matter.

There's speculation about it, but that's all it is right now. (And nothing about timeframe)
__________________
-- Allan (Smugmug / Flickr)
(Completely redid smuggy collections, See the Shared with Disboards gallery for broken images in posts.)

Next Trip: NOT Solo... 10/17-10/27 @ Pop/CBR split. This time with Brother, Sister-in-Law, Nephew, and Mom (well, at least mostly not solo.)
TRs: Learning to NOT Photograph Fireworks Behind Trees (Sept 2012 PTR (no TR... yet?)
New Camera? Sounds like a perfect excuse for another Disney trip! (Sept 2011 PTR/TR)
Cafeen takes it slow in Sept... (Sept 2010) || Daddy for a week... - (Sept 2009)
Cafeen is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-18-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
kaligal
DIS Veteran
 
kaligal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7,012

My guess is that it'll be their big NYE announcement.
__________________
Yes, your kids will have fun at Uni and Epcot!
ALWAYS pee before riding the monorail!
MNSSHP > MVMCP
Fantasmic sucks.
kaligal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
arthuruscg
DIS Veteran
 
arthuruscg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern MD
Posts: 576

yea, another thing that over planers anonymous will love.
__________________
DEC 2012 FW
MAY 2012 POFQ, OCT 2011 AKL KV, OCT 2010 ALM
Memory Issues
Entire Child hood Fort Wilderness Campground
arthuruscg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
doconeill


Fastpass Jedi Master
 
doconeill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 16,833

The test was limited to 4 - there is no reason to believe that it is how the system will actually work. It was more to test the impact on the rest of the system, whether guests understood it, were able to utilize it, etc.
__________________
Doc - WDW Untangled - New: Fastpass+ - Rider Switch - MagicBands - ADR Calculator - WDW MYW Ticket Price Calculator
"WDW is the reason more of us should have paid more attention in Math class." - Me
Commissioner, Official DIS Unplugged Fantasy Football League - MK Conf - EC Conf - HS Conf -2013 Champion oc_tony!
4th Annual New England DISMeet for GiveKidsTheWorld - Oct 3-5, 2014 - Plymouth, MA

doconeill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #6
11290
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Evansville, IN & Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,286

Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEMG View Post
Earlier this year Disney was testing out a system to allow one to reserve 4 fastpasses a day before arriving at the parks. Anyone have any idea when that is going to actually be rolled out?
I wouldn't look for it (if it comes to pass - doubt that it will be called Xpass) before 2014. A LOT of other systems have to be implemented first and most of those will not be online before late 2013. Some are just now in the beginning stages and will take a long time to be in place, sorted out and debugged before embarking on other enhancements, at least in the MK.
11290 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
jimmytammy
Swivel, it's a hard habit to break
Not Tammy, just Jimmy
Go, Panthers!!! (oh, nevermind...)
 
jimmytammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 7,820

Quote:
Originally Posted by arthuruscg View Post
yea, another thing that over planers anonymous will love.
__________________
jimmytammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 09:54 AM   #8
arthuruscg
DIS Veteran
 
arthuruscg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern MD
Posts: 576

I wounder if we can get OPA added to the abbreviation list.
__________________
DEC 2012 FW
MAY 2012 POFQ, OCT 2011 AKL KV, OCT 2010 ALM
Memory Issues
Entire Child hood Fort Wilderness Campground
arthuruscg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #9
ttfngal
Earning My Ears
 
ttfngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 6

oh my another thing to plan before going.
__________________
ttfngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #10
bouncycat
DIS Veteran
 
bouncycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego CA
Posts: 3,066

When we were at BCV in June, they changed our resort lock to the RFID chip card on our last park day. They said we were the first room on WDW property to get the change, and what they said was a 5 minute job, ended up to be an hour, and they had me cut a ribbon and all. Kinda neat. While we were waiting, I did ask about the new fp system if this was part of it, and the lady didn't deny, or confirm anything, she just shook her head, smiled and said we'd have to see. Was awesome to be part of that, she send us balloons, pictures, and a white chocolate mickey with tuxedo strawberries, and a chocolate gift basket, so that was really cool. We got that after we went to the parks and came back for a friend's birthday dinner.
__________________
Christie Proud Coast Guard Chief's Wife!!
Who said turning 40 has to be a bad thing?? http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post47171449

bouncycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #11
patsal
I've discovered I don't need to be a control freak...and like it!
 
patsal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Snowy, blowy and cold!
Posts: 9,188

How fun, looks like you were the first room and at BLT we were the last one...by they time they got to us it really was a 5 minute change out!
__________________
patsal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 03:50 PM   #12
mousermerf
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,636

Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEMG View Post
Earlier this year Disney was testing out a system to allow one to reserve 4 fastpasses a day before arriving at the parks. Anyone have any idea when that is going to actually be rolled out?
October.
mousermerf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #13
zulemara
Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!
Had a Thriller of a time on the Wonder
 
zulemara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 2,347

they are testing again with people using Magical Express I believe so it seems they are getting quite close. Add to that the free wi fi in the parks, new mobile app, and X-Pass machines showing up at HM and IaSW, it could be quite soon.
__________________
DIS Unplugged DTD/Rumors special correspondent
Come join us on the rumors board!



zulemara is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.