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Old 09-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #76
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Really? You need to be snarky? I didn't think anything I said merited your attitude.
I guess your one of those that doesn't slope others to have an opinion other than your own
It wasn't intended to be snarky. I just don't see why folks are getting so bent out of shape about something that will clearly be optional. Disney would never mandate such a system but I'm sure it will be embraced by people who don't mind the advance planning. Personally if I know I'll be in a park for a dinner reservation, I have no problems signing up for fireworks viewing and perhaps one other random attraction.

Am I going to plan every minute detail of my trip 6 months in advance? Of course not.

Would I pre-plan parks and attractions for every day of my trip? Again, no. But the ability to pre-schedule a few select experiences strikes me as being a plus. If nothing else, it may save me a few dollars on overpriced character meals if I schedule free meet-and-greets instead.

If pre-planning attractions days or weeks in advance isn't your thing...then simply don't use it. No snark intended. Your vacation experience will continue to be about the same as it always has been.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #77
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I agree that Fastpass Plus seems like excessive planning. Of course we don't know what the final version of it will be after all testing is done.

I would much rather Disney do a major price increase to manage crowds. Double the price and cut down on the number of visitors. I would be willing to pay a lot more to visit Disney with less crowds than to pay less and be packed in like sardines.

And before anyone whines about how unfair that would be...that's life. Some people can afford nicer homes, cars, and vacation than others.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:34 PM   #78
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It wasn't intended to be snarky. I just don't see why folks are getting so bent out of shape about something that will clearly be optional. Disney would never mandate such a system but I'm sure it will be embraced by people who don't mind the advance planning. Personally if I know I'll be in a park for a dinner reservation, I have no problems signing up for fireworks viewing and perhaps one other random attraction.

Am I going to plan every minute detail of my trip 6 months in advance? Of course not.

Would I pre-plan parks and attractions for every day of my trip? Again, no. But the ability to pre-schedule a few select experiences strikes me as being a plus. If nothing else, it may save me a few dollars on overpriced character meals if I schedule free meet-and-greets instead.

If pre-planning attractions days or weeks in advance isn't your thing...then simply don't use it. No snark intended. Your vacation experience will continue to be about the same as it always has been.
Well if you had read any of my other posts, I sais that this was something that was still in testing, and we have no way of know what the outcome will be.
Rumor has it that this is going to be the main fast pass system, as they are spending lots and lots to put in the new readers.

Your telling me to not use it was snarky. All I hinted at was they way it sounded to me so far was unfriendly (for a vacation). Planning things on the vacation is a must but to plan the rides too, sound like there's not much room for being spontanious.
I am hoping that they keep the vacation in vacation. thats all.
I'm wondering if you read the whole thread at all?
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:36 PM   #79
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I agree that Fastpass Plus seems like excessive planning. Of course we don't know what the final version of it will be after all testing is done.

I would much rather Disney do a major price increase to manage crowds. Double the price and cut down on the number of visitors. I would be willing to pay a lot more to visit Disney with less crowds than to pay less and be packed in like sardines.

And before anyone whines about how unfair that would be...that's life. Some people can afford nicer homes, cars, and vacation than others.
I don't think that is an option from a financial point of view. That would be less people in the parks buying "stuff".

but, you are welcome to your opinion though
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:56 PM   #80
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Rumor has it that this is going to be the main fast pass system, as they are spending lots and lots to put in the new readers.
I have no idea what you mean by "main" Fastpass system but the ability to schedule ride times after entering the park is not going anywhere. It WILL change and evolve in the near future. A paperless option is in the works which would allow guests to secure FP windows (just as they do now) without having to physically cross the park and insert their ticket in a kiosk.

Yes, Disney is spending a lot on this. They see paperless FP as an advantage to ALL guests (again, not having to retrieve paper tickets.) The PLUS part of it will most likely be offered only to Disney resort guests or will require an additional purchase.

Disney has no intention of making all guests schedule their park touring weeks in advance. This is about providing more options to the millions of guests who are obsessive planners and have been asking for more functionality.

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Your telling me to not use it was snarky.
You are reading too much into my comments. The intent was to be matter-of-fact. My response was no different than the "tone" I would use if someone said they didn't like to shop at Target ("then don't go there--go to WalMart instead") or told me they didn't like Ford vehicles ("then don't buy one--buy a Dodge.")

If you don't want to schedule ride times in advance....just don't do it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:07 PM   #81
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I have no idea what you mean by "main" Fastpass system but the ability to schedule ride times after entering the park is not going anywhere. It WILL change and evolve in the near future. A paperless option is in the works which would allow guests to secure FP windows (just as they do now) without having to physically cross the park and insert their ticket in a kiosk.

Yes, Disney is spending a lot on this. They see paperless FP as an advantage to ALL guests (again, not having to retrieve paper tickets.) The PLUS part of it will most likely be offered only to Disney resort guests or will require an additional purchase.

Disney has no intention of making all guests schedule their park touring weeks in advance. This is about providing more options to the millions of guests who are obsessive planners and have been asking for more functionality.

You are reading too much into my comments. The intent was to be matter-of-fact. My response was no different than the "tone" I would use if someone said they didn't like to shop at Target ("then don't go there--go to WalMart instead") or told me they didn't like Ford vehicles ("then don't buy one--buy a Dodge.")

If you don't want to schedule ride times in advance....just don't do it.
Unlike you I would never say that to someone, unless I was asked for my advice.

I read the article that this post referred to and I understand that they want to eliminate the paper.
BUT what they are testing now includes one picking their times.
My reaction to that was that I believed it wasn't something I liked or would like and in prior posts I actually said that I probably wouldn't use it
So again your comment wasn't warranted, nor asked for.
But as I said prior to another poster your welcome to YOUR opinion
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #82
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Sorry double post. See the one below.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:32 PM   #83
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Well I have done my test, and I think this new system is a stinker. We had last min people come with and we were able to get them into the test, but not with us. So if you have last min people, good luck. I just think it is way to much planing, looking at your watch, and stressful. Vacation is not about stress. I know this is not going away due to the investment, and I hope it becomes a paid option. This way I know I won't be using it. Not a fan at all.

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:41 PM   #84
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Thanks for your feed back. I do hope you had a magical time any way. Did you get a sense that paying for it may be the route they may be going? Even still, those super planners who save up for those every 2 to 3 year trips will probably do just that save up and plan for it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:46 PM   #85
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Thanks for your feed back. I do hope you had a magical time any way. Did you get a sense that paying for it may be the route they may be going? Even still, those super planners who save up for those every 2 to 3 year trips will probably do just that save up and plan for it.
I have no clue either way if it will go to a paid feature. All I know is the whole process setting it up is a pain and a headache that I don't want to do again. You can make charged same day as well. I have not been a fan of Fastpass and this has made me like it even less.

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #86
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We got a chance to use our's today as well. It went fine I guess, just waved them in front of the Mickey scanner and walked in. I'm not sure if we would use them in the future but I am sure we wouldn't pay for the privilege.

I couldn't get any cast members to say too much about the future plans of the program.…so either they were tight lipped or were clueless, probably the latter.

Edit: thought I might give some insight as to why we probably won't use it. My wife and I go quite often and really enjoy park hopping and generally bouncing around the parks. As much as I am a planner, Disney is the one place I just relax and go with the flow.
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So this madness is not going to stop until we are all required to figure out, 180 days in advance:
  • Which park we want to go to;
  • Where we want to eat;
  • Which rides we want to ride, and at what time;
  • Which car we want to sit in on Expedition Everest;
  • Which hitch-hiking ghost we want to accompany us home from the HM;
  • Which row we want to choose on Soarin';
  • and which spot along the parade route we would like to reserve for all the parades.

Sometimes, a new technology is implemented simply because is it possible, and not because it is truly needed. Me thinks this one fits that bill.
You forgot bathroom breaks, temper tantrums, and how many cream/ sugars you want in your coffee.
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You forgot bathroom breaks, temper tantrums, and how many cream/ sugars you want in your coffee.
If you don't want to schedule a bathroom break, don't!!! There are plenty of trees.

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