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Old 10-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Touring Plans Question - Fastpasses

Has anyone used a touring plan recently with a fastpass runner? I was working on creating one and I don't think I will be able to use the fastpasses like it's telling me.

I put in there to minimize walking (with a 2 and 4 year old we're not going anywhere fast!) and it has 2 steps back to back where one person is supposed to be out getting fastpasses (Dumbo and Buzz Lightyear) and then rejoin the group.

It's been a couple of years since I've been there but if I remember correctly you could only get 1 fastpass per ticket during a certain period of time, and when that window was open you could get another one. Is that no longer the case or is Touring Plans wrong? Thanks in advance!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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Has anyone used a touring plan recently with a fastpass runner? I was working on creating one and I don't think I will be able to use the fastpasses like it's telling me.

I put in there to minimize walking (with a 2 and 4 year old we're not going anywhere fast!) and it has 2 steps back to back where one person is supposed to be out getting fastpasses (Dumbo and Buzz Lightyear) and then rejoin the group.

It's been a couple of years since I've been there but if I remember correctly you could only get 1 fastpass per ticket during a certain period of time, and when that window was open you could get another one. Is that no longer the case or is Touring Plans wrong? Thanks in advance!!

I believe that you can obtain another FP either two hours after you obtain the first OR when the window for your first FP opens, whichever comes first.

For example, say its RD, and you grab a FP for Big Thunder and ride Splash standby. By the time you are finished Splash, your window for Big Thunder is now open, so you can grab a FP for Splash later in the day.

Or, you can get FP for Big Thunder at 11:00 am for use at 5:00 pm, and get a second FP at 1:00 PM (because two hours will have passed since you last got one)

Hope this makes sense. For the record, I've never used FP (don't think I've been to Disney since they were introduced!), and I'm still trying to figure it out, so people please correct me if I'm wrong
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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No, you cant get 2 back to back. Your instinct is correct. When is your trip? With two small kids, it might be best to not follow such a strict plan if you are going during a slower time of year. Snacks, potty breaks and meltdowns tend to impeded a strict schedule.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:29 PM   #4
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No, you cant get 2 back to back. Your instinct is correct. When is your trip? With two small kids, it might be best to not follow such a strict plan if you are going during a slower time of year. Snacks, potty breaks and meltdowns tend to impeded a strict schedule.
We're going to be there 2 weeks from today!!! I was actually just playing with the system to see what I could figure out and if it would give me any ideas. I've done Disney enough to know what the must dos are for the kids and we like to do more of a go with the flow. I like the idea of touring plans because if the kids wanted to do something else on the fly I could change it on my phone.

Honestly too, I just got my ADRs fixed like I want them (staying up late has really paid off on that one!) and got DD into BBB so what else will I do with the time I was working on that before?

Thanks for the FP input too!! I thought my instinct was correct, but I thought they might have changed it since I know they're now adhering strictly to the time limits.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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With a 2 & a 4 year old, I'd highly recommend a double stroller. You still won't get anywhere very fast, but it'll be quicker and less stressful than walking.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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With a 2 & a 4 year old, I'd highly recommend a double stroller. You still won't get anywhere very fast, but it'll be quicker and less stressful than walking.
I've debated. I don't think the 4 year old will sit at all though and last time it was a huge hassle pushing it through the crowds. Ours is a monster. I know the 2 year old won't want to at first, but I think it will bring a welcome break when he's ready. We're driving so we will probably pack both and see what works.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:20 PM   #7
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The time of day and the particular ride have an effect on how long you have to wait to get FP's. For example, first thing in the morning, most FP return times are only about 40 minutes out, so you won't have to wait the full 2 hours to get a new FP. Similarly, Dumbo's FP times are usually only about 40 minutes out (meaning that you'll usually have to return between 40 minutes and 1 hour and 40 minutes from the time you pull the FP). So, depending on the steps involved, you could be pulling FP's for a ride and then getting another FP less than an hour later.
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I think I've read on their website that the Dunno FP is not linked to the rest of the system making that Touring Plan possible.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #9
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I think I've read on their website that the Dunno FP is not linked to the rest of the system making that Touring Plan possible.
This. I've seen on another website that Dumbo isn't connected, so it may very well be possible in this case. The Mickey M&G in MK is the only other I know of like this.
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No, you cant get 2 back to back. Your instinct is correct. When is your trip?
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I think I've read on their website that the Dunno FP is not linked to the rest of the system making that Touring Plan possible.
Yes. I can verify that this is true. Or at least it was two weeks ago, when I got a Dumbo FP and then immediately afterwards I was able to get a LM FP. The other FP for which this is true is the Mickey TST M&G, as PP said.
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This. I've seen on another website that Dumbo isn't connected, so it may very well be possible in this case. The Mickey M&G in MK is the only other I know of like this.
Well that's interesting, thanks!! I guess we'll just try and see
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Yes. I can verify that this is true. Or at least it was two weeks ago, when I got a Dumbo FP and then immediately afterwards I was able to get a LM FP. The other FP for which this is true is the Mickey TST M&G, as PP said.
Are you sure it wasn't the LM FP that wasn't disconnected? I think the Dumbo FP is likely disconnected, but I wouldn't count on LM being connected like most others just yet.
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Are you sure it wasn't the LM FP that wasn't disconnected? I think the Dumbo FP is likely disconnected, but I wouldn't count on LM being connected like most others just yet.
Dumbo has not been 'connected' since they started issuing them over in the tent area.

LM has been confirmed on a few occasions connected as it denies another FP when trying to get one immediately. Or it was last week connected I should say.
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Dumbo has not been 'connected' since they started issuing them over in the tent area.

LM has been confirmed on a few occasions connected as it denies another FP when trying to get one immediately. Or it was last week connected I should say.
Gotcha. I wanted to float the possibility that citing a FP for a ride not officially open yet may not be the best example.
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