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Old 12-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #61
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Already provided the link.
My apologies, I missed your link my first time though this thread.

I skimmed through the link you provided and read in detail though the "DISNEY FASTPASS+ Service" section. I didn't see anything that mentioned using the FP+ system would preclude you from using the regular FP system.

Could you please point to the section and bullet that states this.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #62
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I looked at the link you provided about My Disney Park Experience. It didn't really give any information; seemed to be more about a Privacy Statement and how they can use your information if you sign up.
And you didn't read it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #63
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Already provided the link.
Humor an old man hopped up on cough medicine, mind providing a link to the link where you provide the link?

found it ... nevermind
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #64
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My apologies, I missed your link my first time though this thread.

I skimmed through the link you provided and read in detail though the "DISNEY FASTPASS+ Service" section. I didn't see anything that mentioned using the FP+ system would preclude you from using the regular FP system.

Could you please point to the section and bullet that states this.

Thanks.

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/med...5698c294f266dd
"Converting to a Paperless Ticket"

"..required for FP+.." "Unable to use FP service after conversion"
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #65
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For us, using regular FP would still be the better option.

But I do think it sounds like they are trying to eventually get rid of regular FP and make FP a perk you get by staying on-site with a package or having an AP. While they can't give the same perk Universal does to on-site guests (front of line passes) because of the sheer volume of guests, they CAN make staying on-site even more attractive by making that the only way you can get FP.

If that's the ultimate plan, it bums me out....but we'll adapt!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:43 AM   #66
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For us, using regular FP would still be the better option.

But I do think it sounds like they are trying to eventually get rid of regular FP and make FP a perk you get by staying on-site with a package or having an AP. While they can't give the same perk Universal does to on-site guests (front of line passes) because of the sheer volume of guests, they CAN make staying on-site even more attractive by making that the only way you can get FP.

If that's the ultimate plan, it bums me out....but we'll adapt!
As a side note we have FOL access to each ride once per day after 4:00 as APH's to Universal... even THAT is better then 5 days per quarter.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #67
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So say I go 40 times this year and I want to get ONE FP per visit ~ I can't do that. I can only get FP's on 20 of those days provided they don't overlap quarters. So a week off of school that we go each day and then we are out of FP's for three more months. Meh.... that doesn't seem right.
Let's break this down for just a second...

If you take a week-long trip to Disney and use two FP+ reservations per day on that trip (2 x 7= 14), you'd have 6 FP+ reservations left for your weekly trips to Disney.

Or if that isn't enough, you could buy MYW tickets for your week-long trip and then upgrade to your AP each year as that trip winds down.

I'm not sure that I'll like this new system, but I'm willing to wait and see what it actually looks like before deeming everything "unfair" to us AP holders. I really have a hard time believing Disney is attempting to go back to everyone standing in two- and three-hour lines for standby because they used up their couple of FP+ reservations for the day. After all, the whole purpose of introducing FP in the first place was Disney would rather you be in the restaurants and stores spending money instead of waiting in hideously long standby lines.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #68
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Not as I understand it. You get 5 DAYS with 4 FP+ choices per day.

That was my first question.

20 per quarter to use one at a time is entirely different.
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Not as I understand it. You get 5 DAYS with 4 FP+ choices per day.

That was my first question.

20 per quarter to use one at a time is entirely different.
Where was the 5 days info? I must have missed that
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #70
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FP+'s per quarter. So essentially 5 Magic Kingdom days, since it allows 4 FP+ per day. Same rules at Resort Guests, so only one park per day.
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Where was the 5 days info? I must have missed that
Maybe I am misunderstanding. I hope so because that would work MUCH better for us.

i.e. if we go over after dinner on a night that the park closes at 10:00 I don't want to waste FOUR FP+'s when in reality we will likely only use one.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #71
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Talk about first world problems eh?

I agree we should wait for official word.

I remember visiting when it was JUST Magic Kingdom and there was no FP. Anyone else remember waiting at least an hour for It's a Small World? More for Jungle Cruise and Pirates? Space Mountain forget it.
Yep! I started coming in '91 as a kid, and there was no FP system. If there was a ride you really wanted to experience, you just had to tough it out and wait, even if the line was long. We always left for WDW a day or two after school let out for the summer, which was about a week before Memorial Day and before many other schools around the nation ended for the year, so the lines were never horrifyingly long. Seems like the longest waits were usually about an hour or so, from what I remember, but could be longer for the more popular rides. But still, there was no use in complaining about it because that was the way it was if you wanted to ride. You got used to knowing that you were going to have to spend some time waiting.

You know, I don't think I would like to see the regular FP be completely replaced with FP+. Part of the fun of going to WDW is being able to discover new stuff while you're there, rather than have to have everything planned out, and requiring people to plan when they want to ride a particular ride takes a bit of that fun away. I realize we're still only speculating about what this FP+ system could develop into at this point, but my wish is that they don't make FP+ mandatory and that they can somehow keep both systems. If certain guests have the option of making an appointment for rides, that's fine, but other guests should have the option to not have to go that route.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:55 AM   #72
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EDITED to save some grief for those tuning in to this old ZOMBIE THREAD:

After doing research in the time since this thread first appeared:

A great deal (most) of the so-called "inside information" in this thread was fabricated and posted with the purpose of causing arguments on the board.

Example:
The assertion that "Disney does not like AP holders, and
wants to squelch AP holders' ability to ride major attractions" is ridiculous on its face.
But, it was posted to stir things up, as this board is ripe with...
(you guessed it) AP holders.

While slivers of REAL information regarding FP+ contained in this thread MIGHT come to fruition, it is unlikely that most of the "insider information" had any resemblance to actual "secret plans" or policies being hatched by Disney brass.

At least one "agitator" responsible for stirring this pot of fabricated "policies" has been silent on this board for the better part of a month.
Only time will tell if that will remain the case.

If you wish to keep reading, have at it.
Just know that "thar be squalls ahead."
(Most of them "tempests in a teacup ride" stirred up by internet trolls.)

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:00 AM   #73
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But is it 20 actual FPs per quarter (5 FP days) or 20 days out of each quarter that you can use the FPs each day? And do they expire each quarter or do you get a total of 80 per year?

I never had an annual pass, but have considered it because since I don't like in the US and the plane ticket is almost the most expensive part of the trip, it would probably be a good idea to get an annual pass so I can have more than 10 park days.

Would I be upset that I would get less FPs? Maybe. But, I'm also paying less per day than I would if I bought 2 10 day tickets with park hoppers, so...

The way I see it, AP holders aren't being punished for being local...they aren't being punished at all. You are just getting less FPs because you paid less for your tickets.

Maybe Disney is not profitting much from APs and wants to get rid of them eventually or make people want to buy regular tickets?

Anyway, the only thing I will not like is if the only way to use FPs is to schedule them in advance. I do not like to decide in advance what time I'll want to ride each ride. I also like to park hop, so not being able to get regular FPs printed at the parks will be pretty annoying, IMO, if that does happen.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #74
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I think if they're doing an allotment of FP+ for APs it should be an annual one. I know we tended to do a couple long trips over shorter trips. I think it's crappy though and a total downgrade for AP holders (which I'm not anymore since we live in AK). I don't agree with the limit. I hope Disney chooses a different route like if you're staying on site you can get more or something since we always stay DVC.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #75
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the way i see it, ap holders aren't being punished for being local...they aren't being punished at all. You are just getting less fps because you paid less for your tickets.
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