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Old 01-09-2013, 08:22 PM   #391
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Staggs said that the goal is to keep Disney guests on site and not take trips over to Universal or other parks.

How is any of this going to get people to stay on site?

- EMH hours have been cut - huge perk lost
- Rumors of FD changing to none for Value and QSDP for moderate and deluxe
- Discounts lowered for rooms
- FP usage limited to Three and EVERYONE on site or off site can get that.
- Hopping value is diminished (for me at least and a lot of other regulars).

How is this going to lure people to stay on-site and not leave?

The big thing that has been promised that I will be able to spend 15-20% more in the park because of the bracelet. That is not the kind of perk I like, and you don't have to stay on site to get that. I do think you get a complimentary bracelet though if you stay on site, I would have to purchase one if I stay offsite.
The perks being offered are less than before, and combine this with other cutbacks - it doesn't make sense. There has to be more coming.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #392
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3 fastpasses a day...... AWESOME!!! Thanks alot Disney for making "My Experience" a whole lot less magical. THIS BLOWS!!
And you wrote that while I was writing my question. It does add some insight.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #393
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can anyone tell me (speculation I know) what would be the reason why you would get/purchase the magic band for offsite guests? The need to tie your room key to it would be null for offsite.... The whole FP thing can be done on apps and kiosk once there it sounds (doesn't look like at the moment you can do advance FP from what I am understanding) Feel like I am missing something as to why you would purchase one?

We have to stay offsite and starting to feel alittle bummed out..
I think Staggs was talking about the personalized interactions, like characters greeting guests by name. Those may require the transmitter which will be in the bands but not the tickets.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:29 PM   #394
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Staggs said that the goal is to keep Disney guests on site and not take trips over to Universal or other parks.

How is any of this going to get people to stay on site?

- EMH hours have been cut - huge perk lost
- Rumors of FD changing to none for Value and QSDP for moderate and deluxe
- Discounts lowered for rooms
- FP usage limited to Three and EVERYONE on site or off site can get that.
- Hopping value is diminished (for me at least and a lot of other regulars).

How is this going to lure people to stay on-site and not leave?

The big thing that has been promised that I will be able to spend 15-20% more in the park because of the bracelet. That is not the kind of perk I like, and you don't have to stay on site to get that. I do think you get a complimentary bracelet though if you stay on site, I would have to purchase one if I stay offsite.
The perks being offered are less than before, and combine this with other cutbacks - it doesn't make sense. There has to be more coming.


Yeah. That most assuredly does NOT add up.

Wait for the other shoe. It's coming.

Where is Robo's great graphic when we need it.....
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:30 PM   #395
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Could always be 3 advance fp plus then use phones or in park methods to reserve more that day.


Also, isn't 3 what they give you to start with? Doesn't necessarily mean that's all for pre booking, though it probably is...
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Staggs said that the goal is to keep Disney guests on site and not take trips over to Universal or other parks.

How is any of this going to get people to stay on site?

- EMH hours have been cut - huge perk lost
- Rumors of FD changing to none for Value and QSDP for moderate and deluxe
- Discounts lowered for rooms
- FP usage limited to Three and EVERYONE on site or off site can get that.
- Hopping value is diminished (for me at least and a lot of other regulars).

How is this going to lure people to stay on-site and not leave?

The big thing that has been promised that I will be able to spend 15-20% more in the park because of the bracelet. That is not the kind of perk I like, and you don't have to stay on site to get that. I do think you get a complimentary bracelet though if you stay on site, I would have to purchase one if I stay offsite.
The perks being offered are less than before, and combine this with other cutbacks - it doesn't make sense. There has to be more coming.

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Could always be 3 advance fp plus then use phones or in park methods to reserve more that day.


Also, isn't 3 what they give you to start with? Doesn't necessarily mean that's all for pre booking, though it probably is...
I know this is the hope! I want this to be true too. AND if this whole program was designed to heighten the experience of the guests so they could ride more rides - this is exactly what they would do and offer.

BUT, based on everything from Disney - people riding rides and clumping around the e-ticket rides is EXACTLY the problem. This entire program is designed to get people away from the e-ticket rides - to take full advantage of the current infrastructure.

IF the true intent was to give everyone access to as many FP as they can get AND be able to still use three Advance FP+ - they would have said that first thing. They would be trumpeting that from all kinds of press releases. Because that would be a huge selling point - unfortunately that is not being said. And actually it is specifically NOT BEING said.
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Yeah. That most assuredly does NOT add up.

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #400
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:36 PM   #401
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Staggs said that the goal is to keep Disney guests on site and not take trips over to Universal or other parks.

How is any of this going to get people to stay on site?

- EMH hours have been cut - huge perk lost
- Rumors of FD changing to none for Value and QSDP for moderate and deluxe
- Discounts lowered for rooms
- FP usage limited to Three and EVERYONE on site or off site can get that.
- Hopping value is diminished (for me at least and a lot of other regulars).

How is this going to lure people to stay on-site and not leave?

The big thing that has been promised that I will be able to spend 15-20% more in the park because of the bracelet. That is not the kind of perk I like, and you don't have to stay on site to get that. I do think you get a complimentary bracelet though if you stay on site, I would have to purchase one if I stay offsite.
The perks being offered are less than before, and combine this with other cutbacks - it doesn't make sense. There has to be more coming.
We'll all be onsite stuck in the standby line cause we only had 3 FP+ for the entire day.

I'm having a hard time seeing how this is going to benefit me.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #402
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We often stay at Universal and visit WDW while there. Sometimes we split our stay and we stayed at WDW the whole time during our last trip but left to go to the Universal parks for a few days. I don't see any reason to rush to the Disney parks when we can only get 3 fastpasses per day whether we stay onsite or off.

We'll just have to wait and see if this is really it.
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[QUOTE=bcrook;47139949]The big thing that has been promised that I will be able to spend 15-20% more in the park because of the bracelet. QUOTE]

This is a stat from the braclets being introduced to a waterpark, while they will have some effect on peoples spending at Disney because it doesnt feel like you are spending money if you arent acgtually handing it over I dont expect it would have the same effect as at a waterpark where without the braclet you arent carrying around cash/cc so it is a hassle to go get some money to buy something and therefore putting the purchase in the too hard basket
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I honestly didnt read all the replies here but I catch the gist of this

Where is it mentioned that the EMH are being done away with. They are still listed for many months on the Disney park calenders

I tried to download this app but it appears to be something that can only work while inside the park..unless that changes with the roll out

we are going march 1st does anyone think this will be on by then.

I am with the other poster who said all this stuff is starting to turn what I thought was going to be a some what nice less cluster of vacation into a cluster
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Staggs said that the goal is to keep Disney guests on site and not take trips over to Universal or other parks.

How is any of this going to get people to stay on site?

- EMH hours have been cut - huge perk lost
- Rumors of FD changing to none for Value and QSDP for moderate and deluxe
- Discounts lowered for rooms
- FP usage limited to Three and EVERYONE on site or off site can get that.
- Hopping value is diminished (for me at least and a lot of other regulars).

How is this going to lure people to stay on-site and not leave?

The big thing that has been promised that I will be able to spend 15-20% more in the park because of the bracelet. That is not the kind of perk I like, and you don't have to stay on site to get that. I do think you get a complimentary bracelet though if you stay on site, I would have to purchase one if I stay offsite.
The perks being offered are less than before, and combine this with other cutbacks - it doesn't make sense. There has to be more coming.
I saw no where Staggs say that, where did you read he did?
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