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Old 03-19-2013, 08:14 PM   #31
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We always returned during the window, so it doesn't change our touring plans any. We were there last week, and noticed that both the lines to get a FP, as well as the FP return lines, were shorter than normal.
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FP times are being enforced?

Why hasn't there been any threads about this?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:25 PM   #33
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FP times are being enforced?

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:45 PM   #34
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As others have said the timeframe is strictly enforced. However, we let the time get away from us. Instead of going to the ride, we went to guest services and they provided us with anytime fastpasses to make up for it. Not sure if that is normal, but I was being as nice as possible.
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What is the use of a fast pass system if they don't enforce the times???
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:26 PM   #36
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Some of the fast pass return enforcement is up to the CM that's there -- I've seen parents with their young kid in their arms walk up and say that the child just woke up from their nap and they've been let on the ride.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:35 PM   #37
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I didn't realize that you used to be able to use your fastpass after the time specified until recently. We've always used them during the window. I thought this was the point of fastpasses. If people go at the correct time then the fastpass line will never be that long because they are monitoring the amount allotted during that time. To me, hoarding fastpasses and going whenever you want kind of feels like cheating the system. I'm pretty sure disney has anytime passes you can buy to do that. Seems to me that everyone who is miffed about this is most upset about being unable to do things on their own terms.
Don't mean to offend just my honest opinion in the matter.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:43 PM   #38
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Firmly enforced since March 7, 2012.
Yes, FP is rigidly enforced...must be punctual. Although, if ADRs run extremely late, or our meal service is lax, and rides go down...too bad, so sad. We're at Disney's mercy.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:00 AM   #39
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I didn't realize that you used to be able to use your fastpass after the time specified until recently. We've always used them during the window. I thought this was the point of fastpasses. If people go at the correct time then the fastpass line will never be that long because they are monitoring the amount allotted during that time. To me, hoarding fastpasses and going whenever you want kind of feels like cheating the system. I'm pretty sure disney has anytime passes you can buy to do that. Seems to me that everyone who is miffed about this is most upset about being unable to do things on their own terms.
Don't mean to offend just my honest opinion in the matter.
Same for us. The fact that they're enforcing it now has absolutely no negative affect whatsoever, because we've always returned within the window anyway. We've been going since 2000 and I guess we missed the memo at the beginning where you could actually return any time of the day. So no change here.
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Yes, FP is rigidly enforced...must be punctual. Although, if ADRs run extremely late, or our meal service is lax, and rides go down...too bad, so sad. We're at Disney's mercy.
It is not too bad so sad. From what I have read if you are late because of an ADR you only need show them your check from the restaurant. If you are stuck on a ride they will still offer anytime FPs to make up for the inconvenience.

Is it up to the discretion of the cast member? Yes. But you make it sound as if they won't do anything for you, and they don't care. Which is not true.
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We grabbed fast passes for Toy Story last to e were there not really paying attention to the time. It happened to overlap with our ADR at Sci-Fi and the CMs were happy to let us on late with our check. We also missed Soarin while were on the Behind the Seeds Tour and the CM there also was very good about letting us on with after we showed our receipt. I think as long as you have proof there should be no reason to not use your fast pass.
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I didn't realize that you used to be able to use your fastpass after the time specified until recently. We've always used them during the window. I thought this was the point of fastpasses. If people go at the correct time then the fastpass line will never be that long because they are monitoring the amount allotted during that time. To me, hoarding fastpasses and going whenever you want kind of feels like cheating the system. I'm pretty sure disney has anytime passes you can buy to do that. Seems to me that everyone who is miffed about this is most upset about being unable to do things on their own terms.
Don't mean to offend just my honest opinion in the matter.
I agree
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i didn't realize that you used to be able to use your fastpass after the time specified until recently. We've always used them during the window. I thought this was the point of fastpasses.

1- if people go at the correct time then the fastpass line will never be that long because they are monitoring the amount allotted during that time.

2- to me, hoarding fastpasses and going whenever you want kind of feels like cheating the system.

3- i'm pretty sure disney has anytime passes you can buy to do that.

4- seems to me that everyone who is miffed about this is most upset about being unable to do things on their own terms.

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