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Old 05-09-2013, 11:34 PM   #121
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But think for a moment about the alternative. Assuming you get three FP+s, you get to choose 3 attractions (let's assume there's no restrictions; three of your choice) but there's no standard FP. If you stay in the same park (so no PH) until 7pm, you've spent 8 hrs in the park. Let's assume your able to get one FP every two hours, so one at 11am, one at 1pm, one at 3pm, and one at 5pm. Right there, you've just gotten four and that's only with 8 hours in the park. You are getting more FP line access with the current system than the new one.
That is only true if your speculation that there will be no additional same-day FPs available is accurate. Just because you won't have access to the current FP machines does not mean that there won't be a mechanism for same-day FPs.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:36 PM   #122
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Not sure where you got the idea that you can pick your top 3 choices with FP+. Nobody knows for sure, but every indication so far is that rides will be grouped with only 1 or 2 selections per group, keeping most from choosing all of their favorites.
Not every indication. Remember the comment that with FP+ a person could ride the three mountains in MK without waiting in SB?
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:40 PM   #123
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sorry if this is a re-post... we are staying onsite but thinking about buying our tickets from undercover tourist instead of disney. if we don't buy from disney.. can we have our tickets transferred to a magic band?? or will i have to use the "old" ticket.
Any guest can get a magic band. AP holders, resort guests, and photo package purchasers will get a band automagically. All others will have an RFID-enabled ticket but can purchase a band, if they wish.
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There are so many holes in this it is ridiculous:

1. I am a super planner - I plan my fastpasses and am set to go 60 days out - my in-laws live in Tampa and want to join us for a couple of days on our trip but don't decide until a few weeks before - now there aren't fastpasses available to ride with us. So now either I give up the ones I have plan or tell my in-laws too bad you didn't plan soon enough.
If only they could devise a system where people could decide on the fly, the day they arrive in the park, which rides they want to pull fastpasses for. Sigh. Maybe one day.




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Not every indication. Remember the comment that with FP+ a person could ride the three mountains in MK without waiting in SB?
I must have missed that one. Unless it was the comment last January from Tom Staggs. I know he said something like that. And yes, I'm sure his kids will indeed continue to ride all 3 mountains without waiting in a standby line.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:24 AM   #125
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If only they could devise a system where people could decide on the fly, the day they arrive in the park, which rides they want to pull fastpasses for. Sigh. Maybe one day.
From what I am being told... day of passes will still be available.
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And the site and app are down (have been all afternoon). I LOVE MYMAGIC+! IT'S SO "MAGICAL"!
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Eh, never mind.
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Eh, never mind.
Even the big man himself is speechless.
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Even the big man himself is speechless.
I wanna keep your thread open 'cause I think it's helpful, and my original comment mighta started a slow descent into madness. Call it a rare case of excessive self-restraint on my part.
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I really wish the powers that be at Disney would step back and fairly evaluate this new Fastpass+/Magic band etc. thing. I just think that this is a case of spending so much that they feel they have to move forward not matter what the consequences. I think there comes a point when you have worked so hard for something that you can't fairly evaluate it anymore...kinda like loving that ugly chair you built yourself.
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I wanna keep your thread open 'cause I think it's helpful, and my original comment mighta started a slow descent into madness. Call it a rare case of excessive self-restraint on my part.
Very much appreciated! I should try to show the same self-restraint but it's going to be an upward battle. Regardless, disneyworld.com is back up.
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The sight is not fully up and functional. Still can't log in to anything and the pages load very slowly if at all.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #133
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I really wish the powers that be at Disney would step back and fairly evaluate this new Fastpass+/Magic band etc. thing. I just think that this is a case of spending so much that they feel they have to move forward not matter what the consequences. I think there comes a point when you have worked so hard for something that you can't fairly evaluate it anymore...kinda like loving that ugly chair you built yourself.
We should allow for the possibility that they know much more about MM+/FP+ than we do and that the correct decision is to actually complete the project and get it up and running.
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We should allow for the possibility that they know much more about MM+/FP+ than we do and that the correct decision is to actually complete the project and get it up and running.
Exactly! I keep reading these comments and I get confused and wonder if Disney has put out something official about Fastpass+ because people act like all the details are out and they aren't. A lot of you are getting stressed out when the details haven't all been released yet. Trust that Disney has done their research. We will know the details when they want us to know. Don't stress out before you even know what to stress out about! Lol
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Exactly! I keep reading these comments and I get confused and wonder if Disney has put out something official about Fastpass+ because people act like all the details are out and they aren't. A lot of you are getting stressed out when the details haven't all been released yet. Trust that Disney has done their research. We will know the details when they want us to know. Don't stress out before you even know what to stress out about! Lol
Questioning the motive of the mymagic+ changes is not stressing out. It also isn't speculation. There is a vast amount of information about this. There are some serious implications. Thoughtful conversations about how this will affect future plans is warranted. Lots of people plan trips one - two years in advance.

A lot of people have collected a lot of information. We have nearly every press release, news story, and first hand experience catalogued. It is very clear where this is headed and why.

People spend thousands of dollars on Disney trips - if the changes are unpalatable, maybe now is the time to visit the real sights and sounds Disney models there parks after. Maybe it's time to see the real liberty bell, the real Carribbean, the real Germany or Rockie Mountains. Visit the national parks and lodges, see the real old faithful.

The conversation around this topic is healthy. I wouldn't recommend to blindly buy into the hype. There are lots of scenarios presented on the FP+ threads that should considered, discussed, and then make a decision.

After reading everything and looking at all sides of the story and everything still sounds like a good investment, then enjoy your trip.
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