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Old 05-11-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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FP Questions?

We haven't been to Disney since 2011, I heard rumors of really enforcing the FP return times, is this true? Anything new I need to know about FP in the parks?
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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Yes they are now enforcing return times to the minute.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #3
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Didn't they always do this? I am a rule follower though, so I never would have thought to try to come back at a time that was NOT my FP time.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:51 PM   #4
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Didn't they always do this? I am a rule follower though, so I never would have thought to try to come back at a time that was NOT my FP time.
Nope its only been since this past march, march last year. I forget.

Its been awhile since I have read a "FP time enforcement" is the end of world thread.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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Didn't they always do this? I am a rule follower though, so I never would have thought to try to come back at a time that was NOT my FP time.
I'm a rule-follower, too, and the rule was that you could use a FP
at any time after the Return Time that same day.

I always followed that rule every day I was at WDW.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #6
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March 2012 was when they started strictly enforcing return times.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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I'm a rule-follower, too, and the rule was that you could use a FP
at any time after the Return Time that same day.
Oh no, please, don't get them started

We're in for a 50+ pages thread :D :D :D
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #8
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Didn't they always do this? I am a rule follower though, so I never would have thought to try to come back at a time that was NOT my FP time.
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I'm a rule-follower, too, and the rule was that you could use a FP
at any time after the Return Time that same day.

I always followed that rule every day I was at WDW.
OK, everybody calm down. I don't think the PP was attempting to call someone out, but, let's be honest here, there weren't that many people, overall, that knew you could use them after the window. The ticket said to arrive within the time with nothing mentioned about using it later.

The use of them after the window evolved, it wasn't that way in the beginning. Perhaps using the phrase "rule follower" was a slightly unfortunate description, but, for many people it was the only rule that they were aware of. Maybe Known Rule Follower, would be more appropriate. The public, advertised rule was in the beginning and throughout the duration a one hour window. Very few people knew that Disney was allowing people to use it after. We Disney Board geeks, knew about it because we communicated it to each other...but look at the number of board members and then look at the number of people that visit Disney every year. I think you will find that we are a massive minority.

Most people did think that they were following the rules as they knew them. We were some of the lucky ones that had an inside track and knew that Disney was allowing them to be used after the window. We were also following the rules that we knew Disney had internalized. We didn't do anything wrong and although it is hard to explain it to people that did not have that inside information...the fact is we all were following the rules as we knew them.

Now the plus side for those unaware of the late return policy, you have nothing to adjust too. Those of us spoiled by Disney's lack of desire to enforce their own published rules have to make a few changes in our touring plans. Not a big thing either way.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:52 PM   #9
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OK, everybody calm down. I don't think the PP was attempting to call someone out, but, let's be honest here, there weren't that many people, overall, that knew you could use them after the window. The ticket said to arrive within the time with nothing mentioned about using it later.

The use of them after the window evolved, it wasn't that way in the beginning. Perhaps using the phrase "rule follower" was a slightly unfortunate description, but, for many people it was the only rule that they were aware of. Maybe Known Rule Follower, would be more appropriate. The public, advertised rule was in the beginning and throughout the duration a one hour window. Very few people knew that Disney was allowing people to use it after. We Disney Board geeks, knew about it because we communicated it to each other...but look at the number of board members and then look at the number of people that visit Disney every year. I think you will find that we are a massive minority.

Most people did think that they were following the rules as they knew them. We were some of the lucky ones that had an inside track and knew that Disney was allowing them to be used after the window. We were also following the rules that we knew Disney had internalized. We didn't do anything wrong and although it is hard to explain it to people that did not have that inside information...the fact is we all were following the rules as we knew them.

Now the plus side for those unaware of the late return policy, you have nothing to adjust too. Those of us spoiled by Disney's lack of desire to enforce their own published rules have to make a few changes in our touring plans. Not a big thing either way.
Peter I so wish I could "like" this post! Well said!

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:55 PM   #10
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I never knew they could be used later.


We always got there the minute the time started. 11-12? We were there at 10:58
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