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Old 05-18-2013, 07:20 PM   #391
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:54 PM   #394
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Yes but people have to make comments like that to make themselves feel like they're better than other people because of course nothing they ever worry about could be considered a "first world problem".
You are right. I feel WAY better now that I've made that comment.

Now I will go back to secretly stressing about being stuck with a grey disney wrist band instead of a color of my choice.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:59 PM   #395
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FP+ scheduling and the WDW transportation system

WDW is going to have to put wi-fi in the WDW bus system -this is a perfect time to check FP+, ride times, or schedule FP+. My biggest concern with FP+ is that it shuts down the park-hoppers like us. We may start at EC and head to the MK in the later AM -many times we can get FP's for something like Soarin' and then go to the MK and get FP's for something else there (after our FP 'get a new FP after' time kicks in). so now i have 2x FP's in 2x parks -evidently FP+ wont allow FP+'s in more than 1 park. Having to use either/or FP/FP+ is not going to please me either... And I'm an AP and DVC member, so hopefully folks 'might' listen to my family -we spend a bunch of $$ every time we're there. Helps that we're there every year at F&W and F&G, and over the holidays . We talked to CM's at the AP conversion that was going on at the Odyssey area in EC, and let them know about our concerns.

But, wi-fi is going to be a must in the busses..
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WDW is going to have to put wi-fi in the WDW bus system -this is a perfect time to check FP+, ride times, or schedule FP+. My biggest concern with FP+ is that it shuts down the park-hoppers like us. We may start at EC and head to the MK in the later AM -many times we can get FP's for something like Soarin' and then go to the MK and get FP's for something else there (after our FP 'get a new FP after' time kicks in). so now i have 2x FP's in 2x parks -evidently FP+ wont allow FP+'s in more than 1 park. Having to use either/or FP/FP+ is not going to please me either... And I'm an AP and DVC member, so hopefully folks 'might' listen to my family -we spend a bunch of $$ every time we're there. Helps that we're there every year at F&W and F&G, and over the holidays . We talked to CM's at the AP conversion that was going on at the Odyssey area in EC, and let them know about our concerns.

But, wi-fi is going to be a must in the busses..
I don't know how realistic that is. We just got back today after a 10 day trip and I could hardly use the wifi at all. Eventually I turned it off so I could use the Verizon network. Even that was incredibly slow in the parks. Not sure if it is the amount of people trying to use one tower or how that works but very frustrating!
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Has there been any feedback regarding the FP+ limits? Is it still 3 per day max? I was hoping the 3 per day limit only applied to the one's you booked in advance, and ones booked in the park were only limited by the normal FP style limits (2 hours, or the last one you pulled expiring).

Or perhaps only allowing 3 to be pending at any one time, that would be nice too, arguably even better. 3 total just seems like a slap in the face!

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Old 05-18-2013, 11:19 PM   #398
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I don't know how realistic that is. We just got back today after a 10 day trip and I could hardly use the wifi at all. Eventually I turned it off so I could use the Verizon network. Even that was incredibly slow in the parks. Not sure if it is the amount of people trying to use one tower or how that works but very frustrating!
We just got back last Tuesday -we could use our VZW network, too, but my iPad doesn't have cell, so I'm going to be using my smartphone, and using my data plan instead of the WDW wi-fi network. We have not had many issues using VZW in the parks -they have tended to have the best service among the cell phone providers. They're going to have to really increase the wi-fi bandwidth in the parks to handle all the folks that are querying their FP+ requests, and such. Having wi-fi nodes on the busses would make the trip more useful, but we'll see what develops. I have more concerns with FP+ and MDE than just wi-fi in the WDW transportation system
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I'm excited about it! I don't envy the "guinea pigs" having to get the kinks out. But, as everyone else always love to point out, the "how does it affect ME angle (as that's the only one that matters to most people these days )... those kinks will be worked out by the time we get there... a year and a half from now. Becasue how it affects ME is all that matters. But seriously, I AM excited about it. Anyone that goes to WDW with any semi-regularlty, and for us that's every other year, you eventually are part of some kind of rennovation, upgradie, whatever...in progress. I'm happy to see this myself. Less stuff for me to carry. We already call our stroller the "mule" as it has bags hanging off it it every which way by noon. As REO sang: Just roll w/ the changes! If you're at Disney, there are a million reasons to be happy. Worrying before it's an issue does nothing positive for you. RELAX!
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I am hoping to see some sort of FP+ and/or bands in Oct. We only go to WDW every 5 years so i do not want to wait till 2018 to try out the bands.

I know we won't know till people are actually seen in the parks with em - the fact that this could be happening so cose to my trip is kinda unnerving.

If it is available during our trip - I know what days I'm going to what parks already, so I'll be happy to book a reservation for a ride as soon as I can. I'm just hoping it becomes live sometime in Sept so I can pre-order our bands.

I am not a militant RD person and I feel the stress over getting a FP for toy story mania (the only ride we ever had a long wait on) and knowing I have a pre-scheduled FP would help so much.

This next trip, we will not make any RD because we have morning tours booked and breakfasts also we are not early morning risers. FP+ sounds like it will finally be something that will make our vacation less stressful.

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Having to use either/or FP/FP+ is not going to please me either...
I'm not sure why this is a problem. Clearly, we're not going to be able to use the old FP machines with MagicBands. Instead, we will make our FP selections virtually through FP+.
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Has there been any feedback regarding the FP+ limits? Is it still 3 per day max? I was hoping the 3 per day limit only applied to the one's you booked in advance, and ones booked in the park were only limited by the normal FP style limits (2 hours, or the last one you pulled expiring).

Or perhaps only allowing 3 to be pending at any one time, that would be nice too, arguably even better. 3 total just seems like a slap in the face!

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Three total is just an Internet rumor.
It's actually not an interview rumor. When they had the first testing phase, people were given a choice of three FP+ they could choose from. Someone didn't just "make it up".
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It's actually not an interview rumor. When they had the first testing phase, people were given a choice of three FP+ they could choose from. Someone didn't just "make it up".
Right. They had three preselected FPs. Then, they were able to obtain additional same-day FPs. They were not limited to three FPs per day.
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Right. They had three preselected FPs. Then, they were able to obtain additional same-day FPs. They were not limited to three FPs per day.
But they were able to use the old system in addition to the pre-selected FP+ passes, just as if they didn't also have FP+. That itself won't be available with MagicBands.

We don't know what limitations they may place on selections through the new system yet in terms of total quantity, per attractions, etc. yet.
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