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Old 06-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #46
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I'm checking in on June 15-24... So I guess I won't be chosen??? Booooo
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:24 PM   #47
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That is some major park criss crossing. I guess I am not sure how this all works. You pick a "group" and it will only give you the FP+s for that group. Say Big Thunder Mountain, Peter Pan, and Pirates? Do you then get to pick the specific times and order you want to do those or does it plan those out for you? I would never travel with my fams from Space Mountain then all the way over to Pirates in one hour. I would have a mutiny on my hands. Why aren't they grouped a little better say Buzz and Space or Big Thunder Mountain and Pirates or Peter Pan and Barnstormer?
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #48
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Ohhh good point! I didn't think about the park crossing! It's just DH and I so we won't have anyone else to worry about. But maybe I'll go in and edit my FP+ times for MK so I won't feel like I'm running all over the park in the span of a couple hours! Lol! Thanks for pointing that out!
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #49
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:27 PM   #50
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Wait...do I not need a FP for Pirates? I honestly just grabbed FP+ for rides DH and I like. Figured I would need FP+ for any one of them considering the parks will be very busy.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:30 PM   #51
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Wait...do I not need a FP for Pirates? I honestly just grabbed FP+ for rides DH and I like. Figured I would need FP+ for any one of them considering the parks will be very busy.
Pirates has done well for years without the FP option. It is unusual to see waits there in excess of 30 minutes most days. Summer might be a little higher. Keep it if you want though (of course).

However...the addition of a FP queue could easily increase those usual waits with a large test base. For such a limited number of guests using FP+, I would not expect any noticeable increase.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #52
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Ohhh good point! I didn't think about the park crossing! It's just DH and I so we won't have anyone else to worry about. But maybe I'll go in and edit my FP+ times for MK so I won't feel like I'm running all over the park in the span of a couple hours! Lol! Thanks for pointing that out!
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mesaboy2 I look at this and think fp pirates? what's up with this?
whatsarahsaid - it might be useful to see what attractions you actually have available to make choices - for instance, can you change Pirates to BTM or Peter Pan or some other top tier attraction?

Were there any non-traditional choices, like the parade?
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Wait...do I not need a FP for Pirates? I honestly just grabbed FP+ for rides DH and I like. Figured I would need FP+ for any one of them considering the parks will be very busy.
i edited my post because some of what I posted i thought was already addressed.

but pirates is an attraction you go to while waiting for your other fp to come up. like small world.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #54
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They did have options for parades and fireworks...but I'm confused on how that works. Do they have special viewing areas for FP+?
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They did have options for parades and fireworks...but I'm confused on how that works. Do they have special viewing areas for FP+?
That seems to be the idea.

I think I (and a few others) would love a complete and thorough brain-dump of everything you saw and exactly how it worked.
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Interesting...maybe we'll drop the FP+ for Pirates and get a Wishes FP+ instead?! Thanks for the insight.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #57
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That is some major park criss crossing. I guess I am not sure how this all works. You pick a "group" and it will only give you the FP+s for that group. Say Big Thunder Mountain, Peter Pan, and Pirates? Do you then get to pick the specific times and order you want to do those or does it plan those out for you? I would never travel with my fams from Space Mountain then all the way over to Pirates in one hour. I would have a mutiny on my hands. Why aren't they grouped a little better say Buzz and Space or Big Thunder Mountain and Pirates or Peter Pan and Barnstormer?
If it is still working the way it did when I tested the "groups" are the tiers. You choose 1 FP+ from each group and then those 3 are grouped again into 3 to 4 options of time slots. You choose the option the best fits your need and confirm. Then you can go back and individually change selections to even better fit your schedule.

One feature I enjoyed from the first round of testing was the ability to adjust FP by person. So say you have a little one a pre-teen and 2 adults in the family you could adjust the fast passes so one adult is with the pre-teen at Space Mountain while another adult is with the little one at Buzz Lightyear space ranger spin or Pooh Bear etc or say you have teens you can allow them to have fastpass as to do their own thins and you have passes to do yours.
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i edited my post because some of what I posted i thought was already addressed.

but pirates is an attraction you go to while waiting for your fp to come up. like small world.
I remember the days of long waits at Pirates. But ever since Fastpass, seemingly contradictory, the Pirates line is seldom long. You'd think it would be longer with all the people waiting for their Splash/BTM Fastpasses...

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They did have options for parades and fireworks...but I'm confused on how that works. Do they have special viewing areas for FP+?
That's what they've had during tests.
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Interesting...maybe we'll drop the FP+ for Pirates and get a Wishes FP+ instead?! Thanks for the insight.
I would certainly consider that. But it all comes down to what you want to do.
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Ohhh good point! I didn't think about the park crossing! It's just DH and I so we won't have anyone else to worry about. But maybe I'll go in and edit my FP+ times for MK so I won't feel like I'm running all over the park in the span of a couple hours! Lol! Thanks for pointing that out!
So you can pick pretty much whatever you want out of certain groups?? My plan would be something like this RD, hit up Splash, BTMR, rest of frontierland and adventureland, then get the FP+s for the afternoon or evening for things like Space, Peter Pan, etc. that definitely won't have FPs left in the evening. Or flip it. Space, Buzz, etc in the morning and FP+s Splash and BTMR in the afternoon or evening.
Just my opinion. I wouldn't use the FP+s for things first thing in the morning that probably won't have that great of a wait that early anyways.
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