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Old 11-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #271
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I think the person was saying that the new FP+ has been downgraded for everyone, you used to be able to get 3 headliners at Epcot and now you can't.
I think you're right. At first it seemed like they were referring to FP+ as a whole. But whichever.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #272
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I see this maybe as forcing longer trips. You can't just do Epcot in one day if you want to do the headliners, so you would do one longer trip rather than two shorter trips.

It may be that the restriction will result in more "day of" FP+ so you could still possibly do both if you get to the kiosk early enough, just like pulling a FP-.

Overall, I think a lot of these restrictions are coming from the fact that many of "us" have learned how to use every system to our advantage. Somebody at Disney has decided that they need to even the playing field.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:31 AM   #273
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Still even it just being once an attraction, relatively cheap. Only if my family were into anything at universal.. My girls are full blown princesses and Mickey.. maybe when they are older..
Once they discover the joys of thrill rides they will want to go to Universal
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #274
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #275
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Have there been any reports yet of Disney changing your choices if you have already made your FP+ choices???
I was going to tweek a few things but now I'm afraid it will change everything.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #276
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #277
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Once they discover the joys of thrill rides they will want to go to Universal
My youngest (10) is starting to hint.. this year she wants to do all the mountains.. But I'm not going to push her. my oldest (13) still has no interest.. younger one has been attempting to bribe her on to splash lol.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #278
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Exactly. During the testing periods in 2012, the attractions at all four parks were "tiered" like this.

Adding my thanks to the OP and to Kenny the Pirate for the Heads Up. I sure won't be messing with making any changes to our Soarin and TT FP+s for our November trip...
I can confirm that when we tested FP+ in December, 2012, the attractions were "tiered" like this at MK.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:35 AM   #279
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We go for more than thrill rides, we go for the whole experience. And nobody does it like Disney. That being said, I will not wait 2 hrs in a line for a ride, no amount of theming makes that tolerable. And we pay A LOT of $$ to come to Disney, and to be restricted to 1 headliner FP is ridiculous. Don't know how they can justify it.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:35 AM   #280
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Once they discover the joys of thrill rides they will want to go to Universal
Bingo. I think a lot of the big supporters of this change have younger kids. I want them to talk to me when they have teenagers. My daughter just turned 13 and finally hit the "thrill ride junkie" stage on our last trip. We're doing DLR this year, and plan to ride California Screamin until our heads want to explode!
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:35 AM   #281
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Sheesh, if my children were still 4 & 6, I probably wouldn't care so much about Soarin' and TT either.

I have a family that loves those rides and wants to ride more than once. Fortunately, I booked FP+ for Epcot a few weeks ago. But still, I feel bad for those that missed that window.

It is a downgrade even if you wouldn't take advantage!
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:37 AM   #282
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(Am I the only one who thinks that both Soarin and TT are overrated?)

On topic, this is a definite bummer, no matter which rides are included. It won't ruin my trips, but just a bummer if it continues.
I think Soarin and Test Track are fun rides, but they are only so crazy busy because Epcot doesn't have a lot of other rides.

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I think you're right. At first it seemed like they were referring to FP+ as a whole. But whichever.
Oh I definitely think FP+ as a whole is plus, but only as long as I can still pull other FPs. I love knowing I will get on TSMM without a morning run. Provided my band works that is and my MDE doesn't explode.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:38 AM   #283
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God I hope they don't make me have to choose between a Stitch and Tiki Room FP
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:38 AM   #284
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Bingo. I think a lot of the big supporters of this change have younger kids. I want them to talk to me when they have teenagers. My daughter just turned 13 and finally hit the "thrill ride junkie" stage on our last trip. We're doing DLR this year, and plan to ride California Screamin until our heads want to explode!
I'm neither a supporter or an opposition, I'm a wait and see. lol
Well my 13 yo is still a chicken.. I suspect it to be because her dearly departed mother tricked her onto ToT when she was 8 and she came off white as a ghost.. the 10 yo on the other hand is showing a little more bravery.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:39 AM   #285
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I see this maybe as forcing longer trips. You can't just do Epcot in one day if you want to do the headliners, so you would do one longer trip rather than two shorter trips.

It may be that the restriction will result in more "day of" FP+ so you could still possibly do both if you get to the kiosk early enough, just like pulling a FP-.

Overall, I think a lot of these restrictions are coming from the fact that many of "us" have learned how to use every system to our advantage. Somebody at Disney has decided that they need to even the playing field.

I don't believe that Disney has any interest in leveling the playing field. This is about increasing their bottom line,which is why they are in business. Its the same reason companies take their operations overseas,less operating expenses means more money in their pockets. Not saying this is going to decrease their operating expenses no one knows, but they aren't doing this to give everyone a fair shake. Plus I don't feel the fastpass aspect of this is even overly important to the plan. Its an add on to either try and pacify the customer or mask the real purpose.
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