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Old 11-12-2013, 02:12 PM   #916
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The disconnected FP was the mickey M&G, which was probably 35-40 mins or so when we entered the park. That FP machine distributed a bonus FP for Dumbo (whose SB line was also not walk on length). Then I got a FP for the Princess M&G which was an hour at that point. They aren't the mountains, no, but they are popular.

Throughout the rest of the day we got FPs for Space, BTMRR, Buzz (2x I think)...Splash was under refurb.

I never debated Epcot and DHS as being issues. They absolutely are. I was just responding to the assertion that it was difficult to get so many FPs in *each* park during busy times.
Well you really can't count or expect the bonus FP and yes disconnected FP can help in pulling FP, and sorry my mistake as I was thinking of top rides and ability to pull that many FP for the main attractions during heavy crowds, which seems unlikely even staying in park all day.

In October 2012, during moderate crowds FP- for major rides were either gone by mid day or late times, which is not helpful unless you are planning full day in MK or return in evening to MK. Pulling multiple FP- for the three mountains in MK hard to do during peak crowds.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #917
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Not going to debate our touring strategy. It works for us. Probably, as you said, not for everyone. But if the new thread on FP restrictions at Pop starting in November is true, Disney CHANGED things AGAIN!

Yes, I'm having a little hissy. Excuse me.
Just checking the board again and I haven't been in that thread yet. Was told to leave a feel good thread(whatever) You can count on Disney to keep the discussion heated around here
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #918
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Awww...you can get on any board you like. Granted, there ARE some snarky posters who, if you don't agree with their hearts and flowers Disney, will be very rude, but I recently discovered the ignore button, so I'm good. C'mon over and join in!
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #919
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I wouldn't jump on the 'big change' bandwagon just yet. It could be a glitch. Anything is possible though.

What day was that for?

ETA... Interesting, and it seems to be only doing that to the Epcot choices. For MK, AK and Studios you can still pick from 3 FP+ for any ride.
It's not a glitch. I was told this would be happening a week ago by a CM.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #920
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Awww...you can get on any board you like. Granted, there ARE some snarky posters who, if you don't agree with their hearts and flowers Disney, will be very rude, but I recently discovered the ignore button, so I'm good. C'mon over and join in!
If you want to be totally honest, some of the "sky is falling" posters are pretty snarky too.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #921
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Ok, amended to any posters can be snarky. Better?
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:16 PM   #922
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Ok, amended to any posters can be snarky. Better?
Took your advice and started putting some on ignore. Thanks
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:23 PM   #923
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If you want to be totally honest, some of the "sky is falling" posters are pretty snarky too.
Agree. In fact some if you begin to just give the opinion that you are just happy going to Disney they act like you are some totally wrong because you do not vacation like them.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:59 PM   #924
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I had a time getting our group of 9 in fastpasses all together since we had two different reservation #'s. Disney said they would link them together for me but after 3 people telling me that and it never happened. I took it upon myself. We got everyone close enough to be able to ride together.
i had assumed if you were all "friends and family" on the same account and were within your window that you could book all at once. Seems like something they should add going forward before the test is over.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:57 PM   #925
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We were testing during our visit to BWI the end of Oct. thru early Nov.

There was definitely a lot of testing going on thru our entire trip.
We had many tech issues with our MB's (tickets weren't on our ressie so we couldn't book FP+)
There was a huge FP+ upgrade prior to our visit)
I wasn't able to book a lot prior to our visit, so I did it while we were there on the Disney app.
We park hop, so I found it frustrating that I had to pick 3 & sometimes one of our picks weren't available.

The tiered system started the last 2 days of our stay & the crowds during those last 2 days increased immensely!

Some of the FP+ picks I tried to make weren't available. Since I made changes to my FP+ I had to try & work with the tiered system which I didn't like. My older teens didn't want to ride The Little Mermaid ride for ex.

These MB's are sharing so much with WDW about our touring habits. It's way beyond our FP+ choices, food choices, snacks, purchases, our every move in WDW parks.

I hope that WDW will keep looking at the MB results & make tweaks to the system.

Obviously Epcot is one of the parks that is having difficulty with just 2 main attractions, trying to have enough FP's & FP+

We're sched to return next Oct & I'm curious to see all of the changes!
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:35 AM   #926
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So anyone heard anything about the big swap at AK? Are legacy FP gone or are MB /FP + system simply open to GP now?

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Old 12-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #927
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So anyone heard anything about the big swap at AK? Are legacy FP gone or are MB /FP + system simply open to GP now? Sent from my iPhone using DisBoards
Another active long thread about it, right up here at the top.
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