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Old 11-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Fastpass+ Tier System begins?

reported here , may be rumour only
Beginning today and continuing (at the moment) through the end of December, Disney is testing a tiered FASTPASS+ system at Epcot. Guests can only choose one attraction from the list of headliners:
Character Spot
IllumiNations
Maelstrom
Soarin
Test Track

And two attractions from the rest:
Captain EO
Journey into Imagination
Living with the Land
Mission: SPACE
Seas with Nemo and Friends
Spaceship Earth
Turtle Talk with Crush
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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This is true. I checked my FP+ options today for my trip in November. You can only choose one from the "top tier" rides and two from the rest.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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This is true. I checked my FP+ options today for my trip in November. You can only choose one from the "top tier" rides and two from the rest.
Interesting.... thanks for confirming
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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I will add that it was Epcot only.

How does Disney expect this to go over well with people? One high level attraction per day for FP? I just can't see how this will reduce wait times causing people to spend more time in gift shops. My iPhone isn't playing nicely with that link so I can't read the whole thing. Was there any other info worth noting that explains this?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #5
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I have already set up our FP+ for our November trip. So far, they seem unchanged, but I wonder if I should be concerned about this? Has anyone with Nov FP+ for both Soarin and TT been affected?
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I was able to schedule my fastpass plus selections about 3 weeks ago for our trip starting dec 12. I was able to choose test track, soarin, and mission space......so it let us do 2 headliners. The times were all early though (as in before 3pm), in fact we weren't able to find any evening times at all in any park maybe the 1 headliner thing has to do with the dates you are going? Maybe it's just an incredibly busy time? I hope they won't be changing to only one headliner per day at Epcot
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:15 PM   #7
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I have already set up our FP+ for our November trip. So far, they seem unchanged, but I wonder if I should be concerned about this? Has anyone with Nov FP+ for both Soarin and TT been affected?
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I was able to schedule my fastpass plus selections about 3 weeks ago for our trip starting dec 12. I was able to choose test track, soarin, and mission space......so it let us do 2 headliners. The times were all early though (as in before 3pm), in fact we weren't able to find any evening times at all in any park maybe the 1 headliner thing has to do with the dates you are going? Maybe it's just an incredibly busy time? I hope they won't be changing to only one headliner per day at Epcot
On his FB page Kenny the Pirate is telling those with multiple top tier selections to take a screen shot of their FP+ selections and don't change them.

I think they are testing this change out to cut down on double dipping at the headliners. I know we did that last week and I suspect A LOT of people were doing the same.
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Wow! I booked ours last week for Nov. 21st at Epcot and chose three headliners (Soarin, Test Track and Character Spot). Going to print out a copy of the reservations and watch them to make sure they don't suddenly change.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #9
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Mine didn't change either. I was trying to see if I could add Illuminations to one of the other days and noticed it.

Seriously though what part of this is beneficial for ANYONE? Disney can try to get people spending money all thy want but limiting FP to one top level ride per day is going to cause serious frustration.

Again I may be missing something though......
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Not going to lie that makes them both better and worse. At least crowd control would be better without all that influx from multi-headline fastpass users
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Thanks Twin Dad for the tip! We took pics of our fastpass plus reservations and are printing out a copy. Thanks for the warning.

I'm not really seeing this going over well with a lot of people either. My husband is NOT a planner, and he was already not liking having to choose what park we go to each day of our trip months in advance, but add to that not being able to get as many fast passes each day......he is not a happy camper. Won't disney be losing money on the park hopper option by limiting the fp+ to one park a day? Unless people just get the hopper option for dining, or they're willing to just wait in lines. For our family I think we'll at least be dropping the hopper option now when we go every year.
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I have already set up our FP+ for our November trip. So far, they seem unchanged, but I wonder if I should be concerned about this? Has anyone with Nov FP+ for both Soarin and TT been affected?
I was wondering the same thing. I double checked mine and they are still the same. Maybe if you modify them it kicks them out? I'm afraid to try anything!
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Mine didn't change either. I was trying to see if I could add Illuminations to one of the other days and noticed it.

Seriously though what part of this is beneficial for ANYONE? Disney can try to get people spending money all thy want but limiting FP to one top level ride per day is going to cause serious frustration.

Again I may be missing something though......
My DH left MK at noon in frustration after seeing the long lines for BTMR and SM being down all morning. He did not stop to buy anything on his way out he just wanted out. In fact we spent less all trip. The only souveniour we bought was a keychain for the dog sitter. Being frustrated does not make me want to stand in a line to buy soemthing.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:02 PM   #14
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Seriously though what part of this is beneficial for ANYONE? Disney can try to get people spending money all thy want but limiting FP to one top level ride per day is going to cause serious frustration.

Again I may be missing something though......
Well, considering there have been so many reports/complaints about FPs running out by 9.30-10am for popular rides, maybe this is an attempt to stop people with FP+ booking all the most popular rides and make more fastpasses available for those not able to access FP+?
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:23 PM   #15
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We have 2 headliner attractions fp for multiple days in late December including 12.31.2013 at EPCOT. They have not been changed by Disney, yet..but I did screenshots and saved the pics for reference.
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