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Old 03-21-2014, 11:46 AM   #16
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We did our 60 day FP+ this week, no problems. We took the strategy of getting later FP+, thinking we can do standby when we first get to the park.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:56 AM   #17
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Taking it easy, hanging out and seeing the details... that's what Fp allowed. Grab a FP and then grab lunch or shop near by, people watch... whatever.

Time spent waiting between fast passes was time better spent than standing in lines.

Dreading Disney is different than dreading vacation. Disney is a tradition of our yearly Florida vacation. Why shouldn't I be disappointed Disney decided to ruin it for those of us who knew how things worked and utilized the system?

Of course people who didn't /hardly use(d) FP before don't understand. How could they?

Don't use fp+? lol, gladly if I could trade it for regular FP. Can't.

Having used fp+ already, waiting until the day of isa horrible idea as well.

Ah what the joys of being a newbie right now would be... to quote cypher "ignorance is bliss".... or is it?
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:02 PM   #18
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To the OP,

Look, I think I'm known on here as someone who doesn't like FP+. I was there during Thanksgiving and again at the end of February. After our Thanksgiving trip I was actually considering selling our DVC points. During our late Feb. trip we had a great time, but we did some things differently.

I just really think you need to ratchet down the expectations of what you expect in the parks. Don't worry about riding something multiple times. You are actually doing something that FP+ will help you with, slowing down and seeing other attractions. Plan on spending more time in your resort at the pool, or doing other things (like mini-putt, Richard Petty ride along, etc.).

You can have a great time, but it's ultimately up to you.

Note, this does not mean I like FP+ any more than before. It's just that I've changed my mindset about how we will vacation going forward. I can definitely see a time where we don't even go to the parks any more due to crowds and lines.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:03 PM   #19
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Taking it easy, hanging out and seeing the details... that's what Fp allowed. Grab a FP and then grab lunch or shop near by, people watch... whatever.

Time spent waiting between fast passes was time better spent than standing in lines.

Dreading Disney is different than dreading vacation. Disney is a tradition of our yearly Florida vacation. Why shouldn't I be disappointed Disney decided to ruin it for those of us who knew how things worked and utilized the system?

Of course people who didn't /hardly use(d) FP before don't understand. How could they?

Don't use fp+? lol, gladly if I could trade it for regular FP. Can't.

Having used fp+ already, waiting until the day of isa horrible idea as well.

Ah what the joys of being a newbie right now would be... to quote cypher "ignorance is bliss".... or is it?
IMHO, FP+ is a much better system for those who like to have a relaxing trip. You get to select your own times, PLUS you can shift them around. If you have your time come up and the standby is relatively short, you can use the FP for something else. If you don't feel like crossing the park to get to a time, or if you get stuck in a meal and miss your time, you can easily move it. The new system is so much more flexible than the old. While I do wish they would increase the max per day at MK to 4 or 5, I can say that this system is a huge improvement over the old, and we used FP- aggressively. As with everything in life, some will hate the changes and some will love them, but hopefully most people will be in the middle, and figure out how to use it to their own individual advantage.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:03 PM   #20
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I'm confused...... I would LOVE to have a vacation planned for 60 days from now and also have on the plans 4-5 park days.

No one is FORCING you to use FP+. Yes, FP- isn't available, but if you want to take a relaxing vacation, why are you stressing about the FP+ situation to begin with? Like another poster said, why don't you just take it easy, not plan so much and enjoy just being in the parks, seeing the details, spending time together, plan some nice dinners, etc.? You said you would be spending 4-5 days in the MK, thats a lot of time to be able to spread out seeing lots of different things in one park without having to schedule and go commando.

I just don't get posts like this. If you really are that down about going on a vacation in 60 days, why not just cancel? Like I said, I would LOVE to have a trip in the works, it just confuses me so much that people are upset about going on vacation?? It's vacation. It is what you make of it. No one is making you to do anything.

Just my opinion - from someone in the north (where it's currently snowing for some reason) who has no plans for a vacation to WDW anytime soon, but would literally love to just go down and just BE there right now.

Right? Poor me....I have to go to Disney....lol.

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Taking it easy, hanging out and seeing the details... that's what Fp allowed. Grab a FP and then grab lunch or shop near by, people watch... whatever.

Time spent waiting between fast passes was time better spent than standing in lines.

Dreading Disney is different than dreading vacation. Disney is a tradition of our yearly Florida vacation. Why shouldn't I be disappointed Disney decided to ruin it for those of us who knew how things worked and utilized the system?

Of course people who didn't /hardly use(d) FP before don't understand. How could they?

Don't use fp+? lol, gladly if I could trade it for regular FP. Can't.

Having used fp+ already, waiting until the day of isa horrible idea as well.

Ah what the joys of being a newbie right now would be... to quote cypher "ignorance is bliss".... or is it?
Why are they ruining it for you? I've been going for years....Fast Pass plus has changed the way we tour...and honestly for my family it means a much more relaxed way of touring and we like it better.


We went in December not having any idea how Fast Pass would work for us and I told the family..."there's a new thing and it might change how we do things...but I have no idea". We all went with an open mind and made it work for us. If you know how the system worked before and how your family likes to tour...it's seriously not rocket science to schedule a few fast passes.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:06 PM   #21
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So I got my 'yeah you! 60 days out pick you fp+' e-mail today. This will be our fourth trip in just under 4 years and it all just sucks.

This was supposed to be our take it easy trip. First non deluxe dining take it easy, enjoy ourselves and bounce around happy fun time no schedules bonanza.

Given my FP/FP+ combo testing from our last trip, I was already not looking forward to being forced into Fp+ only but now that it's upon us... I want to cancel the trip.

Our touring plans make fp+ at MK a night mare. We'll spend 4, possibly five days in MK as it's our favorite park.

I think the only way to hit WDW from here on out will be completely off season with crowd levels of 3 or below.

Given unbiased reports of some friends , changing on site with crowd levels over 6 is difficult at best.

It could be worse, I could be living back in FLA and stuck with an AP right now.

I guess I'm confused. If you know how many days you plan to be at MK why can't you make FP+ for it? You don't want to? You don't know what you might like to ride? There's nothing that says you have to use FP+ at all. You can choose not to.

I've read some scuttle on the boards about FP+ changing in the months/next year. Why not put your trip off, then, and see if there are changes coming that may roll out in your favor? Frankly, if I was so worked up about an aspect of the trip that it made me want to cancel, I would. That's a lot of money to spend to be unsatisfied.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:08 PM   #22
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Our touring plans make fp+ at MK a night mare. We'll spend 4, possibly five days in MK as it's our favorite park.
12 to 15 FPs for MK...teh horror!

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Old 03-21-2014, 12:10 PM   #23
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So I got my 'yeah you! 60 days out pick you fp+' e-mail today. This will be our fourth trip in just under 4 years and it all just sucks.

This was supposed to be our take it easy trip. First non deluxe dining take it easy, enjoy ourselves and bounce around happy fun time no schedules bonanza.

Given my FP/FP+ combo testing from our last trip, I was already not looking forward to being forced into Fp+ only but now that it's upon us... I want to cancel the trip.

Our touring plans make fp+ at MK a night mare. We'll spend 4, possibly five days in MK as it's our favorite park.

I think the only way to hit WDW from here on out will be completely off season with crowd levels of 3 or below.

Given unbiased reports of some friends , changing on site with crowd levels over 6 is difficult at best.

It could be worse, I could be living back in FLA and stuck with an AP right now.
Sounds awful.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:11 PM   #24
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Yeah, that doesn't sound like fun. You stay home and relax. I'll take one for the team and go in your stead.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:12 PM   #25
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I think the only way to hit WDW from here on out will be completely off season with crowd levels of 3 or below.

Given unbiased reports of some friends , changing on site with crowd levels over 6 is difficult at best.

It could be worse, I could be living back in FLA and stuck with an AP right now.
We just got back during Spring Break with crowd levels of 8 and 9. I did not have trouble changing on site using my phone. The ONLY time I didn't get exactly what I wanted was when I needed a particular window that started 15 minutes from that moment (and it was 7 p.m. and crowd level 8, tier 1 attraction at Epcot.)

I did have way better luck changing the day of than I did changing the day or days before.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:14 PM   #26
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I think you should cancel, and I say that in a thoughtful way. It doesn't sound like you are looking forward to this at all. Do you have non-refundable costs that would be sunk if you canceled? I would either cancel or switch the trip up entirely somehow if I felt like this.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:15 PM   #27
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If you don't want to go, I will do it for you. I can deal with all the FP+ problems and MB confusion.

I'd rather be there with all the FP+ troubles than staying at home.

OP, hope you enjoy your trip at the parks!!
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:17 PM   #28
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I'm so confused. I don't get how it is ruining your trip.

You could plan them out and change them on the fly if necessary.

If you really don't want to go, then cancel your trip. I'll gladly go in your place.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:21 PM   #29
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I think this was a tongue in cheek spoof! LOL

If not, then Cancel, don't spend all that money to be miserable.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:30 PM   #30
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Best you don't go then.

If you go wanting to have a terrible time, you will and you'll probably affect others with your cr@p attitude.

Do us all a favour - cancel and go elsewhere.
This exactly! A relaxing trip is all in the mindset. Like many keep repeating... If you go in convinced that everything is horrible and wrong and that you will have an awful time, you will create a self fulfilled prophecy.

Being at disney means waiting in lines. There is magic everywhere. Spend more time absorbing the magic and less time focusing on the crowds and you'll have a better time.
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