A little perspective on FP+

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by DavidNYC, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. PrincessArlena'sDad

    PrincessArlena'sDad DIS Veteran

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    Other problem: if you don't reserve early enough, the events desired may not be available, or the times for what is wanted may be far apart (EE at 9 am, and Safari right before close)
     
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  3. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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    I love this. The OP makes a very convincing argument for everybody to take a collective breath, step back, and just wait and see what actually happens. Everybody agrees, this is wise.

    And IMMEDIATELY start up all over again. Just can't resist. What if this? What if that? Will they this? Will they not that?

    It will be what it will be and we won't know until Disney is good and ready to tell us. In the mean time people are getting themselves all twisted up in knots of speculation and the levels of anxiety are palpable. Too bad there isn't some form of online Xanax that could be handed out to the deserving masses.

    I wonder if the boys in Vegas have a betting line on how soon the Magic+/My Experience system will crash the day the first park goes online.?
     
  4. BelleBway

    BelleBway Spreading Sparkly Purple Pixie Dust

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    Not sure how many of you were online when Fastpass originally came out, but I seem to recall that there was much moaning from hard core fans about how that would ruin their park experience. But that turned out pretty well.

    I'm willing to wait until more of FP+ is revealed (and possibly tweaked) to decide my opinion. We know more now than we did last week, but there are still many unanswered questions.
     
  5. alecshawn

    alecshawn WDW Fanatic

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    Yep. Especially, when it means i dont have to waste 45 minutes of my life waiting in line....;)
     
  6. alecshawn

    alecshawn WDW Fanatic

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    We actually...Do schedule restroom breaks for the trip down. :thumbsup2
    I call them ARV's Average restroom visits.
     
  7. alecshawn

    alecshawn WDW Fanatic

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    ALOT of folks have long term memory loss.....GREAT point.
     
  8. Kona65

    Kona65 Taking it slow and easy!

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    Only time will tell. TDBIASWS.:thumbsup2
     
  9. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    And this is different from the five other FP+ thread how?
     
  10. dadddio

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    Actually, the FP runner would just have to reach into his pocket and pull out his phone.
     
  11. Orsino

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    I think a good perspective on FP and FP+ is to remember that Disney is dealing with a zero-sum game here. The number of guests that Disney can cram through an attraction is fixed. FP+ is nothing like reducing a benefit or discount. All the worries and cries of disappointment are considering one point of view and not considering the other side of what happens when certain FP practices are taken away...
    Everyone else benefits.

    I benefit from there not being 100 people stockpiling TSM and Soarin' FP. You benefit from it too. By limiting FP+ to once per attraction per day, there is a real potential to make Standby a viable option. There is a real potential for TSM FP to last past 11AM. I don't know if that will actually happen, but the number of rides available for both is Fixed. Disney isn't (and can't) change capacity with FP+. Any changes to FP affect everyone, so something that "hurts" hurts everyone and therefore benefits you too.

    I used to Stockpile FP (I have not yet been since the return time enforcement change). I was at a severe advantage over guests who did not, especially since the rules allowed a new FP when the window opened (not a flat 2hrs). I have so many FPs that I never even used!
    Disney is absolutely right to stop me. Denying me all those extra FP means more capacity for someone else who could be you.
     
  12. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    Sorry but I just don't see it that way. I have no interest in giving up some of the FP capability I have enjoyed up until now (even post time enforcement) to further the greater good in terms of a potentially slightly shorter standby wait.

    I know it will be what it is, but I just don't see that as a positive.

    I never "stockpiled" FPs to the point where I could never use them though.
     
  13. MickeyMinnieMom

    MickeyMinnieMom If you ticket it, they will come... ;)

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    Perspective?!?!? Are you sure you've come to the right place?!?!? ;)

    ITA with everything you posted here, btw. :thumbsup2
     
  14. MickeyMinnieMom

    MickeyMinnieMom If you ticket it, they will come... ;)

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    Exactly!! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     
  15. MickeyMinnieMom

    MickeyMinnieMom If you ticket it, they will come... ;)

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    Don't be silly. 30 days, max. Or the timeframe will float like the Fireworks Dessert Party to keep us on our toes.
     
  16. ttintagel

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    It's always nice to have different people's perspectives. Everybody has one.
     
  17. pjhootch

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    There is a lot of free floating angst around that is probably unnecessary. ;)

    Most everyone that comes to these boards is coming to get tips and do research. When the system gets implemented, we will all figure it out and work it best to our advantage.

    I am just not capable of reserving fastpasses before I am in the park. I'm totally too unorganized for that. I was envisioning my husband (our fast pass runner) taking everyone's bracelet, until the comment about using our smartphone's popped up. lol. If that is what we're going to have to do, I'll probably never actually make it on another ride. My husband, the computer guy, can barely make a CALL on his phone, let alone navigate a fastpass system.

    I'm sure it will all work out. We can probably find a friendly six year old kid in the park to help us reserve fastpasses on my husband's phone. :rotfl2:

    Yeah, we would sometimes stockpile fastpasses that we decided not to use, but we would always walk to the standby line and hand them off to people at the end before we left the park.
     
  18. bcrook

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    :)
     
  19. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    LOL, mine hasn't even figured out how to keep his phone CHARGED. I can probably figure out how to do it, but not fast enough to beat the crowds. Good thing we'll have the 12 year old along! ;)
     
  20. bigfish32

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    Can someone fill me in on the basics? When is this fast pass+ supposed to take effect? I haven't even learned how to use the regular fast pass that we'll yet and we are going in May....
     
  21. mickeyworld

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