Check my FP+ Logic Regarding the Limit of 3

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  1. skier_pete

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    I would agree all indications are a limit of 3 per day is what is planned. There were some tests that they did 4 per day as well. Until Disney comes out and says it, we won't know what it is.

    My opinion is they should allow pre-booking 3 per day, and then they should allow up to an additional 3 that you can book the day of based on what remains in the FP+ pool. For instance, you may not see any TSMM passes available the day of, but you could book an additional Star Tours slot. The same day passes would allow duplicates where the pre-book doesn't.
     
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  3. glamdring269

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    I would actually rather cross MK to ride a ride in 15 minutes as opposed to standing still and wait in a 45 minute line. We don't have kids and are also avid runners so can cover ground very quickly. It's funny because we also had a secondary game where we would track how much distance we covered in a given day. It's amazing how much distance you actually cover if you take advantage of FP. But you're also not waiting in line, which is important to me, and as crazy as it sounds I actually lost a little weight after the last trip.
     
  4. tjkraz

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    Well, everyone has their preference. There will never be a one-size-fits-all solution. I'm a runner, too, but I have grown to detest the need to pointlessly cross the parks seeking out FP tickets.

    Everything that Disney has said about FP+ resonates with me. I would love to be able to schedule a few strategic FP selections in advance, and then wind a leisurely path around the park to visit all of my desired attractions.

    As for the wait time, it will obviously vary depending upon the time of year. But if this plays out as I currently envision, what is now a 45 min Standby time should be shorter with more ride capacity devoted to Standby riders. And the money being spent to enhance attraction queues will make those waits not just tolerable but entertaining.
     
  5. Mike2023

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    Lol, I don't even trust publicized info from Disney until it becomes reality. "Cast Member information" is generally useless.
     
  6. Mike2023

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    Ya, I think this is defiantly worth nothing. The line about switching back and forth between systems seems far fetched. If you're using my magic plus to its full extent then you will be using a Magic Band as your ticket media therefore no way to obtain a FP in a traditional manner.
     
  7. bcrook

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    That is very much in line with the terms and conditions. The only exception is alternating between systems. If one has a magic band I wonder how they get the regular fastpass. Thanks for the info.
     
  8. mb_uh

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    So the real question is if I am not crisscrossing the parks to collect 6 fp then how do I burn all the calories from the dxdp? :rotfl2:
     
  9. bcrook

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    I found out the hard way, use the Surrey Bikes at Boardwalk. Make sure you are the only adult and just have an 8 year old with you. Do that once a day, calories gone! :)
     
  10. Vincent405

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    She said the kiosks will be retrofitted to allow this. She said "At this time, you could choose to have Fastpass+ for part of your stay and classic (FP) for other dates. Just not both on the same days. In order to deliver the seamless and personalized experience of the Park Experience, we utilize radio frequency technology-enabled cards or other devices ("RF Devices"). Depending on the Experience benefits you have purchased, you and each member of your Experience Party will be issued a unique RF Device (similar to a Key to the World card), which allows us to identify the individual using the RF Device and the benefits associated with that individual.

    The RF Devices use technology similar to the radio and computer technology in smart phones, video game controllers, credit cards and "easy pass" toll payment systems. Many of the features enabled by your RF Device will be accessed by "touching" your RF Device to touch points located throughout our Resorts.

    You will have similar technology in the Magicbands, and at the kiosks"
     
  11. bcrook

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    This is the most logical and coherent thing I have read about fastpass+ so far from Disney. I will add this to my ongoing collection of information. I do understand the nature of the source and potential problems with that.
     
  12. tjkraz

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    The question is how long they will keep both options available.

    It makes a tremendous amount of sense to offer both FastPass options--advance reservations and the current system--as an either/or. But so far Disney hasn't given any indication that would be the case in their public news releases. In the Parks Blog story, Staggs could have easily said "you can choose to pre-book your FastPass+ return times or keep using the same old system you know and love." That alone would have alleviated a lot of anxiety among those who are fearful of the new system.

    But they didn't go that route. Was it an oversight or an indication that the current FastPass approach is living on borrowed time? :confused3
     
  13. Tekneek

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    This is not reflected in their Terms of Service. You can't go paperless, and into FP+, one day and then back to paper, and out of FP+, on the next day. Unless Disney has put incorrect information in the TOS, perhaps. Not sure if I'm following everything you posted correctly, though.

    Also, what does it mean by "Experience benefits you have purchased..." in that quote? I didn't realize these were already being sold.
     
  14. Vincent405

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    The information I posted was a direct quote from the online chat I was having. I copied and pasted the chat transcript. As far as the "experience benefits", my guess (and that's what it is) is that it refers to the type of ticket you purchased, hopper vs non, water park, etc, the dining you have (DDP or not), "shows or events" you may have reservations for like the dessert wishes thing. Not sure what else.

    As far as paper vs no paper, I am thinking they will do away with the paper FP and everthing will be linked into your RF device. You'd go to the "new" retrofitted FP machine and scan or touch the touch strip and get the FP embedded into your individual device, of course that would mean you'd have to remember when you were supposed to come back. Maybe there would be a digital display of the exact window that would say the time. But, I really do not know and am just thinking how it could work. I have been wrong about much more important things.;)

    The info I posted is all direct quotes though.
     
  15. SuperDan523

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    Call center CMs are one notch above bus drivers as far as accuracy of information. They usually don't get official information from above until they need to start training on it (so pretty much just days before it goes live).
     
  16. skier_pete

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    I agree - the call center people are pretty clueless. I was call in for very the start of free dining back in 2007. The CM I was speaking to was helping me and I mentioned to her "Your gonna have a busy day, huh?" and she said "I'm not sure what you mean?" I said "Well, free dining starts today, the hold line must be two hours long by now". She said "OMG, there's 150 people in the queue!" It was too funny that she was surprised that FD had started. (This was back when it was sort of "new", but still.)

    Anyways, I've gotten a lot of wrong information from the call centers...so I don't doubt the person said (or wrote) it, but I doubt they really know how things are gonna work.
     
  17. lockedoutlogic

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    the call centers are (at least they used to be) in downtown orlando near OBT and Tampa...there might be one in Dakarta now as well....

    People make the mistake of thinking that disney's call centers are state of the art high tech facilities where everyone walks in with starbucks and a tie on...located at the secret hidden chamber atop Spaceship Earth

    but really they are somewhere on the food chain below the types of places that Sears uses to pester you about buying an extended warranty on your hot water heater or grill.
     
  18. DRDISNEYMD

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    ~I expect my park experienced to be enhanced and without elaborating too much -- FP+ will afford me the convenience of planning my entire itinerary more efficiently in advance, this is a MAJOR time saver! I can't do this with the current FP, as I have no control over the return window(s) or the time(s) I will be able to pull another FP -- by eliminating the criss-crossing and the time/energy wasted for the sole purpose of pulling FP's, I expect to get twice as much done!!!

    ~LOL.:rotfl: But seriously, I can identify with you about Fantasmic. It took three years of aggravation to finally see the show and I haven't been back! My gosh, I just remember sitting there in the hot heat for 45 minutes doing the wave before the show was cancelled -- twice! Anyway, it's been a few years and I don't miss it.
     

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