Current Fast Pass situation

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  1. dismom301930

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    The last time we were at Disney (Nov. 2011) the fast passes were not required to be used in the timeframe given on the fast pass. You could not use them earlier than the stated time, but they allowed you to use them later than the window. I believe that has changed. Are they now strict on the fast pass window? Is that the only change?

    And I keep reading about Fast Pass + but I am going next week so I don't think this will affect me, right?

    Can someone please explain the current FP situation to me? I have tried searching, but it confuses me even more. Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Floridagram

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  4. 4forMe

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    Yes, they are strictly enforcing fastpass return times. This has been since March 2012 (we were there during this change). That is the only change that I am aware of. I don't believe FP+ will affect your trip next week since rumors are that it is to start at the end of February for people staying at the Boardwalk.

    Enjoy your trip!
     
  5. NHKristy76

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    Currently there is nothing "new" to it with the exception of the return time. They are absolutely enforcing the window and you won't be allowed in even a couple minutes after your pass expired.
     
  6. dismom301930

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    Great, thank you all for your quick responses. That is what I needed to know!
     
  7. GeorgiaHoo

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    Any word on when Fastpass + is supposed to kick in? We are going in early March and while Fastpass + may work great I'm a creature of habit and like the old method.
     
  8. ses1230

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    Rumor is it will start to be rolled out in February with guests staying at Beach Club.
     
  9. Smltown96

    Smltown96 Earning My Ears

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    What is the status of FP at DL? Are they enforcing FP times at DL or is it just like old times?
     
  10. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    1- Nope.

    2- Yes. Nothing has changed at DLR.
     
  11. mesaboy2

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    All reports are...just like old times.
     
  12. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    Step it up, buster.




    :)
     
  13. mesaboy2

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    Haha! I totally deserved that.
     
  14. mom2rtk

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    Yep. Heading west is looking like a petty good option this year. :) Never have I been so happy to be nearly as far from one resort as I am from the other.
     
  15. hughech

    hughech Earning My Ears

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    I am starting to get fp overload. Wish they would just let us know and go from there
     
  16. SplashMo

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    They are starting to warn folks at DLR about Fastpass return times... That they will be stricter in the future.
     
  17. mom2rtk

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    I had heard it could be the end of January, so the timeline is right. But I'll take FP enforcement over the FP+ experiment any day. And I'm not that thrilled about FP enforcement, if that gives you any idea........
     
  18. mesaboy2

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    Similar rumors floated around WDW for years before it actually happened. So while it may be coming, I think it's really tough to tell when that actually may be.

    :goodvibes
     

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