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End of Fast Pass...

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by happyleesh, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. happyleesh

    happyleesh Mouseketeer

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    Chip+co is reporting MAJOR fp changes coming at the end on this month....


    is this accurate/to be trusted?
     
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  3. thunderbug548

    thunderbug548 DIS Veteran

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    I'm not buying it.

    Doesn't sound like a trusted CM or higher up. It's already been said this will be linked to tickets, not resort stays.
     
  4. Redarrow5150

    Redarrow5150 DIS Veteran

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    Wow if true forcing me to stay on resort for three fast passes a day? Ok then I won't stay on the resort...for three measly fast passes a day. Thanks Dis as staying off site just got easier with this move.
     
  5. tony609

    tony609 "I've Gotta Show To Do"

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    I agree with the above response. If Disney did this...most people would drop their Annual passes (locals for sure) know I would.
     
  6. disneychrista

    disneychrista DIS Veteran

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    My understanding was with the new Magic Bands that let you pre-book your Fastpass return times was limited to resort guests. But regular FP was still going to be available to everyone.
     
  7. Ravenne

    Ravenne queen is never late Everyone else is simply early

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    I hope that the 3 a day part is completely, and utterly false. Especially since that would make it moot and pointless to get Park Hopper. If it's true, then it's completely weaksauce.
     
  8. DisMomme

    DisMomme Waiting to go to my WDW home again...

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    Not really thinking this is going to happen. Disney has already said they will continue to allow all guests to use MyMagic and Fastpass +

    http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/01/taking-the-disney-guest-experience-to-the-next-level/

    Looking for the other entries in this same official blog where Disney says they will include everyone.
     
  9. GSUJillybean

    GSUJillybean Mouseketeer

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    This can't be possible. They haven't rolled out RFID to all the resorts yet, have they?
     
  10. DisMomme

    DisMomme Waiting to go to my WDW home again...

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    Found it. So, back in January the Disney official line was that Fastpass+ would be available to all guests. The only difference I see is that resort guests will get a Magic Band and others can purchase them if desired. The tickets for guests staying offsite will have all the features of the RFID system.
     
  11. GSUJillybean

    GSUJillybean Mouseketeer

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    I wonder if she got confused and what she actually means is that the paper kiosks will be gone by the end of September and they'll go solely to touch screen.
     
  12. Alice Royal

    Alice Royal Nineteen, female, Florida resident, Disney addict.

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    Yet another example of news outlets blowing things out of proportion/twisting words. There has been no official word that FP is being reserved strictly for resort Guests. The only unofficial speculation is that FP+/MyMagic+/My Disney Experience will become the de facto way of reserving FP times for ALL Guests and that MagicBands will be available to resort Guests (that being said, this is also speculation, so they may be available to AP holders and offsite visitors in the future as well).

    I was just at WDW yesterday and the paper FP system was alive and well, although new FP+ kiosks/entrances are beginning to be put into place. Test Track now has one FP entrance that is marked 'FastPass+' (although paper FPs are still available and use the same entrance). This makes me think that we might see a shift to all-FP+ in the future, but keep in mind that the new systems are still in testing! Unless we suddenly see all of the paper kiosks disappear and plastic tickets suddenly lose functionality with the My Disney Experience app and FP+ reservation kiosks, there is NO way to prove this is true.
     
  13. super mike b

    super mike b DIS Veteran

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    I really can't see how they could do something that restrictive without losing a ton of business at the gate. A lot of visitors to the parks stay off property.
     
  14. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    It would be awful to exclude locals and those who stay offsite for a variety of reasons! There are slews of great places to visit in the Orlando area and I can't see why offsite visitors would put up with anything like this.
     
  15. ParrotBill

    ParrotBill Yo ho, yo ho, a parrot's life for me

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    RFID seemed to be rolled out to all resorts... Mickey head turnstiles were in use for 99% of guests last week...

    Since all guests are now expected to have RFID tickets, I wonder if this will turn out to be a conversion from the paper system to the RFID/Fastpass+ system?

    I can see that any guest would go to any Fastpass+ kiosk and choose an attraction and time and then tap each card.

    But they'd need a lot more kiosks! I did not see many and the ones I found were in hard to find places. (as discussed in another thread.)
     
  16. wiigirl

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    Agreed.
     
  17. dcibrando

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    If I were Disney... I would not want to do anything to shoot myself in the foot when catering to the frequent annual passholder visitors
     
  18. HelenParr

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    Until we hear this from Disney, or a more reliable Disney source, seems hard to believe, particularly since (as PPs note) it is contrary to things Disney has released on MDE and FP+

    But, as many will recall, there were similar arguments about EMH and locals or offsite guests. Yet EMH is still only for on-property (plus S/D and Hilton) right?
     
  19. Spacedog1975

    Spacedog1975 Mouseketeer

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    Seems highly unlikely.
    Haven't there been reports of new fast pass stations at attractions that hadn't had them before?
     
  20. lockedoutlogic

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    I don't think the standard fast pass is in danger just yet...

    But I'm curious... Why would they "lose money" if it did?
     
  21. KSUWildcat

    KSUWildcat Earning My Ears

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    Honestly, I don't see why Disney WOULDN'T give on-site visitors a leg up over off-site. I mean, people staying on-site ARE paying more. So why shouldn't they get better privileges?
     

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