FP+ is Live! Magic Bands in the park!

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by PrettyFlower2, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. mesaboy2

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  3. Robo

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

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    Oh, come on...

    This is the most technologically advanced theme park resort in the world.
    There's nothing to worry about.

    What could possibly go THAT wrong?






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  4. Napria

    Napria It really *is* the Happiest Place!

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    Love it. I wonder how many people remember Westworld?
     
  5. mesaboy2

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    I'm geeking out on the mapmeister's classic scifi references.
     
  6. rainynight

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    Exactly. I'm having better luck with the new website but it still has issues. Surely Disney reads all the complaints on here about the website so why can't they get it right?

    As far as fast pass + goes it seems silly. Even 60 days out is too far in advance to schedule rides. With time it will be pushed earlier and earlier like dining reservations have been.

    It may or it may not work out in the long run. But big businesses do make bad investments at times so its not impossible for this to be a huge financial loss to them. Only time will tell though. No skin off my back. We like Disney World but its just one of the many places in this world we enjoy so if worse comes to worse it will be one less vacation destination to us.
     
  7. monorailrabbit

    monorailrabbit Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere!

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    That bold sentence really worries me!

    Oh, well what's there to worry about then! :lmao:
     
  8. seashoreCM

    seashoreCM All around nice guy.

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    What you describe is the wrong way to do things.

    If there are no people waiting to go to a particular park then bus trips to that park can be omitted. But as soon as even one person arrives at the platform to go to that park then a bus for that destination should be dispatched to arrive within 20 minutes or whatever the normal non-rush hour interval is.

    The system still saves bus runs, here instead of having a bus every 20 minutes, there will be some longer intervals without bus runs when nobody shows up. And it still looks to the guest as if buses ran every 20 minutes.

    Now let's say that running the bus for the one person cut his wait from 89 minutes to 20 minutes (saving him 69 minutes) but at the same time 70 people going to the peak load park had to wait for another bus 10 minutes later (costing them cumulatively 700 minutes). That would still be fair and proper.
     
  9. bwang123

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    were these 100 people in Animal Kingdom only? We are here now and all of the FP+ readers were covered in MK, HS and Epcot. Animal Kingdom, i noticed Expedition Everest was not.
     
  10. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    Maybe these guys should comment after this has been in place for a while ;) ....

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    I don't get some of the posts here. One person said that part of the plan was to make standby lines shorter and also make it less likely that people will go to other parks. One person even said that standby lines could disappear! If people spend less time in lines won't that actually give them more time to go to other parks? Also, how could standby disappear? Measuring ride capacity versus attendance pretty much guarantees that that will never happen.
     
  11. iheartjuppy

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    I should clarify that my issues were only while ON Disney property as well (resort - AKL, and all four parks). The app works fine from home both before and after the trip. The error screen capped is one of several I experienced.
     
  12. bwang123

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    arent they building a new bus loop at MK that is supposed to accomodate better park to park transportation? seems like that means they arent trying to keep people in one park.
     
  13. mesaboy2

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    Yes--that is one of the presumed reasons.
     
  14. andyman8

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    Well, I'm going to get a lot of popcorn and just watch this all unfold like a Hollywood motion picture. I think the climax could be coming soon except with this it's going to be much longer than 10 minutes until the resolution!:3dglasses
     
  15. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Actually, I believe the loop was to better accommodate the new articulated buses they will be using for POP (and presumably AoA), and as an added plus they will move the park to park buses from TTC to the bus loops as well (either to new stalls or the vacated ones).
     
  16. doconeill

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    We haven't been informed by anyone official as to how this will work exactly yet. All we know so far is that we will be able to book three in advance. Beyond that is pretty much speculation right now, but there is indication that the FP+ system will also work like the existing FP system, although there might be some added restrictions (perhaps only one per attraction, etc.)

    The old FP system will also stay until everyone is RFID enabled and the system is fully operational. What I'm not sure about right now is how guests with MagicBands will utilize the old system, unless they've already enabled it for them to get additional FP+s via the MagicBand somehow.
     
  17. preemiemama

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    Has anyone noticed a change in the DME site? I am 59 days out from my trip and now have an option to create a "wish list" of attractions that I can "bookmark them to add to my itinerary when booking windows become available". The list includes character meet and greets, restaurants, rides, and shows.
     
  18. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    I actually wonder if having/using the app can boost your chances of being
    "selected", as long as you are at the correct resort. It might make it easier if they pick people already familiar with the app and perhaps already have some favorites picked out.
     
  19. preemiemama

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    I was wondering about that as well. I had not seen anyone else post about it and thought that was odd!
     
  20. lillykat

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    Or you can be like me and stump the cast members at both the park guest services and the resort by being the only person in the reservation to be listed in the computer as having a band but they aren't doing it at our hotel, so much fun having an invisible band, so I couldn't get into the parks without help, couldn't get fastpasses and pin never works. Oh and somehow had 2 sets of tickets on my pass. Can't be good when the resort manager said um, I have only seen this once before...
     
  21. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Ah...must have been the "Didn't anyone check to see if we had the MagicBands first?" test.
     

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