FP+ is Live! Magic Bands in the park!

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

  1. BebopBaloo

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  3. mcd2745

    mcd2745 These Mickey pretzels are making me thirsty!

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    I agree it is fun and interesting to specualte and debate/discuss the possibilities. However, the sometimes overwhelming, yet unfounded, sentiment that the "sky is falling (again)" gets difficult after a while.
     
  4. TheSilverTherapist

    TheSilverTherapist The Geekiest Guy You've Ever Met

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    For the record I wasn't bothered by anything directed at me. I take things in stride.

    And while this might be a repeat for some people, I've only recently returned to the boards after a few years away. It's a new discussion for me which is why I got a little invested in it.

    Overall, though, no harm done, I'm enjoying the discussion.
     
  5. mesaboy2

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    Same here. :hug:

    In case it was unclear to anyone, I was always only discussing and sharing what I understand the current FP+ situation to be. I am confident that the vast majority of posters here would agree that it does not read as arguing. I have no illusions about the scope of what I (and most everyone else) know--which is very little. All I have to go on is what is published on Disney sites and what the fine folks of the DISboards community have reasonably guessed to date. But I will not put supposed "official" information from a single CM ahead of the collective knowledge of the many helpful posters here on the DISboards (especially when they are in contrast to each other) and was pointing out that distinction to the quoted poster who appears to have taken it in the good-natured manner intended.
     
  6. dadddio

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    The same way these people remember every other important thing in their lives.

    I think that it's important to remember that a FP is really just a reservation not unlike a dining reservation. Many times, we have been in the parks and called to see about dining reservations for that evening. If openings were available, they would schedule it for us and we would have to remember to show up at the correct time. How did we remember? We wrote it down or we typed a note in our phone/pda or we simply remembered the reservation time.
    How do we know that the staff is actually misinforming? Even if we have two CMs, one who says that you can't use both FP & FP+ and the other who says that you will be able to prereserve FP+s and get same-day FPs, we don't know if those two statements are contrary or simply definitional.

    Basically, I think that these threads may or may not identify issues that TPTB didn't think of but mostly I think that they just help out the person who has to write the FAQ.

    That is not how I understand it. As I understand it, anyone who holds a valid ticket will be able to make FP reservations up to sixty days in advance. This is not tied to room reservations. The only people who would not be able to make advance FP reservations are those people who buy their tickets at the gate because they would not have been previously holding valid tickets that would allow for advance FP reservations. This, of course, includes those who upgrade their tickets after arrival. They would only be able to make advance FP reservations for the number of days for which they held valid tickets in advance.
     
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  9. JamiLeigh

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    You're making it sound better than I originally thought. I was afraid you need to plan out your day in entirety by the minute. Like I said I do like a good plan. We plan to come back in 2 years with both our kids, my mom, and my MIL, FIL, and BIL. So this could come in hand.
     
  10. chipsgirl1030

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    :thumbsup2 I agree!
     
  11. PrettyFlower2

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    Yes! What ever happened to just going and having a good time? I don't want to have to plan every minute of my day. Things change!:scared1:
     
  12. buzzCMlightyear

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    As of Sunday May 12th, Fastpass+ has begun phase 1 of the roll out. Phase 1 consists of releasing FP+ to a limited number resort of guests each day, with some having the chance to have magic bands. The current number of people per day is only about 100 total throughout the four parks, so it will be very rare if you are out looking for them. All attraction touch points have been uncovered and CM's are getting training updates regularly. All other FP operations remain the same.

    Want to try and be a part of the first phase? Here is a hint. Only a few people know where to ask to be a part, see your resorts concierge host/hostess for more information ;););)
     
  13. Ferrentinos

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    Seriously???? This would be cool to try out in July!
     
  14. BlueStarryHat

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    I'm hoping that by the time I go in December they will have ironed out all the kinks and it'll be commonplace. :)
     
  15. ghtx

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    For real? I'm suspicious. For starters, May 12th isn't a Monday.
     
  16. brockash

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    So do we know the specifics then??? Are people only allowed to get 3 fastpasses a day, or can they use the fastpass+ in conjunction with the regular fastpass system?

    Not gonna lie, we'd be pretty darn disappointed and annoyed if we're only allowed to get 3 fastpasses a day.
     
  17. Ferrentinos

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    True point
     
  18. buzzCMlightyear

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    Whoops! Meant to put Sunday, fixed!
     
  19. NYDisneyKid

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    Monday May 12th??? I believe Monday was the 13th
     
  20. ghtx

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    ;)

    I'm still suspicious though. Where did you hear this?
     
  21. buzzCMlightyear

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    From what I know, the people that have it right now are able to book 3 FP+ and still use the regular FP system also. I am 99% sure this will be the way thing go until the paper FP system is removed down the road.
     

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