FP + What we know and what we want to know

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by bcrook, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. Sparkie

    Sparkie DIS Veteran

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    Any speculation on YES tickets?

    We are DVC. Bought 2 PAP in October 2012. Have 1 unused 5 day UT ticket. And am planning trip in September with DVC for sure. And possible trip off site in May.

    Anxious to see how this all plays out. I am still VERY lost.
     
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  3. bcrook

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    No idea. I will add it to the list!
     
  4. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    If you can't associate MYW tickets with an account, then what about DVC members who don't get APs? We're not sure how DVC members are included (if the are...it's assumed), and they don't always by APs (we buy based on our travel schedule needs). A ticket is likely still required.

    I don't think third-party tickets are necessarily excluded yet.
     
  5. livibug

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    But aren't UT tickets really disney tickets anyway, just sold at a cheaper price? We are headed down in June using rented DVC points. The plan was (is) to save $50 and get the tickets from UT, then have them added to the KTW "card".. hopefully that will still work with this new FP+.. Not looking forward to coming in at the beginning of this thing :)

     
  6. livibug

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    Its going to crush the battery.. these 4g phones suck it down! I wasnt looking forward to carrying a spare charger(s), but looks like we might have to - one for the iphone and 1 for the droid

     
  7. livibug

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    We are 1 day after you.. should be interesting to say the least :) Two things that bug me about this whole thing, the $50 spending limit before a pin - you should have the option of requiring a pin for everything or at least being able to set the amount where a pin is required. You should also be able to get a text message recipt for anything - that way if someone gets a hold of or clones your band you can react quicker. Second thing is the park hopping and FP's - Several times in the past we have started the morning in MK then jumped over to HS and were able to get a FP for Rockin Roller Coaster for the final hours. Hope we can still do that - but I am not optimistic.

     
  8. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    The cat is officially out of the bag:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/b...t-meant-to-build-loyalty-and-sales.html?_r=1&

    Not much new, except they don't say anything about it being available only to resort guests, etc. and that you can "pre-register" for the MagicBands.

    And it does seem like personalized experiences will be dynamic, not just a chosen FP+ thing.

    And I don't think this will solve the mentioned "gridlock".
     
  9. HM

    HM My tag from the Tag Fairy is now too long to use.

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    I have never owned a Smartphone and doubt I'll be getting one any time soon.
    We park hop.
    We sometimes stay offsite since my FIL has timeshare points he needs us to 'spend'.

    I feel like we are being left behind by these changes. So sad.
     
  10. WNDMom

    WNDMom <font color=green>Mom to Will, Drew and Noah<br><f

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    We are going to first week of March. If Disney changes the FP process this late in my planning, they would throw me for a loop. Is there any information about when this will start and how long the old Fastpass will be up and running? I can't find anything but guesses.
     
  11. SRUAlmn

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    I'm not a technology guru, but my first question is to whether or not these could be 'hacked.' I saw in the NY Times article that your CC info is also linked to them, and you'll just have to scan your bracelet to buy something. Seems pretty unsecure to me :confused3
     
  12. mom2rtk

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    Nope. I'm sorry to say you'll just have to stay plugged in and wait for your answers.
     
  13. WNDMom

    WNDMom <font color=green>Mom to Will, Drew and Noah<br><f

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    I probably should change my reservations around, since we are park hopping every day. This is frustrating!
     
  14. angelmichelle

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    "Guests will not be forced to use the MagicBand system, and people who do try it will decide how much information to share. An online options menu, for instance, will offer various controls: Do you want park employees to know your name? Do you want Disney to send you special offers when you get home? What about during your stay?"

    I do appreciate this.
     
  15. bigAWL

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    I just posted this on the other thread about paper tickets. Then I read this thread and thought it might be added to your list...unless it's already been answered???

     
  16. LittleStinkerbelle

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    Oh wow, I've kept my head in the sand about this and now I'm struggling trying to grasp it all!:eek:

    We have a split stay in April (3 night package with 8 day tix followed by 6 night room-only). I can't seem to get my head around how this will work with the new system. Will resort guests still have the option of getting a KTTW card and doing FPs old school? If not, how does the wristband work with a split stay (for example, can I schedule all 8 days of FPs even though the package the tix are linked to is only 3 nights).

    Signed,
    So confused :confused3!
     
  17. ktrask

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    This is making me wonder if we should stay off site or not. The off site option we have is a timeshare in the family, so when you put the cost of renting a car and the timeshare, it's pretty close to the price of staying at a place like All Star Movies. Granted the timeshare is a totally different set up and we'd save on being able to make meals.

    It's DD first time, and a birthday trip...I'd hate to make a crucial planning mistake because information wasn't announced...DH will be happy for the trip when we are there, but he hates the planning. I'm trying to make everything as simple as possible and stress free as possible for him.
     
  18. SRUAlmn

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    I agree, and I think many aspects of it will be really cool and personalized, however, I'm not so sure about the SMALL number of FPs you'll be able to reserve, the fact that you can't also use regular FP, and the non-Park Hopping aspect. It seems pretty useless from that perspective.

    For example: I'm not a thrill ride person, so when we go to DHS I take my ticket and DH's ticket and go get TSMM FPs and he goes to ride TOT standby while I am at TSMM. Then, when our window opens, he uses his ticket to get a FP for RNRC and my ticket to get a FP for Star Tours. He is able to ride EVERYTHING so efficiently. Under this new system, it looks like we'll have to each use our respective allottments individually, which means less opportunity to customize our trip to suit EACH of our likes/dislikes.
     
  19. Squidgyness

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    Key words in that article are "vacation management system."

    Three words that symbolise what is fundamentally wrong with this new system. You are effectively ceding some control over your decisions before you arrive. They give you the illusion of more choice, but in reality it's far more complicated as the above poster demonstrates.
     
  20. linzbear

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    It says nowhere that your CC info is linked. It says that you can buy things, with it, and that you only need a pin for over $50.

    This is EXACTLY the same way that KTTW cards work right now, except that they require a signature instead of a pin.

    I suspect when someone gets their hands on this and an RFID scanner they'll post what they see. And it will be a ridiculously long string of numbers that look exactly like the numbers on your KTTW card on the bottom. And then probably your first name in clear text.
     
  21. SaraJayne

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    Agreed.

    They still haven't addressed how groups that consist of people with AP's and those without can manage their fastpasses.

    I'm going in April and the uncertainty of this whole FP+ is really irritating me. If my DD and I won't be able to use the same system, they will be hearing from me. :headache::headache:
     
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