Interesting "Rumor" About More FP+

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by andyman8, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. AquaDame

    AquaDame Are we there yet?

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    We came SO CLOSE to buying into DVC a couple of years ago. Then we were waiting for the one at Poly to materialize. Then all this FP+ started developing and we gave it a shot in January... I have not been a fan. The idea of paying more for what was free in addition to continually rising admission fees... ugh. Just no. We seriously dodged a bullet here... I can't imagine 40-50 years of their penny snatching. :faint:
     
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  3. Disneychick75

    Disneychick75 DIS Veteran

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    I'm on the fence with selling the DVC points we own. Until this FP+ bull, I would not have considered it. I'll probably wait until our November trip to decide, if we even go in November. Last week I canceled our April trip. The 3 FP limit is absurd. If Disney would allow 3 FP+ reservations with the ability to get more once guests arrive or allow onsite guests more FPs, I think I'd keep the membership. Waiting to see how things fall out. We've enjoyed our WDW trips but we have come to love Universal. With grown kids, one grandchild and the possibility of more, Disney will be in our future for a while though. Back and forth
     
  4. Donut23

    Donut23 Long-Time Disney Fan

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    Makes me sad to hear people planning to go elsewhere though I have had zero luck with hubby after Lights of Winter was taken awa├┐. I DO manage to drag him to DL which has it's own special magic and NO magic bands!'

    Frustrated DVC members make me especially sad because you are many of the most loyal.

    Our dear friend and holder of MANY DVC contracts is loosing his enthusiasm. He reminds me of Tigger in a Pooh body.....very sad indeed. Till recently-Disney's most silly cheerleader.
     
  5. OldsDr

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    We were looking at buying back in. I was a Member for many years but had to sell, (lost nothing) and am ready to get back in. We have decided that we are not going this year (Not related to Disney) and going back next year. We have decided to wait untill this whole thing is ironed out and how it affects us and how we like to vacation befor we buy a contract again. I so hope I wrong with FP+ and am trying to not make too many judgements untill I try it for myself.
     
  6. jlm196

    jlm196 Mouseketeer

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    This!

    I don't see how Disney can justify people paying for FP+. Maybe if they would allow you to hop but not in a single park. The only park that has enough rides to even make it close to worth the $ is MK
     
  7. jlm196

    jlm196 Mouseketeer

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    Why shouldn't you get a perk for paying more money directly to Disney. Yes it is my choice to stay on property at a deluxe resort but how can you say the same perks should be offers to guests staying off site and not putting more money in disney's pocket?

    You are not comparing apples to apples
     
  8. daunty

    daunty Earning My Ears

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    This is a lovely example of Disney releasing rumours that sound truly awful so that when they announce the real cost everyone says " oh well, not as bad as we thought".
    It's a way of making change more palatable.
     
  9. Figmentforever24

    Figmentforever24 DIS Veteran

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    Yea but a this point we don't even know that Disney is going to charge for fastpass at ANY point.
     
  10. daunty

    daunty Earning My Ears

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    We do know there will be changes. All these rumours help those changes appear more acceptable, regardless of whether they charge for fast passes or not.
     
  11. 2Tiggies

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    See I am not happy to pay for something like that. I have bought my park tickets in good faith. I pay more for them every trip, yet now I am being able to make fewer choices and even fewer still, on the fly. Standby lines were not something we wouldn't do if we were unable to pull a FP in the past; as long as we deemed the wait time to be reasonable, we would get in line. But since FP+ there are long lines at attractions that rarely ever had a wait at all, greatly restricted choices of FP+ options between the limitations and the tiering and even these attractions are generating queues for the FP lines.

    I am waiting to see if there is a marked improvement between now and year's end in terms of guest experience. If not, not only will be not be paying for FP+ but this summer trip will be our last for the foreseeable future.
     
  12. lockedoutlogic

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    Boom...that's it
     
  13. myadventurebook

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    I know I'm a little late to the party, but I wanted to throw in my two cents anyway. There's a lot of arguing going on here about how many FP-'s people were able to get on a given day, but has anyone considered how the number of party members? When I went with my family when I was a kid (early 2000's), we used FP, but we couldn't do much throughout the day because we moved so slowly. We maybe hit 7-8 rides (that's being generous) and probably used 3 FPs or less.

    On the opposite end, I've gone with my BF a few times in the past few years, and we went during EXTREMELY low crowds. We went during Labor day week last year and MK was almost empty. We rode BTMRR four times that day, twice with FPs and twice we just walked right on. We got maybe 12-15 FPs in all, in MK, no less. We were even able to ge two FPs for Toy Story in one day in DHS later that week. My sister and her BF had the same experience FP-wise (not quite as many stand-by rides), and they even went in July.

    I think a lot of the people sampled for the survey people keep mentioning were probably parents with multiple kids, so I can see why the average number of FPs was only two. It was so easy for my BF and I and my sister and her BF to tour last year not only because of how empty it was (at least for me, not for my sister since it was summertime), but because we were each a young couple with no kids or seniors. By the way, I'll also add that none ofus knew about FP "cheating" (not going during the appointed time) so we weren't doing that when we had all those FPs on our trips- not that we would have done that anyway. I think that's kind of rotten. :worried:

    As for the current system, we were able to test it out when we were there in November. I had mixed feelings on it. I don't like being able to only book one "headliner," so I'm hoping that aspect goes away. As for the number of FP+s, I'd be fine with four or five if the crowds are low enough and the weather is okay. The idea that on-site guests might be able to have a few extra sounds great, because we usually stay on-site anyway. Really, as long as they keep the three standard issue that they have now, we can just go during a low crowd time, because we have the luxury to do so. I understand that some families don't have that luxury though.
     

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