Is anyone else hugely entertained by the FP+ tier system test?

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  1. Magpie

    Magpie DIS Veteran

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    Exactly! :thumbsup2
     
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  3. suzanna1066@comcast.

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    Looks like Disney is testing the tiered functionality. I absolutely think the number of e ticket FP+s will ultimately be tied to resort level at some point.

    I am fine with this because I still firmly believe Disney is doing the right thing by upgrading the technology. I don't always stay deluxe and I am not a Disney apologist but I will adapt to the system or stay home.

    And yes, this is the ultimate first world problem, which makes me very thankful as a whole.
     
  4. Magicalcarpetride

    Magicalcarpetride Earning My Ears

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    popcorn:: Watching and learning and hoping things improve before January! So far these are the best boards to prepare people for upcoming trips!
     
  5. skriegerjr

    skriegerjr Monorail Maven

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    I couldn't agree more, especially when you take into account, that as a whole, out of the millions of visitors per year Disney gets, DISboarders are probably such a small percentage of visitors, it would hardly show up on their radar!

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  6. Waddler

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    Yep.

    Normally, I'd be amused by all this... similar to the OP... but this is my $10,000 hamburger.
     
  7. ArwenMarie

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    I am fascinated with the whole thing just from a business point of view. That's why I read all of these threads. It's not really personal for me. If a trip stinks for whatever reason, I just won't go back.

    But yes, anyway, still fascinating.
     
  8. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    It's personal for me, I'm not going to lie. But I also love looking at this from a business perspective. Can they pull it off? How will it change along the way? Stay tuned! :surfweb:
     
  9. ArwenMarie

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    It's like a very very very slow moving reality show ;)

    I think we tour differently from what I've read of your posts, so I am probably not as annoyed personally yet by the whole thing.

    But fascinating nevertheless.
     
  10. daytondisney

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    since you asked

    yes

    yes

    yes
     
  11. daytondisney

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    What if you ordered filet, but while they were still cooking it you saw smoke coming from the kitchen and got the idea that it might not be as good as the one you had last year? Would it be too early go into full snark mode?
     
  12. gorkt

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    The FP+ whining is the very definition of First World Problems. I am heading down tomorrow and I am just astonishingly grateful that a) a place like WDW exists at all, b) that I don't have to work for a week, and c) that my kids are going to be really happy. Everything else is just icing on the cake.
     
  13. surferdave

    surferdave Not hero DIS deserves, but the hero DIS needs righ

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    The first world problem mantra is pretty obtuse. I suspect every problem every person on the message board has is first world, but that doesn't mean they accept them with quiet resignation and just be glad they're not fighting their next door neighbor to the death for bullets and gasoline.
     
  14. daytondisney

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    "Obtuse" has crossed my my mind a thousand times when perusing these threads...just not this one. Maybe OP should've use "in the context of first world problems..."
     
  15. surferdave

    surferdave Not hero DIS deserves, but the hero DIS needs righ

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    Yeah, I don't say it every time I see it either.
     
  16. Magpie

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    I had this happen once! We had to be evacuated from the restaurant. :rotfl2:

    I didn't go into full snark mode, as burning down the kitchen was clearly not something the restaurant had intended to do that day. But I was glad we hadn't yet paid for our meals (being as they never arrived at the table). If we had, for some reason, prepaid, I'd expect either another seating or my money back, preferably both.

    Obtuse: Since I'm clearly not "slow to understand", I'm going to guess you mean I'm being "annoyingly insensitive". "First world problems" is definitely not a mantra, though, or I'd be using it in my daily meditations. :upsidedow

    I have never, in anything I've written, suggested anyone should accept any of this with "quiet resignation". In fact, I said that writing a letter to Disney management would be a good thing to do, if you ever have a bad experience on your vacation.

    Feedback is critically important, both positive and negative. You need to state exactly what went wrong on your vacation, when it happened, and the names of any staff involved. If there's something particular they can do to make up for your bad experience, you should mention that as well.

    Of course, it's difficult to give feedback when you haven't yet sampled the product. ;)

    And YES, you bet I'm grateful to have First World Problems. :thumbsup2 My best friend is on disability, and will never be able to afford a trip to Disney, even if she was ever healthy enough to enjoy a theme park anyway. Me, I didn't grow up going to Disney... in fact, we didn't always have a bed for my mom to sleep in. All my clothes were second hand, passed on from friends. So, to me, all of this is nothing but playtime, and as such is it's nothing I can take terribly seriously. If I don't enjoy the restaurant/theme park/resort I'm at, I'll go somewhere else. I won't cry about it!

    It's interesting, it's entertaining, and I'm definitely curious to see where it's all headed.
     
  17. redsbe

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    Fundamentally I suppose it comes down to whether FP+ is essential to your WDW experience along with riding popular attractions 3 or more times in one day park visit. Clearly for some visitors and posters those are essential, but I am guessing that for many others the WDW experience is much more varied and complex for those folks (who for all we know could be the vast majority of visitors) beyond FP and TSMM. Frankly I know I could have a great time at WDW with FP or TSMM, or plan accordingly so as to experience TSMM at RP or using the limited FP+ I would have.

    I suspect WDW knows exactly the typical and majority visitor experience (easy data for them to collect) and ultimately whatever form MBs and FP+ takes will reflect that experience even at the expense of those put off by FP+ limitations. In other words for every person ticked off and threatening never to return (and of course many will return) there are many others to replace them and accept the new FP+ rules. With millions of visitors, WDW was never about provide the best personal and customized experience, but tending to the masses in an efficient, cost effective and profit based approach.
     
  18. daytondisney

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    I was just trying to offer a more apt analogy than that of the order-filet-get-burger that seemingly justified the snarky response you received...

    humor - if you've got to explain, it wasn't funny :blush:
     
  19. daytondisney

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    ^This^
     
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  21. dwheaton

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    This entire First World discussion is silly. Essentially everything that's discussed on the boards fits within that category. Using that to dismiss any concerns about FP+ or any other Disney policy is ridiculous.

    I've seen complaints about FP+ and the new system go well beyond the DIS. Along with other pockets of the Disney fan community, I've heard from family members that they're unlikely to go if this system is put in place. I'm certain that people beyond our little niche are complaining about it at the parks right now.

    Getting to the point of this post, I do find it entertaining mostly because of the rides that actually are listed as needed a FP. Figment and Captain EO are fun in their own way, but it's silly to even sell a reserved time. It's quite a stretch for me and makes the entire new program look dumb.

    We'll see where it all lands...
     

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