Just Back (Dec 3-11). Refreshing for 7 & HS FP Drops

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by JETSDAD, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Aaronsmom

    Aaronsmom Earning My Ears

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    I am loving this thread...learned so much already. I am still a bit confused about he opening window for modifying
    lets say I have 3 fp+ 9-10, 10-11,, 11-12,. Once I scan in at 9 if I want to move up my 10 and I try to modify to move it up to 930 will it give options in the 930-11 range and also after 12 because of my 11-12.

    Also Reluctant I am considering purchasing the club level passes as well. The CM told me they couldnt overlap times with my regular. How did you work that out? Is it ok to pm you for more specifics?
     
  2. reluctantredhead

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    Yes, feel free to PM me. :)

    We stacked our FP+ one after the other -- 10 am, 11 am, noon, 1 pm (CL), 2 pm (CL), 3pm (CL) (I think maybe once we built in an hour or two break for an ADR between the sets). But we scheduled the free FP+ first on most days so we could start modifying them to earlier times as soon as we tapped in at the first ride.

    We were told by DSS that none of the FP times could overlap when we called to schedule them. There has been one report by a DISer that they were allowed to overlap them, though -- so YMMV. Sometimes with that kind of stuff it's the luck of the draw on the CM you happen to get. Also, the subsequent free FP+ we pulled as 4th and beyond, the MDE system would not allow to overlap with our CL ones.

    HTH, but again, feel free to PM me if you need more info! :)
     
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  4. super7wdw

    super7wdw Earning My Ears

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    This is super cool! Thanks for sharing this info!
     
  5. JETSDAD

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    If you tap your first FP around 9 you could then look to modify the 2nd FP. You won't be able to choose a time that would overlap the 3rd FP when modifying FP#2. There really isn't much point in doing that anyways though because then you'd be moving it later rather than getting to use more FP's. In tiered parks I like to have used my first 3 FP's in the first hour if possible (unless specific scheduling for the day dictates otherwise).
     
  6. Aaronsmom

    Aaronsmom Earning My Ears

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    Yes, thank you that is exactly what I want to accomplish...move up the times so that I can get to the 4th :-)
     
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  7. cbonebt

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    Wait.. so I can try this in advance? I’m going in February... should I cancel my toy story fast pass and then try this??
     
  8. JETSDAD

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    No, for those of us with AP's or tickets linked with available FP dates, we can look for FP's day of. So I can watch this afternoon for FP's this afternoon (well, up to 30 days out as well).
     
  9. cbonebt

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    Ok? So confusing. Have read this post several times... everyday I goto my fp for toy story and hit modify hoping slinky will pop up. It never does... btw what’s an anytime pass that u all speak about
     
  10. JETSDAD

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    In advance there isn't much movement of FP's (there will be a little bit but the odds of catching it are quite low). Night before and day of is when there is the most movement of FP's which is when refreshing to add or modify will be most effective.

    If a ride goes down during your FP slot it may cancel your FP and replace it with an Anytime FP. This will normally be able to be used any time during that same day at that same park for most rides. It will include the ride that you had the FP for but may limit some of the rides (you're not going to be able to use it for Flight of Passage if you get it because Everest went down for instance).
     
  11. cbonebt

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    Thank you
     
  12. chris1212

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    @JETSDAD We will be at HS on Monday, if you have a chance to check the 9.31 drop this weekend and report back that would be so much appreciated!
     
  13. coasternut22

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    Here is what was available for the 2:31 FP drop for four people just now.
     

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  14. Sheila E.

    Sheila E. Mouseketeer

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    I am planning my first trip in December for the first week 2019 so I was just curious about the temps and crowds. thanks
     
  15. JETSDAD

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    Temps are all over the place that time of year. We have done it two years in a row and during a week long period you can go from shorts and t-shirts to being bundled up and quite cold (this from a Canadian). We haven't found the crowds to be bad but just stay away from MK on non-party days.
     
  16. ScrapYap

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    Okay, now this is epic.

    You've obviously helped quite a few people with these great tips, JETSDAD. That's the DIS at its best - when people post golden tips that shine onto the trips of distant strangers.

    Years ago, I read on these boards a tip about paper FP that caused a seismic shift for me and transformed every park visit that followed. I wanted to pay it forward, and years later posted a thread about FP that a change in TOS later threw out of gamut. But that thread helped a lot of fellow guests and brought community and friendships into my life that I expect to be lifelong. Yours, too is a golden tip - a tip that causes the FP to rise up to meet you, the lines be always at your back, the drops shine warm upon your MDE, and rains fall soft upon your Anytime FP.

    It's true that if podcasters get their teeth in it, the magic at these particular times will end. But FP magic will be reborn again at other times. And happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness. So gather ye FP while ye may, and thanks for the golden tips.
     
  17. cbonebt

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    so if planning mid February does anyone know when they may adjust the opening times for the parks... I heard this is a good way to snag fast passes later in the game
     
  18. JETSDAD

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    There really isn't any set date/time they change hours so it makes it hard to try to plan around. Yes, it can work well if they happen to open early and opens up some AM FP's. Extending evening hours doesn't really help though for FP purposes.
     
  19. Spaghetti Cat

    Spaghetti Cat Earning My Ears

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    The boots on the ground info here is great! Thanks everybody.
     
  20. cbonebt

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    Ok thanks... spending a lot of time trying. To get fop and slinky dog
     
  21. GADisneyDad14

    GADisneyDad14 TPAS Moderator Moderator

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    A lot of following month hours updates occur on the 2nd or 3rd Friday of the month before. Today or next Friday are sort of in the zone for a possible Feb hours update, so keep an eye out (of course, anything is possible). When hours change, FPs are usually loaded in the system within a day or two (it has historically not been instant).
     

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