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- Feb 11, 2007
Not entirely sure about that...been thinking about it a bit, and if the amount of FP/FP+ remains a constant, in theory the standby lines would also remain constant. The difference is that different people are using the FP/FP+, instead of some who get 7-8 FPs while others don't get any.Nooooo! If you can only schedule 3 with FP+ and not pick up paper passes too, standby lines will get positively obscene :/
I vaguely recall a statement somewhere that 3 was an "average" number of FP used per guest. If that's the case, then things aren't likely to change if everything else was equal.
Is everything else equal? Not necessarily.
1) While it will reduce the number that power users can get, it may not necessarily increase use at the other end of the scale. We all know the anecdotes of guests who still believe that FP was "pay-to-play", or just didn't get it, and never used it. Not sure FP+ will change that in any way. So FP+ use might actually drop compared to FP+. That would benefit the standby line, speeding it up, until Disney adjusts.
2) If the power users used their FPs to ride attractions several times, they may not rid them repeatedly any more, which means they wouldn't then get in the standby line multiple times - reducing use of the standby line further.
I'm having trouble coming up with a scenario where the lines would get longer in terms of time at the moment.
The real change is that the power users will have to use the standby line where they haven't before if they still want to do everything, and so of course the lines will seem longer to them.
It will depend how this goes. They can't charge for additional FP+ if they don't actually have them. I'd be quite angry if I paid for two extra FP+, but all I could get were the likes of IASW and Figment...My opinion, yes, they will start charging for "extra" FPs beyond the three available with FP+. Maybe not right away, but in time. Too much unrealized revenue being left on the table. And lots of people will have no problem paying for it.