Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rumor: Fastpasses are changing?

So, I have been hearing on different sites and talked with other Disney fans about this rumor going around that Disney will be changing their Fastpass system. I am sure many of you wonderful Disney readers have been hearing about these changes. Here is what I have been hearing and see if it matches what you have heard...
  1. I have heard that Fastpasses will no longer be taken after its grace period on the pass. Instead the guest will get a new pass to come back at a later time during the day. 
  I am wondering what guests are going to say about this, for now, even though Fastpasses have always had an expiration date, it was always good to the end of the day. Now, if you are not within a grace period of that hour, you will be given a new card to come back another time. May guests I have talked with, are not happy about this idea. Most guest always use their Fastpass at a later time during the day, when they get the chance to come back. I have always been a person to be at the attraction the moment the card lets me get in line! So, I am not to upset about this change, but I think of those who have young kids. It must be hard to get everyone moving around the park and to be back at an attraction at a certain time, could be a problem. 
   2.  I have heard that the system might be letting more Fastpasses out at the beginning of the day, because they will need be giving out (new passes to those that missed their time) so you will have to get Fastpasses soon as you get to the parks. 

What I am thinking is...has there every been a problem with Fastpasses? "If it ain't broken, don't fix it" comes to mind. I think this new system will cause more problem then anything else. I would not want to be the person who has to collect Fastpasses. That will be a very tough job telling guest that they will have to wait longer, and hand them a new ticket. 
Though this will help some guest manage their time better, though make other guest rush and miss half the fun of enjoying the parks. I just don't know. I think that the system they have now is fine, its been going on for ten years and I never had a problem with it. 

  3. Now, the latest thing I have heard is that there will be something special for those who stay on Disney Property.  FP will be giving out to those who stay there. If they want to go to MK, they will get four Fastpasses in advance. But in a way so they tour the Park in one direction. So this way there is no criss crossing through the parks. Morning pass, lunch, evening, and end of day. 

Not sure how I like that idea. Though I do enjoy going around the parks in a way that makes it easy to get to the next Fastpass attraction. I also enjoy letting my family pick each a ride to go to during the day. We normally each pick an attraction to see and then later pick new ones. One which we get a Fastpass for, then do it again, right before we go on the next ride. I do think this idea Disney has would make some guest happy, but not everyone. Maybe it could be an offer for those that want to take it.
Maybe Disney could just give guests who stay at the resorts, four of their top picks for the each park and those can be what they get as Fastpasses. Can be delivered to their rooms each morning before they head to the parks. But not so that they have to walk the park one way, but that they can get to their favorite ride faster without having to wait to get a Fastpass when they get to the park. 

I don't know. These are just rumors and my ideas...what do others think?

1 comment:

  1. That would be great to give those guests on property 4 FP, I hope they dont change to much -- Make it easier by giving our more..


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