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Episode 844 - Fastpass Q&A

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell, & Mike Scopa

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Running Time: 20:26

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Episode 844 - Fastpass Q&A
Authored by: frandog on Sunday, February 27 2011 @ 11:03 PM CST
I have actually been given fastpasses by strangers twice: once at Everest and once at Indiana Jones at Disneyland. I gladly accepted them. On a related note, the Staggs plan is ridiculous-by reserving ride times months out it not only eliminates ANY sponteinety but does not consider other variables such as ride downtime. Also, not that this concerns me but it would hurt the local guest (i.e. Matt) who is less likely to plan their trip.
Episode 844 - Fastpass Q&A
Authored by: chopsva on Monday, February 28 2011 @ 09:04 AM CST
If they do implement the pre-planned FastPass, I think the only way it would work would be for the FastPass return time to be enforced otherwise they would have no idea what time these people will actually queue-up for the attraction.

The idea of pre-set attraction times were used at a location call Nauticus here in Tidewater VA. When you entered, you were given tickets for the main attractions with a set return time (ala Fast Pass) The one time I was there I witnessed confrontations at EVERY attraction about attempting to get into the attraction outside of the return time. Add the lovely Florida Sun to the mix and it could be verly nasty.
Episode 844 - Fastpass Q&A
Authored by: BLYCgirl on Monday, February 28 2011 @ 09:08 AM CST
Speaking as some who has done College Spring Break with friends, you guys hit the nail on the head with teens/college-aged kids being the best to give your left over FPs to. This happened to us several times and made our days even more fun. It encouraged us to pay it forward and pass ours on to other guests. We loved it- never were worried about someone trying to trick us...but maybe that is also due to me knowing the ins and outs of FPs.
Episode 844 - Fastpass Q&A
Authored by: hydrotony on Tuesday, March 01 2011 @ 04:08 PM CST
I think the point of the question about where can a fast pass order list be found was missed by you guys. He asked, basically, "In what order do I go from ride to ride to get the most fast passes in my day at the park?". Your answers sort of hinted at that order. If we knew which ride fast passes distribute the fastest and run out soonest, we maybe can guess the shortest gap times from getting the FP to using the FP. However, the snag with this approach is that the most popular rides will all soon have the 2 hour plus gap and no FPs can be accumulated early in the day if you want to ride the most popular rides.
Episode 844 - Fastpass Q&A
Authored by: Thorpeedo on Wednesday, March 02 2011 @ 02:04 AM CST
Posted exactly what you guys said about pre ride reservations and capacity issues on the Betamouse page because they covered the positive aspects of the idea, without the negative. It seems from the time differences and post times that the exact same opinion has been arrived at by both of us, independantly. I can now see a way this can work. If you follow Matts idea and use it for fastpass attractions where the fastpass isn't really needed, and allow those to be pre booked. The benefit I can then see is that it will encourage the ignorant to book these attractions, thus spreading the ignorant around the park and away from the headliners. Quite comical when it's the headliners they advertise to draw the ignorant into property.

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