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  • [Idea] Why not charge a little for a FP?

    Maybe just $1.00?

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    Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

    I have to disagree. I don't think they should charge. Right now, I like the nice price of waiting two hours. It's better than paying. When I go by myself, I use the money I save up from babysitting my little brothers on snacks or ginormous corn dogs!

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    • #3
      Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

      Why do you suggest this?

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      • #4
        Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

        Better yet, get rid of them altogether. Keep all the lines reasonable. What's wrong with good old fashioned taking your turn???

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          Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

          must resist urge to go into detail...

          No charge please
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            Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

            Yea! Let's fight about Fastpasses again for the millionth time! Hooray!

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            • #7
              Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

              Originally posted by bee1000 View Post
              Yea! Let's fight about Fastpasses again for the millionth time! Hooray!
              "fight" would imply that the "for Fastpass" side has a logical argument that can be defended. At this point even Disney has conceded that it isn't a great idea. They've removed it from some attractions and haven't built new attractions with it.
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                • #9
                  Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                  Originally posted by techskip View Post
                  "fight" would imply that the "for Fastpass" side has a logical argument that can be defended. At this point even Disney has conceded that it isn't a great idea. They've removed it from some attractions and haven't built new attractions with it.
                  I don't think they would ever build new attractions with it now. They want the lines long. They want people to wait, and more people to come. maybe, in a few years, the newer rides like Nemo or Toy Story Mania will get Fastpasses, but currently, I don't think they'll ever open a new ride with Fastpass.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                    Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                    Why do you suggest this?
                    It's a luxury, aren't luxuries "extra".


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                    • #11
                      Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                      Originally posted by ♥disney.princess♥ View Post
                      I don't think they would ever build new attractions with it now. They want the lines long. They want people to wait, and more people to come. maybe, in a few years, the newer rides like Nemo or Toy Story Mania will get Fastpasses, but currently, I don't think they'll ever open a new ride with Fastpass.
                      TSMM has fast passes in Florida (and yields high wait times), and WDW tested out central fast pass machines in AK.

                      I suspect they'll be around for a little longer.

                      I don't know quite where I stand on them. They can be a great convenience, and also a great hassle.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                        Originally posted by HalloweentownAlice View Post
                        TSMM has fast passes in Florida (and yields high wait times), and WDW tested out central fast pass machines in AK.

                        I suspect they'll be around for a little longer.

                        I don't know quite where I stand on them. They can be a great convenience, and also a great hassle.
                        I know, I meant the DLR. Like, I doubt they'll put in FastPasses for any CarsLand attractions, or TLM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                          No.

                          About a month ago, I took my younger cousin from France to Disneyland with me. It took a really long time for me to get it into his head that Disney would actually offer some kind of bonus to guests for free. After I conveyed that to him, he was quite perplexed, but it made Disney seem like a less greedy organization than he'd previously thought them to be before.

                          A free act of "goodwill" is sometimes good for your image to customers.


                          Also, if Disney charged just $1, soon it would be $5, then $10, and so on. Just look at how often they raise ticket prices. It's not related to inflation at all, it's ridiculously high. Do they really need another reason to stick their hands into our wallets?




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                          • #14
                            Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                            Originally posted by Sorcerer's Apprentice View Post
                            It's a luxury, aren't luxuries "extra".
                            I don't see them as a "luxury." Disney is clearly getting something in return for the program, otherwise they would have ditched them a long time ago. When you tell someone that they need to kill 45 minutes before getting on a ride, off they go to do some shopping or maybe they'll realize that everyone wants a snack and out comes the wallet. A "Luxury" would be more along the lines of dinner at Club 33.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                              Originally posted by Sorcerer's Apprentice View Post
                              Maybe just $1.00?
                              Because they would be selling something they don't own......my time


                              Why not insitute a system where there is no need to pick up a special pass and you only have to wait in line behind those who got in that line before you?



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                              • #16
                                Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                                Originally posted by Sorcerer's Apprentice View Post
                                It's a luxury, aren't luxuries "extra".
                                In my opinion, that's like saying having at least one ride open is a luxury.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                                  Originally posted by Mac Daddy View Post
                                  I don't see them as a "luxury." Disney is clearly getting something in return for the program, otherwise they would have ditched them a long time ago. When you tell someone that they need to kill 45 minutes before getting on a ride, off they go to do some shopping or maybe they'll realize that everyone wants a snack and out comes the wallet.
                                  Or they all go running to some other attraction and stand in its line for 45 minutes because they don't care how long the line is they have 45 minutes to kill... but to everyone else the line is now that much longer...

                                  :evil:... and here I said I wouldn't get into it.
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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                                    Disney has been doing it for about 55 years.

                                    First the Ticket Books, where the more you paid, the more you go to ride.

                                    Then the Guided Tours, which have an extra charge, and easier access to certain attractions and/or reserved seating for shows or parades.

                                    Enhance Fastpass was offered through AAA and WDTC, where you got extra Fastpasses for buying certain vacation packages from them.

                                    Hiring your own Tour Guide by the hour is being offered currently.

                                    During the 27 months of over 2.25 million prizes, many guests got "special" privileges that most did not get.

                                    Birthday persons can get in for free or get additional Fastpasses.

                                    It is a fallacy since day one that all guests have been on equal footing.
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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                                      Originally posted by Darkbeer View Post
                                      Disney has been doing it for about 55 years.

                                      First the Ticket Books, where the more you paid, the more you go to ride.

                                      Then the Guided Tours, which have an extra charge, and easier access to certain attractions and/or reserved seating for shows or parades.

                                      Enhance Fastpass was offered through AAA and WDTC, where you got extra Fastpasses for buying certain vacation packages from them.

                                      Hiring your own Tour Guide by the hour is being offered currently.

                                      During the 27 months of over 2.25 million prizes, many guests got "special" privileges that most did not get.

                                      Birthday persons can get in for free or get additional Fastpasses.

                                      It is a fallacy since day one that all guests have been on equal footing.
                                      These are NOT the same thing.

                                      Ticket books of various sizes were sold to accommodate families of various sizes and duration/stay at the park. Ticket booths were provided for those who wished to buy tickets to ride only certain attractions, as admission could be purchased exclusive of ticket books, and for those whose books fell a few attractions short.

                                      Guided tours are one more entry option; but, you now have with you an escort who provides history and information about the park, rides, etc. Of course, this will cost more because you're paying for a personal docent.

                                      With regard to AAA and other organizations, membership has its perks. But these are organizations that provide other services as well, with Disney discounts and vacation plans as part of their membership package. There was also the Magic Kingdom Club that offered free and discount admission, company days/nights and other bonuses to the employees of certain businesses in alliance with Disney. Often, these events took place after normal park business hours.

                                      A prize is a prize.

                                      Anyone can go to Disneyland on their birthday. And, for an additional fee, you can convert your birthday ticket to one of various annual passes that provide substantial savings on return admission. The more you go, the more you save.

                                      And don't forget Club 33 membership. THIS is probably the most exclusive and costliest admission, but you are paying for membership in a private club. And these members do not impact Mr., Ms. and Mrs. Average Park Patron in any negative way. In fact, NONE of the above do. But charging an additional fee for Fastpasses DOES!




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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Why not charge a little for a FP?

                                        Where do you think you are?? USH?? SFMM???

                                        Originally posted by Darkbeer View Post
                                        Enhance Fastpass was offered through AAA and WDTC, where you got extra Fastpasses for buying certain vacation packages from them.
                                        What do you mean by "Enhanced Fastpasses?" Are those the fast passes with UNLIMITED USES???

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