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  • News Fastpass return times to be enforced starting next month

    According to Al Lutz this morning, they will start enforcing fastpass return times next month, with a little grace period until the Christmas holidays.

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    Finally. That will make the parks 10000x better.

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      Yea!!!! Finally.
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        Well that pretty much ruined my vacation for March. Now how am I supposed to ride Space Mountain 8 times a day?

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          I am convinced that lines will be significantly shorter with fastpass, especially at night. So many people would wait to cash in their fastpasses until late at night, that the posted wait-times were rarely close to the actual ones. I remember after Star Tours re-opened, roughly 500 people lined up in the fastpass line after the fireworks. It was a total joke and a slap in the face to the system. I understand that more PEOPLE will be in line, but the lines themselves will actually move in a faster, more steady pace with fewer people abusing the system. Finally, Disney, FINALLY!

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            That is awesome! Great news. Maybe now the system can work like it is supposed to.
            "Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."

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              Sad, sad news

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                There goes the resort. Seriously, this combined with nextgen, tracking bracelets, christmas and halloween offerings going to paid parties, the resort is sounding less and less fun and more of a dictatorship with the mouse up top. So sad.
                In the quest for quality, I have no problem with the characters footing the bill.

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                  Does this mean that we will only be able to ride during the hour time frame it shows on FP and not anytime after that time frame? Thanks for answering. Just making sure I understand.

                  Ta Da!

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                    Originally posted by Pinrar View Post
                    There goes the resort. Seriously, this combined with nextgen, tracking bracelets, christmas and halloween offerings going to paid parties, the resort is sounding less and less fun and more of a dictatorship with the mouse up top. So sad.
                    No, actually it will improve the resort by forcing people to follow the rules and return within their window thus not clogging up the return lines later in the day. It may also mean that fast passes are available later in the day because people would not get them as early if they had no intention of riding until later.

                    Originally posted by clara View Post
                    Does this mean that we will only be able to ride during the hour time frame it shows on FP and not anytime after that time frame? Thanks for answering. Just making sure I understand.
                    Yes, thankfully.
                    "Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."

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                      This (and Iron Man) are the only positive things I took from Al's article this morning. This is LONG overdue.

                      I know people complain about the different "skip the line" systems at Six Flags that people have to pay for, but those have a time-limit that are STRICTLY enforced. And I've seen some of those only have a limit of about 10 minutes once your ride-time arrives.

                      If it's good enough for Six Flags right?

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                        Good!

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                          Never having seen it actually work as it was supposed to, this will be interesting.
                          There is no right or wrong in this debate. It is simply a matter of perspective.
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                            :thumbdown Sad news at least make a two hour frame time

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                              The park would probably work better without any fastpass.

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                                From the article it sounds like more leniency will occur the first part of Nov. I sure hope so! I was hoping to get a FP to RSR and be able to use it at night.

                                If a ride breaks down what are the rules for return times at WDW?

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                                  Boo.

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                                    Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
                                    No, actually it will improve the resort by forcing people to follow the rules and return within their window thus not clogging up the return lines later in the day. It may also mean that fast passes are available later in the day because people would not get them as early if they had no intention of riding until later.[COLOR=#8b0000]
                                    Perhaps but imo i Find the FP surge "problem" to be greatly exaggerated for all but the newest and seasonal attractions. RSR could do with strict return times. The rest of the resort...not so much. And at the cost of having more rules and more Strict control by Disney? I personally don't think its worth it. I feel like the parks are becoming a big buzzkill in the coming years
                                    In the quest for quality, I have no problem with the characters footing the bill.

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                                      Originally posted by Pinrar View Post
                                      Perhaps but imo i Find the FP surge "problem" to be greatly exaggerated for all but the newest and seasonal attractions. RSR could do with strict return times. The rest of the resort...not so much. And at the cost of having more rules and more Strict control by Disney? I personally don't think its worth it. I feel like the parks are becoming a big buzzkill in the coming years
                                      I too feel like the problems are over-exaggerated, but I will gladly eat my words if enforcing the return time does show a drastic improvement in the wait times. Was there any noticable effect of enforcing the times at Walt Disney World?

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                                        Originally posted by Pinrar View Post
                                        Perhaps but imo i Find the FP surge "problem" to be greatly exaggerated for all but the newest and seasonal attractions. RSR could do with strict return times. The rest of the resort...not so much. And at the cost of having more rules and more Strict control by Disney? I personally don't think its worth it. I feel like the parks are becoming a big buzzkill in the coming years
                                        I would have to disagree with you on this. Anyone who has tried waiting in the stand-by line for Space Mountain at night knows that. Even BTMRR is packed at night and those rides are nowhere near new. I'm glad Disney is enforcing this, they aren't implementing MORE rules they are just starting to enforce the ones they already have in place. You mention DLR having strict control? I still don't see it? Do you just expect them to allow people to do what they want when they want? With the amount of Crowds that both parks are having its becoming almost more chaotic, if you seen the numbers that Al posted, there is a 20,000 people per day spike in attendance! That's insane and I think that its a necessity that DLR tightens its reign on allowing guests to abuse the FP system thus allowing lines to move more smoothly and less congestion...especially at night.
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