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  • Once again, Star Tours FASTPASS machines turned off

    And this time it looks like it is for good....

    After having the system up for a week or so after being closed for a couple of months, on Easter Sunday it was closed.
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    It's likely a good thing... Turning the attention to Buzz... I wouldn't remove them yet... Depends on if the rumors of Lucas wanting to update the ride are true...
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    • #3
      why have two FP attractions accross from each other.. (and does it really help??? WDW is removing theirs..)

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      • #4
        turning them off is good. removing them is better. with the two rides across from each other and the astro orbiter in the middle it gets rather congested in the entrance to tomorowland. especially with strollers.

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        • #5
          The only problem with star tours not having fastpass is the current line can't handle anything longer than a 40 minute wait since it is a decent capacity attraction that pulls in numbers close to tower of terror (about 1400-1500 an hour). That means the line moves 25 people every minute and that overflow line can handle about 500 guests if they pack theirselves in (meaning 20 minutes inside there). But definately good without fastpass because the minute the park starts to slow down (like after 6pm) the line instantly drops down to 15 minutes.

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          • #6
            I don't think I ever even used the FP for Star Tours. You can just wait until the line dies down, it always does eventually.
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            • #7
              I thought that I read some place that Startours was going to loose there Fastpass as soon as Buzz opened.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by yensid1987
                I thought that I read some place that Startours was going to loose there Fastpass as soon as Buzz opened.
                I thought I read that too. We can only hope it was true!
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                • #9
                  funny story about start tours fast pass...

                  i was at school (in santa ana a good distance from the Park) and when i look down on the ground while walking to my car in a parking lot across the street i see a familiar shaped piece of paper with two little black thingies at the top. i bend down, pick it up and turn it over. it had been thoroughly abused and walked on but sure enough, it was a ST fastpass. i couldnt stop laughing for a while. it was like it was calling me there.


                  and even though the lack of fastpass causes the lines to be longer for us all, it also gets people off the streets (like some drug rehab center)
                  You would think that being in New York for eight months out of the year would be cool...not when the closest thing you have to Disneyland is the World of Disney Store on Madison.

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                  • #10
                    With FP closed, they were actually using the full queue, on both sides again.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Monorail Man
                      With FP closed, they were actually using the full queue, on both sides again.
                      Yes. It was the first time I had seen a line at Star Tours in a while.

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                      • #12
                        Both sides are used when its busy enough to require it (on days over 45K), with or without fastpass due to the fact that its too hard to operate just one turnstyle (a dangerous one) with lots of wheelchair parties coming up and every launch needing 40 guests. Without fastpass though, the inside line can be filled up ALL the way instead of just 1/2 way meaning you can experience star tours line the way george lucas and the imagineers intended. Some would argue the queue is more entertaining than the ride.

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                        • #13
                          Yes, I do enjoy standing in that queue, on of the last great themed ones. Its good they are removing Fast Pass- I hope it is permanent. If tomorrowland gets another new ride soon (fingers crossed) Fast Pass would be better utilized there.
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                          • #14
                            Indeed, I always thought it was pretty sad that the entire Star Tours line was overlooked by fastpass. The theming in the ride is a great atmosphere. It ought to be, seeing as one of the most successful film franchises has its home there.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FloggingMorgy
                              and even though the lack of fastpass causes the lines to be longer for us all, it also gets people off the streets (like some drug rehab center)
                              Honestly, lines were shorter before Fastpass. While you may save time on one attraction, the longer stand-by line times more than eat up the savings.

                              Before fastpass I used to get multiple rides on Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Indiana Jones all the time. Now, I'm lucky if I get to ride them at all, especially if I arrive late in the day on a busy day. The stand-by lines are unbearable.

                              I hope the fastpass is history for Star Tours and in regards to the queue capacity. That queue has been in place well before fastpass and and its been able to handle the crowds in the past, so there is no reason why it can't handle them today. Star Tours is not nearly as popular as it once was.

                              Sadly, Buzz really needs Fastpass with its limited queue.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by cfparkmanager
                                Honestly, lines were shorter before Fastpass. While you may save time on one attraction, the longer stand-by line times more than eat up the savings.

                                Before fastpass I used to get multiple rides on Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Indiana Jones all the time. Now, I'm lucky if I get to ride them at all, especially if I arrive late in the day on a busy day. The stand-by lines are unbearable.
                                Yah isn't that weird. Even waiting in line for 3 hours for indy didn't seem so bad, (mostly cause you got to be in the nice air conditioned cave that whole time), and because later at night you could walk right on before the days of FP. I remember one trip I rode 4 times after 11 pm. I think back in the day people assumed lines would always be long, so they got their rides in early and then never looked back. Wouldn't that be nice to have again.
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                                • #17
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by ah schucks
                                    Bring Back The E-ticket Books!
                                    Only if they lower admission!!!
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                                    • #19
                                      youknow I'd heard they'd consider removing Buzz's fastpass after the 50th or so (basicaly they'd review the popularity vs capacity and decide if fastpass is worth it)
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                                      • #20
                                        Usually the wait for ST now is about 5-10 min. On summer days I'd say it's about 30-40 min. The day I went, the wait was about 2 min. So... I don't think it really NEEDS one esp with Buzz all up in its business.
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