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  • Star Tours losing Fastpass

    Screamscape.com says that Star Tours will lose there Fastpass VERY SOON

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    No worries - it's not really in need of FastPass IMO.
    -Ann

    WDW:
    July 1987 - offsite, 1-day visit to the MK; July-August 2000 - honeymoon - Port Orleans (now POFQ); May 2003 - Caribbean Beach Resort; Dec 2003 - Coronado Springs; April 2004 - Pop Century (PC) & POFQ; Sept 2004 - Animal Kingdom Lodge; May 2005 - Port Orleans Riverside; Sept 2005 - PC; Oct 2006 - POFQ; Apr 2007 - PC; July 2007 - Boardwalk Villas (WOO HOO! I was at WDW in the MK on the 20th anniversary of my first visit!); August - Sept 2007 - Old Key West; Sept 2007 - Saratoga Springs; Oct 2007 - BWV; Mar-Apr 2008 - SS

    DLR:
    Dec 2001 - Grand Californian; Jan 2005 - GC; July 2005 - HoJo Anaheim & GC; Dec 2008 - Best Western Park Place Inn



    p.s. Wanna buy a :monkey:?

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    • #3
      Personally I think everything should lose Fast Pass.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ti2gr
        Personally I think everything should lose Fast Pass.
        Agreed 150%. FP has only created more clutter in attraction queues. If you go to a theme park, you know there will be lines. The time you wait waiting for the FP window to open is usually more than the time you would wait in the stand by line in some cases, which re-emphasizes the fact that FP was only conceived as a way to get people out of lines and into the shops. Besides..asking others to wait longer while some just walk on by seem so discriminatory to me...concidering all guests pay the price of admission. FP should go altogether, and restore the order in queues and make good use of them as originally designed.

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        • #5
          I disagree. Using FP has made our trips more enjoyable, less waiting in line for things we really want to do. I'm amazed that more people don't take advantage of it.

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          • #6
            I agree with you 150% also TDL. Besides waiting in line gives you a sort of break from running around and dodging SUV sized strollers.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by karliebug
              I disagree. Using FP has made our trips more enjoyable, less waiting in line for things we really want to do. I'm amazed that more people don't take advantage of it.
              not everyone understands it

              but then again I'm glad that WDW doesn't have unnetworked machines the way DL does (or am I wrong?) Unnetworked machines are the biggest sin of all, they give locals an unprecidented advantage over tourists (unless tourists dish out alot of $$$ for the so called "unlimited fastpass")
              "We all have sparks, imagination! it's how our minds... create creations!"

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              • #8
                While the concept of FastPass is good, the real-world usage is less than it should be. Disney overdid it by plastering it on so many attractions that don't need it. At WDW, things like Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Maelstrom, Living with the Land, any of the 3D movies etc ... immediately come to mind.

                It also does waste queues, even on attractions where having it is a good thing. Nothing like having hundreds of people stand outside and bake in the Florida sun when the interior queue on Space Mountain isn't being utilized. This is another example of Disney implementing something before they understood how it would work under real world conditions.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jspider
                  not everyone understands it

                  but then again I'm glad that WDW doesn't have unnetworked machines the way DL does (or am I wrong?) Unnetworked machines are the biggest sin of all, they give locals an unprecidented advantage over tourists (unless tourists dish out alot of $$$ for the so called "unlimited fastpass")
                  Within each park, all machines are networked. Not sure if you hold a FP for the MK and then head over to DAK for a while and try to get one there if that will work or not, though... maybe I'll try that in May.
                  -Ann

                  WDW:
                  July 1987 - offsite, 1-day visit to the MK; July-August 2000 - honeymoon - Port Orleans (now POFQ); May 2003 - Caribbean Beach Resort; Dec 2003 - Coronado Springs; April 2004 - Pop Century (PC) & POFQ; Sept 2004 - Animal Kingdom Lodge; May 2005 - Port Orleans Riverside; Sept 2005 - PC; Oct 2006 - POFQ; Apr 2007 - PC; July 2007 - Boardwalk Villas (WOO HOO! I was at WDW in the MK on the 20th anniversary of my first visit!); August - Sept 2007 - Old Key West; Sept 2007 - Saratoga Springs; Oct 2007 - BWV; Mar-Apr 2008 - SS

                  DLR:
                  Dec 2001 - Grand Californian; Jan 2005 - GC; July 2005 - HoJo Anaheim & GC; Dec 2008 - Best Western Park Place Inn



                  p.s. Wanna buy a :monkey:?

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                  • #10
                    ST hasn't needed FP in a number of years-- outside of SW weekends

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Labuda
                      Within each park, all machines are networked. Not sure if you hold a FP for the MK and then head over to DAK for a while and try to get one there if that will work or not, though... maybe I'll try that in May.
                      that's very good to hear

                      so in WDW the playing field is as close to equal as it can get anyways (DL really went crazy with overusing fastpass and like I said unnetworked machines are just dumb and don't make since unless your FAVORing locals)
                      "We all have sparks, imagination! it's how our minds... create creations!"

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                      • #12
                        I never really cared for Fastpass in general. Ironically, I use it anyway.

                        Personally, I think Star Tours is one of those attractions that just don't need our admission prices to go up for a FP system.
                        J.B. Opie

                        "Doubt is the rust of a feeble mind. The only way to seize the future is to grasp the present. Let's Go!"

                        -Chairman Clench, Alien Encounter

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