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Here are all the attractions and shows that will have a fastpass.
Magic Kingdom:
The Barnstormer, Thunder Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade, Dumbo, Enchanted Tales With Belle, Haunted Mansion, Small World, Jungle Cruise, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Main Street Electrical Parade, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater, Meet the Princesses at Town Square Theater, Mickey's Philharmagic, Monster's Inc Laugh Floor, Peter Pan's Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid and Wishes.

Hollywood (MGM) Studios:
The American Idol Experience, Disney Junior-Live on Stage, The Great Movie Ride, Indiana Jones, LMA Extreme Stunt Show, Muppet Vision 3D, Rock 'n' Roller coaster, Star Tours, Tower of Terror, Toy Story and Voyage of the Little Mermaid.

Animal Kingdom:
Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo-The Musical, Kali River Rapids, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Meet Mickey and Minnie at the Adventurers Outpost, Primeval Whirl and It's Tough to be a Bug.

Epcot:
Captain EO, IllumiNations, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, Living with the Land, Epcot Character Spot, Mission Space, Maelstrom, Soarin', Spaceship Earth, Test Track and The Seas with Nemo & Friends.

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Will fast passes remain as a physical ticket.... or will they be incorporated into magic band?

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For now they will remain on paper and will be used with the magicbands. I think they eventually want to go digital and get rid of the paper fastpasses but this will be a few years down the road. Just like with anything Disney, these could change because obliviously they can't have a fastpass for the Celebrate a Dream Come True parade next year when they start the Festival of Fantasy parade.

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I'll never be a fan of this change. I don't like the idea of adding another item to the list of pre-trip planning. For families that don't plan ahead, getting on many rides will be even more of a struggle now. It forces guests to be much less sporadic and always stick to a game plan, another thing I don't like. Just seems like they're fixing something that wasn't broken and didn't need to be fixed. That's all.

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It looks like Fantasmic will also have a fastpass entrance but not sure if it will be fastpass+

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You can change the fastpass+ times up until the day of you want to use them though.

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You can change the fastpass+ times up until the day of you want to use them though.

Right. What I'm saying is, when you're in the park, there's no ability to be sporadic and get a fast passhere, fast pass there. You have to have a strict plan. Takes a little fun out of the day.

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Don't you think too that Disney will have another source of revenue selling charms for the magic bands? confused It would be better for them to go paperless and have another product to sell.

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They are getting rid of the current fastpass machines but I'm not entirely sure what's going in its place.

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My only objection to the new Fastpass+ system is that you never know what rides will be busy on the day/time you are there. For example, we were going to grab a fastpass for BTMR last time we were there but then when we walked up it only had a wait time of 10 min. so we did standby and grabbed a fastpass for something else instead. I decide whether to get a fastpass based on the standby wait at any given time and I feel like this system would kind of hinder that. I would have been disappointed if I had scheduled a fastpass for BTMR that day when it was easy enough to walk on...it would have felt like kind of a waste of a fastpass slot that I could have used instead on Space Mountain that had a 40 min wait.

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You can change the fastpasses up until the day off I believe on the My Disney Experience app. They had stations set up during the recent testing stages to help with concerns. Not sure if they will have them out once it is rolled out.

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Mandy - As you can see from my signature, I'm going in February. What are you expecting this system to be like at this time? Any idea?

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Mandy wrote:
You can change the fastpasses up until the day off I believe on the My Disney Experience app. They had stations set up during the recent testing stages to help with concerns. Not sure if they will have them out once it is rolled out.

That still doesn't help with the concern Alli described, unless I'm misunderstanding you. I've also had the experience of going to get a FP, then realizing I can walk on the ride (last year, rockin roller coaster - walked on over and over and over again) - unless I can change it as I'm standing in front of the ride at my assigned FP time, there's a good chance I'm burning Fastpasses on rides that I don't really need to fastpass. And since I'm only allotted a certain number, that's annoying. At least if I have to go physically get a FP from the machine, I can scope out the situation (and the crowds) and make a decision on if I should FP or not. From what I understand, there will be no ability to get fastpasses in the park??

I think this will be good for something that you KNOW need a fastpass (Toy Story Midway Mania, anyone?) but otherwise takes away so much flexibility from my vacation. Not really sure I'm on board with this. Although guess my only other choice is to become a die hard Universal fan and stop loving Disney.... Sick

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It's sort of a trade off. Everything the band is bringing is awesome. I love it. but man this whole fastpass plus is a big downer for me. I think planning what park you want to be in is enough, now you have to plan what top rides you want to ride?

So what rides are we really going to NEED FP+ for..
The new Belle thing at FantasyLand (if they're going to have it FP+)
Space Mountain
Splash Mountain (pick one of these two mountains, reserve FP for one, then ride other first thing)
Soarin'
Toy Story Mania
Expedition Everest (??)

That's not many rides. Others you can find a way on the ride in less than 20 minutes at some point in the day, which means you don't need a FP, and if you did reserve that ride and it's less than 20, then you just wasted it. I could see it becoming real frustrating. Here's to hoping Touring Plans has a reasonable solution for tourists real quick.

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It's sort of a trade off. Everything the band is bringing is awesome. I love it. but man this whole fastpass plus is a big downer for me. I think planning what park you want to be in is enough, now you have to plan what top rides you want to ride?

So what rides are we really going to NEED FP+ for..
The new Belle thing at FantasyLand (if they're going to have it FP+)
Space Mountain
Splash Mountain (pick one of these two mountains, reserve FP for one, then ride other first thing)
Soarin'
Toy Story Mania
Expedition Everest (??)

That's not many rides. Others you can find a way on the ride in less than 20 minutes at some point in the day, which means you don't need a FP, and if you did reserve that ride and it's less than 20, then you just wasted it. I could see it becoming real frustrating. Here's to hoping Touring Plans has a reasonable solution for tourists real quick.

See but Splash Mountain and EE I never saw over a 15 min wait on when I was there in October, but I know that these are usually crazy busy rides. Other then Soarin' and Toy Story Mania, rides that are consistently busy no matter the time of year, how do you discern which are worth getting a fastpass slot for if you don't know which ones will be busy? If you're going during the summer, Christmas, or other busy time of year you can just assume they all will be, but on lower seasons it's a lot more difficult of a choice. Like JMU said, it's still not an advantage to me to be able to switch my fastpass reservation the day of unless I'm able to possibly delete it during the fastpass time frame and hope to goodness that there are still other fastpasses open for other rides at the same time.

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It will be completely rolled out by the end of this year. Guests with ticket entitlements that include park hopping can visit more than one park in one day, but FastPass+ selections can only be made for one park each day. FastPass+ selections can be modified at any time using in-park kiosks or My Disney Experience from a computer or mobile device, even throughout the day of the visit as long as the selection has not been redeemed.

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Mandy wrote:
Here are all the attractions and shows that will have a fastpass.
Magic Kingdom:
The Barnstormer, Thunder Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade, Dumbo, Enchanted Tales With Belle, Haunted Mansion, Small World, Jungle Cruise, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Main Street Electrical Parade, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater, Meet the Princesses at Town Square Theater, Mickey's Philharmagic, Monster's Inc Laugh Floor, Peter Pan's Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid and Wishes.

Hollywood (MGM) Studios:
The American Idol Experience, Disney Junior-Live on Stage, The Great Movie Ride, Indiana Jones, LMA Extreme Stunt Show, Muppet Vision 3D, Rock 'n' Roller coaster, Star Tours, Tower of Terror, Toy Story and Voyage of the Little Mermaid.

Animal Kingdom:
Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo-The Musical, Kali River Rapids, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Meet Mickey and Minnie at the Adventurers Outpost, Primeval Whirl and It's Tough to be a Bug.

Epcot:
Captain EO, IllumiNations, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, Living with the Land, Epcot Character Spot, Mission Space, Maelstrom, Soarin', Spaceship Earth, Test Track and The Seas with Nemo & Friends.

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Mandy wrote:
It will be completely rolled out by the end of this year. Guests with ticket entitlements that include park hopping can visit more than one park in one day, but FastPass+ selections can only be made for one park each day. FastPass+ selections can be modified at any time using in-park kiosks or My Disney Experience from a computer or mobile device, even throughout the day of the visit as long as the selection has not been redeemed.

That's another downer in my book. I'm a park hopper by nature.

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FastPass+ selections can be modified at any time using in-park kiosks or My Disney Experience from a computer or mobile device, even throughout the day of the visit as long as the selection has not been redeemed.

This is really good to hear. Now I'm convinced. The wristbands are awesome. Because if you're not there during peak time, you should easily be able to switch out your FPs if needed. If you are at a peak time, you know what rides you'd usually be getting FPs for anyways. Still limits being sporadic at peak times, but it's not too bad of a trade off for what else you're getting with the band, IMO.

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Allie wrote:
Mandy wrote:
It will be completely rolled out by the end of this year. Guests with ticket entitlements that include park hopping can visit more than one park in one day, but FastPass+ selections can only be made for one park each day. FastPass+ selections can be modified at any time using in-park kiosks or My Disney Experience from a computer or mobile device, even throughout the day of the visit as long as the selection has not been redeemed.

That's another downer in my book. I'm a park hopper by nature.

But if you're in a park in the morning, you're not going to need fastpasses. Make selections for park you're going to in evening because it will be more crowded. Catch my drift? It's not perfect, but I think that's the best solution to your problem.

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Hardy0109 wrote:
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Mandy wrote:
It will be completely rolled out by the end of this year. Guests with ticket entitlements that include park hopping can visit more than one park in one day, but FastPass+ selections can only be made for one park each day. FastPass+ selections can be modified at any time using in-park kiosks or My Disney Experience from a computer or mobile device, even throughout the day of the visit as long as the selection has not been redeemed.

That's another downer in my book. I'm a park hopper by nature.

But if you're in a park in the morning, you're not going to need fastpasses. Make selections for park you're going to in evening because it will be more crowded. Catch my drift? It's not perfect, but I think that's the best solution to your problem.

Unfortunately that isn't necessarily true, plus I usually park hop between parks several times a day.

I'm not meaning to come across as a downer about the new system, I love the idea of the Magic Bands as a whole. There are just several drawbacks I see to the Fastpass+ system that are going to take some getting used to waiting

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Takes a little fun out of the day.

Not to everyone.

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I'm excited because when I was there in February, I never rode Toy Story because the wait was never shorter than 75 minutes and FastPasses were gone, of course. So I'm excited to be able to say "Yes, I'm going to ride Toy Story on THIS DAY at THIS TIME!" but for everything else, I'm not so sure I need THAT much planning. I don't know, I'll have to see. I may end up loving how everything works with it.

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With using fastpass+, you could be limited to certain attractions and shows if you choose to change from your original option. Say you have a fastpass+ for Tower of Terror and it's a 10 minute wait when you're supposed to use it, you may not have the attractions you want to use it on available or Tower may not be available a later in the day.

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Mandy wrote:
With using fastpass+, you could be limited to certain attractions and shows if you choose to change from your original option. Say you have a fastpass+ for Tower of Terror and it's a 10 minute wait when you're supposed to use it, you may not have the attractions you want to use it on available or Tower may not be available a later in the day.

I think the biggest disappointment for me is the restriction to one Park per day for FP+. Like Allie, we hop a lot - we're not early birds so we look for FastPasses in each Park. This will be a big change for our touring plan.... Puzzled ....like every change - it will take some getting used to.... wink

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This could change in the future. I'm hoping it will because most guests like to park hop.

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Yep, I a park hopping maniac too. I think I visited 3 parks a day on my last trip. laugh

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i can't upload pics of the magic band accessories. mad

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Kristen K. wrote:
Hardy0109 wrote:
Takes a little fun out of the day.

Not to everyone.

I said a big downer for me..lol.

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I did read that they ate going to fastpass BOG for lunch. I could get down with that!!

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I did read that they ate going to fastpass BOG for lunch. I could get down with that!!

DFB said they're trying it out. Definitely interesting.

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