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Old 11-28-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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More FP+ Testing

WDW will be conducting more FP+ testing from December 11 to 15. The interesting thing about this test is that it will occur at MK and DHS, do it will be the first time they've tested it at two park at once.

Also, I think it will be similar to previous tests where DME guests can reserve the rides online. Can't wait for some love reports!

What do you think?
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WDW will be conducting more FP+ testing from December 11 to 15. The interesting thing about this test is that it will occur at MK and DHS, do it will be the first time they've tested it at two park at once.

Also, I think it will be similar to previous tests where DME guests can reserve the rides online. Can't wait for some love reports!

What do you think?
~Thanks for the update, andyman8! This is SO exciting! I think it's very important to test during the busiest time of year! The earlier tests that were conducted this year, were a bit inconclusive, imo, just because it was very slow in the parks. I read many reports where people didn't find it necessary to use FP+ -- testing this in December will really put FP+ to the test, and *hopefully* people will appreciate it a lot more. We'll see!
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Interesting. Pretty short time period, but maybe they expect a lul those dates before the holiday crowds.

Looking forward to DHS reports.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #4
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so what do we need to know if we're there that week? any secrets/insider tips?
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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so what do we need to know if we're there that week? any secrets/insider tips?
If it's like the last test, use Magical Express and hope they offer it when you arrive.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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If it's like the last test, use Magical Express and hope they offer it when you arrive.

ok, please don't laugh but what's Magical express? You mean the bus service from the airport? What does that have to do w/the fast pass? TIA!
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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~Thanks for the update, andyman8! This is SO exciting! I think it's very important to test during the busiest time of year! The earlier tests that were conducted this year, were a bit inconclusive, imo, just because it was very slow in the parks. I read many reports where people didn't find it necessary to use FP+ -- testing this in December will really put FP+ to the test, and *hopefully* people will appreciate it a lot more. We'll see!
December 11-15 is hardly a busy time. One week later is, but not then.

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ok, please don't laugh but what's Magical express? You mean the bus service from the airport? What does that have to do w/the fast pass? TIA!
Yes. WDW is apparently targeting out-of-towners for its tests.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #8
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Hmmm, interesting. GOOD to know. So am I suppose to ask our hotel when we arrive/check in? Or ask someone else?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:03 PM   #9
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We are arriving on the 8th and family is arriving on the 12th. DO you think we'll be offered it on the 8th (starting the 11th of course)?
Would love to try it out!
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Hmmm, interesting. GOOD to know. So am I suppose to ask our hotel when we arrive/check in? Or ask someone else?
If the previous tests are any indication of how this one will go, you will either be invited to participate or you can ask at the ME counter at MCO. Otherwise you would be out of luck. No harm in asking whoever you see, though.

ETA: I forgot, FP+ is still a "rumor".
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #11
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From Dec. 11-15, select Guests who are registered to use Disney’s Magical Express service will be offered the opportunity to go online to pre-select four Disney FastPass+ experiences at Magic Kingdom Park and three experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park. Guests eligible for this test will be notified via mail this week, at the mailing address on the booking. The mailing includes FastPass+ cards
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #12
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I arrive on the 16th. I hope the extend it!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:45 PM   #13
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:55 PM   #14
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Yay! We are there the 13-17. Crossing fingers we are selected! We were there Sept. 16-22 and weren't chosen for the initial test but the two other families we were with were chosen and liked it. We are using DME too...
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:04 AM   #15
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By mail, really? Fingers crossed we get picked because we are 11 days out. How do I know if I'm registered for magical express. I'm pretty sure we are since I believe it's on Disneys site when you log in.
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