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Old 01-07-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
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Fastpass+ Just came across this...

Im sure lots of you have heard/read about this already but just incase I thought id share

http://attractionsmagazine.com/blog/...st-experience/
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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I was just reading about this here ************************************mymagic-plus-faq/
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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Interesting. I'd be a bit concerned about the safety of it but it sounds quite exciting and I'll still look forward to trying it in September.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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I have been following the other threads on this issue. I was wondering how the offsite visitors would be treated. It looks like if you are not an AP holder or staying onsite, you would have to pay for the wristband. That doesn't seem right. After all, many WDW visitors live in the area (and I'm sure they don't all have an AP).
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #5
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Yea I'm still on the fence tbh....love new ideas and technology and ill plan till the cows come home but safety would be my main issue.
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Yea I'm still on the fence tbh....love new ideas and technology and ill plan till the cows come home but safety would be my main issue.
Doubt we'll be the only two either! I'm sure it's safe, and will probably be great when we try it, but right now can't help thinking a card you can put away securely in your wallet is a safer option. Guess the wristband would be the ultimate in ease and convenience though....
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:45 PM   #7
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I'm obviously missing something because I don't really understand where the link is between safety concerns and having the wristband

From what I understand, you are not compelled to actually wear the wristband. You just need it as your point of access and it essentially works as your KTTW card did if you are a resort guest and as your park ticket does if you are a day guest or staying offsite. You can put it in your bag, in your purse/wallet or hang it on a lanyard. As long as you are able to retrieve it to scan it when necessary, it doesn't seem like Disney cares how you carry it.
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very cool! thanks for posting!!
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I can't wait to try it - glad we decided to stay on site this year Thanks for posting info.

Do you think it'll contain DDP credits etc? DH always keeps our cards - he pretends it's so he can skip off to get fastpasses but I'm sure it's because he doesn't trust us not to lose, not sure how he'll cope if kids want to wear their bands
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I think the wrist band is probably safer in a way - you're less likely to lose it than a card.

I wear my KTTW in my pin lanyard round my neck, so that's probably less "safe" than a wristband that is velcro'd on.

Really excited about this, I think it'll be great for an uber-planner like me.
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To be honest when I posted this yesterday it just had very very basic information but now I just had another look at the link and there is a lot more detail with the FAQ section today etc. After reading these I dont have any safety issues or concerns at all. My initial thought was more about the safety of the details on the wristband, how secure they would be as its based on radio frequency, not so much actually losing it.
ShazzieB I can imagine plenty of parents like that
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I think the wrist band is probably safer in a way - you're less likely to lose it than a card.

I wear my KTTW in my pin lanyard round my neck, so that's probably less "safe" than a wristband that is velcro'd on.

Really excited about this, I think it'll be great for an uber-planner like me.
yes i think it will be much easier to use than a card...
much more convenient!!

and it will make it much easier for disney to plan for crowds....they will have very detailed information as to what people like to do and when....
they've always been the best at line planning and control....this will enable them to go beyond that...
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bee86 Yeah I agree, but he forgets they're 18 & 20 !!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:49 AM   #14
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Thanks for posting,
looks and sounds good in theory, I just hope they have a lot of those machines about, I can see another long que forming if people keep going back to change their fastpass options! A big improvement on those fastpass cards they give you though.
Look forward to seeing how it works in July.
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Unlike a lot of the negative posters on the main board, I am actually quite excited by this, and hope it is up and running by the time we go in July.

I am an uber-planner too, and one of my concerns is that fastpasses for attractions may go quite quickly. We are not exactly early risers on holiday, so for example I was worried that to ride TSM at DHS you have to get there fairly early in the day to get a FP. Using FP+ I will be able to set up my fastpasses in advance without having to get to the park early.

The only negative I can see is that I was hoping to get adult CS meals for my DS using the DDP (the kids options aren't exactly expansive) - I bet that credits are linked to the bands so that won't be possible any more.
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