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Changes to Fastpass+ Tiers at Hollywood Studios Effective 8.29

MansionButler84

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Just so you know, @MansionButler84 tends to know things that go beyond mere speculation...
I don’t know for certain SDD won’t be Tier 1. The other 3 will be, however. Beyond them, there’s mathematically no need for a 4th. Even as a Tier 2, SDD would obviously sell out quickly.

I wish they would do away with tiers. It’s an implicit admission that they don’t have enough worthwhile attractions.
 
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mikejs78

Premium Member
I don’t know for certain SDD won’t be Tier 1. The other 3 will be, however. Beyond them, there’s mathematically no need for a 4th. Even as a Tier 2, SDD would obviously sell out quickly.

I wish they would do away with tiers. It’s an implicit admission that they don’t have enough worthwhile attractions.
I wouldn't be surprised if both Epcot and DHS lose the tiers in a few years. AK will still need it for a while..
 

Andrew Appleby

Active Member
Do you think tiers/FPP for SW:GE will be changed but middle August 2020? Thats when we're booked in and as it stands, any HS day would include a burner FPP at the first opportunity.
 

Purduevian

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Is it possible they might let you select up to 2 "Tier 1" attractions?

Tier 1: RotR, MFSR, SDD, MMRR

Tier 2: ToT, RnRC, Alien, TSM, Star Tours, Frozen, Indy, VotLM, BatB, F!, Disney Junior,
 

MrPromey

Well-Known Member
I don’t know for certain SDD won’t be Tier 1. The other 3 will be, however. Beyond them, there’s mathematically no need for a 4th. Even as a Tier 2, SDD would obviously sell out quickly.

I wish they would do away with tiers. It’s an implicit admission that they don’t have enough worthwhile attractions.
Better yet, I wish they had enough tier 1 level attractions that they didn't need such an implicit admission to begin with!
 

MrPromey

Well-Known Member
Is it possible they might let you select up to 2 "Tier 1" attractions?

Tier 1: RotR, MFSR, SDD, MMRR

Tier 2: ToT, RnRC, Alien, TSM, Star Tours, Frozen, Indy, VotLM, BatB, F!, Disney Junior,
Anything is possible but if they did, it would nearly defeat the purpose of them even having the tiers since we're talking about only three fastpasses, to begin with.
 

nickys

Premium Member
I think once MMRR opens, DHS will have probably 6 rides that would be T1 at Epcot or AK.
Not sure I agree. EE is only tier 2 at AK. The only tier 1 rides there are the two Pandora ones, and that’s only because they were the new ones. They should probably scrap the tiers at AK now, despite the popularity of FoP.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
Not sure I agree. EE is only tier 2 at AK. The only tier 1 rides there are the two Pandora ones, and that’s only because they were the new ones. They should probably scrap the tiers at AK now, despite the popularity of FoP.
People still want to be "guaranteed" a Pandora ride. Without tiers, starting perhaps 55 days out, there'd be no Pandora FPs available. With tiers, sometimes there are still NRJ FPs available at 30 days. FoP still routinely sells out about 63 days out. There is an expectation that they'll make an effort to ensure at least the Resort guests get a ride. This was similarly the thought with having no FP at SWGE at first and having Extra Extra Magic Hours instead.

Personally, I would have had the EEMH 12/5/19 through 1/5/20, when I think they'll be needed. But they didn't ask me.
 

nickys

Premium Member
People still want to be "guaranteed" a Pandora ride. Without tiers, starting perhaps 55 days out, there'd be no Pandora FPs available. With tiers, sometimes there are still NRJ FPs available at 30 days. FoP still routinely sells out about 63 days out. There is an expectation that they'll make an effort to ensure at least the Resort guests get a ride. This was similarly the thought with having no FP at SWGE at first and having Extra Extra Magic Hours instead.

Personally, I would have had the EEMH 12/5/19 through 1/5/20, when I think they'll be needed. But they didn't ask me.
I think the EEMH will be reinstated for the RotR opening. But maybe not for as long this time, at least not at the beginning.
 

Fox&Hound

Well-Known Member
I feel like another short-term solution would be to update the three ancient shows on property: Mermaid, Indy, and BatB. If they replaced Mermaid and BatB with exciting new shows and they gave us a ride in place of Indy we would be in much better shape. How these shows continue to limp along is beyond me. If you have never seen Indy, it is still impressive, but Mermaid and BatB were bad when they started and are an embarrassment at this point.
 

beertiki

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It would be interesting to know what % of fast passes at DHS are just thrown away. We never use all 3, and either schedule the first one early enough so that we miss it, or schedule the last one as close as possible in distance to our 2nd so that we can just scan and not ride. CMs seem used to people saying that they are 2 hours early and they only want to scan and leave to go to another park.
 

nickys

Premium Member
It would be interesting to know what % of fast passes at DHS are just thrown away. We never use all 3, and either schedule the first one early enough so that we miss it, or schedule the last one as close as possible in distance to our 2nd so that we can just scan and not ride. CMs seem used to people saying that they are 2 hours early and they only want to scan and leave to go to another park.
If you’re going to another park, you don’t need to book throw-away FPs.

Just book the one you want and when you tap in you can go ahead and make the remaining two of your initial FPs at another park.

You only need to use up your tier2 FPs if you want to try for another tier1 in the same park.
 
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