I think it Just made sense for them since they have the infrastructure (scanners/ FP machines) for Its a Small World Holiday which does see very long lines. It’s also way to add another family friendly ride to their MaxPass/ FP roster which consists of mostly thrill rides.I do typically see a bit of a line on that ride, but not enough to warrant fast pass. Maybe disney just wants more people riding it since it's a walt classic? IDK.
The new scanners have an enclosed area where you can place your FP (ticket or app) so the barcode can scan better:Beg pardon, but I'm not familiar with the current scanners. Would someone mind pointing out the differences?
When I visited Shanghai this past March, it seemed everyone used their phones to redeem fastpasses.It looks just like the scanner that Shanghai Disneyland installed last year.
What about during the Times Fastpasses are no longer an option and you’re forced to stand in stand-by?Definitely if you are waiting in line but obviously not with MP. It’s a much better experience with MP. I hate paying extra for it but it allows us to get more out of our expensive tickets.
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Even if you are using MaxPass you are making the park experience worse. FastPass is a key component to Disney’s desire to not build attractions (because Paul Pressler didn’t understand why people are so focused on them) and drive down attractions per guest per hour. The parks were designed with the intent of people being in queue and not FastPass is nothing more than a con that gets people to accept being crowded and doing less.Definitely if you are waiting in line but obviously not with MP. It’s a much better experience with MP. I hate paying extra for it but it allows us to get more out of our expensive tickets.