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Rumor Version of MaxPass coming to WDW in May?

SteveAZee

Well-Known Member
Martin... do you know if those of us who already have park tickets and room reservations are impacted by this change? I would guess so (it would be more complicated to keep 'grandfathered' people separate) but I can always hope not. 😕
 

monothingie

I once was a ferret for a day.
Premium Member
To clarify a few things, since I can:

“Free” FP will still be available as they are now. However they may not be free for the more popular attractions, or the ratio of “free” fast passes for the more popular attractions may be reduced. The ratio may be fluid, or alter over time. You may find you can’t get a “free” fastpass for Mine Train since they’ve “all run out” but you may then magically be able to pay for one.

There may be at least three different packages of paid fast pass available. As I understand it there maybe a limit on re rides (no more fast passing BTM then getting another one in the same day) depending on the product purchased.

This may be implemented on the newest and shiniest attractions first, once said attractions begin to take fastpass. The ratio here will possibly start quite low in favour of free passes and slowly change.

This may happen later this year.


So the system remains the same, however the number of available FPS are now segmented into free/paid. This ratio will be dynamic and vary between attractions.

So for guest staying on property the 60 day window becomes even more competitive, for guests and AP holders not staying on property you can now get primo FP by paying for them, while not having to pay for a Disney Hotel.

Unknown if the 30/60/90 day date window changes with the premium option, or if there will be an AP option.

For pricing you already have a rough idea of cost. Disney signature services charge $50/day minimum 3 days. So that may be the upper limit for some packages.

Overall yet another way to devalue the on-site guest.
 

Sarah1024

New Member
So the system remains the same, however the number of available FPS are now segmented into free/paid. This ratio will be dynamic and vary between attractions.

So for guest staying on property the 60 day window becomes even more competitive, for guests and AP holders not staying on property you can now get primo FP by paying for them, while not having to pay for a Disney Hotel.

Unknown if the 30/60/90 day date window changes with the premium option, or if there will be an AP option.

For pricing you already have a rough idea of cost. Disney signature services charge $50/day minimum 3 days. So that may be the upper limit for some packages.

Overall yet another way to devalue the on-site guest.
Why does this devalue the on site guest? They should still be able to book before off site guests, no?
 
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monothingie

I once was a ferret for a day.
Premium Member
Why does this value the on site guest? They should still be able to book before off site guests, no?

The number of available “free” passes would be significantly lower in favor of more “paid” fast passes. More people looking for less fast passes.

So even though you can bookFP 60 days out, the paid option gives you some FP availability even if the FP booked at the 60 day window are exhausted.
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
I have a sneaking suspicion this is just a step in the process to make FastPass+ a completely for-pay service. :(
 

monothingie

I once was a ferret for a day.
Premium Member
Never going to happen. Significantly devalued free option, sure. But I think they will always want a free tier to give people a taste.

This could always backfire depending on any perceived over reach of price. It’s also something that many guests may only use intermittently. Meaning if they stay for 7 days they will use it for 3.
 

Missyrosek

Member
This could always backfire depending on any perceived over reach of price. It’s also something that many guests may only use intermittently. Meaning if they stay for 7 days they will use it for 3.
What would Disney care if that guest is still staying for seven days? Or even if that guest leaves after their three paid FP days, that just means Disney can move in someone else willing to pay for four more days of FP (or seven days).
 

Bostb71

Well-Known Member
This could always backfire depending on any perceived over reach of price. It’s also something that many guests may only use intermittently. Meaning if they stay for 7 days they will use it for 3.
The extra club level passes that you can purchase now require you to purchase them for all nights of your stay I'm lying
 
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CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
Is the expectation that this would be something marketed to the masses at a moderate price point or an ultra-VIP service for the heavy hitters? I'd much rather it be the latter. If it's really good and really expensive, it'll dilute the impact it has on the rest of folks. If it's priced similarly to MaxPass, it's going to end up screwing people who don't purchase it.
 

IMDREW

Well-Known Member
It does give me at least a bit of hope of ever getting a fastpass for FOP, ROTR and MFSR. I already accepted I’d never get a fastpass for one of those, but if the price isn’t too high it does sound very appealing.

@marni1971 will you be able to get just 1 fastpass for an attraction of choice, or will it be full packages forcing you to pay a more premium price? To obtain that one fastpass you’d like? Ofcourse understand if you can’t clarify for now..
 

monothingie

I once was a ferret for a day.
Premium Member
What would Disney care if that guest is still staying for seven days? Or even if that guest leaves after their three paid FP days, that just means Disney can move in someone else willing to pay for four more days of FP (or seven days).

The current system allows guests to book FP for the entire length of their trip 60 days out at no additional cost. When the paid offerings hit, guest participating in the program may choose not to utilize the paid offerings each day, maybe use them for only 3 out the 7 days they stay. This leaves additional availability for other guests to choose from.
 

disneyflush

Well-Known Member
In the past it would have made very little sense for Disney to want big wait times, inflated wait times even. But if this is marketed to the masses (as I assume it will be) as part of a standard-type park ticket then the driving 'need' to pay the additional charge is baked into big wait times. I would hate to be in the position of staffing an attraction at a reduced level (given a choice) because I have some metric/goal set by my bosses to keep wait times at a certain level, regardless of crowd size. I understand this is 'INDUSTRY STANDARD' now but I hope it doesn't play into any staffing decisions that work against the optimal guest experience.
 

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