Tuesday, February 7, 2012

No More Fastpass Cheating

Looks like all that golden information I gave you all in my "How to Never Wait In Line" is null now.
TouringPlans.com reports that on March 7, that second time printed on you FastPass will actually mean something. No longer are the days of getting a FastPass and only worrying about the first time and showing up after that. It will now be mandatory to show up in the hour window printed if you want your FastPass to save you time instead of saving your page in a book post-vacation.

This seems like a small change, but it's not. My whole strategy for getting a lot done in a Disney park, even on a crowded day, will have to be completely reformulated. Usually, as I discussed on the aforementioned previous post, I stock up on FastPasses and rarely use them in the hour window they suggest.

Logistically, the move makes sense. The whole system works on some type of algorithm or some other big math word that I don't even try to pretend to understand. But simple logic says that if everyone who has FastPasses for a certain attraction on a certain day decides to show up at a certain time, regardless of when they got the FastPass, then the whole system is useless and your FastPass only gets you into a slightly smaller line.

On a macro level (Yeah, macro) it will make things smoother and more functional, but on the micro level, meaning me being selfish, it's a game ruiner.

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