News & Features » News

Readers weigh in on Disney’s FastPass+

Commenters say new system is disappointing and has “zero appeal”

comment
1660946.jpg

Not so fast

I spent four days in different Disney parks over the last couple if weeks. As a non-annual pass-holder and not a guest on-site, there are little to no advantages to this new system for me (“The wins and fails of Disney’s new FastPass+,” March 26). I wasn’t able to use the app to view or obtain my FastPasses, so changing any of my selections required a wait in a long line. I didn’t see a reduction in any waits at popular rides. In fact, the standby wait time at Peter Pan was never under 75 minutes the whole time we went and FastPasses were never available, so we missed out on that ride altogether this year - a big disappointment to my 5-year-old!

In all, I’m very disappointed in the new FastPass system. Yes, it benefits annual pass holders and resort guests, but for pay (and) go types like me, there are no benefits. I can see why Disney would want to benefit resort guests - which they already did with extended hours - but I don’t see why they would want to cater to annual pass-holders over pay-and-go given the latter pay a higher price per visit. All Disney staff reiterated to me that this is a ‘work in progress’ so I’ll be interested to see how things change.
Baku visitor via orlandoweekly.com

I am in the same boat. For ad hoc visitors staying off-site, there is zero appeal to this new system. Throughout the summer trip I have planned, I will be forced into colossal standby queues whether or not I make it to rope drop. And my “reward” for that will be – a 30 minute wait for Muppet Vision? I keep hearing about how the new system is still being tested, and is still subject to change, etc. But something tells me we are not going to see any changes beneficial to the non-annual-pass offsites. Maybe I’ll just skip it. See you at the Wizarding World.
Sheeple via orlandoweekly.com

Tags

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.