I’m still not too keen on the idea… Jim Hill argues that a WDW vacation is far from spontaneous, but he is assuming that everyone knows to book dining reservations in advance… so many people don’t even know to do that.
At the same time, I do kind of like the idea of knowing I’ll be able to ride such-and-such in advance… at least the things that are most important to me. But, I’m afraid it’s going to end up hurting us because we frequently book our WDW vacations very spur-of-the-moment. “Hey, you want to go to Disney this weekend?” “Yeah, let’s do it!” Of course, that being said, I can almost always go online and find dining reservations available… but you have to pay for meals that you reserve in advance. This xPass is free (which I like - don’t get me wrong), so probably more people will take advantage.
I also wonder how this will affect annual passholders… could they potentially book “experiences” for every day of the year?