I just keep remembering how overwhelming the whole FP thing was to me in general in 2005 before I had ever been to a park. People would try to explain it to me and I felt overwhelmed and anxious about how that would affect our trip. I read complaints from people who considered it “Budging” in line. Yet when we got there I discovered it was the greatest thing ever.!![/QUOTE]
This is my point. Imagine if you’ve never been to WDW and there you are, sitting in your living room and you are faced with choosing Fastpasses - which you have a glimmering of understanding about, but not really - for attractions you’ve never been on - which are spaced out between 4 different parks - and a lot of people are still thinking those parks are next door to each other and you can walk from one to another. I foresee a lot of people standing in the middle of the Animal Kingdom with fastpasses to Soarin’ , going…“well, where is it?”:blink:
Now, if you are a Disney fanatic like us, you’ll probably be fine. If you are a newbie, excited about your first trip, you will do all your homework, read everything you possibly can and STILL be overwhelmed when you get there. Then, what about the people who don’t know a thing about WDW, who have a vague idea that Dumbo lives there somewhere… (and they’re probably the majority)… trying to figure out this system. They are going to be so confused their heads will be spinning.-
Then there are people like me - and lots of others here - who’ve been to WDW countless times - who regard it as their “home” where they go to unwind and relax, and aren’t in a mad panic to race from attraction to attraction - but find, when they do decide to do Expedition Everest - that the line-ups - which have always been long - are now ridiculously so because of this new “system”. They (including me) aren’t going to be happy and they (including me) are thinking - hey, Disney, we’re your loyal fans. We’re the ones you depend on. The ones who buy DVC and APs. The ones who return every year. We’ve earned the right not to have to plan to the nano-second cause we already know where every washroom in the World is located. What about us?
Sorry for the rant - and I truly hope that I’m wrong and this new system is going to be a great improvement - but I really feel strongly about this. If what I fear comes to pass, then we’ll be rethinking our future Disney plans.