Tinker Mel, you are absolutely RIGHT! high five :happy:
I hate the idea of a paid FP. I think class systems are fine outside of the parks, because people will always have different preferences when it comes to hotel amenities, forms of transportation, etc. But the main thing is that once you’re in the parks, everyone has an equal opportunity to use the FP system to their advantage. Those who choose to use FP can use it, and those who choose not to have that right too. But nobody is saying, “Gee I wish I had the extra $—$ to spend on that special pass, I’d probably have more fun…” I hate the idea of that.
Also, having worked with the FP system as a CM, I’ve seen how much confusion the current system already causes with first-timers. There are already so many people who (a) don’t understand the system and need help from CMs or (b) try to cheat the system because they are somehow affronted by only being able to hold a certain number of FPs at a time, etc…I think for all of those first-time FP users, being told that there are people who pay for certain privileges would just cause more confusion and outrage. I don’t see anything beneficial about the system. But that’s just MHO.
I think if they did introduce a paid pass of any kind, I wouldn’t buy it. I have done enough Disney trips and waited in line or used regular FP just fine. Disney already gets enough of my money! Plus our society just gets more impatient by the day, and the line has to be drawn somewhere. Waiting in line will always be part of the experience, period.