Just got off the phone with a fellow Disney freak, and I have a little steam coming out of my ears.
I usually don’t rant, at least not in public like this. But the FP changes that are heading to DL and WDW do not bother me at all, while the DDP aggravates me a great deal. I hear lots of moaning about the new FP plan, but why? For the record, as far as I can tell, the “new” FP plan is exactly the same as the old one, but they plan to actually enforce the time slots. Gee, you mean people will actually have to use the FPs like they were meant to be used? Aw.
So what if some people take a moment to figure out how to maximize their FPs, while others just don’t bother? It’s a valuable tool, short of cheating, I mean (using old ones, buying a bunch online, using facsimiles, etc…). Seriously if those people were to all just hop in the standby line, the wait for everyone would be longer, and the queue miserable!
To me, it’s sort of like voting… if you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to whine. If you don’t FP, you don’t have the right to whine either.
The DDP (especially when it’s free!) has always bugged me, however, for several reasons. First, we don’t eat dessert and the DDP doesn’t have an appetizer-or-dessert option, Why? Because sugar and flour are cheap. Second, the DDP packs people into the restaurants like sardines, which means PSs are harder to come by for everyone, including those who are OOP.
So can I make some arrangement in which the new FP plan is ushered in and the DDP goes away?
Thanks for letting me rant. All better. :blink: