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    Stitch and EO Fastpasses

    I was trying to figure this out last week, and couldn't figure it out for the life of me; why do these two shows even have Fastpass stations? Granted, the FP's are never available (stations are always covered), but were they ever anything to need FP's to in the first place? I realize that the EO one was for HISTA as well, but I can't imagine having to get a Fastpass for that, either.

    Needing a Fastpass to do Stitch is almost laughable. Even as busy as the parks were last week, the FP stations were closed. What were they ever thinking?
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    Re: Stitch and EO Fastpasses

    I thought of them as "bonus" FPs in their respective lands to help distribute crowds, not becuase there was such high demand.

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    Re: Stitch and EO Fastpasses

    I think they are a bit of a legacy - they had FPs when the attractions (or their predecessors) first opened, but they don't really need them any more except on the most busiest of days.

    EO is a people-eater - it has a decent capacity. I think the FP would be more popular if you could bypass the pre-show though
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    Re: Stitch and EO Fastpasses

    The EO theater is indeed a people eater. I remember when they opened HISTA and for several years after the line was out the door, it was very popular and even with the high capacity you could wait through several shows before you gained entry to the pre-show. EO seemed to only draw for a short time after it reopened on its second coming.

    Stitch is just bad. I'm not a big fan of the misleading Bonus Fastpass. I understand Disney's thought process, it is just misleading their guests, kinda icky.
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    Re: Stitch and EO Fastpasses

    It was busy when I was down there last week, but EO wasn't really close to packed out, from what I saw (I did it 3 times!). I wonder if they've ever issued FP's for that place as Capt. EO? The preshow is kind of irritating to stand through after seeing it once, IMO

    I'm guessing the Stitch FP stations were originally for ETAE, or at least I hope.

    Last week I got a Fastpass for Winnie The Pooh (which I had never done before, never needed one) and got a "bonus" for Mickey's Philharmagic both times. Wow, thanks a lot
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    Re: Stitch and EO Fastpasses

    I always thought that one of the reasons Disney has Fastpass machines at attractions such as Stitch, Philharmagic, EO, etc. is so they can say "we offer fastpass at x amount of attractions". If you look at the studios there are actually only three, maybe four attractions that make sense to have fastpass at, yet some attractions on the guidemaps such as Voyage and other shows still say they offer fastpass (even though the machines are rarely ever used!)
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    Re: Stitch and EO Fastpasses

    Quote Originally Posted by nicks10 View Post
    I always thought that one of the reasons Disney has Fastpass machines at attractions such as Stitch, Philharmagic, EO, etc. is so they can say "we offer fastpass at x amount of attractions". If you look at the studios there are actually only three, maybe four attractions that make sense to have fastpass at, yet some attractions on the guidemaps such as Voyage and other shows still say they offer fastpass (even though the machines are rarely ever used!)
    There was a time when Fastpass WAS used extensively at those attractions, and it was useful. I remember the lines at VOTLM, and having a Fastpass for a particular 10 minute interval.

    So even though they aren't necessarily used often, or at all, Disney has no reason to really remove them at the current time, so they are there if needed. If a new attraction is added and they need FP kiosks, they'll take them out and reuse them.

    I don't think there is any requirement to advertise some sort of critical level of attractions that have it.
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