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    Re: "Minusing"

    I remember hearing that they were installed, but I don't remember ever seeing them. But then, I'm not one to marvel at the castle. With four parks to visit in one day, these past few years have all been hit-and-run.
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    I tried that once... and it was nearly the end of me. Then again, summer probably wasn't the best time for it.


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    This new NextGen attraction reservations is the worst idea they have ever had.
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    Agreed. USF was experimenting with it last summer with no clear benefit or advantage... provided we are thinking about the same thing.


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    Re: "Minusing"

    Quote Originally Posted by WDW4Ever View Post
    This new NextGen attraction reservations is the worst idea they have ever had.
    This is a horrible idea.

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    Disney announces “NextGen” theme park technology to include ride reservations from home, advance hotel check-in

    by Ricky BrigantePosted on February 17, 2011




    Disney’s award-winning, revolutionary FastPass system may become a thing of the past in the coming years as the theme park pioneers work on their newest methods to eliminating lines.
    One of the biggest (likely the biggest) complaints guests have in attending a theme park is having to wait in line. You wait in line for hotel check-in, to ride attractions, see shows, eat, and even to use the restroom. And with the addition of FastPass as a way to reserve a time later in the day for a ride, guests even sometimes have to wait in line to get a pass.
    Disney is well aware of the negatives associated with waiting and for several years has been creating new technologies to help ease, or potentially eliminate, the need for queues. In an investors conference today in Anaheim, Calif., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs said Disney’s ongoing “Next Generation Experience,” or “NextGen,” project will include ways of checking in for a Disney hotel stay at home, with delivery of room keys prior to arrival.
    But in an even bigger development, Staggs said Disney is developing “a version of Fast Pass for the an entire Disney vacation.” This new ride reservation system would allow guests to book times to ride various attractions in advance of even being in the park, much in the same way dining reservations are made. The same would be possible for seeing theme park shows and even meeting characters.
    And once on rides, the “NextGen” project will create experiences based on guests’ personal information, allowing a new level of interaction with attractions.

    Staggs did admit that all of this technology is still years away. Right now, smaller steps are being made to improve waiting in line, such as adding interactive elements and games like those now found in the Magic Kingdom at Space Mountain, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and soon at The Haunted Mansion.
    But do guests really want to reserve rides and shows from home? Doesn’t the average tourist already have enough planning to worry about, with hotel, plane, rental car, and dining reservations? Do guests at a Disney theme park want to eliminate all spontaneity from a trip?
    Moreover, what will happen to the traditional “standby” line for those who don’t make these reservations (or have any kind of FastPass)? Will those lines continue to get longer as a result of ride time bookings, essentially forcing all guests to make the reservations out of fear of spending hours in line?
    Disney is almost definitely considering all these scenarios and reactions to ride reservations and with the system still years away from showing up in the parks (if ever), there is plenty of time to get it right. But the worry remains… Perhaps instead of overhearing excited theme park visitors exclaiming “Let’s ride Space Mountain!”, it will turn to “What’s next on our schedule?” – and that’s no fun.
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    Re: "Minusing"

    Seriously, what is the problem here? For decades, people have patiently (or at least tolerated) waited in line for attractions. Either Disney is getting above its payscale BIG TIME in attempting to second-guess what the guest experience should be, or society as a whole has become far too impatient and selfish for its own good.


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    Re: "Minusing"

    Quote Originally Posted by 20K View Post
    Seriously, what is the problem here? For decades, people have patiently (or at least tolerated) waited in line for attractions. Either Disney is getting above its payscale BIG TIME in attempting to second-guess what the guest experience should be, or society as a whole has become far too impatient and selfish for its own good.
    I'd go with the latter.
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    I SEE YOU 20K! HOW DARE YOU MOCK MY FISHIE GOODNESS!
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    Re: "Minusing"

    Quote Originally Posted by WDW4Ever View Post
    I'd go with the latter.
    I would agree. A sad reflection indeed.


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    Re: "Minusing"

    Quote Originally Posted by MartianCrab View Post

    I SEE YOU 20K! HOW DARE YOU MOCK MY FISHIE GOODNESS!
    Aaaaaaaaahhhh Groupie Group-Group!

    I'm sorry, but you just look absolutely ridiculous!

    A person would think you saw William Shatner naked with an expression like that on your face. It's not your fault you look so stupid, I know that, but could you at least not make an effort? Like, I dunno... do something more than gulp and flip your fins? I know it's difficult when you're fastened to a concrete coral reef, but at least make an effort.


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    Re: "Minusing"

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    Re: "Minusing"

    Haha. I love that so much. Wish page 2 was still kicking around as well. You can just imagine the Helmsman doing the animation check by the summer of 1994...

    "Crabs? Yep, they're still there.
    Moray eels? Yep, still in one piece.
    Divers? Meh, they're still standing.
    Okay, MO-7. 20K is good to go this morning."

    So, before I'm accused of derailing this, is there any word on whether this would be rolled out across a park as a whole, or instead limited to a select few attractions?


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    Re: "Minusing"

    please tell me that they arent serious about this...? 20k... you are right on the money... we have become way too impatient as a society and i know i can be guilty of it too... i just spent an hour in traffic... and i wanted to kill someone... but it i would never complain about standing on a line at WDW... if it seems too long... i come back later...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JNota0005DakMC View Post
    please tell me that they arent serious about this...? 20k... you are right on the money... we have become way too impatient as a society and i know i can be guilty of it too... i just spent an hour in traffic... and i wanted to kill someone... but it i would never complain about standing on a line at WDW... if it seems too long... i come back later...
    Right. And if I can't ride it this time, I'll get it on my next visit. No big deal.
    Really, Walt? Disneyland is MY land? Why would I want a silly little land when I can have the WORLD.


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    Re: "Minusing"

    Well some guests love their Fairies, this is a minus from their home at the MK.


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