March 2, 2008
At the Magic Kingdom, I’m going to tease you a little with some rumors about changes that will be coming to both the turnstiles at the Parks and the FastPass system.
If you have been to Walt Disney World recently, you will of course have noticed the changes to the FastPass tickets, as they are now longer than the original tickets and include a barcode, which to date has not been utilized. This new addition caused many people to question its significance, and possible future uses. Well, fear not, because the barcodes are far less ominous than some people may have feared. In the very near future, Walt Disney World will be testing and implementing a new way to speed along the FastPass system: instead of having a Cast Member manually look at and count the FastPasses (to ensure the dates and times are within the window that you were given), they will use a bar code reader that will scan each FastPass to ensure its validity, and in the process also speed along the queue.