New technology could shorten the wait...

New technology could shorten the wait for Disney theme-park rid...

There are 11 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 8, 2007, titled New technology could shorten the wait for Disney theme-park rid.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Walt Disney World visitors could eventually order line-skipping, FastPass ride tickets from their cell phones or home computers, and could receive preferential treatment based on the price of their Disney ...

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Alpharetta, GA

#1 Sep 8, 2007
Gee Donald, Mickey and Goofy do you think we are losing alot of business to Universal because they have PERFECTED the use of rewarding customers who are willing to spend the extra money to stay at one of our hotels(if you stay at a Universal On Site Hotel you Room key is a Fast Pass on rides. Been that way for YEARS!!)

I don't know Guys maybe we should copy Universal on getting some more exciting RIDES for someone over the age of 7!
Mr Macho


#2 Sep 9, 2007
I think the whole idea is Goofy! It's just another mickey mouse idea!

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Sep 9, 2007
Hmm.. pay money to NOT stand in line.
Yup, last time I checked this country is into Captialism and not socialism.
Want not to wait in a long line and sit in a bigger seat on a plane? There's something called first class. Not everyone takes it, not everyone can have it but you all get the same ride.

United States

#4 Sep 9, 2007
Roy D

Miami, FL

#5 Sep 9, 2007
What the article fails to mention is that Disney is moving away from allowing day guests access or anyone staying outside to the parks. The eventual model will require guest spend a week or longer at a WDW resort to gain entry to a theme park. Disney will become an exclusive resort in which one of the perks will be theme park entry.

Jonas Ridge, NC

#6 Sep 9, 2007
I feel bad for the kids who are not able to enjoy disney like we all did growing up. New technology is great, but there is a price. Disney's prices just keep going up and up. Parents just can't afford it anymore. It is a shame.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Sep 9, 2007
Yeah great when we were growing up.
Memories kind of gloss over everything don't they.

Limited tickets for each ride in that cruddy little booklet meant you couldn't do every ride or the good ones twice. Infamous E Ticket rides.

Childhood memories are more around that revolving carousel of ages and the Eastern airlines you can fly because of the old days. Thanks to today, I can hit every ride.

Keep on improving Disney!(but you still botched MGM Studios and getting rid of that name and NOT making Oz is insane.. hopefully Universal will make a deal with MGM and get not only Potter but Oz and Wonka parks).
Tired Parent

United States

#8 Sep 9, 2007
The entire process of waiting in long lines in the summer heat is in my estimation the "Vietnam" of parenthood.
Two hour waits to get on "MR Toads Wild Ride" sweating, cussing and pretending to have a good time for the sake of the crying kids. Truly sucks for any parent on earth. If I could pay
$20 extra per ride to zip right in it would be worth it to me. I would rather
have a frikin root canal with no anethesia than stand in those lines in the heat. How about taking the hundreds of millions you rake in and create an enclosed ,air conditioned area for the long lines with some big screen TV's to entertain us while we rot in line for 120 minutes. Place absolutely sucks for adults to endure. We are forced by peer pressure and guilt to stand there and everyone is miserable including the kids. How bout some a/c you idiots.
Also, when the ten thousand people get off the tram make sure there are
more than 4 ticket booths open. Kinda makes for a quicker transition into the park. Thank God my kids are grown and off to college. Place was a pain in the a--ss.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Sep 9, 2007
The idea should not be Patentable.

It's not an invention, but a software program.

The US patent system is out of control.
Hogwash Disney

Miami, FL

#10 Sep 9, 2007
I have stayed on Disney property at least 6 times with purchases to a 3-5 day park pass, meal plan, etc. I should get special treatment for fast pass.

Tourists should stop whining.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Sep 10, 2007
Pretty soon more people will be standing in the FastPass lines than in the regular lines. How's that for irony.

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