Disney adds FASTPASS to additional attractions

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2001 8:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Disney will roll out its FASTPASS system, a "virtual queue" system that keeps guests out of line spending money while they wait, to additional attractions at all of their parks. The newest one will be for the Disney-MGM attraction for "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Read the press release from PR Newswire.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001 9:31 AM
Disney land Pris is using the Fastpass for over two months.I tried it and it works!Every where you put the pass in the machine and you only have to wait about 15 minutes where normal visitors have to wait 60 minutes.A sample:Space Mountain (at DLP) normal waiting time about 2.5-3 hours.With fastpass only 30 minutes.

Thuur Crompvoets
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 9:33 AM
It's a great system for those who know how to use it. You would be amazed at how many people are skeptical about using it, thinking it costs something extra. Why anyone would wait in the standby line is beyond me. I'm sure that Disney will eventually make it for their resort guests only, as it will encourage more people to stay at their resorts and of course spend more money on property.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 10:45 AM
Universal Florida already has the no line/no wait for their resort Guests. I think that it's a great idea.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 1:43 PM
it works like a dream, i hit all the rides at IOA in 45 min
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 7:21 PM
I'm all for this and can't wait to try it out first-hand next month.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 7:49 PM
This system is the best! I'm not sure I could live without it at a perenially crowded place like Disneyland.

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Thursday, March 22, 2001 5:25 AM
So many people really despise the entire Fastpass system, but I'm all for it. When I visited Walt Disney World in June of 2000, we took advantage of Fastpass numerous times. It was especially helpful for Space Mountain, which had an outrageous line at all times.

But, I'm not sure too many attractions in Epcot really need the whole Fastpass system. Test Track definitely does, but Norway's Maelstrom? I haven't ridden it in years, but does it really have large lines?

On the other hand, even if the line was only, say, 30 minutes, that's still 30 more minutes guests can spend seeing a show or going to get a bite to eat.

It's a win-win situation, I tell you!

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- Brian
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Thursday, March 22, 2001 1:50 PM
i went on Norway's Maelstrom last May and the line
was nearly 2 hours. I don't know why, the ride was pretty boring.
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Thursday, March 22, 2001 8:15 PM
I have a question that anyone can answer if you know the answer. IS the fastpass or whatever it is called at IOA and Disney World free, or does it cost money extra? Also how would I got about trying to obtain a fastpass?

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