Disney patent application hints at FastPass overhaul

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2007 9:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney World visitors could someday 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 accommodations, using a new technology the resort's parent company is developing. The technology, which the Walt Disney Co. is seeking to patent, would use central computers to manage distribution of FastPass tickets throughout Disney World's four Central Florida theme parks and at Disneyland in Southern California.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Friday, September 7, 2007 4:47 AM
'Hierarchies of access'

It sounds like Disney guests are going to get what they pay for.

Depending on the perks, it might be enough to get me to upgrade my next Disneyworld vacation from Value to Moderate resort. To me, a room is a room is a room, but FastPass perks are worth forking out a little bit more. I would do the same for preferential dining reservations too.

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