Potential Changes To Disney's FastPass ($$$)

Monday, September 10, 2007 2:47 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

Why should the business as a whole ignore the opportunity to make more money?


I want the amusement business to make more money, thrive, and grow. Their are many other ways of making more money than to screw half of your guests by artificially making lines longer. They can raise prices if they have to in order to be successful, but splitting your guests into different economical segments will not create a positive perception of your company. It makes you look greedy. Profits are good. Greed is bad.

Don't EVEN get me started on Verichip. It could have some benefits to mankind, but in the wrong hands, it could be the single most dangerous invention to human rights ever devised. Sounds crazy, but look it up.

www.spychip.com

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Monday, September 10, 2007 3:57 PM
^Everyone knows that is the mark of the beast! :)

-Tambo

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:12 AM
And that is the largest hurdle that Applied Digital solutions has to overcome, getting everyone to accept it.

Although I don't take it lightly, I really believe short of forcing people to embed it under their skin, most people will be very much against it. Being tagged for life so that the Government and Big Business can track you and every single piece of information about you possibly including your thoughts and desires should scare the crap out of everyone. Using that information, it would be possible for them to control the population to a much greater degree than anyone can do now.

How did ADS ever come up with an idea such as the implantable microchip? While the invention was young in it's design, they HAD to see similarities between their invention and the Mark of the Beast in the Bible. Is it really worth putting money into and supporting a product that has such a large group of people who will ultimately be against it from the start? Either they are not very good at creating a viable business, or they know how to pull the strings needed to "chip" the entire world and if that is true, then they really are in league with Satan...

Once again crazy talk, but conspiracies are my thing. I'll stop now because I could go on and on about it.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 10:47 AM
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...then they really are in league with Satan...

Just like the Q-bot people!


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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:29 PM
Glad to see you finally coming around, Gonch.

Oh wait, you probably think that's a good thing. :) *** Edited 9/11/2007 5:30:13 PM UTC by RatherGoodBear***

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 2:19 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar That is a good thing.

Just like money beats karma everytime, Satan wins everytime too. :)

See why Q-bot is so perfect?


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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 2:59 PM

Satan wins everytime too

Someone hasn't watched Dogma recently.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 2:59 PM
Woe to You Oh Earth and Sea
for the Devil sends the beast with wrath
because he knows the time is short
Let him who hath understanding
reckon the number of the beast
for it is a human number
its number is six hundred and sixty six.

I left alone my mind was blank
I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind

What did I see? Can I believe? That what I saw
that night was real and not just fantasy

Just what I saw in my old dreams were they
reflections of my warped mind staring back at me?

'Cause in my dreams it's always there the evil face that twists my mind
and brings me to despair

The night was black was no use holding back
'Cause I just had to see was someone watching me
In the mist dark figures move and twist
was all this for real or just some kind of hell
666 the Number of the Beast
Hell and fire was spawned to be released

Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised
as they start to cry hands held to the sky
In the night the fires are burning bright
the ritual has begun Satan's work is done
666 the Number of the Beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight

This can't go on I must inform the law
Can this still be real or just some crazy dream?
but I feel drawn towards the chanting hordes
seems to mesmerize...can't avoid their eyes
666 the Number of the Beast
666 the one for you and me

I'm coming back I will return
And I'll possess your body and I'll make you burn
I have the fire I have the force
I have the power to make my evil take its course

The creator of the QBot. :)

-Tambo

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 3:34 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Brian Noble said:
Someone hasn't watched Dogma recently.

Blasphemy to say (ironic, huh?), but it's not one of my favorite Kevin Smith films.


tambo said:
Woe to You Oh Earth and Sea
for the Devil sends the beast with wrath
etc...

Ha! I thought the same thing. Any thread that takes the direction of adding Maiden lyrics as a post is cool in my book. \m/

I'll spare the home-made animation of how if you type 'q-bot' in all lower case - the q, the b and the o&t combined easily form 666 with little manipulation.

Scary! :)


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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 3:49 PM
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dexter said:


While the invention was young in it's design, they HAD to see similarities between their invention and the Mark of the Beast in the Bible.


I can't tell if you're serious or not, but either way I'm scared.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 8:46 PM
So now I have to wear a garlic necklace, and keep a bottle of holy water and a silver spike next to the monitor when I enter this site?
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 10:38 PM
Andy, Haven't you been paying attention to the character I've played here on CoasterBuzz for so many years? I am very serious. I was sharing my opinion and knowledge on the subject of the Verichip.

q-bot = 666? It's a stretch but I can see it. I'm not serious about that. I think that's funny. I'd REALLY like to see your animation Gonch.

The Disney logo has 666 in it, seemingly on purpose. A lot of logos do. Anything can look like something if you are looking for it though so it doesn't necessarily mean anything (and I say that just to show that I am not as loopy as people think I am).

Iron Maiden RULZ! Golden Years has always been one of my favorite songs.

Dogma is a pretty good movie, but of all KS's movies, I still like CLERKS the best.

And finally, once again Bear tops his last post. I never considered that Gonch was evil. I always though that he was just misunderstood like me.

All in good fun, btw.

Is this thread considered hijacked?

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 11:26 PM
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Dex:
I never considered that Gonch was evil. I always though that he was just misunderstood like me.

Nope. Evil incarnate.


RGB:
So now I have to wear a garlic necklace, and keep a bottle of holy water and a silver spike next to the monitor when I enter this site?

That's a good idea - except that I think you're taking protection against vampires.

Not sure how useful that'd actually be in the long run. Doesn't seem to be a high vampire population in these parts. :)


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Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:03 AM
^Some (not me) would argue that Corporate Parks are blood-suckers. Isn't that enough to warrent garlic?


". . . don't you know baby that life is a scream!" - Gordon Gano

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:03 AM

Lord Gonchar said:


Doesn't seem to be a high vampire population in these parts.


There's lots of mindless zombies here in NJ. What do I do about them?

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:26 AM
Kick The Sky's avatar I just got back from Disney so I am late coming into this discussion and, no, I haven't read all six pages of info here. I've read bits and pieces of it, though. I think as it stands now, the FastPass system at Disney works really well. It is based on ride capacities and each ride only disperses so many FastPasses for the day. Some of the more popular rides, like say, Tower of Terror, can exhaust their FastPass supplies fairly early in the day. It should also be noted that, while the FastPass tickets do display a one hour window of when you can return to ride, you can show up AFTER the window and get a ride, especially if the ride has been down during your window. I have never been told I could not ride when showing up late. I imagine this could cause all sorts of problems when 1000 people enter the FastPass lane once Rock'N'Roller Coaster reopens after a four hour delay.

My thoughts on being able to "call in" your reservation times strikes me as sounding like a good idea, but in the end, it could leave a lot of guests with a sour taste. Let me elaborate with an example of another facet of the Disney experience that requires "reservations"...

The Disney restaurants recommend that you have reservations before arriving at Disney. The cold reality is, that unless you do not make your reservations six months in advance for your restaurants, that you will probably be eating counter service meals for most of your stay. What makes it worse is that you are locked into your choices well before your visit, meaning your days are pretty much locked in at specific parks to cater to your dining reservations. We had three dining reservations at Disney Hollywood Studios this time around and I certainly was getting sick of the park after the second visit.

Now, I am not saying that this reservation system for rides will be the same thing, but it does seem that it could head that way. Enough of Disney already is anal planning before hand and regimented scheduling to have a "perfect" day. There are companies out there that specialize in this planning and they make a mint doing it. My complaint would be, what ever happened to spontaneity? I would like to wake up on a given day and say, "I feel like going to Epcot today," and then walk into Epcot and say, "I feel like going on Mission Space" and going over to ride it. Instead, it is going to turn into, "Well, we are going to Animal Kingdom today because we have 3pm reservations at Tusker House and at 10am we are riding Everest, at 11:15 we are going to the Lion King Show, and at 12:43 we have to be over at the Kilimanjaro Safari." And if you want to be spontaneous, you are going to have to suffer in 40-90 minute standby lines, eating chicken strips and fries for every meal of your trip.

Anyways, this is just my .02 from a recent visitor to the parks.


Certain victory.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:01 PM
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KTS:
Instead, it is going to turn into, "Well, we are going to Animal Kingdom today because we have 3pm reservations at Tusker House and at 10am we are riding Everest, at 11:15 we are going to the Lion King Show, and at 12:43 we have to be over at the Kilimanjaro Safari."

People don't seem to believe that when I say it. Maybe they'll listen to you. :)


Rob:
There's lots of mindless zombies here in NJ. What do I do about them?

I dunno. I just called my insurance company and they don't offer Zombie coverage.

The lady on the phone started going on about garlic and holy water and I was like, "No, that's vampires!" and then she started babblin about silver bullets and after realizing she wasn't talking about the coaster, but rather actual bullets, I replied with, "No, that's werewolves...or possibly lycanthropes of all kinds" (I don't discriminate)...

...at that point I hung up. :)


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Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:05 PM
Sounds a lot like my insurance company. If only I had a wooden stake I could drive right into its heart ;)

(just kidding, my insurance company is actually pretty good, despite the lack of zombie coverage)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007 1:15 PM
No word of a lie, just as I clicked on this topic to check the latest posts, my local (clear channel) radio station starts playing "Running With the Devil."

Gonch, if you think Satan always wins, you didn't read Revelation all the way through. ;)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007 2:32 PM

There's lots of mindless zombies here in NJ. What do I do about them?

Tell them I said thanks for not blocking midways and queues at my home park for a change and to take their time getting back home!

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