MaxPass/Digital Fastpass - Any More Info?

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  1. Winnowill

    Winnowill DIS Veteran

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    Yes. The paper contains Tyvek, so it's a lot sturdier than standard cardstock.
     
  2. Princess Jes

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    These^^^

    it's something that Knott's already does. their app only shows wait times when you're in the park (note: i've never been, however, being that im on the other side of the world, i like to check wait times occasionally, just to get in the spirit for my trip, and since im going to knotts in august, i wanted to check those too... no luck)

    Also, as Davin_Felth mentioned, it's as simple as your ticket media knowing which park you've most recently gone through the turnstiles of.
     
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  4. theluckyrabbit

    theluckyrabbit Moderator Moderator

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    The CM told me that MP is not tied to Disney's wi-fi. And, in fact, they will encourage guests who are able to use their own data plans to do so since those plans will probably be faster. Also, the more guests using Disney's wi-fi means the slower the service will be. So, in answer to my direct question whether I would be able to access MP using my own provider, she said, "yes."
     
  5. Khokhonutt

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    It does seem odd that, for something they are confident will start Wednesday, we haven't heard a peep from Disney officially on this.
     
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  6. nutshell

    nutshell Oh, Disney!

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    Right. I'm starting to have my doubts.
     
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  7. Mome Rath

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    I have a feeling they'll wait until the last minute to "officially" announce it so that they can put it on hold if they sense it's not ready.
     
  8. wenrob

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    Just to add to my thoughts from earlier. There are covered scanners "up top" on Big Thunder. I tried to grab a pic but we were moving too fast. (It was semi quiet yesterday) None inside for Buzz and Star Tours just CMs. I don't know where they'd put them.
     
  9. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Bring Back MARIE!

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    They could roll this out with CMs using handheld scanners at some of the attractions. I know that's how they tested it.
     
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  10. pudinhd

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    I am wondering about the "scanning the AP or ticket" as proof of FP... They would basically be forcing everyone to have a smart phone of some kind to be able to use the FP system. I do know of at least 1 person that does not have a smart phone.
     
  11. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Bring Back MARIE!

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    Can't they just had their physical ticket scanned?
     
  12. pudinhd

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    Oh, yeah. That would work. I am too focused on the app portion. :rolleyes1
     
  13. RobertaMomof2

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    So, I luckily still have unlimited data, but am on Sprint. This will be our first trip with Sprint as my provider, do we have good cell service inside the park with Sprint? Anyone else here have Sprint and it worked well, or not? Would lovey our feedback. I know Verizon worked great last time we were there, but they are 3x more a month than Sprint and I had to switch providers. If not, I may just skip MaxPass as I don't want to run from Disney Hot Spot to Hot Spot with everyone else.
     
  14. Niltiac

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    I have Sprint, and I had good enough service to use the app throughout my last trip. I seem to remember there were little pockets of space where I would have connectivity issues, but for the most part it was fine. I think I'm going to try MP on my next major trip.
     
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  15. RobertaMomof2

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    PERFECT thank you so much Niltiac! That is exactly what I needed to know. OK will plan to use it then since it is only little pockets. Shoot Verizon was little pockets as well. Thanks!
     
  16. wenrob

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    Oh I have no doubt just kind of noting what I've observed so far. They had a guy working on one right outside Haunted Mansion this morning. Was all torn apart.
     
  17. BriarRose59

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    I guess it's official. http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/some-changes-this-week-for-disneylands-fastpass-service/

    A few changes will be implemented to Disneyland‘s FASTPASS system as it leads up to the debut of MaxPass.

    From June 21st on, guests will no longer scan their FASTPASS ticket at eligible attractions; they will now need to scan their admission ticket or annual pass for access to the FASTPASS line. Paper tickets will still be important to schedule return times and serve as reminders to guests.

    Guests may notice testing taking place at FASTPASS locations as early as June 19th.

    Disney MaxPass will allow guests to download unlimited high-resolution PhotoPass images through the Disneyland App, and for the first time, guests will be able to use the Disneyland App to book and redeem Disneyland FastPass reservations. The cost will be $10 per day, and annual and daily options will be available for annual passholders.

    Source: Orlando Theme Park News
     
  18. pudinhd

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    Thanks for posting! But, where is the notification to guests directly from DLR?!?!
     
  19. az4boys

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    So this is supposed to start in 2 days and they still don't know how much it will cost AP's?
     
  20. Barbanellie

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    I guess no one knows yet, but I bought tickets online, and have them on my phone, in the app. I know I'll get a paper ticket when we get to the gates on our first day. Those paper tickets will be used to pull out the FP at the machines. What will we scan for FP to redeem, though? Would the phone bar code work, or would it have to be the paper ticket?
     
  21. Khokhonutt

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    I'm just speculating like everyone else, but all I see being implemented here is a different way of checking in and redeem your fastpass, "in advance of implementing maxpass."
     

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