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Comments for Disney Park Sees First Sign Relating to New Paid FastPass System

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44 Comments

  1. Diz D.

    Then they better lower gate prices significantly.

    1. Ronna Budd

      They are charging way too much. Tickets, parking, bottles of water, and food.

      1. Karen Taylor-Steward

        Disney getting greedy

      2. Honorinda Tegler

        I am so sorry to see fast pass go away and give preferential treatment to those who can afford to buy their way to the front of the line. I understand that universal has had this type of type of system in place and that was proud that Disney hadn’t succombed to corp greed-that it had stayed true to the Walt Disney’s original intent-. Disneyland a place where both adults and children could spend time together.as guests not customers.

    2. Jan

      Walt Disney did not create this place for the rich and famous. He wanted a magical place for everyone and those with disabilities to go somewhere to enjoy themselves. I agree with all the comments. It would be absolutely wrong to pay for fast pass. Leave it the way it has been. I will miss the park . Maybe people should boycott anything Disney.

      1. Karen Taylor-Steward

        If its not broke don’t fix it, there was nothing wrong with the way the orignal fasspasses was, it’s Disney getting greedy, & people will end up not going if disney starts charging extra its just GREED

      2. J

        The more I here the more I don’t want to go they are getting greedy. If it carries on our holiday that has been differed for the second year will get changed completely

  2. Ben

    If they continue to roll this out to all the parks, its going to be very sad indeed.

  3. Tamara

    Squeeze a little more Disney. Only the foolish will still pay for half the experience.

    1. Patricia McGlade

      I by far don’t want to see this happen, but if you are going to do it then it shouldn’t be per ride. It should be a sit amount and for all rides. I don’t believe that this is the answer. Leave it the way it is and if your just trying to keep the lines down, do more virtual queues.

      1. Justin

        Disney Parks are failing their families. The magic is being stripped away season by season. So many key imagineers who have selected Disney Parks as their dream employment to bring happiness and a true magical experience have left due to this new management style. Disney Subscription should now be the new name of the Park experiences and Walt is turning in his grave…..

  4. Sarah Miller

    I won’t pay for it. It seems all Disney does is raise prices and get more money hungry every year. It’s really sad and I wonder how much longer families can afford to pay for a vacation. It’s becoming an elitist thing and I think that’s sad. I happen to live about forty-five minutes away from DisneyWorld and I adore going every chance I get but I skip a lot of the activities I’d love to try like restaurants.

    1. Bob

      The fast pass program should be reimplemented in it’s original form and at no cost. Parks guests can better plan their day and significantly reduce their line eait time. The problem is that most parks guests do not want to plan their park day 60 days in advance, and that’s OK. But there should be no cost for fast passes.

  5. David A

    Another nail in the DIsney coffin I fear. It seems they are intent on alienating the very people that made Disney what it is

  6. ann

    it’s getting to expensive as it is for disney for two people from the uk it’s six thousand pounds with out food that’s just hotel flight and park tickets.

    1. Wendy

      They are going to push so many people away from going there. So they will lose money. I feel it’s not going to be the happiest place on earth. It’s going to be hell. I feel this is a stupid idea!!! I will never go again if this happens. Sad… Sad…. Sad… Smdh

    2. Sue Manchester

      Totally agree, we pay enough for park tickets as it is, surely they can’t expect charging extra for a FP is not going to anger people ?

    3. Matt

      Good lord. I can’t even fathom going for that amount. I’m an hour an a half away and have the DVC etc and I still am like this is almost too expensive lol

    4. Jason

      Sad for Disney. It has made a path that Walt wouldn t of wanted. The average American family can no longer afford. Universal should take note and jump on the opportunity. The new C level manager of the parks is only loyal to the share holders and giving them a pay day.

  7. krista hennessy

    Just feels so wrong. I won’t participate. Fast pass costs them nothing – it’s really taking advantage.

  8. My family is going to Disney World in about a month. If they decide that this is the thing to, we won’t be back!

    1. Barry Bruner

      Disney has talked a good line about being inclusive, updating rides ie: jungle cruise yet all the pricing schemes including this latest idea in Paris seems more exclusive to me

  9. Debbie

    Shame on disney. The only families that are going to be able to afford it is the rich. Average family of 4 cant afford 10,000 for a 7 day disney vacation. I will not pay $100 a person to get in and then $10 a ride ridiculous.

  10. KenR

    I would rather see a program where all resort guest get 4 fast passes per day, day guest or off-property guest get 3 per day. The fast pass can be used anywhere, anytime. Once they are used there is no chance of getting more. If the fast pass line is 30 minutes and the standby is 70, you make the choice of jumping in or not. I did not like the system of having to schedule a ride months in advance. I think a lot of FP were made and not used. I also did not like how you could not overlap them. For example if your window for one FP was 9:00am to 10:00am and another was 9:55am to 10:55am you could not select that 9:55 to 10:55 one.

  11. Tara

    We are staying at Universal Lowe’s Portifino at a passholder rate of $289 per night in two weeks. You get the free express pass for everyone in the room. Also bought a universal annual pass for $349. We are Disney fanatics, but lately find Universal to be so much more affordable and enjoyable. Feels like they are trying so much harder and all Disney is doing is finding ways to suck the life out of people. Shameful.

  12. Joe Foss

    I will refuse to participate, and investigate selling my four condo contracts at WDW. If they want to do this, then length of stay will go down in the resorts – have they thought of that? Also, would the founder of the company be OK with fast pass for pay? Fast pass is a great way for folks to organize their visit and avoid “museum feet” but this is a terrible idea as a revenue generating process.

    1. Justin

      I agree! We are DVC owners and it may be time to sell…..
      This is not the direction of a “Magical” place I want to support anymore….

  13. SG

    NO NO NO!!!!!

  14. Sydney Fox

    I’ll just clarify that although they have decided to charge for the Fast Pass, what they aren’t clarifying enough is that there’s still two other options, the regular pass( which is the same as what the Fast Pass used to be, just not on paper but on the app like WDW) and just queueing. So they took the Fast Pass name and named their universal style payment option. So we haven’t actually lost anything.

    1. Presently, I believe the new system relate to Disney in Paris. I will say, in general family dislikes the many changes at WDW. If this new system follows suit in Florida, it’s bye bye Disney for us.

    2. Karen

      Disney is getting greedy, & families won’t be able to afford to go, it will only be for the rich & people won’t go back, leave the fast passes alone, it works OK as it is, you get greedy people will stop going

  15. Bob

    The fast pass program should be reimplemented in it’s original form and at no cost. Parks guests can better plan their day and significantly reduce their line eait time. The problem is that most parks guests do not want to plan their park day 60 days in advance, and that’s OK. But there should be no cost for fast passes.

    1. Karen Taylor-Steward

      It’s Disney getting greedy

  16. Linda

    Live 45 minutes away and have had annual passes for years . Paying for a fast pass- hard NO! We won’t renew and we’ll take our money somewhere else. Bad enough we can’t go spur of the moment anymore- with reservation system ?

  17. Jan

    Walt Disney did not create this place for the rich and famous. He wanted a magical place for everyone and those with disabilities to go somewhere to enjoy themselves. I agree with all the comments. It would be absolutely wrong to pay for fast pass. Leave it the way it has been. I will miss the park . Maybe people should boycott anything Disney.

  18. Louis

    This isn’t the first Disney park to do this. They already do it in Asia.

  19. Michelle

    Not at all surprising. Disney executives want to create an exclusive vacation experience for those who are well-heeled. They don’t care that the people Walt built the place for can no longer afford to come. That’s actually the exact outcome they seek.

  20. Thomas McCarthy

    How are people not noticing that the signs in the article are not from Walt Disney world. They are clearly from Disneyland Paris as they have French on them.

  21. Tammy

    Disney is already out of reach for many families due to the high cost of park tickets. Many save for years to afford to take their children to the most magical place. Now with the added expense of premier access, it will be even more difficult to bring families. Shame on Disney for taking the magic from the children.

  22. Sherri

    I believe that they are charging too much already. They started charing for resort parking, and now this, all while the over-all prices continue to increase. They are turning people off at every turn, such as with changes to classics and their political stands. It’s a shame to see them destroying the magic that Walt Disney worked so hard to build!

  23. LISA MEYER

    I find it disturbing that Disney would charge “more” for this. Don’t they squeeze enough out of its patrons as it is in ticket, parking and incidentals? I visited Disney fourteen times in the nineties. My kids loved the parks. I recently took my grands. I was disappointed. The cost was more than twice what was paid with my kids. Adding additional fees, they’re crazy!

  24. Sharon

    This is disheartening… They are only encouraging the economic division. Disney was our only Christmas gift every year (memories not Momentos), and if we got any money we upgraded our tickets to passes. When you visit Disney you pay an arm and a leg already, please recover from the pandemic another way

  25. Jan Dearing

    The Magic is fading! Everything that makes our vacation special is gone or changing. No Magical Express. No luggage pick up and delivery. And no check in at the resort. Meal plan. NOW…no.fast pass unless you pay!!! It sounds OK. It’s only nine dollars a ride. Or more. But that adds up. When we go we are a party of six. 6×9 is $54. Try doing that four or five times a day! I get more disillusioned with Disney every time I read something new. I’m just so disappointed.

  26. jo

    bring back fast past as it was before pandemic. It was easy to use. part of the Disney planning is the planning. Getting the 6 yr. old on to computer to decide which park to visit each day was fun. Reservations are a must now so we are locked into our days. Looking at rides and planning what we want to do is also fun. Not this year. Bring back the usual fast pass. It to difficulty to make a 6yr old stand in line for hr. to ride buzz light year. They have taken away most stay on property perks. Leave us this.

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