I don't believe this one bit. The FP system is meant to keep people out of lines, and free to buy food and merchandise. Unless they meant the FP system as we know it was going away, to be replaced by a similar system with a different name but the same aim (to keep people out of lines and free to buy food and merchandise).I actually had a client there email and tell me that they were told by a CM
that they were not going to Be issuing Fps in the near future.
I had to be the one to hang onto one of those necklace timers at Space Mountain in mid-Sept. I have absolutely no idea how to plan a day if I can't have more freedom in it. If I use the timeframe and it's, say, 2 hours away, then I'll either have to hang out in the same area for 2 hours or I'll end up doubling back. I was on just about every ride at MK and Epcot last month and no one ever said anything to me. A little nervous here!I asked the CM a Mickey last night. She said she's heard rumors but since Mickey rarely runs out of FPs she doubts anything will happen there. I have noticed more FP monitoring of timing (giving out the necklace timers to FP users) so something is going on. Maybe they'll change the windows for more popular vs less popular rides? only time will tell.
ROFL"My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious."
"Thank you, Simone."
Seriously-- that would cause nothing but mass chaos and confusion among not only guests but all CMs as well.but a mass email will go out and it would take effect immediately.
I usually don't get worried about the rumors either but for some reason this one has me on edge a bit. I don't see how it can work. Guess we wait and see. I'll keep my plans that I have made up so far as is and if something changes then back to the drawing board.Josh - just curious, do you think there's anything at all to these reports recently though about what CMs are saying? I agree with what you said totally, and I also am not going to worry about it, AND I've been around Disney message boards long enough to see LOTS and LOTS of weird FP rumor threads come and go, yet somehow these reports have a different feel to them somehow, that's why I've been reserving judgment this time.
(Maybe there's some secret cabal of 20 CMs that have cooked this all up during some CM happy hour!)
My guess is that the "something" is that the Cast Members repeat rumors they hear, just like anyone else.There is definitely "something" going on because there's too many reports just like Abby's
They do it just fine with no early returns already. It's not that hard to tell a guest "no" if that's the policy. Here, I'll show you.I just can't see how they are going to do this without incurring a lot of wrath or putting the CMs into positions of having to be confrontational with guests.
You might get Penny and Percy Passholder complaining about being able to do it last month, but the dear Passholders will be told, in the most polite manner possible, that, unfortunately this courtesy can no longer be extended for <some random Disney-fiction reason>. If Penny and Percy keep up, the Cast Member will call over their Manager, and if that doesn't work the Manager will helpfully suggest that they visit Guest Services to speak with someone who can comment on the policy further, and might even offer to walk them over there, at which they'll be given coupons for a free mickeybar and sent on their way.I'm sorry, but this has expired. However, you are welcome to (enter the standby line)/(get another fast pass) if you wish to ride (now)/(later).