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P. 821: Disneyland announces new Fastpass options
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby PeoplemoverMatt » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:36 pm

Well, I'm going to WDW next weekend. As of this moment, thanks to FP+, I know I'm going to be riding Thunder Mtn, Splash Mtn, and Space Mtn in the middle of the day on a Saturday without waiting in any stand-by queues. I would LOVE to be able to do the same thing when going to Disneyland since Saturdays are about the only days I can go. Sadly there are far too many terrible entitled AP's who'd abuse the crap out of the system if a similar option was made available.

That said, if there was a paid option that would make it easier to reserve a FP+ time for rides like Frozen and Mine Train, I'd be all for it. Those were all taken by the time I had secured my WDW admission. :x
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby sirloindude » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:22 am

If I have to wait until I get into the park to use the new system, I confess that I don't see much point to it other than sparing me from having to run to an attraction to pick up the Fastpass for it. Sure, that's a nice perk, but not enough to get me to pay for it.

I will say that, given the annual passholder population for DLR, I'm glad they don't have a MyMagic+ system, of which this seems like a stripped-down, upcharge version. It'd be darn near impossible to get any halfway decent Fastpasses if there were a system like WDW's in place. I guess I just don't really see much point or value in this one, but hey, if DLR can generate some sort of decent ROI on this, good for them.

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Postby Cj1990 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:10 am

I agree with the above. Let's just hope that they are just taking baby steps into better integration for their fast pass system.

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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby cwf_777 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:59 am

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/21/guardians-of-the-galaxy-disneyland-ride-looks-to-offer-a-lot-of-fun-for-marvel-fans

New article from IGN where they went on a construction tour of Guardians of the Galaxy. Some new information that makes me a lot more excited for the ride.

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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby JGuy » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:13 pm

cwf_777 wrote:http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/21/guardians-of-the-galaxy-disneyland-ride-looks-to-offer-a-lot-of-fun-for-marvel-fans

New article from IGN where they went on a construction tour of Guardians of the Galaxy. Some new information that makes me a lot more excited for the ride.


The way they described the pre-show sounds interesting. Having multiple speakers around the room to simulate Rocket moving around the ducts could be neat. Although, I'd like for him to appear visually in the pre-show, too. Either an animatronic popping out from the duct or a video on a screen.

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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:34 pm

These new details sound very promising. It sounds like the vehicles will be surrounded by screens or immersive scenery rather than just having scenery in front.
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby sfriday1998 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:46 pm

COASTER FREAK 11 wrote:The Disneyland Resort has announced some upgrades to the FastPass system.

Additional Disney FASTPASS Locations and New Disney MaxPass Coming to Disneyland Resort
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by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

Many guests already know that Disney FASTPASS is one of the best ways to make the most of their time at Disney Parks. This landmark innovation was first introduced at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World in 1999 as a way to provide guests with faster access to the fun. Over the years, Disney FASTPASS has evolved and expanded and is used at our theme parks differently, based on the unique ways our guests enjoy our sites around the world.

Today, I’m excited to announce further expansion of Disney FASTPASS coming to two of our most popular attractions — Toy Story Mania in Disney California Adventure park and Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland park! When Disney FASTPASS first launched at Disneyland Resort it was available at four locations, and over the years the number has expanded to a total of 16 attractions with these two new additions.

Later this year, we will launch Disney MaxPass, which will allow guests to maximize their experience by providing unlimited downloads of their high-resolution PhotoPass images and by enabling the convenience of mobile booking and redemption of Disney FASTPASS return times – all by using the Disneyland App. Disney MaxPass will be available for an introductory price of $10 a day. Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders also will have the opportunity to purchase Disney MaxPass on a daily or yearly basis.

Guests will continue to have the option of Disney FASTPASS service at no cost by obtaining FASTPASSES at attraction FASTPASS kiosks, just as they do today.

The addition of these two new Disney FASTPASS locations and the introduction of Disney MaxPass is part of our ongoing commitment to providing guests with opportunities to customize their experiences and make it even easier than ever to create unforgettable memories.

We’ll have more information to share on these updates soon — including details and launch dates — so keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog.


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So, if you want to book Fastpasses in the App, and get HD Digital downloads of Photopass Pics, you can pay $10 a day, or a yearly price yet to be announced.

I think its odd they are charging guests to the Disneyland Resort for something that is free for WDW guests. MyMagic+ does have up-charge options, but you are not charged for the simple convenience of being able to book a Fastpass through your app. I wonder if changes like this are coming to WDW soon?

To be clear, Traditional Fastpasses from the machines are still free. You only have to pay if you want to book through the app, and avoid having to walk to each location and get a physical Fastpass.


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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby bostonlva » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:20 pm

Disney fans are collectively losing their minds (and breaking open their piggy banks) today over news that the long-rumored high-end 21 Royal restaurant at Disneyland is now very, very real.

Disney Parks fan site WDW News Today is reporting that the ultra luxe 21 Royal is accepting reservations as of yesterday, with the premier experience costing a whopping $15,000. Don’t worry, that does include park admission, valet, tax, and tip.

So what do you get for your $15,000? A private dinner for twelve guests only, tucked into an amazingly opulent room at 21 Royal Street, which apparently was part Walt Disney’s apartment plans above New Orleans Square. The guided seven-course menu is created individually for each group by chef de cuisine Justin Monson, and includes wines from sommelier Matt Ellingson, as well as an opening cocktail reception.

While there, you’ll also get a winding history lesson on some of the finer points of not only the park, but of Disney the man. And when all is said and done, you’ll be able to retreat to a private balcony overlooking the park for coffee and petit fours.

The private dining experience is only available for those willing to pony up a cool $1,250 a head (again, that’s all-in though), but given the volume that a place like Disneyland does, there are sure to be more than a few willing participants. Want to throw down the cash yourself? 21 Royal is taking reservations now.

http://la.eater.com/2017/1/26/14399360/disneyland-21-royal-private-dinner

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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby laqueefa » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:28 pm

bostonlva wrote:
Disney fans are collectively losing their minds (and breaking open their piggy banks) today over news that the long-rumored high-end 21 Royal restaurant at Disneyland is now very, very real.

Disney Parks fan site WDW News Today is reporting that the ultra luxe 21 Royal is accepting reservations as of yesterday, with the premier experience costing a whopping $15,000. Don’t worry, that does include park admission, valet, tax, and tip.

So what do you get for your $15,000? A private dinner for twelve guests only, tucked into an amazingly opulent room at 21 Royal Street, which apparently was part Walt Disney’s apartment plans above New Orleans Square. The guided seven-course menu is created individually for each group by chef de cuisine Justin Monson, and includes wines from sommelier Matt Ellingson, as well as an opening cocktail reception.

While there, you’ll also get a winding history lesson on some of the finer points of not only the park, but of Disney the man. And when all is said and done, you’ll be able to retreat to a private balcony overlooking the park for coffee and petit fours.

The private dining experience is only available for those willing to pony up a cool $1,250 a head (again, that’s all-in though), but given the volume that a place like Disneyland does, there are sure to be more than a few willing participants. Want to throw down the cash yourself? 21 Royal is taking reservations now.

http://la.eater.com/2017/1/26/14399360/disneyland-21-royal-private-dinner


I forsee a lot of tax returns getting ponied up for this by the extreme Disney fans.
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