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PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

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Old 04-04-2016, 09:32 AM   #1
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Significant Updates Coming to FastPass+, Guests No Longer Need To Use Kiosks

Just read this....

http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/04/breaki...to-use-kiosks/

VERY happy these changes are happening!!
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:34 AM   #2
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me too can't wait to see this in place and how it works out.
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It's about time - especially the ability to book between one and three Fastpass choices, as I've lost track of the number of times I've had to book three, even though I know we've only got time in the park for one.
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I too hated the having to book 3 and not always using them. I love the option of getting one at a different park before getting there since we're hoppers. Now if only they'd figure out a way to get a DAS return time without having to go to the ride aid be all set!
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Sounds great, especially for people with smart phones! I still bristle at having to choose my rides so far ahead of time, but the app does make it easier.

I hope the kiosks will still be available for people who don't have smart phones or who need a bit of help.
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Now, let's all contact Disney and ask them to change it so once you've used your FIRST FP, you can add another one! Remember how we used to do that with paper FPs? When the new FP+ system came out, Disney did several surveys with various options, and this was always listed. The way it is now, you're pretty much stuck either (1) NEVER getting an evening FP, or (2) never getting more than 3 FPs. It just makes no sense. If a FP is available and you've used everything except your nighttime FP to Jungle Cruise (because it's just awesome at night), then let us add another FP, for Walt's sake! Disney does listen to us, at least sometimes, so please, if you agree, let's let them know this would be an amazing change.
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