Changes to Epcot FP+

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Changes to Epcot FP+
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Mon, 11-04-2013 - 7:29am

Just an update...I was modifying my Fastpass+ selections for Epcot and noticed that Disney is only allowing guests to select 1 attraction from the most popular attractions. They are only allowing you to obtain 1 Fastpass out of Soarin, Maelstrom, Test Track, and the Character Spot.  I already had my FP selections for Maelstrom, Soarin and Test Track and just needed modify the times but I would be a little disappointed if not!

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Sun, 11-17-2013 - 8:33pm

Ok, I realize now my OP was not clear...Disney is allowing three FP selections to be made still, but you can choose one from Category A and two from Category B... Category A appears to be the most popular attractions where as Cat B is the less popular attractions... Disney has begun testing this in Hollywood Studios as well. I am glad I selected all my FP's before this went into effect! 

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Registered: 11-02-2003
Sun, 11-17-2013 - 11:00am

Unfortunately it's not a glitch, it's the new reality Cry  I saw this on FB yesterday: 

http://www.disneydining.com/new-epcot-fast-past-test-groupings/

Basically, it means that from now on (or until they decide to change it again) you only really get one FP at Epcot, since most of the ones in the second group are rides you don't generally need FP for, with the possible exception of Mission Space. If it is still this way in March, I know we will use ours for Soarin'. I was hoping we'd at least be able to also get one for Illuminations. I can't believe they would make you choose between a ride or FW show, that much at least should have been in the second category. 

But, it is still in test phase, so if they get enough negative feedback, maybe they'll tweak it a little. Glad to know you are able to keep the ones you had made already!

Edited to add: I almost forgot, but I have heard a rumor several times, that once fully implemented, Deluxe resort guests will get more choices per day then Mods, who will get more than Values. A tier-system based on your room rate, in short. Philosophically, I'm not sure I agree with this idea, but from a purely selfish standpoint, I kind of hope it's true, since we do tend to stay in the delux resorts. I also read that the new target for full rollout is March 31. But of course the initial target was September, which they missed by a lot. So who knows. 

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Registered: 01-30-2003
Sat, 11-16-2013 - 6:50pm

There must have been a glitch in the system again. We were there that week & had the magicband. We were able to get a FP+ for Soarin & Test Track. I know the magicbands are in "test" mode so that may explain the issues you had trying to modify your reservation.

Lauren