Well, I'm not ignorant about FP. I just don't like it.Originally Posted by Giant Panda
1. It takes away the queue experience, which is the MAJOR difference between a Disney Theme Park and other mildly amusing parks. The queue is meant to be part of the attraction. The queue keeps people inside and off the walkways, which should be very attractive to guests on hot or wet days.
2. FP makes at least one person in the party (perhaps the whole party) have to walk twice to a remote attraction.
3. It fills the walkways. The ironic part of this is that on very busy days, FP is "needed" but fills the walkways even more than usual. Meanwhile, on less crowded days, FP is not needed and the walkways are even more clear than they otherwise would be. Basically, the FP program is a crowd variance enhancer.
4. It is unfair to the ignorant. Why should some ignorant tourist have to learn something that he might never need again after his visit? Meanwhile, the local APer finds this information extremely valuable for the frequent trips during the busiest times of the year, as he will use this information over and over and over. It's not an excuse to be ignorant about everything, but selective ignorance about topics of trivial use in order to be knowledge-filled about more important topics is perfectly rational. FP information has different value to different people. One reason why I suggest in many past threads that AP holders should not be allowed to use FP, except for possibly their first three or so visits (when the AP program is most valuable to Disneyland).