Enforcing the return time would certainly lessen excessive interruptions of the standby lines and even things out a bit there. In fact there would be a few less FPers returning and interrupting the standby lines because they missed their windows. But it doesn't do anything to eliminate the "waiting in two places at once" factor. Those people will do their "waiting" not just in other lines but throughout the rest of the park, affecting everybody including FP users. There's surely no question--and it's been mentioned plenty--that Disney comes out ahead with the extra people "waiting" and spending in stores and at ODVs, and that it was a major motive in the first place. Somebody (techskip I think) already said in an earlier post about this being stated in an internal memo.
Although it's kinda crass to say so, I was thinking the same thing, although they'd probably be offset by others currently put off because of fastpass becoming regular visitors again. Really, only those whose primary activity in the parks is to ride the big Es using FPs should be affected by its removal. Personally there's no way it'd keep me from the parks. As a regularly-attending annual passholder, rides have become less important than they'd probably be to someone who rarely visits, meaning FP is also less important. I do use it some (and don't advocate refusing to while it exists), and consider it something of a necessity in this FP environment for a few rides like Space.Originally Posted by bfdf55