Does fastpass create longer lines?
As Per the Haunted Mansion Holladay thread, lots of people said that “The line is longer because of the fastpass!”
At first, their argument seemed logical to me, but then I started to think about it… is the line really longer?
Lets say, for arguments sake, that the Haunted Mansion has a capacity of 2000 people an hour (I think it’s pretty close to that), it will hold 2000 people an hour no matter how the line is split up. If there is 500 fastpasses and 1500 stand by, the wait is still the same.
If there was no fast pass then the 2000 person capacity would still be met, only the line would extend an extra 500 people. With fastpass you still wait in line the same time, it’s just a shorter line that moves slower.
Technically speaking, having fastpass makes the line itself shorter, since a number of the people who will go on it in the next hour (say a quarter of capacity) are not in the line. Sure the wait time is the same if you are in standby, but I can’t see any way it’s longer.
Tell me how it’s longer to wait in a fastpass line than in a non fastpass line.