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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

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    Not having FastPass System at all would be even easier to enforce.
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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    They are doing a report on this on ABC7 in a few moments.


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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

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    They are doing a report on this on ABC7 in a few moments.
    I wonder what they're opinion of this co-corporate announcement will be?
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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    As for rides go, at least Indy and Splash Mountain have a single riders line

    But really though, I am all for shorter lines. Sometimes I just want to just skip the line and go on the ride. But then there are rides like Indiana Jones and star tours that have an awesome queue and yes even if I do sometimes hate waiting in line, the queue makes you feel like your actually in (whatever it may be) as you go through. Also for me on any ride, the closer I get the more excited I am to ride it. Also TBH, all of the Fast Passes really arnt a Fastpass (Except for Roger Rabbits Cartoon Spin which takes you straight to the loading station). Pirates fast pass was just another line. Indiana Jones is a short cut to getting to the temple faster and merging with standby people. Huanted mansion a combo of pirates and Indy. Space Mountain I dont know because I have not been on it since I was 7 (19 now).

    So in all the only thing im seeing from this is a longer fastpass wait. But even so This whole Fastpass Idea I dont really see useful as I mentioned above. Also IMO rides shouldnt be something to reserve or whatever you want to call it. Shows? Special seating sure. Places to eat? Id say its cool.

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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    Don't worry, guys.

    They are spending a pretty penny on NextGen. You won't be disappointed.

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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    Quote Originally Posted by dude4real View Post
    Don't worry, guys.

    They are spending a pretty penny on NextGen. You won't be disappointed.

    :-)
    I don't think anyone is going to calm down till they get details other then "reservation system"

    The interactive queue elements work I think but we haven't seen much of that hit Anaheim yet. WoC works but you still find some people that wonder about it.

    All this hotel stuff sounds great for a WDW trip but yeah how reserved or unreserved it is.


    I dunno being told how much money is being put into a project doesn't necessarily change questions everyone has about the underlying principles of the project.
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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    Just because you spend tons of money, doesn't mean its perfect nor does it mean people will be happy/like it.
    Your lucky if they like
    Wasted $$ if they don't.
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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jspider View Post
    I don't think anyone is going to calm down till they get details other then "reservation system"

    The interactive queue elements work I think but we haven't seen much of that hit Anaheim yet. WoC works but you still find some people that wonder about it.

    All this hotel stuff sounds great for a WDW trip but yeah how reserved or unreserved it is.


    I dunno being told how much money is being put into a project doesn't necessarily change questions everyone has about the underlying principles of the project.
    Yeah... I see your point. I totally can wait until the product is delivered.
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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    Quote Originally Posted by dude4real View Post
    Don't worry, guys.

    They are spending a pretty penny on NextGen. You won't be disappointed.

    :-)
    I trust you I'm excited to see what else is involved... mainly because I know this doesn't add up to the price tag mentioned. And Tom hinted around at much more being involved.

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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    Quote Originally Posted by dude4real View Post
    Yeah... I see your point. I totally can wait until the product is delivered.
    true enough and I'm curious to see how all the pieces come together. I'm somewhat excited as I definitely want more of whats already been implemented. Reservation stuff does concern me, don't care about character stuff though it could be cool.

    I know Disney wants to do the RFID stuff but for some reason I'm already wanting to see them move up to NFC in phones not that many phones use NFC yet... but in another year or so things like that Kim Possible game could work right out of peoples phones with a simple ap.
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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    spending over $1,000,000,000 so people can reserve rides just.... BOGGLES me. over a billion?!? really? is it THAT necessary?!? why not take that amount and put out a few great attractions instead? is this program gonna be a great excuse to stop disney from ever having to heavily theme a queue again? "oh they're just gonna walk right through, let's make it a simple hallway. who cares if it looks like an office building hall?" and every new attraction can look like the halls of Soarin' *shudders*

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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    I commented about this on a similar post, and reading this one I have a better idea of what they're talking about.

    I kind of don't really like this idea, at least part of it. The stuff about making hotel reservations easier and not having to go to the concierge for a key sounds cool, and of course the stuff about interactive line queues is really cool from what I've seen them do at MK with Winnie the Pooh.

    But the other stuff, about reserving times to ride certain rides and eat at certain restaurants and meet certain characters, that seems like it would take a big amount of fun out of the whole experience. It's like if you've ever traveled with someone who has a whole itinerary for every day of your trip with times for everything mapped out down to the minute and they're leading the whole pack and basically constantly telling everyone how much limited time they have at wherever they are. This is like Disney becoming that annoying family member, and institutionalizing that whole concept.

    I mean, picturing a multi-day trip to DL or WDW where my family and I have a printed out schedule each day for the rides we'll go on and places we'll eat and shows we'll see, etc. and we're just going around the park following a pre-planned schedule ... that seems to take away all the fun, and turns everything almost into an obligation or an assignment that must be completed.

    And then what if there's a crowd or a ride breaks down and you're late for one of your ride or dinner reservations? Then the whole day's schedule is ruined and you can't make any of your other reservations? Or you need to skip one and just hang out for a bit to get back on schedule?

    Or like.. you're sitting at home reserving rides times and you have kids going with you. What about how all kids are at the parks, they ride one thing, LOVE IT, and demand to ride it 3 more times in a row? You going to be sitting down at the computer the night before anticipating "Ok, Joey will want to ride dumbo twice in a row so I'll make back to back reservations for that. And he probably will want to ride small world a few times, so I'll just block out 3-4pm to ride Small World a few times."

    I mean c'mon people.. that's just a bad idea. Something that probably sounds great when it's pitched in a board room, but once it goes into effect either will ruin the fun for people, get easily messed up and cause people schedule problems, or there will be lots of people like me and the system will barely even be used.

    No sir, I don't like it.
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    Emphasis added
    Staggs said. The ultimate goal, he added, is "to welcome more and more people, while making their experience more satisfying, more personal and more immersive."
    Disney will also aim to cull more personal information from its guests, which Staggs said "will put better information into the hands of our cast, so they can deliver even better and more personalized service for our guests." Although Staggs did not specify what information Disney would seek, possibilities range from simple details such as names and birth dates to favorite characters and credit-card numbers. [U]Access to such information would allow Disney to target more personalized sales offers to guests], even as they wander around its parks[/U
    Bottom Line from Mr. Staggs is that this one BILLION dollars is being spent to Create a system to allow more targeted sales, to mine more data from Customer to give the company more access to personal information to use for targeted selling of more goods, DVC vacations, etc. as well as increasing attendance figures or as Tom himself said it the ultimate goal is "......Welcoming more and more people"

    We need more creatives with vision at the helm, these MBA's are obviously looking out for there bottom line at the expense of the show IMHO. If people can hardly manage utilizing a very simple to manage Fast Pass, are you honestly telling me that the general public will be able to deal with a on-line computer based ride reservation system. What a waste.
    Purchase a trip on line and plan out every single moment of your day weeks in advance, that sounds like loads of fun, NOT.

    10:00 AM, Churo Reservation at Main Street Churo Cart.
    10:05 Reservation: Board the Street Car
    10:10 Shopping Reservation: Purchase Trinket from pin cart #21
    10:20 Reservation: Water Fountain ticket for fountain #25
    10:30 Restroom reservation Stall 4, Mens Restroom 8
    11:00 Reservation to purchase .5L $5.00 sprite from Cart #11
    12:00 Reservation Space Mountain

    I love to have my day set and managed like I am in a Prison, who needs spontaneity? Who needs to wander around and "go with the flow"? That is sooo 1990's.

    LAME.
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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    Quote Originally Posted by CAspace View Post
    Emphasis added



    Bottom Line from Mr. Staggs is that this one BILLION dollars is being spent to Create a system to allow more targeted sales, to mine more data from Customer to give the company more access to personal information to use for targeted selling of more goods, DVC vacations, etc. as well as increasing attendance figures or as Tom himself said it the ultimate goal is "......Welcoming more and more people"

    We need more creatives with vision at the helm, these MBA's are obviously looking out for there bottom line at the expense of the show IMHO. If people can hardly manage utilizing a very simple to manage Fast Pass, are you honestly telling me that the general public will be able to deal with a on-line computer based ride reservation system. What a waste.
    Purchase a trip on line and plan out every single moment of your day weeks in advance, that sounds like loads of fun, NOT.

    10:00 AM, Churo Reservation at Main Street Churo Cart.
    10:05 Reservation: Board the Street Car
    10:10 Shopping Reservation: Purchase Trinket from pin cart #21
    10:20 Reservation: Water Fountain ticket for fountain #25
    10:30 Restroom reservation Stall 4, Mens Restroom 8
    11:00 Reservation to purchase .5L $5.00 sprite from Cart #11
    12:00 Reservation Space Mountain

    I love to have my day set and managed like I am in a Prison, who needs spontaneity? Who needs to wander around and "go with the flow"? That is sooo 1990's.

    LAME.
    Totally agree.
    And as I said before,
    Just because the price tag is huge,
    it doesn't automatically make it great (or a good idea).
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    Re: Tom Staggs Talks About the Future of Visiting Disney Parks (NextGen)

    It looks like they're taking the Facebook model. Disney has a huge amount of users (like Facebook) which they can take huge amounts of data from (like Facebook) and use that to target advertising (like Facebook). It's pretty easy to see how this would be an easy sell to fellow MBAs and investors, even with the billion dollar price tag.

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