I posted this in another thread but I wanted to get some more feedback on the idea. Just for fun.
When asked what I would do if I were the CEO of Disney I said the first move would be a complete revamp of the FP system.
I would include the FP tickets at no extra charge with each day plan. You would get a certain amount of tickets to be used on any FP attraction at any time of the day during your visit. However, you would only be able to use each ticket once and you're only able to use the ticket if the standby wait time is over 25min.
Why only if the standby wait is over 25min? The truth is the FP system increases standby wait times if a large number of guests enter the FP line at one time because of the way CM's have to alternate to put FP guests on the ride before the standby guests (examples being Splash Mountain and RSR). Not to mention a 25min line is not that bad. If you load the guests promptly, like you should, the wait shouldn't increase by much or at all and the line moves rather quickly.
Single day and 2-day Park Hoppers would get 3 tickets per guest
3-day Park Hoppers would get 5 FP tickets per guest
4-day Park Hoppers would get 8 FP tickets per guest
5-day Park Hoppers would get 10 FP tickets per guest
If you wanted additional FP tickets at any time you would be able to purchase up to 5 additional tickets (per guest) with your admission ticket.
The beauty about this system is you have the absolute freedom to use the FP as you want it. If you want to ride Indiana Jones 3 times and use 3 of your FP tickets for just that ride you can go ahead. You make the choice to skip that line over the line for Space Mountain or Star Tours. It also eliminates the time you waste running around the park collecting your various FP tickets when you could easily been on one or two rides already. It also would eliminate the need to enforce any time slots.
Also with the inclusion of the RFID bracelets at some point in the future, your available FP tickets could be loaded onto the bracelet and scanned at the entrance of the attraction.
We have a system like this at a local theme park in Denver. You can buy a line skip bracelet for like $30 and it is a punch card system. You get 3 or 4 punches per bracelet and when you go to the line you want to skip they hole punch that slot on your bracelet. When you are out of slots you can't skip any more lines.
What do you guys think of this? Is there any aspect you would add to or remove?