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    Old Fastpass trick

    You guys may think I am being ridiculous here, but when I went to Disneyland in 2002 I came upon this button behind most fastpass machine. I wondered what it did so I pressed it and a fastpass came out. I didn't put my ticket in or anything. I can remember 6 year old me pushing the button numerous times and handing them out to anyone who was coming to get a fastpass. The two attractions I remember this working on is California screamin and GRR. Did anyone else do this or abuse this?

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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    I would love to help so next time i go ill check it out!
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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    I don't think you can get your hands onto that button with all those CMs around!

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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    How can it be anything but cheating/abusing they system. Why would you think otherwise?
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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    I never knew about that button.
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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    This button did used to exist on the machines when they first appeared, however it has long since been non-functional.


    Quote Originally Posted by disneychrista View Post
    How can it be anything but cheating/abusing they system. Why would you think otherwise?



    ...maybe because the OP was 6 years old? I would guess that this ease of abuse by children may have lead to the change in the way that the machines operated.
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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    the buttons are still on the back of the machines they just don't do anything. I still push them to this day just in case though

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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    and it doesn't work anymore, I was just wondering if anyone did it back then?

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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    Quote Originally Posted by blake97 View Post
    the buttons are still on the back of the machines they just don't do anything. I still push them to this day just in case though
    So much for excusing the behavior by saying he was only 6... haha

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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    Quote Originally Posted by cruise View Post
    ...maybe because the OP was 6 years old? I would guess that this ease of abuse by children may have lead to the change in the way that the machines operated.
    But the poster is now 19 and is asking if it is abuse.

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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    I was under the impression that the manual fastpass release is now controlled by a locked, CM-only panel. Used for cases where the ticket's barcode has been damaged in someway that makes it unreadable by the machine.

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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    I have seen the machines opened and inside near the printer there is a red button to have a manual ticket print out. So the button was moved inside where less 6 year olds can reach
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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    They locked the fastpass machines awhile back because there were too many people pushing the "magic button". Now the CMs have to use a key for it to work.

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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    I remember this trick, the buttons were turned off around 2005. The buttons on the FP machines in WDW worked until a year after DL disabled theirs.

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    Re: Old Fastpass trick

    I remember way back when fp machines appeared all sorts of cards would spit out a fp. Petsmart cards worked for a few years if I remember right.

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