I suppose now is the time (now is the best time) to go see DLP instead.
How so? Assuming peak efficiency, rides are still making the same Riders Per Hour with or without Fastpass. Running at peak efficiency with Fastpass requires a lot of human labour, though, which is why I always was surprised that all Disneys, foreign and domestic, were so committed to the idea.Actually, there would be a lot less crowding in TDR's popular rides if it wasn't because of fastpass and THAT is what needs to go.
That only is running under the assumption that you already live in Japan. That's a mighty assumption on this board.Keep in mind that both parks in Japan remain one of "Disney's" most affordable park experiences..
Well, ending FastPass will have one important effect: end the illusion of lines that are shorter than they are. Because you can't increase riders per hour, the standby line is actually shorter than it really is and moves very slow. And those slow lines are already very very long. Ending FP will cause them to go even longer (even though they are always moving) and the amount of square footage that OLC will have to devote to queues will make them want to build more stuff to do, since that's the only thing that makes park capacity go up.I don't think that crowding will ever be alliviated at TDR, simply because they are revered in Japan and they continue to commit themselves to offer the very best entertainment and special events possible to garranty the crowds are there. They for one have me in their pocket.
I suppose. But people with FP service, paid for or no, have consequences in making the park appear busier than it really is when people aren't in queues. A DL with 40,000 people just 'looks' more packed in this era than it does in 1993.they should do at TDR and in every Disney park on Earth is what I have been saying all along: CHARGE FOR FASTPASS SERVICE!!!
You heard it here first folks!!! People *are willing* to pay more for less waiting in line. Universal got it right and are reaping the rewards, and it has NOT cut into their business in USJ in Osaka, or even in the US properties. Plus I gladly bought the Express book for Universal Singapore.
I'm curious what OLC's profit margins must be like because while they're getting incredible volume they must also invest quite a bit back into the park to keep things in the condition they are in. I don't know what size and condition the property was at before the Resort additions like TDL and all these hotels, but at some point you either cannibalize space or save up the cash to buy up more land. Disney USA has just so many things on their plate that they will never save up the revenue to buy more of Anaheim no matter what their business model is.
But here's my question to you, TDLFAN. If your choices were...
1) DLR for one week every 1-2 years
2) WDW for one week every 5 years
3) TDR for one week every 10 years
Which would go for? I would agree that TDR is worth saving for from a fiscal point of view, but from a mortality one I don't think I'm going to have many chances at magic left in my lifetime if I go that route.
I have a feeling Door #2 would be your absolute last choice.