From Disney By Mark:
Review by Mark Hickson: It looks like the FastPass+ part of the new MagicBand+ system is not quite working right.
First is the error messages I continually received when trying to use the My Disney Experience app over the course of 12 days. It just never worked. The only way I could get my FastPass(s) was to find the distribution area, and schedule my times with a cast member.
In the Magic Kingdom, I found one FastPass+ distribution area in the breezeway between Frontierland and Adventureland. Even with four cast members with tablets and touch-screen monitors, the queue to be served took a good 20 minutes. Of note: you had to choose not one or two, but three FastPass attractions. The computer decided what times were available. Changing the times or attraction order was very time consuming. Also, if your a ‘park-hopper’ you can not get them for multiple parks on the same day.
Next was the FastPass queue at Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris. It was the longest I have ever seen at WDW.
Above is the FastPass queue entrance and below shows how long the line was. All the people off in the distance are in line! My rough head count was 160 guests. Guests were heard calling it the “SlowPass Line.”
The failure of the My Disney Experience app was disappointing to say the least. It contributed to the long wait at the FastPass+ distribution areas. As a ‘park-hopper,’ I was disappointed passes were only available for one park a day. I’m sure that theme park operations is watching this all very carefully and will tweak the new system over the next few months.
Link: Review: FastPass+ Fail | Your Independent Disney News Source - Disney by Mark
Does anyone else have a bad experience with Fastpass+ ?