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Topic: Latest: Bob Iger Responds Strongly to Congressman Markey's Criticisms of MyMagic+

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HokieSkipper
Thu 1/31/2013 10:22a
So a big article in the NYT where the head of WDI and the head of parks and resorts are discussing the program doesn't count as an announcement? Announcing it on the parks blog doesn't count as announcing? Advertising it to your guests in their hotel doesn't count as announcing?

I see we're attempting to be obtuse here.
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HokieSkipper
Thu 1/31/2013 10:24a
<<But not the same access.>>

It's irrelevant. And EMH day is no different to a normal guest as a day that is slightly more crowded.
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Kennesaw Tom
Thu 1/31/2013 10:35a
<<It's a level playing field.>>

Your welcome to your belief. But, all things considered, it isn't a level playing field.

Anyway, I don't have a problem with Disney offering perks for guests staying on property at Disney owned hotels, resorts and DVCs. I do think they should offer the same perk to at least guests staying at Shades of Green.

If the WDW resorts vacancy rates are going up, then Disney needs to sweeten the deal for potential resort guests. That is between Disney and their resort guests and Congess needs to butt out.

I'm not against NextGen. I think it will have some good, clear benefits that most guests will enjoy. But, there are many specific, unanswered questions about the program, and the WDC has not been forthcoming with the truth.
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Kennesaw Tom
Thu 1/31/2013 10:45a
<<And EMH day is no different to a normal guest as a day that is slightly more crowded.>>

Unless your the guy standing in line at 9:15 am for Soarin with a 3 hour wait time. And all the Fast Passes are for afternoon hours. Meanwhile, the World Showcase doesn't open till 11 am. So, it is not as if there is an entire park to visit at your disposal. Hense the reason why many WDW visitors avoid parks that day with morning EMH.
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Dr Hans Reinhardt
Thu 1/31/2013 10:49a
"I see we're attempting to be obtuse here."

Lee took it a step further and stated that there has been no "official" announcement, which is true.

It's pretty stupid, IMO, the way that Disney has handled the release of information to the public about this program, but oh well.

<But not the same access.>>

"It's irrelevant."

How? Are we not talking about unequal access as a result of the MyMagic+ program?
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HokieSkipper
Thu 1/31/2013 10:51a
If there's fasptasses available for the afternoon hours...get a fastpass for the afternoon hours.

In EPCOT before WS opens you still have:

Test Track
Mission: Space
Spaceship Earth
Universe of Energy
Living with the Land
Circle of Life
The Seas with Nemo and Friends (ride)
Turtle Talk with Crush
The Seas with Nemo and Friends (pavilion)
Captain EO
Innoventions
Journey Into Imagination

Less than 1/2 of that could get you to 11 AM, which opens up the entirety of WS to keep your time until your fastpass is open.

It's not like you HAVE to wait in a three hour line then. Besides, during the slow season, the line isn't going to get that long. And during the busy seasons, it'll get that long by 9:30 and the fastpasses will still be for the after noon by that time.
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HokieSkipper
Thu 1/31/2013 10:53a
<<How? Are we not talking about unequal access as a result of the MyMagic+ program?>>

The minute the clock strikes 9AM (which is the official opening time), day guests and resort guests have the same exact experience and opportunities in the park. There is no difference. Between 9AM and when the park closes, everyone gets the same treatment.
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Dr Hans Reinhardt
Thu 1/31/2013 11:02a
"The minute the clock strikes 9AM (which is the official opening time), day guests and resort guests have the same exact experience and opportunities in the park. There is no difference."

Seriously?

Hokie please go back and read post 61.

In addition, people with EMH have a more hours in the park than people who don't.
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HokieSkipper
Thu 1/31/2013 11:04a
<<Hokie please go back and read post 61.>>

And? The day I went to DCA RSR had a 120 minute wait 15 minutes after the park opened. I don't see any difference.

<<In addition, people with EMH have a more hours in the park than people who don't. >>

But the people who don't get those hours aren't losing anything. They're still getting the same treatment during the normal, posted operating hours.
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Dr Hans Reinhardt
Thu 1/31/2013 11:09a
"And? The day I went to DCA RSR had a 120 minute wait 15 minutes after the park opened. I don't see any difference."

Apparently you're the one being obtuse here.

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