How Effective Is Disney World’s New Ride Reservation System?

Making products and services easily accessible is an important determinant in the success of a business. And I think Disney is probably the best in capitalizing this very brutal aspect in the theme-park industry today. Being the world's largest entertainment conglomerate, Disney is unique in handling both its core businesses as well as the demands…

Making products and services easily accessible is an important determinant in the success of a business. And I think Disney is probably the best in capitalizing this very brutal aspect in the theme-park industry today. Being the world's largest entertainment conglomerate, Disney is unique in handling both its core businesses as well as the demands of fans since inception. It's not just a source that enables you to connect with the ultimate dreams, but also understands the importance of making things available in the most hassle-free and convenient way possible. One great example of this amazing quality about the Company is the implementation of the new ride reservation system at the WDW (Walt Disney World) resort in Orlando.

Intended to provide more flexibility in the booking of favorite rides and bring improvement in the wait-times the new Fastpass + (FP +) system comes with many great promises. Unlike the legacy paper Fastpass , the ability to obtain reservations in advance becomes a reality now for all those passionate about Disney World rides . If you are staying at a Disney hotel then you are good to have a reservation as early 60 days prior to your trip.

The new Fastpass + reservation system also puts an end to the need of visiting a machine in person. Guests have the advantage of choosing from multiple reservation options now. Moreover, if you are a Disney resort guest you can obtain reservation right from the comfort of your home at a mouse click, or on a smart-phone or tablet while in the parks. Beside, there exist many new Fastpass + reservation kiosks through the parks for all guests. Another great feature the new system offers is the ability to change the attractions for which you have the reservations. One can also control the return times of attractions reserved and thus eliminate the risk of losing any reservation times.

However, there are also certain speculations about the latest reservation system that suggest otherwise. It's observed that unlike its predecessor the new Fastpass + program violations discrimination among guests or vacationers. There are fans not as happy since the new reservation system mostly favors a particular section of guests specifically, those staying at a Disney owned hotel. So chances are if you are staying offsite then you are missing some great features. Again with the legacy Fastpass one can have the ability to obtain reservation at more than one park per day. But the same is not the case with the new system as guests are limited to obtain reservations at one park per day.

But whatever may be the specifications, the ultimate objective of the new program is to cut wait-times and bring more flexibility to ride reservations. And I believe Disney is always a champion in adding more value to our dream vacations.