April 28, 2014
FastPass+ Plussed & Falcon's Fury
This should be a big week in Theme World. The walls are down at the Magic Kingdom's 7 Dwarfs Mine Train ride, and a handful of people have even gotten to try out the ride.(Most are training to run the ride, and a few were filmed for a commercial) and Disney is promising to show it off at a media event late this week. I'll keep you posted on this final piece of New Fantasyland.
I told you a while ago Disney is still tweaking its FastPass+ system now that it has been up and running for a few weeks, and changes started today that address a lot of the problems fans have with the ride reservation system.
You can still pick 3 FastPass+ attractions up to 30 days in advance. After you have used those 3, you can now pick another FastPass+ at a time (provided they are available) at the same park -- OR you can now parkhop. There is a downside. For now, you must use an in-park kiosk -- not the MyMagic+ App or web site -- for those extra FastPass+'s. And we have seen -- the lines can be long.
That restriction is only for now. Also today, the kiosks added Spanish as a language option, and more languages are planned. I'll keep you posted as I hear more.
Down on the other side of I-4, we are still waiting to learn if Falcon's Fury will be delayed from its planned May 9th opening. Busch Gardens recently canceled a media event. From what I hear, the delay is probably due to testing needed before the 335 foot tall thrill ride can be declared safe for people.
However the ride system is up and running. I know because Busch just posted this heart-pounding video of what it will look like to ride Falcon's Fury. I have posted it below.
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