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Introducing Disney's Fastpass Club

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Published: August 15, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Following the recent sacking of the head of the Disney Vacation Club, as well as rumors of flowing red ink at the DVC, I did a little snooping and found this upcoming Disney press release. Looks like Disney's trying to save DVC by merging it with another of the company's theme park programs.

Have you heard Disney's next best-kept secret?

Sharing the secret!

Disney's Fastpass Club is a ride reservations program that's not only flexible and affordable, it's a convenient and cost-effective way for you and your family to enjoy Disney's world-class theme park attractions - now and for years to come!

Disney Fastpass Club is based on an Attraction Points system. As a Member, you receive an annual allotment of Attraction Points - based on the size of your real estate interest - to use toward reserving ride and show times on attractions at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Not only that, but you can use your Attraction Points to reserve ride times at other participating theme parks, when you buy your points through Disney!*

(*Offer not good on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey or anything else at the Theme Park Which Must Not Be Named. As if.)

Here are just a few examples of how you can use your Attraction Points in 2012:

  1. 47 Attraction Points gets you on Stitch's Great Escape… in October.
  2. 117 Attraction Points gets you a meet-and-greet with a Tier 2 Disney Princess.
  3. 120 Attraction Points gets you on Star Tours at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
  4. 160 Attraction Points gets you on Star Tours at Disneyland.
  5. 196 Attraction Points gets you on Toy Story Midway Mania, along with a cheat sheet and a College Program intern to buy you a Disney ice cream novelty while you ride. (Actual purchase of ice cream novelty extra.)

The Disney difference is present in every aspect of Disney Fastpass Club — from the wonderful Disney destinations to the high level of service. Find out if a Disney Fastpass Club Membership is right for you!

And stay tuned in 2012, when we'll debut the Disney Dining Vacation Club, for Disney fans who still think we haven't made theme park vacations complicated enough.

(Yes, in case it wasn't obvious by now, this post is a spoof.)

Update: But if you want to get serious for a moment, man, it looks like Disney really messed up some important details with DVC's Aulani Resort, which is why the DVC president got sacked.

Readers' Opinions

From Dominick D on August 15, 2011 at 1:04 PM
Must. Sign. Up. NOW!!!!!!!!!! Oh wait, its fake...
From Tracy Bates on August 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM
I love the fastpasses they gave us when we bought into the DVC. Instant access to whatever we wanted. I just wish they would give us an annual allotment of them.
From 173.132.171.101 on August 15, 2011 at 1:29 PM
I was getting "REAL ANGRY" real quick. Glad it's fake.
From Jorge Arnoldson on August 15, 2011 at 1:59 PM
You should've done this on April Fools Day!
From James Rao on August 15, 2011 at 4:31 PM
Love it! I'm all in!
From Albino Pygmy on August 15, 2011 at 5:43 PM
How much for the Tier One Princesses? Are they out of my league? We Want the Redhead!
From Anthony Murphy on August 15, 2011 at 8:37 PM
I would have been ok with the Fastpass club, if DVC points make a difference.

I am glad it was a joke. From what I see, DVC is a vacation juggernaut!

BTW, I really don't find Fastpasses or DVC that difficult to understand

From Brandon Mendoza on August 16, 2011 at 12:33 PM
2000 Points gets you all access to the Hatbox Ghost's Dressing Room, the Jungle Cruise animal feeding area, and a space walk on Star Tours.
From Brandon Mendoza on August 16, 2011 at 12:33 PM
2000 Points gets you all access to the Hatbox Ghost's Dressing Room, the Jungle Cruise animal feeding area, and a space walk on Star Tours.
From 173.74.149.36 on August 16, 2011 at 4:27 PM
Thanks Robert! I appreciate the scoop on DVC. Sounds like it could be an extremely big mess. It will be interesting to see what they do or don't do for those who have already bought into Aulani.
From N B on August 16, 2011 at 11:00 PM
Disney is in desperate need of something to take care of on-site guests, but I see where the problem is. Universal has 3 hotels whereas Disney has (fill in the blank).

The free parking just didn't do it for us. We got used to zipping through parks at Universal and haven't looked back. The fact that everything can be walked to on a single property also helps.

It's a shame too, I really liked Hollywood Studios (MGM when I was there last).

Disney's regular customers would be waiting all day for the thousands upon thousands of guests using a room key to skip to the front of the line... but it is what has kept up from going back.

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