Published: June 16, 2011 at 10:17 AMThe difference in price, for me, between a off-site hotel and a Disney hotel means it's really not worth paying the extra for the sake of a couple of Fastpasses.
With there only being three hotels on-site at Disneyland it would probably have made sense to offer a similar deal to what Universal have as hotel guests shouldn't have too much of an impact on the overall wait times at Fastpass attractions.
Published: June 16, 2011 at 3:06 PMThe price of an onsite hotel is soooo much more than you can get otherwise. I don't think 2 fastpasses will make it worth it. If you got unlimited front of line, then maybe so.
Published: June 16, 2011 at 4:12 PMRobert are you sure that Little Mermaid has FastPasses??
Published: June 16, 2011 at 7:02 PMYou know, I checked that, and you are right. No Fastpass on Mermaid - the machines next to the ride are for Sky School. My bad.
Still, then, I'd use the first Fastpass for Star Tours, then sell the second FP to someone in the ST line, and use the money to offset the hotel cost.
I kid, I kid.
Published: June 17, 2011 at 7:08 AMI was on the Disneyland website, and it said that the Fastpasses can be used for "one (1) entrance to a specially created, limited-time Disney's FASTPASS return line for The Little Mermaid~Ariel's Undersea Adventure attraction."
Published: June 17, 2011 at 7:53 AMIf it's a first trip maybe, but being a jaded seasoned regular that just comes off as no better than being offered a free bag of roasted peanuts or a cookie at check-in. If it was say unlimited fastpasses for the length of stay then we'd be talking.
Published: June 17, 2011 at 2:21 PMI stayed onsite at USO a couple months ago. Totally appreciated the free express pass and will gladly pay extra to stay onsite for this. But for TWO fastpasses??? Come on Disney. That's hardly a benefit!
Published: June 17, 2011 at 3:02 PMI stay at any of the 3 hotels anyways as a DVC member. The Fastpasses make no difference to me at all. I have always found that Disney is particularly good at presenting an idea, listening to the complaints (and, I guess, compliments) and then either canning the idea or modifying it. My husband is a fanatic about disbanning the Fastpass system anyway as he believes it causes undue wait times and hassles (particularly in WDW). After our latest trip to Orlando, I am beginning to agree with him, but I will probably change my mind when I have to wait next week at Disneyland!
Published: June 17, 2011 at 9:23 PMWhen Disney switches to a front of the line system like Universal we'll stay onsite - until then we go cheap on hotels and make use of every minute the parks are open. :]
Published: June 18, 2011 at 11:25 AMThe on-site Disney hotels are so outrageously overpriced, it would cost us at least $1,500 more to switch to GCH or DLH for 5 nights than to stay in our walking distance off-site hotel. At $750 per FastPass, no thank you. That's certainly not enough to entice us.