In a new article on Jim Hill Media, it has been reported that Disney has patented a new fastpass system. The new system would work with mobile devices and Disney distributed devices to do away with the use of paper and park passes in the system. Guests would electronically recieve their fastpass tickets and just have to flash the message on their device to the cast member in charge of the fastpass queue. The new system would require guests register for attractions the day before they go to the park the fastpass is to be used for. The system could also use your mobile device to tell you 5 minutes before your fastpass is good for use. The system would also give first preference to guests staying at Disney Resorts, and more importantly, deluxe resorts. In effect, depending on how expensive your hotel room, you would be paying for an added perk of priority fastpass. This would be a good way of Disney making sure that guests stay at more expensive resorts such as The Grand Floridian and The Contemporary. There is no date or timeframe for when this new system may begin.
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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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