Disney has decided you cannot wait in line for one of it's most popular attractions. Toy Story Mania, at the underdeveloped Disney's Hollywood Studios, tested a Fast Pass only rider system for a few days. Should it be deemed successful, certain attractions will not be allowed to be experienced on a whim. You'd have to book them in advance- and perhaps pay a premium for the right to do so.
What gives? Well, the new Magic Bands and Fast Pass+ have cost the company an estimated cost of up to $2 BILLION dollars- and the suits need to pay for it. That's enough money for two full revamps of the once loser California Adventure or about four New Fantasylands at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Or the cost of a brand new theme park as was the case with Tokyo Disney Sea.
So, if this works, guests will pay to get into the park and then pay again to ride certain attractions. Greedy, greedy, greedy- and unfortunately, many folks will take the bait as they will not want to be second class citizens in a tragic kingdom.
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Go here for the whole story, written up by Money magazine.