Disney’s new premium FastPass+ option offers the possibility to guests to buy more FastPasses, but not everyone is happy about it.
(Walt Disney World)
The guests in certain Walt Disney World resorts are reported to have now the option to buy additional FastPasses, making them skip the ride lines for an extra cost.
But not everyone is a fan of the new program.
A spokesman for Disney confirmed that the new pilot program to Spectrum News 13 on Tuesday and said it is scheduled to be introduced this weekend.
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Currently FastPasses are free with the price of admission and offer guests the ability to reserve a specific time for certain rides and skip the long standby lines. However, this new option, available to club-level guests of the resort, the people to buy three extra FastPasses for $50 per day.
A minimum of three days purchase is required, of a total of at least $150 per person for the new function.
$150 for 9 additional Fast Passes and a good seat to fireworks. Hard pass. I don’t like this initiative is the last time that Disney sells add-on benefits. https://t.co/R0jO4y4A7y
— Rob (@RobPlays) January 10, 2018
Plus, the extra cost of Club Level already…it’s like “we added this perk, you can pay extra after you have already paid extra for this room in the first place!!!” lol
— ⚡️STILL get RID OF the NAZI’s NASTY⚡️ (@trickycrayon) January 11, 2018
Club Level – fast pass surcharge! Really #Disney. pic.twitter.com/sDGwDZJLIp
— Go Ask Mickey Podcast (@GoAskMickey1) January 10, 2018
This is absolutely terrible. The hotels are becoming more and more unaffordable and now we have less chance of getting a FP? I hope that this will not work. #WaltDisneyWorld https://t.co/qjiw3iNfGW
— Jeff Kent (@speedinbullets) January 11, 2018
I love Disney, but these costs fastpass+ rumor is ridiculous.
— Nothing, But Disney (@NBDisneyYouTube) January 10, 2018
“Club-level rooms can be found in many Disney deluxe resorts like the Animal Kingdom Lodge, Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Yacht Club Resort, and also includes the cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, bungalows at the Polynesian Village, and a variety of suites at the Swan and Dolphin Hotels,” according to Travel and Leisure.
While the skipping of rules to ride your favorite attractions, it seems like a plus, many fans are worried what this new pay-to-ride option means for the future of Disney. On the social media, people have expressed their frustration about the rising costs associated with a Disney vacation.
But Walt Disney World is definitely not the first theme park to offer a paid function for skipping the line. Near Universal Studios, Six Flags and Cedar Fair offer a similar added are going to spend less time waiting, amusement park reports.
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A spokesman of Walt Disney World not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter @Michelleleegant