We have very exciting news for the water park fans out there. The water parks at Walt Disney World currently do not offer FastPass+ selections or any other means of reserving a spot in line other than waiting in the sun in most cases. We have learned that Disney is currently testing a virtual ride queue system that would allow guests to continue playing and enjoying other areas of the park and then notify them when they should return the queue for a much shorter wait. This would almost work similar to a pager system where you will be notified when you should report back. This is different from FastPass+ in that you won’t pre-select certain times, you will get added to the system when you venture to the attraction.
The system is expected to be available for guests to try out on April 7th. This should be a favorable change for guests since this will reduce the amount of time that they spend waiting in lines and allow them to go and enjoy swimming, lounging or hanging in the shade until it is time. The technology will only be launched on certain attractions to start out. We haven’t confirmed if it is expected to roll out to all attractions and what that timeline would be.
It will be in place at the following attractions:
- Typhoon Lagoon: Miss Adventure Falls
- Blizzard Beach: Slush Gusher, Summit Plummet and Downhill Double Dipper
What do you all think of this new system? Do you think this will enhance the experience at the water parks?