XPass won’t be available for everyone—it will possibly be an upcharge service (and/or come with the most expensive packages sold by Disney). We may see it for parades as well as rides, starting in 2012.
- Stratification: the use of an upcharge system creates different strata of visitors. Those with more money get a better experience.
- Planning fatigue: vacations will be so pre-planned and regimented that all fun will be squeezed out of them.
- Greed fatigue: the Mouse is reaching into our wallets yet again
- FastPass dilution: the presence of XPass won’t add to overall capacity, so it’s either going to “steal” from the number of available FastPass tickets, or make standby lines even longer still. Or both.
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