My husband was offered some kind of promotion for having a shit ton of hotel points from business trips, and so it looks like we get a free 4-night stay in Orlando sometime in the next six months. I completely, totally, un-ironically love Disney World, so I am thrilled. However, we haven't been there since 2007 and a lot has changed since then. The whole "FastPass" thing was pretty new then, and you could only do it once you got into the parks that day, at kiosks in front of each individual ride. Now, they have these fancy RFID tickets with the Fast Pass built into them. I've been told that you can book rides months in advance and basically completely micro-manage your Disney experience. We're looking at about 3 months out, and I am concerned if a bunch of crazy people are planning this shit 6 months ahead of time we may be at a disadvantage. In my youth we would take off for Disney World and buy tickets when we got there and just totally wing it the whole time. It looks like that may not be a viable plan anymore.
Anybody been recently? What can you tell me about how things work now? Does it kill the spontaneity, or make it so waiting in line is no longer a necessity? I have to admit that this an attractive idea.