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Aug 1, 2018
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Someone already brought this up I think, but I really, REALLY don’t understand the name change. “Fastpass” has ingrained itself into common vernacular. People use “Fastpass” to refer to Express, Fast Lane, Quick Queue, etc (even internally at some of these companies lol). “Lightning Lane” sounds like a Six Flags knock-off.
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SeventyOne

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Jul 1, 2010
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Someone already brought this up I think, but I really, REALLY don’t understand the name change. “Fastpass” has ingrained itself into common vernacular. People use “Fastpass” to refer to Express, Fast Lane, Quick Queue, etc (even internally at some of these companies lol). “Lightning Lane” sounds like a Six Flags knock-off.
It has also been free for decades. Insert angry ladies/smug cat meme: "You're charging for FastPass now!"/"Lightning Lane, not FastPass."
 
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SkiBum

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Dec 14, 2012
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Cincinnati, OH
Someone already brought this up I think, but I really, REALLY don’t understand the name change. “Fastpass” has ingrained itself into common vernacular. People use “Fastpass” to refer to Express, Fast Lane, Quick Queue, etc (even internally at some of these companies lol). “Lightning Lane” sounds like a Six Flags knock-off.
I was first thinking that it reminds of Lightning Rod (Dollywood's coaster) but after the "ka chow" moments ago, I am thinking of Lightning McQueen.
 
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Crowboy

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Aug 25, 2021
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Not sure where to put this but Disney is building a 15 million dollar billboard on I drive to try and attract costumers from epic universe. Don’t know if y’all know this already but here it is. This is where your genie money is going
 

JoeCamel

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May 20, 2015
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Not sure where to put this but Disney is building a 15 million dollar billboard on I drive to try and attract costumers from epic universe. Don’t know if y’all know this already but here it is. This is where your genie money is going
I'm sure the mods will move it but there was a thread created when the permit application came out. It needed a hearing from the authorities for permission

For perspective do a back of the napkin on how much the mouse makes every day the Magic Kingdom is open let alone the other parks. 15M is a few days revenue and that billboard will be there a very long time. Money well spent, my theory is Bob is going to throw Bob a going away party with the Genie money.
 

Crowboy

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Aug 25, 2021
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I'm sure the mods will move it but there was a thread created when the permit application came out. It needed a hearing from the authorities for permission

For perspective do a back of the napkin on how much the mouse makes every day the Magic Kingdom is open let alone the other parks. 15M is a few days revenue and that billboard will be there a very long time. Money well spent, my theory is Bob is going to throw Bob a going away party with the Genie money.
The answer to universals brand new massive 6.5 billion theme park/ resort is a fancy billboard? This is why Universal is becoming the more attractive option for guests visiting Orlando. Disney knows this and is panicking, and I believe they are making some incredibly dumb decisions.
 

Mad Dog

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Jan 30, 2013
20,282
Pittsburgh area
Yes, Disney is not panicking....But it is illustrative of how much more competitive Universal Orlando is to Disney now then what they were before Potter .
 

Joe

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Feb 15, 2012
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Pittsburgh, PA
Not sure where to put this but Disney is building a 15 million dollar billboard on I drive to try and attract costumers from epic universe. Don’t know if y’all know this already but here it is. This is where your genie money is going
Its not a billboard it’s a digital art installation ;)

 
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