1. At Disney theme parks, they are tickets issued that act as a placeholder in the line. The ticket is issued with a one-hour time frame (i.e. 2:30pm - 3:30pm) later in the same day, at which point the ticket holder may return and enter a shorter line and therefore not spend as much time waiting.
2. In the opinion of many attractions cast member
s, watching over Fastpass distribution is the single worst part of their job.
When they got their Fastpass at Space Mountain, they decided to go to "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience" in order to pass the time.