I think the part that's frustrating is that you are given a number...with no indication of when you'll be called back except "probably this afternoon", which in reality could be late morning or even far into the night. For some people, they would prefer to wait in line, get on the ride and leave.How do you keep people from forming a line in front of the ride all day though?
You just pissed off those people that showed up early and just missed getting a boarding pass. Like @Alicia said above. The issues at heart is increasing supply or lowering demand. The supply can only go up so much. The other option is augment demand. Disney could make it an up charge or raise ticket prices. I dont think anyone wants that. So we are stuck with an imperfect solution until demand does down. That can be a month, a year, or a decade. Disney cant control how many people want to ride the ride. We can discuss how they should have designed for increased capacity. Maybe a third row or a third vehicle per group. But then that goes down the rabbit hole of design feasability. You would assume disney made their best effort to design the ride for as high of a capacity as possible without sacrificing the vision of the ride.I think they should have boarding passes for the first half of the day and use a stand by line for the second half of the day. That way those who missed getting a boarding pass could still get an opportunity to ride if they are willing to wait.
I don’t think he’s pulling the strings on this one, especially since Disney’s said boarding passes will only last the first few weeks.It’s pretty clear Chapek won’t allow the optics of a line out the door of this ride, at all costs. I’m just explaining the logic at play here, not that I think one way is better over another.
I’d say pretty good, although it will likely be a later one.
Good to know, thanks. I'm fine if it's a later boarding group as long as I'm on the ride. Given it will be the weekend, I'm expecting to be in a late afternoon/early evening group if I arrive around that time.Today, a friend got there around 7ish and got boarding group 45.
Welcome to Hollywood Studios, now go away.Ok, so I talked with a friend in the know about these questionable opening procedures and was told that the reason they are doing it is because they want the "at capacity" sign out in front of the tapstyles as early as possible because of 2 reasons. 1. The attraction is running at a low capacity. And 2. The parks capacity as a whole is pretty low and those with higher boarding groups are left wandering the park until their time is called. They want the "at capacity" signs out front early to encourage folks to go to another park instead of DHS. If they wait until the scheduled opening there would be more people who can't get on the ride in the park, and the park as a whole would be slammed.