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General Discussion - Hagrid's Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure

Alicia

Premium Member
Jul 17, 2014
10,893
Orlando
Does the new VQ work much better?
:lmao:
Well @Alicia was able to get a time unlike Rise BGs so for her yeah
If you get there at park open you have more than enough time to get a virtual line if they have it running. (Unlike Rise which runs out within 8 seconds.)

Even if you don’t get one, Hagrid’s system will release additional times throughout the day as it processes guests. It’s no longer at set times, but as the ride catches up with prior reservations
 

Frank Drackman

Premium Member
Dec 20, 2012
2,579
Mouse Mountain
Does the new VQ work much better?
depends, if one gets to ride, it works, if not -- well -- jk

The one time I used it (shortly after they changed to drops being more often) it worked well, my daughter would check the APP every now and again when she was able to grab a time -- from there I guess we spent about 20 minutes in the queue so I feel it was better than a 45+ minute wait.
 

OrlandoGuy

Member
Sep 29, 2014
704
Chicago
I guess we spent about 20 minutes in the queue so I feel it was better than a 45+ minute wait.
This is how I feel honestly. It’s unpopular to say, but I’m okay with virtual line becoming a staple if it means less time physically waiting in the line. I know it can be frustrating for some but after multiple trips to Disney and Universal in the past couple of years, I’ve not once left without getting on Hagrids or Rise.
 

SkiBum

Veteran Member
Dec 14, 2012
1,632
Cincinnati, OH
Virtual Queue works....

If you are lucky enough to get a spot

It's like an electric car that you have to bring a gas powered generator around to charge...Like, you tried hun
I understand why parks want to do VQ or the new "Genie" but I still think that standby is best. People can make the choice on whether or not they want to wait the time.
 

shiekra38

Legendary Member
Dec 13, 2009
13,976
Florida
I understand why parks want to do VQ or the new "Genie" but I still think that standby is best. People can make the choice on whether or not they want to wait the time.
....And then there's Hagrid

I know I'm rolling back my original argument (sort of)

But I think some slack should be given to Hagrid that hits such a wide swath of people that want to ride it at any one time

I mean, VQ on Veloci would be silly...but everyone isn't busting down the door to get on it (meaning it's not for everyone)

Hagrid is unique in the amount of folks that want to get on.

So I have a little bit more patience for Hagrid going VQ...I just don't understand how it can get full for the day by lunchtime
 

therock

Newcomer
Jul 29, 2018
40
I am so happy to see Hagrid's go back to standby. I'm not sure what the reasoning was for doing virtual queue and why its off and on. But hopefully it will stay in standby as many days as possible. Virtual queue just confuses people and makes people upset that they can't ride. Even if there is a 3 hour line in standby, at least then its up to the customer to decide whether or not they ride. At least with standby they get a choice.
 

OhHaiInternet95

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Aug 18, 2017
4,307
I am so happy to see Hagrid's go back to standby. I'm not sure what the reasoning was for doing virtual queue and why its off and on. But hopefully it will stay in standby as many days as possible. Virtual queue just confuses people and makes people upset that they can't ride. Even if there is a 3 hour line in standby, at least then its up to the customer to decide whether or not they ride. At least with standby they get a choice.
The location tracker doesn't even work on my phone so I hope they move into permanently doing a standby.
 
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shiekra38

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Dec 13, 2009
13,976
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I am so happy to see Hagrid's go back to standby. I'm not sure what the reasoning was for doing virtual queue and why its off and on. But hopefully it will stay in standby as many days as possible. Virtual queue just confuses people and makes people upset that they can't ride. Even if there is a 3 hour line in standby, at least then its up to the customer to decide whether or not they ride. At least with standby they get a choice.
I assumed it was just a summer thing

And will probably be back for hell week around Christmastime
 

Alicia

Premium Member
Jul 17, 2014
10,893
Orlando
I assumed it was just a summer thing

And will probably be back for hell week around Christmastime
Yea, I think they were testing the new system, so it was in use every single day, even when it didn't need to be. Guess they're done testing now? And once fully ready (and hopefully integrated into the app,) they'll likely just switch it on as needed.
 

shiekra38

Legendary Member
Dec 13, 2009
13,976
Florida
Yea, I think they were testing the new system, so it was in use every single day, even when it didn't need to be. Guess they're done testing now? And once fully ready (and hopefully integrated into the app,) they'll likely just switch it on as needed.
I.....just don't understand :(
 

Mad Dog

Premium Member
Jan 30, 2013
20,363
Pittsburgh area
After using Stand By the last few weekdays, Universal went back to Virtual Line for Saturday. Perhaps they thought the day would be busier than it turned out to be (Touring Plans rated it a 5 only),
Anyway, today (Sunday) they're back to Stand By for Hagrid.
 
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Alicia

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Jul 17, 2014
10,893
Orlando
After using Stand By the last few weekdays, Universal went back to Virtual Line for Saturday. Perhaps they thought the day would be busier than it turned out to be (Touring Plans rated it a 5 only),
Anyway, today (Sunday) they're back to Stand By for Hagrid.
Definitely did not need virtual line yesterday, but I could see why they thought they might’ve. I was able to reserve a virtual line around 11, and it was auto adjusted to be earlier like 6 times until it was practically not any wait at all.

I ended up having to reschedule it for later because I wasn’t even at Islands yet and was going to have to wait in line for the train. Then the system automatically adjusted my reservations to be earlier another 10 times. Meaning I kept having to reschedule!!!

I assume they assume you would WANT to ride earlier, so as the line goes down your time is automatically bumped earlier… even if you CHOSE a later time.
 
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Mad Dog

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Jan 30, 2013
20,363
Pittsburgh area
Definitely did not need virtual line yesterday, but I could see why they thought they might’ve. I was able to reserve a virtual line around 11, and it was auto adjusted to be earlier like 6 times until it was practically not any wait at all.

I ended up having to reschedule it for later because I wasn’t even at Islands yet and was going to have to wait in line for the train. Then the system automatically adjusted my reservations to be earlier another 10 times. Meaning I kept having to reschedule!!!

I assume they assume you would WANT to ride earlier, so as the line goes down your time is automatically bumped earlier… even if you CHOSE a later time.
VL is just a pain in the butt, most especially when there's no good reason to activate it.