I agree, but if someone in the executive meeting comes up with some excuse to pinch more pennies out of guests, they will likely use the boarding groups. I'm sure someone at the board room probably went "Hey, let's implement the boarding groups so guests who don't make the lottery to get on the ride can take out their frustrations by spending more money on alcohol!"Runaway Railway doesn’t have Boarding Groups. This doesn’t need it either.
They’ll turn the entire hub of Hollywood Studios into a queue for Runaway Railway during covid times and still never used boarding groups for it. There’s no (good) reason they couldn’t do the same with Ratatouille.
I don't agree with boarding groups for this ride, but it makes total sense from a business perspective as it'll keep people in Epcot longer and drive them there earlier in the day rather than going to DHS in the morning and then park hopping to Epcot at night.Ive seen a few “omg I’m crying” but that’s expected. I think CMs will enjoy it overall but the GP will shrug and say “boarding groups are not worth this”.
I thought this ride was terrible when I rode it in Paris and I died on the “Web Slingers doesnt look that bad” hill
This is Disney’s endgame is that evey rdie will have a virtual queue and Genie will basically plan your day. Every ride booked through the app and the E tickets an up charge. This is the future and be prepared. On papawr it seems great maybe with efficiencies of distributing guests they can get more riders per hour and you get on more of what you like. But this is just the start.It's the usual mix, those who're going the "everything is great" approach, but there are those who're openly saying it's disappointing.
Though I will say, I feel Boarding Groups will create an unrealistic expectation for this ride. When the only other ride at WDW which uses BG's is Rise, you can't fault the guests for thinking it's gonna' be the same caliber.
At least with Rise, the last group is usually called an hour before park close. Ratatouille might be different since it'll (hopefully) be more reliable.How late after park close do the Virtual Queue rides tend to stay open? If it's soon, then it's decreasing the ride's daily capacity when compared to standby, and also means the rides are cheaper to operate. Just a thougth.