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Hagrid's Motorbike Adventure is open

flynnibus

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The one thing we know for sure is... some individuals should probably stop using the app to figure out if its worth heading to the park or not. We know the posted information is not always a direct literal.. but is instead used to influence behavior.
 

Tom Morrow

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The one thing we know for sure is... some individuals should probably stop using the app to figure out if its worth heading to the park or not. We know the posted information is not always a direct literal.. but is instead used to influence behavior.
If it’s the only thing I care about riding then why the hell should I risk it? If it actually closes an hour after the app say it does, I still have no way of knowing that and if I arrive 10 minutes after their arbitrary unannounced actual closing, I still basically get the finger and “sucks to suck - we DID say it would close ‘early’.”

Though I find closing FIVE hours early ridiculous, all I want is for them to give a hard set closing time. Not sure why anyone is bending over backwards to defend this appalling excuse for guest service.
 

flynnibus

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Though I find closing FIVE hours early ridiculous, all I want is for them to give a hard set closing time. Not sure why anyone is bending over backwards to defend this appalling excuse for guest service.
I'm not defending it... I'm saying stop using the reference we all know to be manipulated and not always representative of the actual situation.

"This clock sucks.. it never tells the correct time! <yet man keeps checking the same clock>"
 

Tom Morrow

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I'm not defending it... I'm saying stop using the reference we all know to be manipulated and not always representative of the actual situation.

"This clock sucks.. it never tells the correct time! <yet man keeps checking the same clock>"
Well yeah, I did stop relying on it. I'm not gonna bother trying to ride Hagrid's again unless I happen to be in the park and the line is open, or they can hard define a closing time for it.
 

RustySpork

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If it’s the only thing I care about riding then why the hell should I risk it? If it actually closes an hour after the app say it does, I still have no way of knowing that and if I arrive 10 minutes after their arbitrary unannounced actual closing, I still basically get the finger and “sucks to suck - we DID say it would close ‘early’.”

Though I find closing FIVE hours early ridiculous, all I want is for them to give a hard set closing time. Not sure why anyone is bending over backwards to defend this appalling excuse for guest service.
We feel the same way about Magic Kingdom, but people still defend it. :joyfull:
 

Tom Morrow

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We feel the same way about Magic Kingdom, but people still defend it. :joyfull:
I actually posted a thread about how the Halloween and Christmas parties are so abundant that they throw off crowd distribution levels for 1/3rd of the year.

But, at least they tell you what time the park is going to close.
 

JT3000

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The one thing we know for sure is... some individuals should probably stop using the app to figure out if its worth heading to the park or not. We know the posted information is not always a direct literal.. but is instead used to influence behavior.
http://www.thrill-data.com

This has proven reasonably accurate for wait times and current/previous closures. It won't tell you what times the ride will close, but nothing will.
 

Tom Morrow

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Okay, so, all complaints aside, what is the story here? Why are they still having to close it down several hours before the scheduled park close after five months of operation? This is not normal. What are they working on?
 

RustySpork

Oscar Mayer Memer
Original Poster
Okay, so, all complaints aside, what is the story here? Why are they still having to close it down several hours before the scheduled park close after five months of operation? This is not normal. What are they working on?
Are they shutting it down, or are they closing the line to new guests?
 

Disneyhead'71

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Closing the line super early, like around 3:00 PM, so they can stop operation early.
On Tuesday, the most recent report I've heard, they shut off the line at 3:45p with a 120 min. wait. Park close was 7:00pm. I would imagine the plan that hour buffer in case of downtime. The ride seems to be running pretty good, so I'm not sure why they are still closing it so early.
 

raven

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Rumors are going around the issue is with the duel drop track section that’s causing the issues. There are a few other coasters with a drop track section but this is the first that utilizes a duel track system to increase efficiency. No clue what the exact problem is. But it’s not like you can just turn it off and bypass the effect. The entire ride depends on it.
 

Rob562

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Rumors are going around the issue is with the duel drop track section that’s causing the issues. There are a few other coasters with a drop track section but this is the first that utilizes a duel track system to increase efficiency. No clue what the exact problem is. But it’s not like you can just turn it off and bypass the effect. The entire ride depends on it.
It's only a data set of 2, but both times we rode it last week our bikes went into the left-hand (from the forward-facing perspective) drop track. Has anyone that's ridden it been routed to the right-hand side?

-Rob
 

celluloid

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On Tuesday, the most recent report I've heard, they shut off the line at 3:45p with a 120 min. wait. Park close was 7:00pm. I would imagine the plan that hour buffer in case of downtime. The ride seems to be running pretty good, so I'm not sure why they are still closing it so early.
The park actually closed at six on Tues, and a special event began right after park clear so it makes more sense thisntime of year where events at IOA are frequent to not remain open closer when delays could extend the remaining guests into the event.
 

KathyJetson

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I need some advice please. We're going to Universal for the first time since Hagrid's motorbike opened. I get motion sickness on Forbidden Journey . I'm fine on Escape from Gringotts. I also got sick on Everest last year when it went backwards. Do you think I should try Hagrids or skip it? I don't want to spend the rest of the day sick. Is the backwards part more intense than Everest? Thanks for any advice.
 
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