I should calculate what a 3hr standby wait for FoP would have been w/o FP+...
I agree with your point on the park close and the increased standby capacity. The same thing should happen as evening EMH start. I disagree with the wait times being the same. Many people who use a FP wouldn't wait 3 hours for a ride - my wife and kids. It's also a raw length of line issue. The longer the line gets, the less likely someone who had a FP+ will wait in it. I waited 2.5 hrs for FoP 6 weeks after it opened. By myself. That evening, my wife and daughter would have been furious by the time they got on the ride, that even a ride that special wouldn't have cooled them off. @lentesta probably has some data on that hypothesis.It would probably be the same. Lines grown until they reach a wait time that people no longer find tolerable. Without FPs the standby line would move much faster with the 75% allocation from FP moved to standby, but the hourly capacity wouldn't change nor would what people find tolerable.
To ride a major ride on or around opening day would have a very high wait toleration.
The best strategy for FOP is to get in the standby line 1 minute before park close. Once they finish with the FP line, which typically only takes a few minutes, the standby line get's the full ride capacity and then the wait time becomes one forth what it was.
At DLR yes, at WDW no.
Have a read of Disney to open Star Wars Galaxy's Edge rides in two phases at Disney's Hollywood StudiosI'm not clear. Will Rise of the Resistance not be open at WDW as well on Aug 29 or just not open on May 31 at DL?
Thank you, I did not see that, only other site's mentioning DL in the sentence.
Studios is going to be significantly busier for years based on Galaxy's Edge opening. And for several months it will be extremely busy.Does anyone have an idea how dramatically the park attendance at Animal Kingdom Changed after opening week of Avatar? I guess what I am wondering is how long did the crush last? I have reservations for October and I am wondering if things will still be insane at Hollywood Studios or if there will be more typical Disney crowds by then?
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