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percentage of hourly thru-put, genie/lightning lane vs standby

buckeyegator

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Original Poster
i know disney will never release this, but does anyone have any ideas on how thru-put is divided?if a ride averages 4,000 people per hour, what % is allocated for lightning lane and what for stand by, seems to me at least 2/3 is lightning lane, thoughts?
 

buckeyegator

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Original Poster
i know disney will never release this, but does anyone have any ideas on how thru-put is divided?if a ride averages 4,000 people per hour, what % is allocated for lightning lane and what for stand by, seems to me at least 2/3 is lightning lane, thoughts?
For Fastpass+, I think most rides were 75-80% FP. I’d imagine it’s about the same for G+/ILL now.
So how long until people bite the bullet buy genie then have the lightning lane line evolve into a 30 minute wait?
 

Raidermatt

Active Member
So how long until people bite the bullet buy genie then have the lightning lane line evolve into a 30 minute wait?
Disney would either raise the price or cap the purchases before that happened. This is why they stopped allowing G+ to be purchased in advance. They want the ability to cap it if they believe it is needed.
 

castlecake2.0

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mysto

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So how long until people bite the bullet buy genie then have the lightning lane line evolve into a 30 minute wait?
There are limited ride reservations regardless of how many are purchased. If LL is 30 minutes it's because too many reservations were allowed, not too many G+ contracts sold. Long LL lines can only happen if they want it to.
 

AndyS2992

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Having just come back from a trip, I never waited more than five minutes for any ride using Genie+. Most of the return times were instant so I'd book a ride, tap in, and book the next as I walked through the queue of the ride I just tapped in and smashed through all the rides in each park before noon. Yes it's annoying you have to pay for something which was once free, but personally I thought Genie+ worked great and is an improvement over FP+. If you don't want to wait in long lines then bite the bullet and pay for it. Time is money in a theme park.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Having just come back from a trip, I never waited more than five minutes for any ride using Genie+. Most of the return times were instant so I'd book a ride, tap in, and book the next as I walked through the queue of the ride I just tapped in and smashed through all the rides in each park before noon. Yes it's annoying you have to pay for something which was once free, but personally I thought Genie+ worked great and is an improvement over FP+. If you don't want to wait in long lines then bite the bullet and pay for it. Time is money in a theme park.
I had a pretty easy situation in the summer with it…which leads me to believe the numbers using it were a lot lower than they’re trying to twist it to look like
 

NickMaio

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Having just come back from a trip, I never waited more than five minutes for any ride using Genie+. Most of the return times were instant so I'd book a ride, tap in, and book the next as I walked through the queue of the ride I just tapped in and smashed through all the rides in each park before noon. Yes it's annoying you have to pay for something which was once free, but personally I thought Genie+ worked great and is an improvement over FP+. If you don't want to wait in long lines then bite the bullet and pay for it. Time is money in a theme park.
It's very busy this week.
Most genie waits for us were 10-15mins.
And most gaps have been a few hours away.

I really miss the days when WE could pick the return times.

Rat sold our of genie plus by 7:11 yesterday.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Yep. There’s a lot of uncertainty around what has been said.
I’ll say this: I found genie to be incredibly useful…and I was a noted crusader AGAINST + on This and “the other” forum….

And I’m not a fan of paying for the same rides two or THREE times the same day…as the flock or sheep has taken to…

But it’s a balancing act/scheme with finite spaces for butts and larger aggregate attendance 365 days a year than what they comfortably can handle…

But it’s “held” so far…the only way I can conceivably see that working is if the purchasing/use is a bit lower than Slaphead is pumping to his stock lords?

Fundamentally…Iger didn’t add enough stuff…and it’s been a shell game since about 2010. You can’t have high percentage of prebooks or it will suck just as + bogged down and fell into.

That’s why you can’t do anything till 7 am…raise the number of people who buy it and naturally screw up in real time. They need that to happen.

Oh well…as always it’s fascinating to watch it play.
 
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