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Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

HauntedMansionFLA

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They should keep DHS open for 24 hours, but split into two 12-hour "blocks." Each block would require its own ticket, as if it were its own day, and AP holders would not be allowed to visit during both blocks in a single day (unless they purchase a separate ticket for one of the blocks).
Upcharge Special Events - open 24/7 would put a strain on staff or their wouldn’t be enough staff to avoid burnout / turnover.
 

RSoxNo1

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We will post a new record for waiting in line......although, Flight of Passage will be a tough one to beat. My favorite is:

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Longest Posted Wait Time: 230 mins
Longest Verified Wait Time: 160 minutes, January 2, 2015
I waited 4 hours for Flight of Passage on the Saturday of opening weekend before bailing before the lab to go to dinner.
 

Smooth

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Upcharge Special Events - open 24/7 would put a strain on staff or their wouldn’t be enough staff to avoid burnout / turnover.
Well, of course no CM would be working 24 hour shifts. And, obviously, extra staff would need to be hired. But I think it would be very doable.
 

peter11435

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Well, of course no CM would be working 24 hour shifts. And, obviously, extra staff would need to be hired. But I think it would be very doable.
It’s really not doable. I know we like to complain and joke about the lack of maintenance around here, but these attractions do require in some cases several hours of downtime every day to perform necessary maintenance. 24 hour operation is really something that can’t be done except for the occasional special event where even then it is not truly 24 hours. When the magic kingdom has held 24 hour events many attractions have opened late or closed early to accommodate required maintenance and there are periods of closure between the day before and the day after.
 
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rle4lunch

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It’s really not doable. I know we like to complain and joke about the lack of maintenance around here, but these attractions do require in some cases several hours of downtime every day to perform necessary maintenance. 24 hour operation is really something that can’t be done except for the occasional special event where even then it is not truly 24 hours. When the magic kingdom has held 24 hour events many attractions have opened late or closed early to accommodate required maintenance and there are periods of closure between the day before and the day after.
I understand this completely. If those who don't normally deal with maintenance and logistics and preventative and planned maintenance actions, they could never know the complexity of upending a normal maintenance cycle to do a one-off 24 hour event. It would take months of rejiggering maintenance schedules to do something of this caliber in where all attractions could be open at the same time for a full 24 hours. You'd have to re-baseline everything and start from scratch on staggering out maintenance actions on them. oof.
 

Smooth

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It’s really not doable. I know we like to complain and joke about the lack of maintenance around here, but these attractions do require in some cases several hours of downtime every day to perform necessary maintenance. 24 hour operation is really something that can’t be done except for the occasional special event where even then it is not truly 24 hours. When the magic kingdom has held 24 hour events many attractions have opened late or closed early to accommodate required maintenance and there are periods of closure between the day before and the day after.
Ok... I get that. So, do all the attractions in WDW have a maintenance crew that works 6-8 hours every night?
 

Smooth

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Not necessarily 6-8 hours. But every attraction has crews that perform required maintenance and testing every night. How long depends on the attraction and the day.
Got it. So, that being said, it would be doable to at least have very extended hours for the new Star Wars land.
 

peter11435

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Got it. So, that being said, it would be doable to at least have very extended hours for the new Star Wars land.
I have no doubt that the studios will see extended hours when Star Wars opens just like animal kingdom did with Pandora. To what extent depends on many factors. Even if the the attraction only required 4 hours of maintenance time you would still be looking at about a minimum of 7 hours required between park close and park open.
 

CJR

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IMO, they should do a "take a number system", where you will get notified by Disney's app when to go get in line, and enjoy the rest of the park until that time. That way people aren't standing around forever.

I will say this though, Florida is way better off than California. At least we're looking at the cooler late fall months and not June or July. The thought of standing out there for hours in 100 degree weather is even more unappealing. Then again, people could possibly be doing that in 2020 since I'm sure demand will hold up, especially on peak days.
 

CJR

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So... FastPast+?
No. Not Fastpass +. That's not a take a number system. When someone drops a Fastpass, the other people don't automatically get bumped up.

EDIT: When you get in any standby line, there are X number of people in front of you. What I'm talking about would still be standby, but your place in line is tracked so that you go do something else and come back when the physical line reaches a certain level, like 30 minutes to an hour. That way guests aren't standing in the same spot for hours while other rides, shops and restaurants go empty.
 

MickeyMinnieMom

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No. Not Fastpass +. That's not a take a number system. When someone drops a Fastpass, the other people don't automatically get bumped up.

EDIT: When you get in any standby line, there are X number of people in front of you. What I'm talking about would still be standby, but your place in line is tracked so that you go do something else and come back when the physical line reaches a certain level, like 30 minutes to an hour. That way guests aren't standing in the same spot for hours while other rides, shops and restaurants go empty.
Didn't Universal do something like this for Potter? I had no interest so didn't pay attention, but I thought I read that.

I'd prefer they do both: reserved FP+, and take-a-number concept for standby.
 
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