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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disneyland

George Lucas on a Bench

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A great day for ROTR at Disneyland! Boarding groups did not book out until around 12:30 PM today (park opened at 9:00). And as of 8 PM, all backup boarding groups have been called to ride, ending at Group 153!

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Atomicmickey

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Starting to feel much better about my March 20,21,22 trip (even tho Touring Plans has the parks at 10, 8, 10 for crowd levels for those days!).
Glad to hear they are working the bugs out.
 

choco choco

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I agree with this 100%, and I am also surprised they also built such a big beautiful waste of space (at least on the West Coast where space is a luxury). It's amazing to look at, but it's hard not to imagine switchbacks in the place of all that rockwork!

?? I'm not sure what space you think is available. Rock work does not take up much space.
 
?? I'm not sure what space you think is available. Rock work does not take up much space.


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I'm talking about the space taken up to the right hand side of the FP entrance or even down the middle of the entrance that you simply walk by and stay to the left of. Before you get to the scan point, on the left side you do walk through a couple switchbacks that are formed by rocks, however it's short lasting and they're less switchbacks and more of a winding path leading to the scan point. Avatar: FOP has a very similar outside queue but has way more switchbacks in the space than Rise and when walking through this section you wonder why they didn't utilize it better for queuing when the park needs all the space it can get. Monsters Inc. has a bigger extended queue area than Rise... Half joking but half serious, it can't be much smaller if not the same. It's like they decided last minute to throw some ropes at the end there to hold people for Rise.
I've seen a video of the fastpass side and while it doesn't seem to waste space too much itself, right to the left of that path is tons of beautification that could have been utilized also. Since the queue full is estimated to be only an hour or so, my opinion is that they could have utilized the available space better.

There's been days the line at Florida's Rise has blown by the full queue, extended queue, and gone out the entrance to their land. That's what will happen the day this turns into a normal line and they have to face the fact there's very little queue space for this ride, despite it being themed fantastically. It can barely hold a virtual queue's worth of people, which is a small piece of the real demand for this ride.
 
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Nirya

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It seems the reason they're doing so well is astonishingly low crowd levels.

Does that really explain the ride doing well? They’ve handed out similar numbers of boarding groups in the past and not come close to getting them all on. My guess is they’re starting to figure things out here, though I’d guess we’re still about a month away from it being truly consistent.
 

Curious Constance

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I’m pretty sure that it was a mistake to build the version of Star Wars Land that they built. I don’t think they’ll see a return on their investment for a long time to come. They could have built some fancy ROTR ride somewhere on its own to appease the Star Wars demand, but the rest of the land is a literal waste.

On one hand it’s a shame that they used all that space and spent all that money to no avail, but on the other hand it’s really satisfying that they used all that space and wasted all that money to no avail.

I think this lesson should teach them that they better start hiring people to help them with theme park direction that actually know what they’re doing.
 

AL2000HS

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I think that is the reason they are booking out so late in the day, for sure.

But I think the reason they’ve been able to make it through so many boarding groups recently is more-so related to improved attraction reliability
Reliability and running more vehicles than FL
 

TP2000

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I’m pretty sure that it was a mistake to build the version of Star Wars Land that they built. I don’t think they’ll see a return on their investment for a long time to come....

I think this lesson should teach them that they better start hiring people to help them with theme park direction that actually know what they’re doing.

Cue the Coronavirus, and Millennium Falcon: Target Run is closing this Friday night with no AP blockouts and currently a 15 minute posted wait time. It's like June, 2019 all over again when they posted a 15 minute wait but it was more like 6 minutes each time I rode.

This was definitely not how Star Wars Land was supposed to go. If you had told any of us five years ago that Disneyland would open it's first new mega-land since New Orleans Square with two major new E Tickets and the Millennium Falcon E Ticket would rarely get more than a 45 minute wait and close a Friday night 8 months after it opens with only a 15 minute wait, we would all think you were crazy, or drunk, or both.

But that's exactly what happened, and continues to happen. That certainly can't have been the business plan they proposed in Burbank five years ago to spend a Billion dollars on this land. But hey, Bob Jr. obviously knows theme parks better than we do. We're Immersed!

While Millennium Falcon: Target Run closes tonight with a 15 minute posted wait, Star Wars: Rise Before Dawn had a rather unspectacular day. It opened two and a half hours late at 10:30am, and then had a few long break downs throughout the day. The thrill-data graph seems to have some glitches in it where it drops out entirely, but they ended the night by closing at 7:30pm at Boarding Group #120.

Because, you know, the park was open for another four and a half hours tonight so why not close the ride at 7:30pm? :rolleyes:

With the glitchy graph info it's hard to tell exactly how many hours of break downs they had today. But just the 10:30am opening, the 7:30pm closing, plus at least three hours of breakdowns (likely more) equals at least 9 hours of closure. It could be more, but let's just pretend. Disneyland is open 8am to Midnight today.

Friday 3/6: Open 10:30am, Close 7:30pm at Boarding Group #120, 9 Hours Closed, 7 Hours Open

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Atomicmickey

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Cue the Coronavirus, and Millennium Falcon: Target Run is closing this Friday night with no AP blockouts and currently a 15 minute posted wait time. It's like June, 2019 all over again when they posted a 15 minute wait but it was more like 6 minutes each time I rode.

This was definitely not how Star Wars Land was supposed to go. If you had told any of us five years ago that Disneyland would open it's first new mega-land since New Orleans Square with two major new E Tickets and the Millennium Falcon E Ticket would rarely get more than a 45 minute wait and close a Friday night 8 months after it opens with only a 15 minute wait, we would all think you were crazy, or drunk, or both.

But that's exactly what happened, and continues to happen. That certainly can't have been the business plan they proposed in Burbank five years ago to spend a Billion dollars on this land. But hey, Bob Jr. obviously knows theme parks better than we do. We're Immersed!

While Millennium Falcon: Target Run closes tonight with a 15 minute posted wait, Star Wars: Rise Before Dawn had a rather unspectacular day. It opened two and a half hours late at 10:30am, and then had a few long break downs throughout the day. The thrill-data graph seems to have some glitches in it where it drops out entirely, but they ended the night by closing at 7:30pm at Boarding Group #120.

Because, you know, the park was open for another four and a half hours tonight so why not close the ride at 7:30pm? :rolleyes:

With the glitchy graph info it's hard to tell exactly how many hours of break downs they had today. But just the 10:30am opening, the 7:30pm closing, plus at least three hours of breakdowns (likely more) equals at least 9 hours of closure. It could be more, but let's just pretend. Disneyland is open 8am to Midnight today.

Friday 3/6: Open 10:30am, Close 7:30pm at Boarding Group #120, 9 Hours Closed, 7 Hours Open

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Side question: How in the heck do people get the data for graphs like this? Post someone in the park all day and night?
 

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