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HauntedMansionFLA

Well-Known Member
Got on a bus at POR at 6:40. Got to the park at 7:13. Line I was in had a bit of a issue at the tap point so it moved slowly. Got into the park around 7:35. Waited at Animation Courtyard for a few minutes, decided I needed coffee. Still in the line at Joffrey’s now but I got boarding group 18 using the Demarke method. Thanks for all the tips!
What’s the Demarke method?
 

DCBaker

Well-Known Member
Is it down now? Haven’t checked how it was doing in a few hours but it’s showing no groups currently.

No groups called for the past 65 minutes. The last group called, 108, was around 4:10pm.

So at least that last few groups only had a 1 hour return time.
 

DCBaker

Well-Known Member
If 108 was the last group (no groups called for over 2 hours), it was called 4 1/2 hours before closing today as the park is open until 8:30pm.
 

Leia'sMom

Member
When I was there in January, you could still get a backup boarding group for an hour after park opening. Are the backups filling up at park opening now too? We have one person in our party who is only there for a day so trying to think about how likely it is that he will get to ride. Thanks.
 

disneygeek90

Premium Member
When I was there in January, you could still get a backup boarding group for an hour after park opening. Are the backups filling up at park opening now too? We have one person in our party who is only there for a day so trying to think about how likely it is that he will get to ride. Thanks.
They’re typically filling all groups within minutes thanks to the 8am open. If someone has one day to try I would highly recommend being in the park before 8.
 

skiir97

Well-Known Member
If 108 was the last group (no groups called for over 2 hours), it was called 4 1/2 hours before closing today as the park is open until 8:30pm.

I get this ride has problems but if that was the last group, it’s pathetic to close it 4.5 hours early.
 

retroeric

Active Member
They’re typically filling all groups within minutes thanks to the 8am open. If someone has one day to try I would highly recommend being in the park before 8.
I did RotR on opening day and was at the park at 4:30am. I realize it's not anywhere near that crazy now, but if the park opens at 8:00am, what time would you get there to guarantee a boarding pass?
 

DCBaker

Well-Known Member
I did RotR on opening day and was at the park at 4:30am. I realize it's not anywhere near that crazy now, but if the park opens at 8:00am, what time would you get there to guarantee a boarding pass?

Give yourself enough time to get through parking and security - you should want to be tapped through the turnstiles by ~7:50am to get yourself ready.
 

disneygeek90

Premium Member
I did RotR on opening day and was at the park at 4:30am. I realize it's not anywhere near that crazy now, but if the park opens at 8:00am, what time would you get there to guarantee a boarding pass?
Being at the parking booths by 7:20 should guarantee you’re in the park before 8. There’s no way to currently guarantee a boarding group other than having some quick fingers and a cooperative app.

As for ROTR today, pretty confusing day. Surely 108 wasn’t all they gave out this morning?
 

retroeric

Active Member
Being at the parking booths by 7:20 should guarantee you’re in the park before 8. There’s no way to currently guarantee a boarding group other than having some quick fingers and a cooperative app.

As for ROTR today, pretty confusing day. Surely 108 wasn’t all they gave out this morning?
Do you think for the boarding time it's better to seek a cast member with the iPad thingy? I remember there were dozens of them around the front of the park on opening day. Not sure if that's changed.
 

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