News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

DCBaker

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Groups have started being called again around 1:10pm.
 

KevinPage

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Between Kylo in B mode yesterday and the crapfest today, I’m okay with staying home to relax tomorrow (Sunday) after a busy day today at AK.

Going to DHS on 9/19, so it has a few days to fix it hiccups 🤩🤩🤩
 

brettf22

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On my way out, I had to stop at guest relations (for something non-RotR related). Luckily I got into GR before they stopped calling boarding groups. As I left, the GR scene was getting ugly.
 

gorillaball

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How many years into this nonsense will we admit this is entirely unacceptable? Amazed at the continued pass we are giving WDI for this mess.
Well, it’s 9 months in with a few of those months closed so I think we still need to hold out a little hope. How long did it take for Test Track to get to a level of reliability?
 

rowrbazzle

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WDI opened a massive E ticket on both coasts that have such unacceptable reliability and capacity that people have 5 seconds to join a lottery to maybe be able to ride it.

Everybody involved with the project should be fired.
That they apparently didn't use every available moment during the park closure to fix the ride is the most egregious offense, IMO. I remember people suggesting they just shut down the ride and work on it. They actually had the chance and what did they do with it?
 

techgeek

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Well, it’s 9 months in with a few of those months closed so I think we still need to hold out a little hope. How long did it take for Test Track to get to a level of reliability?

TT had growing pains, and most of the modern E-tickets had pretty lengthy test and adjust periods. Some, like FoP, could manage that better with parallel theaters that could be down but still allow some capacity. Probably the worst outright failure in WDI history was Rocket Rods, since they were forced to abandon the ride and the tech completely after a short high profile run.

But, none of the modern E-tickets, save perhaps Indy, were this grand in scope and a ‘must ride’ for so much of the park audience. The trend towards obvious thrill rides has a way of self limiting ridership. A lot of people simply don’t ride roller coasters, or take one look at TT’s high speed run and opt out.

I doubt any of them generated such consistent and loud guest relation response either. The core problem is the park can still barely stand on its own without the Rise experience.

RotR can pretty much be ridden by everyone, what thrills it has are well hidden, and the studios has become ‘the thrill ride park’ in many ways... all that meaning a much larger % or the gate is a candidate to ride. It’s the perfect storm of supply and demand in an E-ticket, even if running flat out at design cap.

WDI opened a massive E ticket on both coasts that have such unacceptable reliability and capacity that people have 5 seconds to join a lottery to maybe be able to ride it.

And not only did they build two off the same blueprints, they greenlit a third copy in Paris sight unseen. Without a fallback consolation attraction in the land. Be interesting to see how that works out.
 

donsullivan

Premium Member
That they apparently didn't use every available moment during the park closure to fix the ride is the most egregious offense, IMO. I remember people suggesting they just shut down the ride and work on it. They actually had the chance and what did they do with it?
When Disney shut everything down in March, every single facility was evacuated and virtually nobody was allowed into any building for any reason other than security or critical services. Nobody was authorized to work in the building for many, many months so the most they could do was software work which they could do from home, but nothing could be done inside the building. Maintaining an attraction was not classified as essential services so they just shut it all down until it was deemed safe to return around June sometime when the preparations for re-opening began.
 

donsullivan

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TT had growing pains, and most of the modern E-tickets had pretty lengthy test and adjust periods. Some, like FoP, could manage that better with parallel theaters that could be down but still allow some capacity. Probably the worst outright failure in WDI history was Rocket Rods, since they were forced to abandon the ride and the tech completely after a short high profile run.

But, none of the modern E-tickets, save perhaps Indy, were this grand in scope and a ‘must ride’ for so much of the park audience. The trend towards obvious thrill rides has a way of self limiting ridership. A lot of people simply don’t ride roller coasters, or take one look at TT’s high speed run and opt out.

I doubt any of them generated such consistent and loud guest relation response either. The core problem is the park can still barely stand on its own without the Rise experience.

RotR can pretty much be ridden by everyone, what thrills it has are well hidden, and the studios has become ‘the thrill ride park’ in many ways... all that meaning a much larger % or the gate is a candidate to ride. It’s the perfect storm of supply and demand in an E-ticket, even if running flat out at design cap.



And not only did they build two off the same blueprints, they greenlit a third copy in Paris sight unseen. Without a fallback consolation attraction in the land. Be interesting to see how that works out.
Every major E-Ticket, with new ride systems and technologies has always had a long test and adjust phase with reliability issues. We just didn’t live in a social media world where everyone in the world was instantly aware of the issues like they are today. This is absolutely not a new phenomenon- it has been happening for decades on new complex attractions.

I’ve referenced many times before the major issues they had with the ride system in Spaceship Earth. The rotation systems didn’t work right so they had a cast member at the top to push the ride vehicles into the rotated position with their foot because the ride system wasn’t locking them in. Then at the bottom was another CM on a stool pushing the vehicle with their foot to lock it back in the other direction. This went on for a very long time after the attraction opened.
 

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