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brettf22

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This is what I'm wondering as well. We're taking the bus (or an Uber if the bus line looks too long) and want to make sure we are IN the park before 10am
I would suggest the Uber/Lyft. From my experience two weeks ago (at Pop), trying to get to any of the parks at opening was a nightmare via bus, as in people lining up for buses an hour and a half or more before park opening. With reduced capacity, if they got 15 people on a bus, they were doing well. An hour before park opening, there were over a hundred people in line for the MK and AK buses, which probably required 10+ buses to accommodate.

Skyliner wasn't any help, since, even if they opened right on time (not guaranteed), and even if you got on the first gondola, you were now at the end of the line waiting at CBR.

Uber/Lyft was the only way to guarantee getting anywhere when I wanted. Per @Magic Feather's recommendation, for DHS, I took a Lyft to arrive at the entrance to Boardwalk (specifically at the intersection of E Buena Vista Dr and Epcot Resorts Blvd) at 8:50am, got out at the intersection, and walked 5-7 minutes to DHS. They let people start lining up at the temperature checks at 9am or so, and let folks into the park around 9:20. I was able to get a ride on MMRR and Smuggler's Run before 10, then got Boarding Group 4 right at 10am.
 

gorillaball

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I would suggest the Uber/Lyft. From my experience two weeks ago (at Pop), trying to get to any of the parks at opening was a nightmare via bus, as in people lining up for buses an hour and a half or more before park opening. With reduced capacity, if they got 15 people on a bus, they were doing well. An hour before park opening, there were over a hundred people in line for the MK and AK buses, which probably required 10+ buses to accommodate.

Skyliner wasn't any help, since, even if they opened right on time (not guaranteed), and even if you got on the first gondola, you were now at the end of the line waiting at CBR.

Uber/Lyft was the only way to guarantee getting anywhere when I wanted. Per @Magic Feather's recommendation, for DHS, I took a Lyft to arrive at the entrance to Boardwalk (specifically at the intersection of E Buena Vista Dr and Epcot Resorts Blvd) at 8:50am, got out at the intersection, and walked 5-7 minutes to DHS. They let people start lining up at the temperature checks at 9am or so, and let folks into the park around 9:20. I was able to get a ride on MMRR and Smuggler's Run before 10, then got Boarding Group 4 right at 10am.

Much appreciated.
 

Ldno

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yeah but for the first time wver i am seeing no parks available on the reservations map, can’t imagine how packed the parks are now this weekend especially
 

KevinPage

Well-Known Member
I would suggest the Uber/Lyft. From my experience two weeks ago (at Pop), trying to get to any of the parks at opening was a nightmare via bus, as in people lining up for buses an hour and a half or more before park opening. With reduced capacity, if they got 15 people on a bus, they were doing well. An hour before park opening, there were over a hundred people in line for the MK and AK buses, which probably required 10+ buses to accommodate.

Skyliner wasn't any help, since, even if they opened right on time (not guaranteed), and even if you got on the first gondola, you were now at the end of the line waiting at CBR.

Uber/Lyft was the only way to guarantee getting anywhere when I wanted. Per @Magic Feather's recommendation, for DHS, I took a Lyft to arrive at the entrance to Boardwalk (specifically at the intersection of E Buena Vista Dr and Epcot Resorts Blvd) at 8:50am, got out at the intersection, and walked 5-7 minutes to DHS. They let people start lining up at the temperature checks at 9am or so, and let folks into the park around 9:20. I was able to get a ride on MMRR and Smuggler's Run before 10, then got Boarding Group 4 right at 10am.

I’m used to getting in the park by 9:20-9:30 and just sitting and waiting for the 10am frenzy, THEN getting in a queue for a ride.

Now I feel like a sucker for not taking advantage of getting a few things done before that 😂
 

brettf22

Premium Member
Much appreciated.
One more piece of bus info that is negative. They seemed to have removed the bus arrival times from both the MDE app and from the overhead signs at the resorts (at least at Pop). The overhead signs simply stated the times the buses were running that day, not the arrival time of the next bus. And the "See Bus Times" icon no longer appeared inside the Resort section of MDE, even when I was checked in and sitting at the resort.
 

DisneyCane

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HS was always filling the cap, or coming close. They've definitely raised it.
The passholder cap was being hit but I don't think the resort guest or ticket purchaser caps were all the time.

We were there two weeks ago at DHS and AK. At DHS nothing was walk on (except Star Tours at 9:45 am) but the waits weren't bad. SDD was 35 minutes, ToT was 25, MF was 10 when we got on line right after getting a BG for RotR at 10.

AK was walk on for dinosaur and Kali, 10 minutes for EE and around 20 for FoP. While I miss the short cut re-rides of FoP from the first week of reopening, the waits were more than reasonable. I'm glad it's busier because those waits were completely unsustainable from a a business standpoint.
 

KevinPage

Well-Known Member
The passholder cap was being hit but I don't think the resort guest or ticket purchaser caps were all the time.

We were there two weeks ago at DHS and AK. At DHS nothing was walk on (except Star Tours at 9:45 am) but the waits weren't bad. SDD was 35 minutes, ToT was 25, MF was 10 when we got on line right after getting a BG for RotR at 10.

AK was walk on for dinosaur and Kali, 10 minutes for EE and around 20 for FoP. While I miss the short cut re-rides of FoP from the first week of reopening, the waits were more than reasonable. I'm glad it's busier because those waits were completely unsustainable from a a business standpoint.

True, it was fun while it lasted for that brief moment in time 🤩🤩🤩
 

AL2000HS

Active Member
The passholder cap was being hit but I don't think the resort guest or ticket purchaser caps were all the time.

We were there two weeks ago at DHS and AK. At DHS nothing was walk on (except Star Tours at 9:45 am) but the waits weren't bad. SDD was 35 minutes, ToT was 25, MF was 10 when we got on line right after getting a BG for RotR at 10.

AK was walk on for dinosaur and Kali, 10 minutes for EE and around 20 for FoP. While I miss the short cut re-rides of FoP from the first week of reopening, the waits were more than reasonable. I'm glad it's busier because those waits were completely unsustainable from a a business standpoint.
True. I think that's why we see cm block out dates lifted to fill in the gaps others haven't been using as you said.
 

gerarar

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Posted this in the main ROTR thread, but they’re adding plastic dividers in the ride itself now. Pictures are in the following spoiler block:
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Disney’s currently adding plastic dividers in the ride transports. This will in turn increase capacity as two parties can now ride together in one transport.
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