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brettf22

Premium Member
Can someone explain to me why WDW cannot preassign boarding groups to families (specific date and group number) that have booked a minimum number of nights stay at a WDW resort - say 5 night minimum?
I’m guessing the reason they don’t do something like that is two fold.

First, I’m not sure there is enough capacity to guarantee everybody staying 5+ days would get a ride. I’ve read several hourly capacity figures, which seem to be in the 1600-1700 people/hour range (and less during COVID). How many people staying onsite for 5+ days go to DHS each day? If it’s something like 10k people, then you’d need around 6 hours to get just those folks through. 20k people? You’d need 12 hours. And that assumes no downtime.

Which leads to the second issue. Reliability, while improving, would complicate this even more. They’ve got to factor in time for reliability issues, adding more time set aside for folks staying 5+ days. It would be almost impossible to ride for anybody not staying 5+ days, which I’m guessing would lead to even lower customer satisfaction.
 
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disneygeek90

Premium Member
All I'm saying is limit their amounts. They should have at least a 10 time per month limit.
There's already a limit on holding 3 reservations at a time. If they're going during weekdays I suppose they could go 10 days, but that's probably more than anyone is doing anyway. No vlogger or AP is only going to HS 10 times a month, and weekday passes are typically booked 2+ weeks ahead.
 

brettf22

Premium Member
There's already a limit on holding 3 reservations at a time. If they're going during weekdays I suppose they could go 10 days, but that's probably more than anyone is doing anyway. No vlogger or AP is only going to HS 10 times a month, and weekday passes are typically booked 2+ weeks ahead.
According to the availability calendar, if I'm an AP, I could get a day-of reservation at DHS today, go tomorrow, and have access almost every weekday except peak Spring Break week. On the other hand, if I'm a resort guest and don't already have a reservation for DHS this month, I'm SOL, except on some weekends. Odd.

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disneygeek90

Premium Member
According to the availability calendar, if I'm an AP, I could get a day-of reservation at DHS today, go tomorrow, and have access almost every weekday except peak Spring Break week. On the other hand, if I'm a resort guest and don't already have a reservation for DHS this month, I'm SOL, except on some weekends. Odd.

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Most AP's that have the ability to go that short notice are locals. And most locals are working Mon-Fri. That Resort Calendar is a bit abnormal as we head into one of the busiest times of the year and a large portion of the country is on Spring Break. I wouldn't be surprised if they open more reservations up.
 

Nubs70

Well-Known Member
To sum up the process as I have a park reservation for 3/21:
  1. I need to be on the MDE app at 0700 or 1300
  2. Sign up for ride
  3. Hope I get a spot
Only availability during my stay is Sunday 3/21, so I may be SOL.

Correct?
 

gerarar

Well-Known Member
70 is the last group of the night, called around 5:30pm (88 groups less than yesterday).
Yikes..., today was an atrocious day for operations.

A breakdown of the breakdowns today (ha, puns!):
9:37am - 10:14 am (37 mins)
11:44am - 1:59pm (2 hrs 15 mins)
2:38pm - 2:56pm (18 mins)
4:00pm - 5:18pm (1 hr 18 mins)

It seems like they called it a day at the last breakdown at 5:30pm and didn't try to reopen the ride.
One of the worse days (if not the worst) of reliability since ROTR's birthday on Dec. 4th...
 

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