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FRD714

Member
Did my first test run this morning for my trip later this week and ran into a challenge. I clicked Join right on time but my family wasn’t pre-populated. I clicked Select All. But, one of my kids is not going with us on this trip. So, when I went to Select All in the family, he was selected. I then clicked to remove him and by then I was too late.

I am assuming if I just select all, it will error out on my because my son who is not on the trip does not have a park pass.

So, assuming this happens when it’s for real, what are my options?

1. Just pray I’m fast enough?
2. Just select my name and skip the family and then pray that my kids can make sad enough puppy dog eyes that a CM is gracious enough to let us all ride?
3. Call Disney and have my son removed from our MDE entirely?
4. Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!
Anyone who has a park reservation will be auto selected. Do not take the time to select anyone on the list just press join as soon as you can. If someone were to be left out and they have a reservation you can just go to guest relations and have them added.

I have not heard of any issues with someone being auto selected that does not have a park reservation. That would definitely cause you to not get a boarding group.
 

TTLUTS

Active Member
Did my first test run this morning for my trip later this week and ran into a challenge. I clicked Join right on time but my family wasn’t pre-populated. I clicked Select All. But, one of my kids is not going with us on this trip. So, when I went to Select All in the family, he was selected. I then clicked to remove him and by then I was too late.

I am assuming if I just select all, it will error out on my because my son who is not on the trip does not have a park pass.

So, assuming this happens when it’s for real, what are my options?

1. Just pray I’m fast enough?
2. Just select my name and skip the family and then pray that my kids can make sad enough puppy dog eyes that a CM is gracious enough to let us all ride?
3. Call Disney and have my son removed from our MDE entirely?
4. Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!
Just to be safe, I would call and have anyone not going on your trip removed from your Friends and Family list (we are going this Thursday and I did the same thing)
 

disneygeek90

Premium Member
Did my first test run this morning for my trip later this week and ran into a challenge. I clicked Join right on time but my family wasn’t pre-populated. I clicked Select All. But, one of my kids is not going with us on this trip. So, when I went to Select All in the family, he was selected. I then clicked to remove him and by then I was too late.

I am assuming if I just select all, it will error out on my because my son who is not on the trip does not have a park pass.

So, assuming this happens when it’s for real, what are my options?

1. Just pray I’m fast enough?
2. Just select my name and skip the family and then pray that my kids can make sad enough puppy dog eyes that a CM is gracious enough to let us all ride?
3. Call Disney and have my son removed from our MDE entirely?
4. Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!
It will choose everyone that only has a reservation when you are actually doing it on the day of. Since none of you had a reservation, the app didn't auto pick anyone. That's part of the reason that they go so fast these days. Originally you did have to select people which slowed the process down. There's no need to take him off unless you're worried about process time but one person won't really make a difference.

Complete worst case and the app glitches, just get a group for yourself and have the rest added by guest experience team later. It shouldn't happen, but once in a while the system could trip up.
 

Purduevian

Well-Known Member
Kind of curious if RotR is reliable enough to get off BGs. AFAIK boarding groups were put in place as a way to prevent dumping 4+ hours a day multiple times. Although I'm now wondering if there is a social distancing argument to having boarding groups so DHS doesn't get swarmed an hour before opening of people wanting to ride without waiting in a 4 hour line.
 

brettf22

Premium Member
Well I got 3 on opening day and 9 total in the first 4 days. But who’s counting? 😂😂😂
So, interesting story. Back in September, I accidentally stumbled across a method to ride RotR multiple times in one day. And yes, this was while Boarding Groups were being used. And no, not with Club 33 or Golden Oaks FPs. I’m not going to describe what happened, lest it is still possible.

I was kinda giddy at the time, but soon the rule follower in me felt guilty. So I left feedback with CMs and, I believe, an area leader, describing what happened, in hopes that they would fix this issue.
 

EPCOT-O.G.

Well-Known Member
So, interesting story. Back in September, I accidentally stumbled across a method to ride RotR multiple times in one day. And yes, this was while Boarding Groups were being used. And no, not with Club 33 or Golden Oaks FPs. I’m not going to describe what happened, lest it is still possible.

I was kinda giddy at the time, but soon the rule follower in me felt guilty. So I left feedback with CMs and, I believe, an area leader, describing what happened, in hopes that they would fix this issue.
You can go ahead and DM me this info. I want to make sure it gets to the necessary people.
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
Did my first test run this morning for my trip later this week and ran into a challenge. I clicked Join right on time but my family wasn’t pre-populated. I clicked Select All. But, one of my kids is not going with us on this trip. So, when I went to Select All in the family, he was selected. I then clicked to remove him and by then I was too late.

I am assuming if I just select all, it will error out on my because my son who is not on the trip does not have a park pass.

So, assuming this happens when it’s for real, what are my options?

1. Just pray I’m fast enough?
2. Just select my name and skip the family and then pray that my kids can make sad enough puppy dog eyes that a CM is gracious enough to let us all ride?
3. Call Disney and have my son removed from our MDE entirely?
4. Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!

The day of your park reservation, the system will automatically choose all of your friends/family who have park reservations that day. I refreshed constantly starting at 6:59am and got BG’s 18 and 22 last month on our trip, my first time both getting the boarding groups and experiencing the ride. It was a lot of refresh refresh refresh refresh followed extremely quickly by Join and Confirm (I think).
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
Kind of curious if RotR is reliable enough to get off BGs. AFAIK boarding groups were put in place as a way to prevent dumping 4+ hours a day multiple times. Although I'm now wondering if there is a social distancing argument to having boarding groups so DHS doesn't get swarmed an hour before opening of people wanting to ride without waiting in a 4 hour line.

Honest answer - I’m not really sure. I do know they’d have to limit the lines if they went away from BG’s right now, because the waits would be immense and so long the line could snake out the front of the park!
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Kind of curious if RotR is reliable enough to get off BGs. AFAIK boarding groups were put in place as a way to prevent dumping 4+ hours a day multiple times. Although I'm now wondering if there is a social distancing argument to having boarding groups so DHS doesn't get swarmed an hour before opening of people wanting to ride without waiting in a 4 hour line.
Boarding groups were seen as a better method than standby and fastpass, not as a solution to reliability issues.
 

oskeres

New Member
Quick question. I’m looking at trying to get a boarding pass for this Thursday. However, we’re hoping to get a boarding time after 2pm.

Does anyone have advice on how to get a later time? Is it pretty much only the 1pm window?
 

gerarar

Well-Known Member
Quick question. I’m looking at trying to get a boarding pass for this Thursday. However, we’re hoping to get a boarding time after 2pm.

Does anyone have advice on how to get a later time? Is it pretty much only the 1pm window?
The only way to get a boarding pass is if you have a park reservation for HS and successfully get a BG at the 7am or 1pm VQ drop.
In your case, the 1pm would be your best bet.

You are not able to get a BG by simply park-hopping to HS as this (2pm) occurs after the 1pm drop.
 

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