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fjreed

New Member
I have two questions about the process to get a boarding group. We are a family of four going in May.

1: Should all four of us be trying to get a group at the same time or just 1 of us?

2: Better luck on Disney Wi-Fi or Verizon data?
 

rustincohle

Member
I have two questions about the process to get a boarding group. We are a family of four going in May.

1: Should all four of us be trying to get a group at the same time or just 1 of us?

2: Better luck on Disney Wi-Fi or Verizon data?
All four should try. I think most people have better luck using their data rather than the Wi-Fi.
 

Darstarr

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
I have two questions about the process to get a boarding group. We are a family of four going in May.

1: Should all four of us be trying to get a group at the same time or just 1 of us?

2: Better luck on Disney Wi-Fi or Verizon data?
1. Disney’s official stance is one should try because they like to blame their glitches on multiple people attempting. However, have multiple people attempt anyway.
2. If you are in your room and have good wifi use that. Now that people are more spread out across the resort (country) wifi no longer seems to be the problem (unless you are staying at the Poly which has horrible wifi!)

Good luck!
 

oskeres

New Member
7am slots filled in ~8 seconds.
This was my first time attempting for my family on a short Disney trip and unfortunately we didn’t get it and probably won’t have an opportunity at 1pm due to our 1-year old’s nap time.

Unsure when we’ll be back but man, I wish they did a lottery system. I swear I completed the steps within 6 seconds, according to my watch synced to global time. But I can see how this just rewards veterans as a slight delay in finger tapping is all it means for you not getting selected.

Either way, appreciate everyone’s help and all the info here.
 

DCBaker

Premium Member
This was my first time attempting for my family on a short Disney trip and unfortunately we didn’t get it and probably won’t have an opportunity at 1pm due to our 1-year old’s nap time.

Unsure when we’ll be back but man, I wish they did a lottery system. I swear I completed the steps within 6 seconds, according to my watch synced to global time. But I can see how this just rewards veterans as a slight delay in finger tapping is all it means for you not getting selected.

Either way, appreciate everyone’s help and all the info here.
As long as you have tapped past the turnstiles and into the park before 1pm, you can catch the 1pm drop from anywhere. You don't need to be in the park - try again if you can!
 
If you enter the park and want to try for a 1 pm boarding group, can you go back to your hotel/pool? I could not get a definite answer from guest relations so I stayed in park to get boarding group that was too high to get called. would be more palatable if I didn’t have to be in park
 
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If you enter the park and want to try for a 1 pm boarding group, can you go back to your hotel/pool? I could not get a definite answer from guest relations so I stayed in park to get boarding group that was too high to gat called. would be more palatable if I didn’t have to be in park
see answer in other post
 

Darstarr

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
This was my first time attempting for my family on a short Disney trip and unfortunately we didn’t get it and probably won’t have an opportunity at 1pm due to our 1-year old’s nap time.

Unsure when we’ll be back but man, I wish they did a lottery system. I swear I completed the steps within 6 seconds, according to my watch synced to global time. But I can see how this just rewards veterans as a slight delay in finger tapping is all it means for you not getting selected.

Either way, appreciate everyone’s help and all the info here.
You can still try at 1:00 even if you are no longer in the park. As long as you have tapped into the park before 1:00 you are eligible.
 
really hate this boarding group thing. I was stressed from waking up and all morning. later In the day, after we were notified the boarding group was cut, then my body was able to let go of the stress and enjoy the park.
 
Did everyone have a park pass in your party today?

If you were only testing to see if you could try to get a boarding group, it won’t select them because no one had a DHS reservation.
My spouse says they do not have to check boxes and we have same people listed, so I don’t think I will ever be fast enough with that hurdle
 

SD449

Member
I’ve no idea. Even if running flawlessly as we know it can’t handle a third of park guests during a busy day.
Any idea what the demand is like at Disneyland?

I’d assume it being in a park with a lot more to see and do, it should manage crounds better than BG being gone in seconds.

Was there every a plan to increase capacity? I.e. 2 “tracks” Or are they going to have that as a big announcement similar to Soarin and Midway Mania?
 

Chet Dakota

Well-Known Member
I prefer no Fastpass but also there were way less people to deal with so standby lines were tolerable. I just don't know if standby will be tolerable if the parks goes back to 80% to 100%.

Agree. Our trip last week was much more relaxing without dealing with FP and the lines moved at a steady pace.
 
Wonder if it is the device or perhaps prior party selection. She said she had to select people at the 1st attempt but didn’t at the 1 pm time as they stayed checked, while I have to do the check box thing every time.
 

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