It's a shame that 'tourists' can't be given some sort of advantage over the legions of repeat riders on this attraction. There are so many posts from Annual Pass holders comparing what they've seen on their latest experience. I'm sure that the 'tourists' would really feel sorry for you when the sound effect was missing from a particular portion of the ride. We'll be visiting during Christmas week and will keep our fingers crossed that our 6 grandchildren get to experience it for the first time. I'm sure that repeat riders are taking up an awful lot of slots from visitors who will return home after being denied a boarding pass.
Yeah, pre-COVID I think the boarding passes were becoming relatively accessible (sold out after several minutes as opposed to seconds).
It would make sense to give resort guests one guaranteed boarding pass during a stay.