My only rebuttal in this is that they did have AP previews for Pandora before the initial open. I was able to experience both rides before the open dates and my first view turning the corner of the floating mountains, with the land empty, and a light rain falling onto the land was a view I'll never forget.I don't see many mentioning this; but, other than the boarding group situation - what Disney is doing here is the same as what occurred with their last E-ticket in Flight of Passage? Flight of Passage didn't have soft openings and had a grand opening date. It also suffered (and still does) with being unable to run at full capacity. The only difference was that because it is a screen based theater, you can keep the attraction open when one or more theaters are down. If you are waiting for all four of those doors to open on FoP, there are days when you won't see it happen. Rise can't do this unfortunately. It's a traditional dark ride style ride with everything going through one show building. If one part of that chain fails, the whole thing is 101 until it resets or is repaired. Be careful what you wish for as I think a return to traditional dark rides is what we all wanted.