- Oct 27, 2017
My bad... I'm going off the op where its comparing the typical wait times compared to what they're seeing now. I can see how average wait times being around 30 wouldn't be terrible.
Exactly! Especially if you haven't been in awhile, it'll be a blast.
It's been bad in the runup to this thing, probably because a lot of people are thinking that they'd better take the kids for one last hurrah before they stay away for the better part of a year. I know families who have had passes for years who didn't renew this round because they figured they wouldn't use them this year at all. Many such cases!
Induced demand is a very real thing. Something similar to it is probably happening here and altering behavior.
Same. I am planning on going to Disney World this February when my teacher friends are off and planning to go, but I don’t think the hotel will be open by then which sucks. I would be waiting till later if many other friends weren’t going.
People are stealing stuff and reselling exclusives so I think it's just people having to go fly out there and do the stuff/wait in line/deal with crowds.
Not to mention that it has arguably the highest rider capacity in the park.
No, they opened the rest of the land earlier than originally planned.Disney: Lets block our two most popular annual passholder groups from entering Disneyland for 6 weeks during the summer this year.
Also Disney: Lets delay opening one of the key rides in our big expansion area.
*summer attendance plummits*
It's way, way, way, way better than it was in the 90s when I was a kid. And with more poeple. Back then, every line was more than a half hour, with rides like Indiana Jones or Space Mountain regularly being over an hour. I remember waiting over two hours for the horrible Roger Rabbit ride back then. As it stands now, even at peak times, lines are very rarely even close to that long outside of Fantasy Land where it's a pure capacity issue. Say what you will about Disney's handling of the park, but they have gotten the actual ride waits down.I don't understand the appeal of these places. Theme parks are the only line of business where they don't try to improve wait times and force arbitrary lines for people to wait in. In a world where efficiency is dominant, why the fuck are we still waiting in 30 min and 1 hour lines?
No Rise of the Resistance looks to be the most complex ride ever made, a real generational leap forward. Multiple ride vehicles, giant sets, and approximately 40 minute run time from the first pre show to the end
People have to go somewhere. Either you put them in a line (easy and cheap), let them wander with a virtual queue system (doable but operationally complex and requires lots more space for them to roam) or build additional ride systems (super expensive). The only other way is to cut capacity for the park which isn't feasible since theme parks benefit greatly from economies of scale and the market wouldn't accept the much higher prices necessary to offset the decreased attendance numbersI don't understand the appeal of these places. Theme parks are the only line of business where they don't try to improve wait times and force arbitrary lines for people to wait in. In a world where efficiency is dominant, why the fuck are we still waiting in 30 min and 1 hour lines?
This is complete and utter nonsense. TFA and TLJ are extremely successful and massively popular films amongst actual general public.No one I know even cares about SW. Sure the cost of the park all that stuff is maybe relevant(I have no idea how well the park is doing overall or how well other attractions have done on launch) but I think it's just that the SW franchise itself has gone to shit with a trilogy and spin off movies that for the most part have been pretty bad. They have been so bad that imo they have even hurt the excitement for the originals.
This is 100% the reason, associated with the outrageous cost of going to the park.
It's called fast pass / maxpass check it outI don't understand the appeal of these places. Theme parks are the only line of business where they don't try to improve wait times and force arbitrary lines for people to wait in. In a world where efficiency is dominant, why the fuck are we still waiting in 30 min and 1 hour lines?
Figment was about a 30-45 minute wait when I was there last summer. I honestly can’t think of anything that took less than a half hour. Maybe Buzz Lightyear had we not wasted a fast pass on it (my dad wanted to make sure we got on it)?All valid reasons but I'd like to think it's people being smart with their money and time -- we have annual passes here and when we go to Animal Kingdom, never fail to run into a group that has dropped a significant amount of cash for vacation pondering whether or not it's worth the 3-5 hour wait (STILL) for the Pandora banshee ride.
Fast passes work great, but it's over a year later and you still never see passes for that ride pop up. Anecdotally, if Disneyland is anything like Disneyworld...I'd imagine attendance overall has increased significantly over the past 3-4 years. Spaceship Earth and the Viking ride (before the Frozen makeover) were practically dead for a decade prior to that -- you could walk on whenever you wanted and never wait more than 5 minutes. I can't think of a single ride at any of the parks where that applies these days -- possibly Figment?