Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland (California)
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #46
dmband
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,084

Reading about rsr it seems like it is pretty crazy like toy story mania at HS
I know it's hard to predict but do you guys feel in feb the lines will still be crazy?
I am not against getting there at park opening however if we get military tickets you can not use them for early entry
OR
If I eat correctly early entry iWeb will be mixed days, ie I can still be one of the first people in with military tix on a day that has a normal opening
Tia
__________________
dmband is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 02:55 AM   #47
keahgirl8
DIS Veteran
 
keahgirl8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,831

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmband
Reading about rsr it seems like it is pretty crazy like toy story mania at HS
I know it's hard to predict but do you guys feel in feb the lines will still be crazy?
I am not against getting there at park opening however if we get military tickets you can not use them for early entry
OR
If I eat correctly early entry iWeb will be mixed days, ie I can still be one of the first people in with military tix on a day that has a normal opening
Tia
Seems like that to me too! I'm not sure I will be able to ride again before I leave. Craziness!
__________________
keahgirl8 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-12-2012, 03:14 AM   #48
MamaChelle
Hakuna Matata
 
MamaChelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 173

Thank you so much for this post! So helpful! My DS has been waiting since we were there last year, seeing the coming soon sign!
__________________
Michelle
________________________________
DH- DS(8yrs)- DD(3)- DS(18months)-
________________________________
Disneyland 1990, 1998,
2010(Ramada Maingate at the Park), 2011(Del Sol Inn), 2012(Desert Inn & Suites), 2013 (Ramada Maingate/Desert Inn & Suites), Currently planning our Disney 2014 Trip!
________________________________
url=http://www.myvacationcountdown.com/][/url]
MamaChelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 04:02 AM   #49
tinkermomma
Mouseketeer
 
tinkermomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 308

This is a wonderful tip, thank you SO much for sharing
__________________
"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
~Uncle Walter
tinkermomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 08:42 AM   #50
longhorns2
DIS Veteran
 
longhorns2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Austin-ish, TX
Posts: 1,877

Quote:
Originally Posted by las3888 View Post
We are just back from a 4 night stay at GCV and I wouldn't exactly discourage you from using the GCH entrance for early entrance. We were told at check-in to use the entrance if it's before 6:30. After that, they did tell us that we were better off using the main entrance. So on our first day, we were down by about 6:35 maybe even a little later and thought we would try the GCH entrance. There was a line that snakes out of the tunnel (the entrance has maybe a 30 foot long tunnel with bag checkers about half way down and ticket machines at the very end). So the line started at the bag check table and snaked to just about where the counter service restaurant is. We were just about that location, maybe a little further up. About 10 feet behind us they had it snack back so you are facing towards the counter service restaurant. A fellow traveler who had been there all week told us that we were good as long as we were lined up along the wall. Once you make the bend and are on the other side of the snake he said you are better off going to the main gate. He was pretty much right. About 10 to 7am they start checking bags for as many people as they can fit beyond them in the tunnel up to the ticket takers. We were one of those people who got our bag checked. There are only 2 bag checkers, but if you get in during that period at 10 to 7, you are done with that. From that point you could pick a ticket line and I want to say there were 3 machines maybe 4 operating. At 7 they did start taking our tickets and they scan them much quicker (for those of us used to WDW with the fingerprints it is soooo slow--DL uses just a bar code scan). So we were in at about 7:02. We bee-lined it to RSR and were probably at least in the first 50 to ride if not less. We barely waited. It just takes a while to snake through the line. We were then able to ride the other CL attractions while DH got in the FP line just at about 7:45. He was out just after 8am and we went to Paradise Pier and walked onto everything--repeatedly. We didn't get to TSM until later and by then it had a 20 minute wait which is really nothing.
This was my experience too. I was there by 6:30-6:35am and against the wall right at the corner before bag check both days. My family went to stand in line at RSR while I went to the FP line (I really wanted to ride at night- and it was soooo worth it!) Standing in line for an hour for a FP was crappy, I'll admit, but one of the mornings RSR was down for 45 min so it wasn't really any different than standing in that line.

Love the Wide Right idea though! Thanks for posting this!
__________________
Patty, aka Mommy to DS 1 DS 2 DD 1 DS 3 and DD 2

Mother runner blogger who loves Disney & family. Working on leading My No-Guilt Life- letting go of the guilt and finding other things to hold on to.

Join me in my DietBet starting July 14!

My No-Guilt Life
longhorns2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #51
SuzanneSLO
DIS Veteran
 
SuzanneSLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Posts: 3,236

Yesterday (Saturday), there was no rope drop for early admission. Those into the park first, we're also first onto RSR. I guess it just depends. -- Suzanne
SuzanneSLO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #52
AndyR
DIS Veteran
 
AndyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southwest of Disorder
Posts: 1,617

We did 'Wide Right" on Friday & Saturday and it worked like a charm. After the Family of the Day and countdown was done, we walked at to CL, and arrived to see all the folks who'd rushed being held up by Mater etc. We did the wide right technique and ended up one switch back away from the CM leading everyone onto the ride

__________________
1999 Disneyland Hotel, 2000 Grand Floridian, 2001 Grand Californian, 2003 WDW, 2004 Polynesian
2005 May WDW, 2005 Sept Grand Californian, 2006 Disney Wonder, Southern Carribean & Grand Floridian
2007 Feb, Disneyland Hotel - Oct, Disney Magic, Western Carribean
2008 Mar DL Repo Mini Meet, Aug Captain Jack's Panama EB Repo
2009 Feb Contemporary (DSIL gets's married @ Grand Floridian), Animal Kingdom Lodge, Mar - Disneyland, Jul - Boardwalk
2010 Mar AKL - Sept Grand Californian, Nov Grand Californian
2011 Jan Boardwalk & Dream Maiden Voyage, DL March, Apr GCH, June, GCH, Aug - Bay Lake Tower, Oct Wonder 7nt MR
2012 June - Panama Pirate Reunion on Fantasy - There's the Jack I know....
2013 April - Tokyo Disney, August - Aulani, Sept - Disneyland, Oct - Disneyland MHP, Dec - Grand Cali.
2014 Mar - GCH, July DCL Alaska, Aug - GCH, Sept - PPH, Oct DCL Magic B2B Southern & Repo, Nov - WDW Contemporary, Dec GCH

AndyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 04:32 AM   #53
lurpee
Mouseketeer
 
lurpee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Seaside, OR
Posts: 308

Quote:
Originally Posted by longhorns2

This was my experience too. I was there by 6:30-6:35am and against the wall right at the corner before bag check both days. My family went to stand in line at RSR while I went to the FP line (I really wanted to ride at night- and it was soooo worth it!) Standing in line for an hour for a FP was crappy, I'll admit, but one of the mornings RSR was down for 45 min so it wasn't really any different than standing in that line.

Love the Wide Right idea though! Thanks for posting this!
What I dog understand is who's the FP lines are so long so quickly! How are people who are getting there first thing ending up in a line so long? This trip will be my first experience with FP's.
Thanks,
Kerri
__________________
Kerri

lurpee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 07:18 AM   #54
longhorns2
DIS Veteran
 
longhorns2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Austin-ish, TX
Posts: 1,877

Quote:
Originally Posted by lurpee View Post
What I dog understand is who's the FP lines are so long so quickly! How are people who are getting there first thing ending up in a line so long? This trip will be my first experience with FP's.
Thanks,
Kerri
The FP lines are allowed to queue up at EMH opening, but they do not give out a single FP until 8am on the dot. So if you choose to start in the FP line at 7am, you will not be moving anywhere for an hour.

You really don't need to stand in line starting at 7am, getting in line by 7:45 is plenty of time to assure you get a FP. And the line moves pretty quickly. There were CMs standing at the machines putting the tickets through at a rapid pace so the line moved pretty fast.

I stood in FP 2 times- once I was about 3 people back from the front. I had tickets right at 8am. The other time I was much farther back- probably got in line closer to 7:20 and was snaked through the line to wait. I had FP tickets no later than 8:15am. So even being farther back, the line moved quickly once they opened the FP ticket machines.
__________________
Patty, aka Mommy to DS 1 DS 2 DD 1 DS 3 and DD 2

Mother runner blogger who loves Disney & family. Working on leading My No-Guilt Life- letting go of the guilt and finding other things to hold on to.

Join me in my DietBet starting July 14!

My No-Guilt Life
longhorns2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 07:18 AM   #55
HydroGuy
The code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules
Inquiring fairy minds want to know: Does Hydroguy like World of Color?
 
HydroGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Colorado, USA (formerly SoCal - now SoCol)
Posts: 14,880

Quote:
Originally Posted by lurpee View Post
What I dog understand is who's the FP lines are so long so quickly! How are people who are getting there first thing ending up in a line so long? This trip will be my first experience with FP's.
Thanks,
Kerri
Thru the end of September every morning the DLR hotel guests are allowed into DCA an hour before everyone else (at 7AM this summer). This is called Extra Magic Hour or EMH. They get first shot at getting in the RSR FP line because they are in the parks early. Even though RSR FPs are not given out until the start of normal park hours (8AM this summer). So those without EMH show up before 8AM to start queuing for RSR FPs, but they are behind those with EMH. Plus many folks have been arriving at 7:30AM to queue for RSR FP. Anyone arriving at 8AM for RSR will be behind all those people when they try to get RSR FP.

Most mornings the RSR FPs are gone by 9:30-10AM.
__________________
Upcoming:
August 2015 for the D23 Expo | WDW, 2015 May?
Completed:
DLR 11/2014, JC Blog & WOCWD Blog (Tropicana), 07/2014 (DLH), 11/2013 (Day Trip), 8/2013 GCH (CCI for D23 Expo), 10/2012 CCI, 07/2012 GCH, 08/2011 CCI (D23 Expo), 06/2011 GCH, 09/2010 BWPPI, 07/2010 GCH, 08/2009 (Day Trip), 05/2009 Doubletree Anaheim/OC, 11/2007 (Day Trip), 06/2007 BWPPI, 08/2006 (Day Trip), 11/2005 BWPPI, 08/2005 BWPPI, 07/2003 HoJo's, 07/2000 PPH, 1966-1998 Numerous Day Trips Including... 06/1981 (Grad Night)
WDW 05/2013 Swan, 02/2012 CBR, 03/2011 Dolphin, 05/2008 AKL, 06/2006 FW Cabins
DLR Paris 06/2007 - Newport Bay/Santa Fe/Holiday Inn (solo) - see my Trip Observations
Tokyo Disney Resort 11/2009 - SunRoute Plaza (with DS13) - see my Trip Report (with photos)
HydroGuy DLR Tips Compilation, DLR Abbreviations List, World of Color Superthread
HydroGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 10:51 AM   #56
poohj80
Got Hunny?
 
poohj80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
Posts: 5,790

Quote:
Originally Posted by HydroGuy View Post
Thru the end of September every morning the DLR hotel guests are allowed into DCA an hour before everyone else (at 7AM this summer). This is called Extra Magic Hour or EMH.
Can you please remind me how you think the EMH schedule will look after September based on history? Thanks!
__________________

FINALLY found Snow White after she was MIA dealing with a strike at the mine all week
poohj80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #57
DLR29
We're cheap college kids
It's all in how you tour
We wouldn't want to be left on a cliffhanger
 
DLR29's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 5,489

Quote:
Originally Posted by poohj80 View Post
Can you please remind me how you think the EMH schedule will look after September based on history? Thanks!
After 9/29, the EMH schedule will look like this (not based on history because historically DCA has never had any kind of Early Admission, this is based on info straight from Disney):

DL- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
DCA- Monday, Wednesday Friday

For more Early Admission questions:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1675403
__________________
Fight On! Go Trojans
WDW CM: Summer 2011; DLR CM: August 2014-?
Bouncy!
DLR29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 12:57 PM   #58
HydroGuy
The code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules
Inquiring fairy minds want to know: Does Hydroguy like World of Color?
 
HydroGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Colorado, USA (formerly SoCal - now SoCol)
Posts: 14,880

Quote:
Originally Posted by poohj80 View Post
Can you please remind me how you think the EMH schedule will look after September based on history? Thanks!
LOL, EMH in its current form only started in June so there is no history. They say on their website they are changing EMH for hotel guests on Sept 30 to one park per day rather than two parks per day.
__________________
Upcoming:
August 2015 for the D23 Expo | WDW, 2015 May?
Completed:
DLR 11/2014, JC Blog & WOCWD Blog (Tropicana), 07/2014 (DLH), 11/2013 (Day Trip), 8/2013 GCH (CCI for D23 Expo), 10/2012 CCI, 07/2012 GCH, 08/2011 CCI (D23 Expo), 06/2011 GCH, 09/2010 BWPPI, 07/2010 GCH, 08/2009 (Day Trip), 05/2009 Doubletree Anaheim/OC, 11/2007 (Day Trip), 06/2007 BWPPI, 08/2006 (Day Trip), 11/2005 BWPPI, 08/2005 BWPPI, 07/2003 HoJo's, 07/2000 PPH, 1966-1998 Numerous Day Trips Including... 06/1981 (Grad Night)
WDW 05/2013 Swan, 02/2012 CBR, 03/2011 Dolphin, 05/2008 AKL, 06/2006 FW Cabins
DLR Paris 06/2007 - Newport Bay/Santa Fe/Holiday Inn (solo) - see my Trip Observations
Tokyo Disney Resort 11/2009 - SunRoute Plaza (with DS13) - see my Trip Report (with photos)
HydroGuy DLR Tips Compilation, DLR Abbreviations List, World of Color Superthread
HydroGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 12:42 PM   #59
narsel
Earning My Ears
 
narsel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 73

We just returned from 3 days at Disneyland. We did the wide right technique, and ended up first in line for RSR!!!!!! Unbelievable how easily it worked. We didnt run at all, just walked with a purpose and stayed as far to the right as we could. My girls were grinning from ear to ear. Fun ride!!
narsel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #60
kristenm514
Mouseketeer
 
kristenm514's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 194

Quote:
Originally Posted by narsel
We just returned from 3 days at Disneyland. We did the wide right technique, and ended up first in line for RSR!!!!!! Unbelievable how easily it worked.
Awesome!!! We were going to skip RSR for EMH and just fastpass it, but now that I have this little nugget of info I can't wait to try it! Fingers crossed the ride is running.
__________________
Me (Kristen), DH (Ian), DD6 (Anna), DS2 (Hamish)
WDW - Offsite '06 .. DLR Paradise Pier 8.25.12 -- the fam's first Disney trip .. DLR Ramada Maingate 8.10.13 .. WDW POR-Royal Room (just me and DD) 5.11.14
Up next: Running the WDW Marathon (my first)!
kristenm514 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cars land, mm hour, rsr, wide right



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: