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Old 01-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #151
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Sorry new at all this, if the park opens at 8AM how do you get a FP earlier
If the park opens at 8am, your two options that Hydroguy explained are to get out of the FP line with your FP at either 8:10am or 8:30am.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:39 AM   #152
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OK, another scenario. Can the wide right technique work if you are getting a rider swap pass?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:51 AM   #153
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Sorry new at all this, if the park opens at 8AM how do you get a FP earlier
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If the park opens at 8am, your two options that Hydroguy explained are to get out of the FP line with your FP at either 8:10am or 8:30am.
As Valpo said, if the park opens at 8AM then getting the FP at 8:10AM is not before the park opens but after.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:09 PM   #154
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OK, another scenario. Can the wide right technique work if you are getting a rider swap pass?
Depends. Mostly on luck. Is there a CM at the entrance ready with the pass? Will they make you show them the small child? Will the people in the line let you back in after you stepped out to get a rider switch pass?

Hard to know if it will work or not. Anything that slows you down means you won't be among the first on the ride. This is of course, assuming the ride is up to begin with.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:19 PM   #155
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This was what I was wondering about in my earlier post! Thanks :-)
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:33 PM   #156
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Thanks so much for posting this - we were the first group on RSR yesterday - it totally made my son's and dad's birthday visit! Sent my husband to get fastpasses while the rest of us did the wide right at a 10am opening with no early entry, we arrived around 9am and were second in the queue at the gates and were let into CA at 9.30am.

Regarding fastpasses, they had 8 machines working yesterday and he was able to get a 10.40am time and line up with no queue for more fastpasses with a return time of 1.45pm. It was a very quiet day in the park however.

If you get the chance be sure to do the ride when Carsland is lit up of an evening - it is even more special then. And watching Carsland light up after dusk is definitely worth doing.

We didn't realise until our 3rd ride that there were two alternatives ie Liugi's or Ramone's just before the race section of the ride so be sure to see if you can experience both.

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:03 AM   #157
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Thanks so much for posting this - we were the first group on RSR yesterday - it totally made my son's and dad's birthday visit! Sent my husband to get fastpasses while the rest of us did the wide right at a 10am opening with no early entry, we arrived around 9am and were second in the queue at the gates and were let into CA at 9.30am.

Regarding fastpasses, they had 8 machines working yesterday and he was able to get a 10.40am time and line up with no queue for more fastpasses with a return time of 1.45pm. It was a very quiet day in the park however.

If you get the chance be sure to do the ride when Carsland is lit up of an evening - it is even more special then. And watching Carsland light up after dusk is definitely worth doing.

We didn't realise until our 3rd ride that there were two alternatives ie Liugi's or Ramone's just before the race section of the ride so be sure to see if you can experience both.

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So you were able to get 2 sets of FP's in one day for RSR?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:15 AM   #158
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So you were able to get 2 sets of FP's in one day for RSR?
Is there a limit to how many FPs you can get for one ride? Besides limited by time, that is.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:45 AM   #159
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Thanks so much for posting this - we were the first group on RSR yesterday - it totally made my son's and dad's birthday visit! Sent my husband to get fastpasses while the rest of us did the wide right at a 10am opening with no early entry, we arrived around 9am and were second in the queue at the gates and were let into CA at 9.30am.

Regarding fastpasses, they had 8 machines working yesterday and he was able to get a 10.40am time and line up with no queue for more fastpasses with a return time of 1.45pm. It was a very quiet day in the park however.

If you get the chance be sure to do the ride when Carsland is lit up of an evening - it is even more special then. And watching Carsland light up after dusk is definitely worth doing.

We didn't realise until our 3rd ride that there were two alternatives ie Liugi's or Ramone's just before the race section of the ride so be sure to see if you can experience both.

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We're you allowed to use your 1:45 pm FPs in the evening? As in, FP return times were not being enforced at RSR?
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Yes we got two fast passes for RSR in one day. 10am opening. First was for 10.40am and were able to get a second at 10.40am (no queue) for 1.45pm. Note that this was a very quiet day in the park.

We used the second at 5.30pm or so - no enforcement of return times on RSR as at Tuesday 15 Jan.

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Even though we'd already ridden RSR a couple of times earlier in our trip, I decided to give the Wide Right a try since we were there right at rope drop Wednesday morning. Worked like a charm, even with a 5-year-old and two slower elderly parents in tow, and we were on the first set of cars of the day. I can't believe how well this works!
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:15 AM   #162
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I have a question about getting 2 FPs for RSR. Since your FP ticket states that you can hold another FP for another ride, is it theoretically possible to just go back into the line to get another FP for RSR? One of the previous posters stated that they got one set at 10 for 10:40 return, and another set at 10:40 for a 1:45 return. What if you got a set at 10, and tried to get a set at 10:30? Not that I'd try this of course Anyone have any experience?
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I have a question about getting 2 FPs for RSR. Since your FP ticket states that you can hold another FP for another ride, is it theoretically possible to just go back into the line to get another FP for RSR? One of the previous posters stated that they got one set at 10 for 10:40 return, and another set at 10:40 for a 1:45 return. What if you got a set at 10, and tried to get a set at 10:30? Not that I'd try this of course Anyone have any experience?
This will not work. Although RSR FP is disconnected from the overall FP system, it still will register that you are holding onto a current RSR FP (until the window becomes good). This is the same for Roger Rabbit and Screamin, otherwise you could just get unlimited FPs at those disconnected rides.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:43 PM   #164
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We are here at DL today and I have to say that the WIDE RIGHT TECHNIQUE WORKED PERFECTLY!!!!! It was so awesome, the best part of my day. My family rode on RSR as the first ones this morning (but no other car to race against haha). We were not near the first ones through the turnstiles but by staying to the right (and even up on the sidewalk at times) we got on first. Today was not an early entry so was just with everyone else. Thanks so much for the plan!
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:18 AM   #165
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This thread is one of the reasons I love DIS, you get so many tips that help make your Disney experience so much easier. The last time I visited DL they were still building Cars Land so I never got a chance to ride RSR. The big morning rush was always for WOC and Toy Story. DCA used to let people in early so that you could pick up WOC FPs then people would head over to Paradise Pier and wait for the park to officially open so they could rush to TSMM.

I was wondering whether TSMM still has super long lines and what is the best strategy for watching WOC, riding RSR and TSMM all in the same day without having to deal with 2 hour waits? I was thinking about going on a day without EMH as I am off site and riding RSR first, then grabbing a RSR FP and then a WOC FP which will hopefully be blue, before I go across to TSMM. Does this seem like a good plan or would I be better just riding RSR first one morning then TSMM first another morning and give up on doing both in one day as the lines just get too long?
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