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Old 01-15-2012, 08:08 AM   #646
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Forbidden Journey reached 180 minutes over the holiday season at one point
I'm not surprised, but that's the longest wait I've read in a while. Still not as bad as a couple of headliners at the Motherland though!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:23 AM   #647
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Pooh sized for FJ

I've just gotten started on planning for my September trip. My family, well they are pooh sized people and I have read about FJ that if you are a chesty woman or have a waist of 38 inches or more that you may be prohibited.

Could some one give a a female size to that? Can a 22-24-28-30 size woman ride this ride? I know they said there is a sample chair that you can try, but I don't want to get our hopes up of riding this ride to get there and be disappointed in not being able to ride.

I think this is why I love Disney so much, there is no ride we cannot ride.

Please, someone put us out of our misery.

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:42 AM   #648
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I've just gotten started on planning for my September trip. My family, well they are pooh sized people and I have read about FJ that if you are a chesty woman or have a waist of 38 inches or more that you may be prohibited.

Could some one give a a female size to that? Can a 22-24-28-30 size woman ride this ride? I know they said there is a sample chair that you can try, but I don't want to get our hopes up of riding this ride to get there and be disappointed in not being able to ride.

I think this is why I love Disney so much, there is no ride we cannot ride.

Please, someone put us out of our misery.

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Don't have any experience personally, but there is a whole thread dedicated to who does and who does not fit on FJ. May be helpful to you. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2489210
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:10 PM   #649
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Just thought I would post some help. I used to work in WWoHP (was part of the opening crew) so if you have any questions about the experiences, feel free to message me.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:00 PM   #650
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Going during peak time, end of June, not planning on buying express pass but getting to park early before it opens, should I get to WWOHP first? What are typical wait times, last time I was at IoA was 2000 and I waited almost 3 hours for Spiderman in the middle of the afternoon during 4th of July week, does WWOHP get that bad as well or is it how you plan it?
Last year, we were at a 2 hr. line most of the time at FJ, but that has a lot to do with the ride not stopping and land control (handing out return time tickets to get back into the wwohp). This christmas season was definitely something completely different from the summer though. The crowds were massive and it was 2-3 hr. waits for 2 weeks straight. Like I said, for the summer it is more consistently 2 hrs. and never really more, because there is more time to visit in summer than over short breaks like this past one. The rest of the park will be busy too, but you should have no problem finishing the major attractions as long as you properly plan.
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Sorry if this is already covered somewhere...

Does FJ have a Single Rider Line? Do you miss the castle tour if you use it?

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Does FJ have a Single Rider Line? Do you miss the castle tour if you use it?

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The single rider line is inside the dungeons on your left up a set of stairs. There are two signs inside that mark the single rider line, but if you come during the daytime, your eyes usually don't adjust as quickly as you are moving into the dark castle. You do miss the castle if you are a single rider, but after you're done riding, head through the lockers and find one of the students in the dungeons and tell them you were a single rider, but want to do the castle tour and you will be given access to it.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:18 PM   #653
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Re: wait times at Forbidden Journey...

I am going for the first (and probably only) time over Easter weekend...any ball park of what will the wait times be like during the first hour of regular entry??

I was trying to make a comparison in my head to a Disney early entry day when regular guests are admitted an hour later and most of the lines, even for headliners are still manageable. Didn't know if FJ, being FJ, would be very different.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:10 PM   #654
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Re: wait times at Forbidden Journey...

I am going for the first (and probably only) time over Easter weekend...any ball park of what will the wait times be like during the first hour of regular entry??

I was trying to make a comparison in my head to a Disney early entry day when regular guests are admitted an hour later and most of the lines, even for headliners are still manageable. Didn't know if FJ, being FJ, would be very different.
i looked at the epp calendar site and ioa will have crowds but not as bad as disney if the charts are correct.

since this will be the only day you are at IOA, i suggest go directly to FJ and wait in line.
use the single rider line as it will be a lot shorter wait.
all in your party can use that line.

might as well bite the bullet and wait it out for FJ.

you can always return the last hour of the day and do FJ again.
most times the line is not as bad an hour before park closing.
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Re: wait times at Forbidden Journey...

I am going for the first (and probably only) time over Easter weekend...any ball park of what will the wait times be like during the first hour of regular entry??

I was trying to make a comparison in my head to a Disney early entry day when regular guests are admitted an hour later and most of the lines, even for headliners are still manageable. Didn't know if FJ, being FJ, would be very different.
I can't remember what crowds were like the entire weekend, but I did work in the morning and afternoon on Easter day in 2011 and the line was never over a half hour long that day surprisingly. I feel like most holidays, the holiday day isn't as busy as the days surrounding it.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #656
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We went this past Sunday, 1/22/12. Got there at 8:30 for 9 a.m. opening. Went directly to HP and crowds were very light. I got some photos of the streets with no people in them!!! FJ posted wait time was 10 minutes but we walked right on. All I can say about that ride is that I couldn't decide if I was going to throw up from the intensity of the motion or pee my pants because I was so scared in a few places!!! It was great though, well worth the admission. Somehow, my FDH and I got in the single riders line the 1st time by accident. There was no wait in the regular line though so I don't know how we managed to do that. Guess it didn't matter, because it really is an individual experience with the way the seats are designed. You don't see who you are sitting next to at all.

Dragon Challenge wait time was posted at 10 minutes but we walked right on it twice too. I think it just takes you 10 minutes to walk through the castle

Both parks had very short wait times or none at all. HRRR was at 40 minutes at 4 p.m. and that's the only wait we had.
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Ok, I wanted to know, how much is the butterbeer in the plastic stein/mug? Do they sell out of the mugs often? Thanks!!
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:11 PM   #658
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Ok, I wanted to know, how much is the butterbeer in the plastic stein/mug? Do they sell out of the mugs often? Thanks!!
Last October, to get the souvenir mug was an additional $10 on top of the price. I think it was 13-something for regular butterbeer and 14-something for frozen butterbeer in the souvenir mug.
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