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Old 03-20-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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RSR at night?

I have seen some posts about the fun of riding RSR at night so I watched a video last night and have to admit that it really looks like a totally different ride after the sun sets. We are visiting in April and will be our first time to visit CL and I think we may try get a FP for night and maybe do a single rider earlier in the day.

For those who have written both times of the day, which is your favorite?
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:42 AM   #2
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Night ride is the best! It is so beautiful with the lighting. To me it is just a completely different ride. Also if you have small children ask to have a front seat. My son is a tall 8 year old and he has a hard time seeing in the back. We were fortunate after our first ride that a cast member heard him say that he couldn't see anything right when we got off the ride, the cast member came over and handed us fast pass tickets so we could ride it again. She suggested to tell them that we wanted front row. We did just that and he had a great ride.

We don't even ride it anymore during the day. We just get our fast pass in the morning to ride it at night. This way it puts us at Carsland at dusk when all the lights get turned on, don't miss that!
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:45 AM   #3
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Night ride is the best! It is so beautiful with the lighting. To me it is just a completely different ride. Also if you have small children ask to have a front seat. My son is a tall 8 year old and he has a hard time seeing in the back. We were fortunate after our first ride that a cast member heard him say that he couldn't see anything right when we got off the ride, the cast member came over and handed us fast pass tickets so we could ride it again. She suggested to tell them that we wanted front row. We did just that and he had a great ride.
We don't even ride it anymore during the day. We just get our fast pass in the morning to ride it at night. This way it puts us at Carsland at dusk when all the lights get turned on, don't miss that!
Thanks for that info. I would not have thought of that.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:59 AM   #4
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We love it at night! However it is great anytime,😉. One trick for the night time ride is to get in line early for a FP. When you get to the machines if the times being pulled are not late enough than just stand off to the side until your time window opens up.

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Old 03-20-2014, 10:00 AM   #5
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My preference is to ride it at night. It's so beautiful with the lighting in the dark. It's great during the day, but it's jaw dropping at night.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:51 AM   #6
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We love it at night! However it is great anytime,😉. One trick for the night time ride is to get in line early for a FP. When you get to the machines if the times being pulled are not late enough than just stand off to the side until your time window opens up.

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Yep. Did this too. They don't mind at all.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:08 PM   #7
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night is the best by far but ride at both times! You won't be disappointed.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:24 PM   #8
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We love it at night! However it is great anytime,��. One trick for the night time ride is to get in line early for a FP. When you get to the machines if the times being pulled are not late enough than just stand off to the side until your time window opens up.

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The other trick is get a RSR FP first thing when the park opens. Then when your ride window opens up, go back and get another FP before going on the ride for the first fastpass. WE've found by that time it's usually a late enough return window that it is dark out for the second FP.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:17 PM   #9
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When would be a good time to try to aim for night time riding? We will be at CA in 2 weeks.... aprox what time would you consider dusk to be? thanks in advance!
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:52 PM   #10
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We got to ride for the first time just as the sun was setting, it was perfect! I felt like I was on an indoor ride not the natural sky! I'd say evening is best!!
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:38 PM   #11
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night is the best by far but ride at both times! You won't be disappointed.
This was my family's vote too!
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:14 PM   #12
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When would be a good time to try to aim for night time riding? We will be at CA in 2 weeks.... aprox what time would you consider dusk to be? thanks in advance!
Check to see what time sunset occurs on the days you are visiting. That is considered dusk and approximately when the neon lights up.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:07 PM   #13
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I'm to eager to get a ride, any ride on RSR as soon as possible to be picky about the ride times. But the outside portions with the waterfall and the mountains look awesome in the evening. I managed to ride at night only because RSR had a breakdown during my ride window.

You may be able to use your FP during the evening if you noticed that RSR has had a breakdown earlier in the day. I'm not sure how closely staff are enforcing the ride return times when breakdowns occurred. (It's not likely to work if the ride has been up and running all day.)

On a related note, how is RSR behaving? On my past visits it seemed to break down at least once per day. Have they eliminated these nuisance issues?
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