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Old 11-22-2012, 02:07 PM   #16
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15 minutes is my max, if I reeeeeally want to ride something, but I usually go during one of the two quietest weeks of the year. The only thing I remember waiting longer for is Soarin', cause I got caught in a FP drama. LOL
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:31 PM   #17
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Depends on the ride. 30 minutes is about it. Although, 45 to 60 for Rocking Rollercoaster or TSM or Test Track would be okay for us. I've seen a 90 to 120 minute wait at Peter Pan and that isn't happening!
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:38 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Rememberingthe70s View Post
15 minutes is my max, if I reeeeeally want to ride something, but I usually go during one of the two quietest weeks of the year. The only thing I remember waiting longer for is Soarin', cause I got caught in a FP drama. LOL
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #19
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20 minutes is my max for anything except maybe my favorite roller coasters. This goes for any theme park I visit, not just Disney. I use the "show up early, afternoon break, return for evening" strategy everywhere and it's never failed me yet.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:06 PM   #20
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It just depends. I was fine waiting 45 minutes for TSM during our last trip (was my first time riding it, I wouldn't wait that long again). I would wait that long for Soarin'. Anything else, 20-ish minutes?

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:09 PM   #21
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It depends on the time of year and the ride. During less busy times, 20 minutes is the cut off point. During Spring Break we had a 40 minutes or less rule for the headliners such as Splash, and 30 minutes or less for most other rides.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:10 PM   #22
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I want to say i have a pretty good threshold in terms of patience. I've waited for TSM in a line for 90 minutes and oddly enough didn't find it too painful. But it has mostly been, get a fastpass for the bigger rides and if the smaller, less popular rides have a line under around 20 minutes, do them while we wait for the fastpasses to kick in.

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #23
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Granted I'm a local, so I'm not rushing around to get it all done, but I typically won't wait longer than 20 minutes. The rare exceptions are Toy Story and Space Mountain where I will sometimes wait if the sign is at 45 or less.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:18 PM   #24
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Anything over 20 minutes is a no-no for me. Wasting that much time means you didn't plan/research enough.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:36 PM   #25
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20 minutes is generally my limit.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:46 PM   #26
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20min is my max . . .
1) Ditto.
2) Life is too short to spend it in lines.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:24 PM   #27
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Also meant to factor in time of year with the weather. If its humid like in early September, would be happy to be waiting in a nice, air conditioned queue area. Looking at the queue for ETWB I'd hate to be in that line for long in summer.
Any queue that is as detailed as say, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, I'd be happy with the wait as its a great queue.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:29 PM   #28
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20 minutes is my max. We are there very often as PT FL residents and I have too many orthopedic issues to be able to stand much longer than that. My eyesight prevents using an ECV, and my dh would have trouble pushing me all day due to his own medical issues.

The walking that I do in the park has improved my general ability to walk, and I can do some longer distances now, so any ride we go on is just icing on the cake. Standing is the hardest thing for me to do.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:29 PM   #29
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30 minutes. Which isn't usually an issue when I go (other than the most popular rides in which case I get fast passes)
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:36 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by dmdelight View Post
on our first visit to wdw, we stood in line for soarin for 90 minutes- sign said 60, but actually took 90 mins!!!

fast forward several years, and now we don't ride anything, unless the wait is 15minutes,or preferably less!

so, if you don't have fastpasses for rides, what's the maximum time you will stand in line, and for what attraction?
I am 99.9% of the time down there at Christmas time and so I know there has to be patience in the standby waiting line. We waited for Soarin our first time on the ride 2.5 hours but it was Christmas Day and no fast passes and we found the ride very late in the day. But we fast pass unless the time is under an hour. I quite honestly do not mind waiting, it's part of being there. Part of the fun and experience to me.
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