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 01-26-2013, 09:55 PM #1 bcrook DIS Veteran     Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: Missouri Posts: 4,014 FP+ Capacity per Park Summary of Work so far 2/9/2013 I am trying to figure out how many total fastpass slots are a available for each park. Which leads to an interesting question of how they will be doled out by Disney. Total FP+ needed per park per day based on the idea of 1 e-ticket FP+ and 2 other rides. Magic Kingdom = 46,500 e-ticket FP+ and 93,000 other FP+ Hollywood Studios = 27,000 e-ticket FP+ and 54,000 other FP+ Animal Kingdom = 27,000 e-ticket FP+ and 54,000 other FP+ Epcot + 27,000 e-ticket FP+ and 54,000 other FP+ Total FP+ available from each park based on 60% FP+ distribution: Magic Kingdom (14 hours) = 80,000 e-ticket and 128,000 other FP+ Hollywood Studios = (13 hours) = 42,500 e-ticket and 60,000 other FP+ Animal Kingdom (10 hours) = 37,800 e-ticket and 46,000 other FP+ Epcot (10 hours) = 40,800 e-ticket and 62,500 other FP+ Total Surplus e-ticket FP+ per day = 72,000 Total Surplus other FP+ per day = 41,000 Total surplus = 113,000 Fastpasses. If Disney overbooks 10% for no-shows that would add 11,000 more and every morning extra magic hour adds more capacity. 125,000 extra FP a day on average. How could those extra be "used"? 1. Surprise and Delight sent to people throughout the day. 2. Incentives for Deluxe guests. 3. They could be sold for \$5.00 a pop (100,000 a day would equal \$182,000,000 a year). 4. They could make them available for Free during the day first come first serve. What they can't do is... Add 1 more to everybody's pile. It really looks like 3 is the magic number. 4 would bust the system. UNLESS - they build more rides! __________________ -Barry FP+ original discussions "What we know, what we want to know" can be found at this site. Best WDW insider fact or story thread. WDW Estimated Ride Capacities Last edited by bcrook; 02-09-2013 at 10:28 PM. Reason: updated all the numbers.
 01-26-2013, 10:36 PM #2 lockedoutlogic DIS Veteran     Join Date: Apr 2007 Location: Joisey Posts: 3,938 Its been documented on a couple of those.... Haunted mansion could handle about 3000 per hour...i believe the first ride system ever to do so...so you do the math on that. Pirates would be probably a little less...but i think that also is north of 2500. Peter pan would be around the same if it didn't break down all the time...but it has the same continuous circuit kinda system as haunted mansion...so again you're right there. All disney rides - more or less - especially at WDW were built with capacity first and foremost. If you look at it...there are probably many rides and technologies that were scrapped because of this one requirement. I've heard people mention on the street before - "disney is great...but alot of the rides/ shows seem to be the same" wonder why? especially the original epcot - where it was all basically the same ride system with a few little tweaks and changes - except universe of energy - ironically the opposite of a good use of time. toy story mania is i'm sure high capacity too...but i don't remember seeing any kind of exact number. __________________ Went there..... Worked there....(Resort Operations) Wed there....(EPCOT 2004) Bought there....(SSR 2006) Last Trip: Too Long Ago Next Trip: Can i borrow some money to go? Gift Shop Quality: When did we get to WalMart? Food Quality: Only the finest free range roast chicken breast and loch dart salmon in the Kingdom "May the Space Being bless the Free Market"
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 01-27-2013, 03:33 PM #3 bcrook DIS Veteran     Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: Missouri Posts: 4,014 Magic kingdom. FP + Magic kingdom total fastpass plus - E-ticket FP+ allotment Space mountain - 21,000 Splash mountain - 15,000 Big thunder mountain - 18,000 Peter Pan - 6700 Little Mermaid 15120 Total - 80,000 @ 60% FP+ distribution and 14 hours Mine train (another 18,000?) Second tier allotment Pirates of Caribbean - 20,000 Haunted Mansion - 30,240 Ranger Spin - 7500 Winnie the Pooh - 6700 Jungle Cruise - 15,000 Monsters Inc laugh floor - 10,000 Dumbo - 10,000 Flying carpets 7500 Barnstormer - 7500 Mickeys philarmagic -3,000 Totals. - 120,000 Enchanted Tales with Belle - 1000 Other meet and greets - 2500 Parades - 2000 Fireworks - 1000 Quick service meals - 1000 Total - 7,500 If 50,000 people are in MK and there is a 210,000 FP+ capacity. 50,000 e tickets limit one per person 100,000 minor attractions. Limit two per person. That leaves 30,000 left over e tickets FP and 27,500 minor FP available. Once everyone is switched over to the FP+ system. __________________ -Barry FP+ original discussions "What we know, what we want to know" can be found at this site. Best WDW insider fact or story thread. WDW Estimated Ride Capacities Last edited by bcrook; 02-09-2013 at 10:04 PM. Reason: updated projections
 01-27-2013, 05:57 PM #4 bcrook DIS Veteran     Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: Missouri Posts: 4,014 Disney Hollywood Studios E-tickets 60% FP+ rate at 13 hours: Toy Story Midway Mania!® - 12,500 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 14,000 Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith 16,000 Total - 42,500 Star Tours® – The Adventure Continues. 15000 The Great Movie Ride®. 23000 Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular! [holds 10,000 a day] 3000 FP+ seems like a stretch? Lights, Motors, Action!® Extreme Stunt Show®. 1000 Muppet*Vision 3D. 2000 The American Idol® Experience. 2000 Disney Junior – Live on Stage! Voyage of the Little Mermaid Jedi training - ? Fantasmic! 2000 Pixar pals parade 1000 Meet in greets 2000 QS meals 1000 Tol 55,000 Average attendance 26,000. Surplus e tickets - 16000 Surplus other - 5,000 __________________ -Barry FP+ original discussions "What we know, what we want to know" can be found at this site. Best WDW insider fact or story thread. WDW Estimated Ride Capacities Last edited by bcrook; 02-09-2013 at 09:44 PM.
 01-27-2013, 06:01 PM #5 TheRustyScupper Average Banjo Picker, Fairly-Good Sailing Master, Recently Ordained.     Join Date: Aug 2000 Location: 15-min from WDW. Posts: 20,052 What are your best guesses for daily (15 hour day) ride capacity for Pirates of the Caribbean . . . a lot Haunted Mansion . . . a lesser lot Peter Pan . . . even a lesser lot Toy Story Midway Mania . . . a lot Sorry, but that is my best guess. __________________ [/CENTER]
01-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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 Originally Posted by TheRustyScupper What are your best guesses for daily (15 hour day) ride capacity for Pirates of the Caribbean . . . a lot Haunted Mansion . . . a lesser lot Peter Pan . . . even a lesser lot Toy Story Midway Mania . . . a lot Sorry, but that is my best guess.
That plugs in nicely to the spreadsheet!
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 02-04-2013, 09:20 AM #8 YoHo If you have any poo to fling, now is the time.     Join Date: Nov 1999 Location: Roseville, Ca. Posts: 3,944 Haunted has the highest OHRC. I believe it's around 3600. Haven't looked at it in years. Pirates is around 2500. I believe splash is around 1200. The rollercoasters even lower. Also, counterintuitivly, Fastpass makes the parks feel fuller. Since without fast pass, thousands of people would be in queues off the streets and instead, they are now in the walkways virtually in line. __________________ YoHo, YoHo a Pirates life for me. Critical thinking about Disney at www.july171955.com "That's why I love Walt Disney. It costs \$100,000 to build a spire you didn't need. The secret of Disney is doing things you don't need and doing them well and then you realize you needed them all along." - Ray Bradbury
 02-04-2013, 09:28 AM #9 lockedoutlogic DIS Veteran     Join Date: Apr 2007 Location: Joisey Posts: 3,938 theoretically...your could calculate the capacity of the haunted mansion by figuring out the speed of the car and track length. It's actually not to difficult of mathematical computation...Algebra II or below. But they have said - I know for the haunted mansion -on some of the Discovery/Travel Channel Shows numbers specifically dealing with that ride. They do keep some of the numbers "secret"...but not necessarily what i would call "closely guarded" There's a way to find out to a certain level of confidence...but perhaps no "iron clad" numbers __________________ Went there..... Worked there....(Resort Operations) Wed there....(EPCOT 2004) Bought there....(SSR 2006) Last Trip: Too Long Ago Next Trip: Can i borrow some money to go? Gift Shop Quality: When did we get to WalMart? Food Quality: Only the finest free range roast chicken breast and loch dart salmon in the Kingdom "May the Space Being bless the Free Market"
 02-04-2013, 09:38 AM #10 Rileygirl DIS Veteran     Join Date: Jan 2003 Posts: 770 It might be easiest if we just look at one attraction to figure out the possible calculation, then doing a general concept for all attractions (because I am not good at math for one, and also because I think every attraction has its own unique number, taking into consideration many things. Lets start with splash mountain, because I caught some CM chatter from a lead hand regarding OHRC. Its 1800 per hour. Can they do more then 1800? absolutely, apparently they can frequently get to 1900 and sometimes even 2000, depending on the crew working load, unload, dispatch and something called the triple dispatch. From the verbage this cast member used, I feel relatively confident that this is a pretty accurate average hourly number - this is a good 'known' to start with. So OHRC is 1800 for splash. Now, park hours - we will just use a hypothetical number: I would say typically during non peak and regular season, the Park is open from 9am to 7 pm. I want to use this number, for simplisticy sake, because it equals 10 hrs. Obviously, the busier the season, the longer the park hours, the more fast passes can be generated. So, we have 2 fields we can fill in for our equasion. How can we figure out the percentage logically? (I dont know how to do this, but maybe by sounding things out, we can figure it out together as a group?) Here are some things we know about fastpass - you have a 1 hr window of return time. They are spread out by what interval? Is it 10 minutes? or 20 minutes? Do you have any old FP kicking around? YKWIM? Return times could be 10:20, 10:40, or whatever. I am not sure if they increase by 10 minutes or 20 minutes or 5 minutes. Anyone know? Anyone have some old FPs kicking around? Ok, Im off to see if I can find any old FPs. __________________
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 Originally Posted by YoHo Haunted has the highest OHRC. I believe it's around 3600. Haven't looked at it in years. Pirates is around 2500. I believe splash is around 1200. The rollercoasters even lower. Also, counterintuitivly, Fastpass makes the parks feel fuller. Since without fast pass, thousands of people would be in queues off the streets and instead, they are now in the walkways virtually in line.
Good Point regarding crowds outside. Someone once told me that the general disney tourist that has figured out how to get a fast pass, still stands around the attraction waiting for their 'window' to open, ironically. This is really bad in frontierland where 2 of the big mountains live.

My research shows 3600 OHRC for Haunted mansion too. The problem is there are many attractions where there is not even a sniff of what the OHRC is.
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 Originally Posted by lockedoutlogic There's a way to find out to a certain level of confidence...but perhaps no "iron clad" numbers
Just wondering what way you mean. Internet? Thats what I am researching, however you may has some ideas or places to specifically look? That would be great if you could give me some direction.

Sometimes when I post, I wonder if what I say can be totally misconstrued. There is no sarcasm intended - NONE AT ALL - Just hopeful optimism that you can direct me specifically somewhere to look.
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 Originally Posted by Rileygirl Just wondering what way you mean. Internet? Thats what I am researching, however you may has some ideas or places to specifically look? That would be great if you could give me some direction. Sometimes when I post, I wonder if what I say can be totally misconstrued. There is no sarcasm intended - NONE AT ALL - Just hopeful optimism that you can direct me specifically somewhere to look.
I'm saying that we can reasonable establish through a variety of measures...internet, print literature, cast member knowledge and experience, and disney history...what a fairly reasonable number for capacities will be.

But they aren't going to officially acknowledge it. Though it's pretty benign/harmless information.
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 02-04-2013, 12:50 PM #14 hopemax Note to Self: Please remember to bring your brain with you this time   Join Date: Apr 2000 Posts: 5,656 Here's the stuff I have written down from years ago, from when I was trying to collect such stuff. Of course, some of these attractions are no longer there, or the experience has changed so it might have affected capacity. Also, with things like Pirates and IASW, I think they can't load the boats as full as they could have in 1975, because of increased guest size. Studios Rock n' Roller Coaster: 1800 (based on 24 people per car, 48 second dispatch time) Tower of Terror: 2038 (theoretical when it first opened, I don't know if the new drop profiles have changed the dispatch time) Epcot Once upon a time, Epcot used to give out fact sheets with this type of thing. There are THRC (Theoretical Hourly Ride Capacity) vs OHRC (Operational Hourly Ride Capacity) Spaceship Earth: 2895 (2400 WDW Magic) Living Seas: 2200 Horizons: 2784 (2660 WDW Magic) World of Motion: 3240 Journey v 1: 2576 ( 2240 WDW Magic) Image Works: 2800 (600-800 in area at one time) Magic Eye Theater:1714 (1776 WDW Magic) EO and Magic Journeys theater sat 600 vs. HISTAs 575, HISTA is 3 minutes longer than EO/MJ so they would have been able to get one or two more shows daily than HISTA does) American Adventure: 2,048 per hour/1,024 per show (WDW Magic) El Rio del Tiempo: 1,656 per hour, 16 per boat (WDW Magic) Maelstrom: 1,920 per hour (WDW Magic) The Land (WDW Magic) 2,736 per hour, 36-38 per boat (Living with the Land) 1,062 per hour, 428 per show (Circle of Life) 1,014 per hour, 250 per show (Food Rocks) Magic Kingdom Alien Encounter: 1,620 per hour, 162 per show (WDW Magic) Carousel of Progress: 3,600 per hour, 226 per theater (WDW Magic) Haunted Mansion: 3200 Pirates: 3,600 per hour, 15-18 per boat (WDW Magic) Space Mountain: 900-1200 per hour; 2057-2500 if both sides open; 6 guests per rocket (WDW Magic) __________________ Hope

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