Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by dr matrix, Aug 7, 2012.
We don't carry a bag. Can we bypass the bag check line when using the GCH entrance?
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Less than 30 minutes from park opening to getting on the ride. Now I am in the single rider line. Standby is already 110 minutes!
ETA: Getting on again now!
It depends but usually you can't until your spot in line moves up closer to bag check. Then you can just walk through.
I'm sure we'll have a wonderful time Thanks so much for this post!
Reading about rsr it seems like it is pretty crazy like toy story mania at HS
I know it's hard to predict but do you guys feel in feb the lines will still be crazy?
I am not against getting there at park opening however if we get military tickets you can not use them for early entry
If I eat correctly early entry iWeb will be mixed days, ie I can still be one of the first people in with military tix on a day that has a normal opening
Seems like that to me too! I'm not sure I will be able to ride again before I leave. Craziness!
Thank you so much for this post! So helpful! My DS has been waiting since we were there last year, seeing the coming soon sign!
This is a wonderful tip, thank you SO much for sharing
This was my experience too. I was there by 6:30-6:35am and against the wall right at the corner before bag check both days. My family went to stand in line at RSR while I went to the FP line (I really wanted to ride at night- and it was soooo worth it!) Standing in line for an hour for a FP was crappy, I'll admit, but one of the mornings RSR was down for 45 min so it wasn't really any different than standing in that line.
Love the Wide Right idea though! Thanks for posting this!
Yesterday (Saturday), there was no rope drop for early admission. Those into the park first, we're also first onto RSR. I guess it just depends. -- Suzanne
We did 'Wide Right" on Friday & Saturday and it worked like a charm. After the Family of the Day and countdown was done, we walked at to CL, and arrived to see all the folks who'd rushed being held up by Mater etc. We did the wide right technique and ended up one switch back away from the CM leading everyone onto the ride
What I dog understand is who's the FP lines are so long so quickly! How are people who are getting there first thing ending up in a line so long? This trip will be my first experience with FP's.
The FP lines are allowed to queue up at EMH opening, but they do not give out a single FP until 8am on the dot. So if you choose to start in the FP line at 7am, you will not be moving anywhere for an hour.
You really don't need to stand in line starting at 7am, getting in line by 7:45 is plenty of time to assure you get a FP. And the line moves pretty quickly. There were CMs standing at the machines putting the tickets through at a rapid pace so the line moved pretty fast.
I stood in FP 2 times- once I was about 3 people back from the front. I had tickets right at 8am. The other time I was much farther back- probably got in line closer to 7:20 and was snaked through the line to wait. I had FP tickets no later than 8:15am. So even being farther back, the line moved quickly once they opened the FP ticket machines.
Thru the end of September every morning the DLR hotel guests are allowed into DCA an hour before everyone else (at 7AM this summer). This is called Extra Magic Hour or EMH. They get first shot at getting in the RSR FP line because they are in the parks early. Even though RSR FPs are not given out until the start of normal park hours (8AM this summer). So those without EMH show up before 8AM to start queuing for RSR FPs, but they are behind those with EMH. Plus many folks have been arriving at 7:30AM to queue for RSR FP. Anyone arriving at 8AM for RSR will be behind all those people when they try to get RSR FP.
Most mornings the RSR FPs are gone by 9:30-10AM.
Can you please remind me how you think the EMH schedule will look after September based on history? Thanks!
After 9/29, the EMH schedule will look like this (not based on history because historically DCA has never had any kind of Early Admission, this is based on info straight from Disney):
DL- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
DCA- Monday, Wednesday Friday
For more Early Admission questions:
LOL, EMH in its current form only started in June so there is no history. They say on their website they are changing EMH for hotel guests on Sept 30 to one park per day rather than two parks per day.
We just returned from 3 days at Disneyland. We did the wide right technique, and ended up first in line for RSR!!!!!! Unbelievable how easily it worked. We didnt run at all, just walked with a purpose and stayed as far to the right as we could. My girls were grinning from ear to ear. Fun ride!!
Awesome!!! We were going to skip RSR for EMH and just fastpass it, but now that I have this little nugget of info I can't wait to try it! Fingers crossed the ride is running.
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