The Cars Land Wide Right Technique: How to be one of the first 20 people on RSR w/MM

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  1. azdoughboy

    azdoughboy Mouseketeer

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    Entrance gate loiter...


    It's mostly effective in DLand during EMH if you don't have EMH, but worked Tuesday.

    The idea is you "loiter" around the EMH entrance, and about 15 minutes prior to park opening, they switch the entrance to "Park Entrance", so you get front of the line.

    What happened Tuesday was the APEE and EMH were merging into crowded long lines, so I was watching the gates. I saw a suit and a few important people come out and start talking. I left my wife and MIL in line, and went closer to investigate (snoop). I heard "open up (whatever number)". I loitered around the number they stated (can't recall), and I saw a supervisor and another CM walk towards the gate. They opened it up, and I "happened" to be right up front. I text the wife, and we were money.

    I wouldn't necessarily advise this ALL the time, but it has been effective for us commonly.


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  3. poohj80

    poohj80 Got Hunny?

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    Thanks for the explanation. So this was outside the turnstiles before anyone was allowed into the park, correct?
     
  4. disneymum58

    disneymum58 Mouseketeer

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    Sunday Sept 2. Several people raced ahead of us to RSR. My DS12 saw the crowds ahead of us and moaned that we would be waiting forever and shouldn't even bother. I said, "Don't worry. Just stay far to the right and follow me." A few minutes later, we were in a car!
    Thanks to whomever posted this tip!
     
  5. profa

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    What is the backpack grabbing elephant train... ?
     
  6. tylerandalexsmom

    tylerandalexsmom Seriously addicted to Disney

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    I think they mean grab the back pack of the person in front of you in your group to make a "train" line - like a baby elephant using it's tusk to hold on to it's mom's tail, and the next one behind holding it's tail, and so on.... :dance3:
     
  7. holcomb-mania

    holcomb-mania DIS Veteran

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    Ok, so I'm planning strategy for our June 2013 trip. What I'm hearing is run Wide Right to get on early during EMH. If possible, get multiple rides or add in Luigi and/or Mater. Then go to the FP line a little before park opening instead of waiting in the FP line for an hour, to target a FP for a ride at night.

    Would that work? Is it possible to "time" my entry into the FP line to get a nighttime FP?
     
  8. coaches24

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    Bump for those like me who missed this the first time.
     
  9. Tif

    Tif Earning My Ears

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    Has anyone had success with this technique recently? Also, has anyone done this with a wheelchair in their party? I'm just wondering how the queue works with a chair...can you wheel through it just like the other rides in DCA or is there some other line chairs have to use?
     
  10. Sgtfox

    Sgtfox Earning My Ears

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    Used wide-right on Sunday, Ocober 28th. Worked like a charm. We didn't even have to jostle for position and were in the fourth or fifth car of the day.
     
  11. ArchOwl

    ArchOwl The Highly Educated Owl

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    The RSR line accessible. You go through almost the entire line with the chair until you reach the point where you are directed to cars. Instead of being directed to the regular boarding area, you are directed to the left hand side up a short ramp. There is a boarding area here where you can have as much time as needed to access the car and get settled. The car is then routed back through the ride. They repeat the process to get out. So you enter and exit from the same side and avoid the stairs on the regular exit.

    You should be able to use the wide right technique with the wheelchair. Have fun! :goodvibes
     
  12. Tif

    Tif Earning My Ears

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    Sounds similar to how TSMM is set up. That's a great help to know ahead of time! Thanks so much!
     
  13. Tif

    Tif Earning My Ears

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    Nice! Thank you! We'll be in the park on Friday so hopefully we'll be that lucky too. :)
     
  14. cwdefouw

    cwdefouw DVC Member since 1999

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    Any suggestions for a non-EMH morning? We are staying at DGC next May and had planned to use the DGC entrance to DCA on a Tuesday, which is currently projected to be non-EMH. Any recent experiences from October may help give us an idea as the crowds should be similar to next May.
     
  15. coaches24

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    Yes thats my plan as well when we go in Jan.

    I know with DL they let people into main street early and then you wait at the rope drop at the end of main street. Im thinking DCA does something similar. But do they just drop the rope, or do they walk you over on non EMH days as well?
     
  16. LuckyRabbit

    LuckyRabbit Earning My Ears

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    We did DCA on a non-EE Thursday last week, but decided to do the fast pass line instead of doing wide right straight to the ride. It ended up being the right choice, as while we stood in the fast pass line waiting for rope drop a CM was walking the line warning us that the ride was down. So take it to heart when folks warn you that you could do wide right and not get on the ride any sooner than waiting any other time of the day. I ended up getting a fast pass at 9:01 am with a return time of 12:00. We came in the front entrance, we got there about 45 minutes before opening, stood in the 4 and 5 day pass line, only three families ahead of us. Our wait time in the fast pass return line was less than 10 minutes. We did single rider twice, and that was 20-25 each time.
     
  17. Rhonna

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    On Monday, Nov. 5th at DCA EMH "wide-right" did NOT work for us at all! :(

    RSR was not working first thing so they held us by Red. We were on the far right, waiting. When the CM's finally got the okay to let us into the queue one of the CM's (lead?) told the others to open the rope from the FAR LEFT SIDE! We had no time at all to change our position so we were behind a larger group of people.

    This may be the only time they did this but just a heads up that it totally was "WIDE LEFT" on that morning!
     
  18. brockash

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    We did the wide right technique Friday morning (EMH, so 8:00 for us). It worked really well and we were in the 3rd car of the day. The whole trying to ride RSR is very iffy though at best. I really thought there was a good chance we still wouldn't be able to ride it Friday. Our first day (Tuesday) there were signs posted at opening that RSR wouldn't open until noon, so we didn't get to ride that day. I saw the next two days (Wed. & Thurs.) that RSR was down for most of the day, so it really does have A LOT of issues, and honestly seems pretty unacceptable to me. It is just so crazy that a theme park, especially Disney World, would have and operate a ride that is down soooo much.
     
  19. rdailey

    rdailey Earning My Ears

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    We were there on 11/8 and the ride was not opening until noon. At about 11:45 we wandered through Radiator Springs and saw the rope in front of red and a relatively small crowd gathered at it waiting. I told my wife and son that we were headed "wide right".

    It worked great, although I'm not sure which side they lowered the rope, we still had an easy time getting around the corner before most of the people in the front on left.

    We managed to get on the ride in about 10 minutes of total wait time.

    The next day, I was about the 10th person in the Fast Pass line at 8:30a. They opened it promptly at 9a and I was able to get my passes for a couple hours later.

    I did notice throughout our 4-day stay the ride was shutdown or was held for mechanical issues several times. We felt very lucky...
     
  20. derncare

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    Help. We will be using the So Cal CityPass and visiting DCA on 12/27, a Thursday. We get one Magic Morning on our pass and planned to go into DL that morning for 1 hour (7am to 8am) and then head to DCA at 8am when it opens. When we do that, should we try the Wide Right technique and try to ride RSR right away or should we try to secure a FP instead? I assume there are no EMH at DCA that morning so we wouldn't be behind a large group at 8am. Am I right? Just not sure if we should try to ride or FP.
     
  21. mysteriouspnai

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    I would assume that due to Veteran's Day weekend, it was particularly crowded on Friday and Saturday mornings (11/9 and 11/10). The Esplanade was FULL of people and lines 30 minutes before the opening. If you have one MM and only one day to do RSR, I would suggest going for FPs since your chances of using wide right will be very slim. Wide right really only works at opening, not at any other time, so if you're not there a few minutes before eight, it may not be worth it for you.

    DBF and I arrived at Esplanade at about 8:20 AM on Saturday, let into DCA about 8:45 or so. Used wide right, and was third in line for RSR. RSR broke down while we were in the car just about to get the green light from the final CM before the ride. Luckily the delay was only for about 15 min or so, and we were able to ride without a hitch. Except for the fact that our pictures didn't show up in the end :/
     

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