**Disney After Hours-Animal Kingdom** FAQ & Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by GADisneyDad14, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. AngiTN

    AngiTN DIS Veteran

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    Did they still have water somewhere?

    It lasts about 15 min

    Again, as with PP, did you wait that long to even get in/on the ride or was the total time?
    As to what the CM told you, always take that with a grain of salt. They don't know, more often than they do, and just make things up that sound good.
    If your entire total time was 45 min, that's about right, maybe 15 min longer than possible, as the ride is going to take 30 min, period.
     
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  2. Haley R

    Haley R With all the strength of a raging fire

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    We’ll be there then too so we might see you!
     
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  4. lexybear

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    I waited that long to get to the videos before entering the ride.

    Usually I would agree with you about cast members and their knowledge on certain subjects being iffy at best, but they're operating the ride. I think they know if they're running at full capacity or if they shut down a portion of it. It's not a technical question that requires multiple interpretations imo. Can only go by what I was told. They were pretty confident in saying so.
     
  5. Nole95

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    If I waited 45 minutes before getting to the actual video rooms and was told they were not operating at capacity, I would surely be emailing Disney as soon as I got home voicing my displeasure. Disney are the ones advertising little to no wait time for a 3.5 hour event. I'm sorry, but 45 minutes does not constitute little to no wait time for the price being paid. For what they are charging, they need to make sure the experience matches to what they are advertising.

    In my opinion the only time I can see 45 minutes being valid is if you got in line right at regular park close, and they were still cycling through day guests that got in line at the last minute. However, no one should be waiting 45 minutes an hour or two into the after hours event.
     
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  6. CarolynFH

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    Admittedly, we were at the second AK DAH (December 12), so attendance might have been less than the more recent ones. I rode FoP three times in an hour and a half, from entry to FP line to exit from building, and we were very slow climbing up the mountain at the entry. There was a delay riding the third time due to some kind of problem - we watched the first preshow video in a room on the right and then had to leave that room, wait a number of minutes on the loading dock, and then were sent to a preshow room on the left (yes, we had to watch the entire preshow again).
     
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  7. AngiTN

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    I'm sure they knew it was at half capacity just not why
     
  8. lexybear

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    They told me because its after hours, makes sense doesnt it? Less people at the park, means less demand, fewer employees. Sometimes the simple, most logical answer is exactly that.
     
  9. Haley R

    Haley R With all the strength of a raging fire

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    They typically shut down half of space mountain too during dah so I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the correct reason
     
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  10. Haley R

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    Tickets bought! We used our American Express at staples because we had a 10% cash back deal. @GADisneyDad14 add us to 1/31!
     
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    I feel like this is slightly different though. There are 20+ more attractions to do at MK. There are about 5 for AK. Still not sure why they don’t operate primeval whirl, not a great attraction but it’s something.
     
  12. GADisneyDad14

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    Lol, because Disney knows/concedes no one would go on it!!! :laughing:
     
  13. Haley R

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    Oh I’m not siding with Disney and saying what they’re doing is right because it absolutely is not but I can see how they would try reasoning it
     
  14. AngiTN

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    Get a chiropractor to sponsor it, off at some costs
     
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  15. GADisneyDad14

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    Back & Spine Alignment Dessert Party - sign me up! :stir:
     
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    Except for the lions... I love to hear the females roar at each other when they finally wake up!!!
     
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  17. ConnecticutNonna

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    Where do you look them up?
     
  18. Dentam

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    I would!! I've never been on it at night and think it would be a blast! Of course I'm also apparently the only person who enjoys it during the day too...

    We are going to the AH at MK on the 17th and were just talking about trying out the one at AK. Thanks to those who have reported in with your experiences! We are going to skip it unless for some reason they offer deeply discounted tickets for it due to not selling enough tickets. I think that used to happen in the early days of the event at MK but doubt it will in this case. Even with our DVC discount, it doesn't sound like it will be worth it otherwise.
     
  19. sara_s

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    Add my DH to that list - he drags me on it because he knows I hate it!
     
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  20. kayteekt

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    Correct. 45min experience time. Here's my post from earlier: "Our total experience time was 45min (from entering line to exiting), not just waiting to load. FOP just has a long experience time in general with those 2 holding rooms, but I knew that going in."
    Second time thru it took us 30min. We *thought* the first time took longer due to lots of ECVs transferring, but maybe it was due to running at a lower capacity as another poster suggested.
    In general, line was very consistent to what you would expect doing a FP during the day. Walked all the way thru to second FP scan, full lines and a hold up in the loading area. I don't think we've ever made it thru in less than 30min. The ride just has a longer experience time in general.
     
  21. Haley R

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    I usually just search on google images Disney ride photos. Most of them are on splash but we’ve found some from tot that were pretty good.
     
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