Rise of the Resistance BOARDING GROUPS Superthread Part 1 *No Ride Spoilers Please* *PLEASE READ POSTS 1-4*

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Skyegirl1999

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NOPE. 8:01:20 flipped to Backups
So... honestly, I don’t see how BGs are going to last any longer unless they seriously up capacity. Someone I follow on IG posted a picture of the Esplanade this morning, and it really didn’t look too crazy to me... so if that’s the volume of people that fill BGs... when is that not going to happen? Hmmm...
 
  • VandVsmama

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    We never relaunch my app within 10minutes of drop in fear of disney server doing weird things.

    Using: Primary Phone: Samsung Note 10+; 2ndary Phone: Samsung S10; 3rd backup: ipad mini4 (slowest performer and rarely keeps up)
    Party group other members: iphone 11Max x2; iphone 8

    Prep: Morning routine:
    Get to gates
    Find fast ping and download times with open signal
    hard restart phone
    launch time.gov to verify phone timing
    10min prior: relaunch Disney app - double check tickets refreshed and populated
    5min prior; close out Bluetooth; wifi; close out all apps except time.gov and disney app
    30sec prior watch time.gov to
    10sec; start my head metronome counting
    5sec; switch to app
    0sec; find out more > Join Boarding Group > (if not red) hit Mystatus and Join a Boarding Group ==== had to do the last step once to date.


    --worked for me 3of3 times on site with groups 1-26. Sticking with it until it fails :)
    I played from home this morning as a practice run and the above method worked. After I clicked "Find Out More," this screen showed up:

    469567

    Then I clicked on the red "Join Boarding Group" button and this screen showed up:


    469568

    I'm at home obviously (in Arizona, not at the parks...that's why it shows 9:00 instead of 8:00 am). So for fun, I clicked the back button and it showed this:

    469569

    Which might lead one to think "OMG! All of the boarding group are gone!" But I clicked on My Status and this screen showed up:
    469570
     

    NorthernCalMom

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    Do people give up and not bother with trying for a backup BG? Since they seem to last longer, it seems some people don't bother.
    I figure it’s simply that a midweek non-early admission day doesn’t have as many people in the park at opening as an early admission and/or weekend day. Add to it that they opened an hour early due to an evening event, which may have thrown some people for a loop. Yesterday (an early admission day w/ a 9am opening) both regular & backup BG were gone almost immediately, so I doubt that interest has been waning this quickly, from one day to the next.
     
  • montreid

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    Early surge for BG drop....just like rope drop. Then trickles in for the others. Look at WDW. Despite a 700AM opening, regular BG still out very quickly and then backups lasting quite a long time.

    I can see them stopping the early starts there soon and return to regular programming....until mmrr opens
     

    Skyegirl1999

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    Do people give up and not bother with trying for a backup BG? Since they seem to last longer, it seems some people don't bother.
    Like last Wednesday, I think there just aren’t enough people in the park to fill the backups.

    I expect that this would be the case on most Wednesdays until we hit Spring Break. There’s a reason that Wednesday morning is my very favorite time to visit Disneyland.
     

    DLgal

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    Like last Wednesday, I think there just aren’t enough people in the park to fill the backups.

    I expect that this would be the case on most Wednesdays until we hit Spring Break. There’s a reason that Wednesday morning is my very favorite time to visit Disneyland.
    Wednesdays are really the best. My high schooler has a random minimum day on Wednesday the 26th of February and I am seriously considering letting him and his brother play hooky from school so we can try for a BG if we strike out again on Monday the 3rd. Am I a bad mom?
     

    Peachy0118

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    Wednesdays are really the best. My high schooler has a random minimum day on Wednesday the 26th of February and I am seriously considering letting him and his brother play hooky from school so we can try for a BG if we strike out again on Monday the 3rd. Am I a bad mom?
    As a high school teacher, unless he is in the middle of a mid-term or something, I would sure do that! Just one day... :)
     

    Skyegirl1999

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    Wednesdays are really the best. My high schooler has a random minimum day on Wednesday the 26th of February and I am seriously considering letting him and his brother play hooky from school so we can try for a BG if we strike out again on Monday the 3rd. Am I a bad mom?
    I am the wrong person to ask; I’m pulling my daughter out after a half day to watch the first “Magic Happens” on the 28th. 😆 We’re already working on a costume based on the concept art sketches from the blog video.

    I taught high school for 12 years and if he doesn’t mind missing, I’d definitely go for it.
     

    DLgal

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    As a high school teacher, unless he is in the middle of a mid-term or something, I would sure do that! Just one day... :)
    Yeah, he missed 3 days a couple weeks ago and literally didn't miss anything of importance. The younger one is in a self contained special education classroom so him missing a day is inconsequential.

    We will see how Feb 3 goes...
     

    Peachy0118

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    Wednesdays are really the best. My high schooler has a random minimum day on Wednesday the 26th of February and I am seriously considering letting him and his brother play hooky from school so we can try for a BG if we strike out again on Monday the 3rd. Am I a bad mom?
    I've had parents pull kids out of school for WAY less reason than that. :)
     
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