SW:GE .... Opening date theory

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  1. ten6mom

    ten6mom DIS Veteran

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    So- my sister has (crazily, IMO) decided to book a DL trip around the last week of September. Do you think there's even a chance they'll get to ride anything in SWGE by that time? I told her she was nuts and that I'm not even going near it for a year.
     
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  2. Malcon10t

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    Yes, they should be able to get the rides by then. You know what is nuts? I just booked my hotel room for Jun 20-24......
     
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  4. HydroGuy

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    :scratchin
     
  5. HydroGuy

    HydroGuy A Pirate's Life For Me

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    I guess I do not understand what you mean. If SWGE opens by June then of course there is a chance they can go on the rides in SWGE in September. :confused3

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  6. DisneyJamieCA

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    We booked last week for June 22-26. I know we’ll likely miss opening day, but at least we’ll be close. And if they announce a different date, the hotel can be canceled. Although who am I kidding - we’ll probably keep the trip!
     
  7. ten6mom

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    I just meant in terms of wait times. I possibly should have said, will they be able to ride the SWGE attraction and still have time for anything else (I am thinking of 6+ hour wait times, things of that nature).
     
  8. theluckyrabbit

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    Your sister (and you, too!) will have all summer to read posts here about tips and strategies on how to deal with SWGE, the lines, the insanity, etc. By the end of September, she'll be a pro! And she'll have all the Halloween Time things to distract her and the SWGE crowds, too. So make sure she keeps up with the Halloween Time Superthread here for those tips and strategies. She'll be fine -- and you may end up wanting to join her on her trip!
     
  9. HydroGuy

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    I think that is your answer. Iwas able to ride FOP at AK Pandora on opening day with a FP. There should be FPs for both these rides, plus there is always rope drop. There has been speculation that Disney may limit all riders to FP, and maybe only MaxPass. As @theluckyrabbit said, you will have all kinds of advice on this forum after SWGE opens.

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  10. luulu1999

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    im getting ready to book mid july :teeth::teeth:
     
  11. cdatkins

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    we are booked for Jul 5-13 at the GC. Bring it on! Planning two full days of GE during that timeframe. Just hoping the opening doesn't slip!
     
  12. bethwc101

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    You guys are brave. After our big March trip, we won't be back until probably 2021.
     
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  13. chickapin parterre

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    .....have to keep bumping that June thread to measure the Mercury intake of all the Mad Hatters scheduling June.
     
  14. TikiTikiFan

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    We’re coming August 6th just for SWL!

    Im expecting total craziness but I’m also optimistically having faith that if we show up for Rope Drop, use MaxPass, and advance reserve all our dining and nab dining packages for entertainment... that it will be just fine.

    It’ll be fine. All will be fine. Nope, not worried at all.

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  15. abnihon

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    Someone who has a friend working there told me June 21st is correct FWIW...
     
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  16. cdatkins

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    During our trip in July, I am basically planning to get up super early and stand in line all day for 2 days. Hoping I can "placehold" for the rest of the family when I do that.
     
  17. Malcon10t

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    That might work, however, if they wristband (like they have done in the past for a few events,) you won't be allowed to get wristbands for people not there.
     
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  18. cdatkins

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    Can you share a little about how those wristbands work?
     
  19. bethwc101

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    For example, my sister and I did the first leap year 24 hr event. The first 2,000 guests got a fun hat. (we were number 199 and 200). They literally go down the line putting a wristband on each person standing in line. Once they hit 2,000 bands that was it.
    So SWGE will probably do something similar. Say SWGE has a capacity of 1,000 people (probably will be more). Once they start allowing people to queue up for SWGE, they will walk down the line and give every person in line a single band on their wrist. They will likely then escort the line through DL and to the entrance of SWGE. Then they will AGAIN check bands go get into the land. If you don't have a band, you don't get in.
    Something like that.
    So if just you stand in line, your whole family won't get bands. And there is no telling what time they could hand out the bands. If i remember correctly, it was several hours into the night they randomly came through with the bands.
     
  20. Malcon10t

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    Another example.... 2005, the 50th anniversary. People lined up the night before. They moved them into lines inside DCA, everyone had wristbands for your "grouping"... For example, the first 2000 people were Orange, then next 2000 were green, some groups had animal prints, etc.... They had about 15000 lined up in DCA, then they blocked of the area to DTD. They did a great job really, so everyone had access to water fountains and bathrooms. We didn't get in line til 4am, and were actually lined up out in DTD. We watched as they had all the people enter from DCA. It was quite interesting.
     
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  21. cdatkins

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    Thanks for the reply! That is helpful.
     

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