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Old 12-10-2019, 10:07 PM   #181
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HyperSpace Hoopla and Osborne Spectacle of Lights were Fun and simple entertainment enjoyed by many! Miss those days
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:23 AM   #182
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I really appreciate the reports! We will probably skip this ride until the crowds die down.

We'll be there after New Year's so hopefully if I'm brave I can sent reports. I'll be up early anyway since my better half will be working remote from AKV so I'm sure I'll be heading over to DHS.

I really need to buy him that shirt we saw last June..."I'm working to support my wife's Disney habit."
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:33 AM   #183
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From reports around the internet:

Already pretty crowded at the tap points by 5:45 AM

Actually park opening: 6:30 AM.

Boarding Groups filled by 7:50 AM.

Official park opening: 8:00 AM.

If you want to experience RotR, show up 2 hours before published opening. And prepare to get there under your own steam (foot, car, ride share).

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Old 12-11-2019, 11:08 AM   #184
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From reports around the internet:

Already pretty crowded at the tap points by 5:45 AM

Actually park opening: 6:30 AM.

Boarding Groups filled by 7:50 AM.

Official park opening: 8:00 AM.

If you want to experience RotR, show up 2 hours before published opening. And prepare to get there under your own steam (foot, car, ride share).

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I will try Monday .

So what is my best option. I Am staying at AK cl , solo, use scooter , am old and do not drink.


I can only see four options


A. Wdw cL desk recommends catch the bus at 6:30 to HS scooter . And take my chances as the park officially opens at 8.

This method must produce angry guest as the boarding passes were all given out by 7 am today


B. Drive over to HS at 5 :30 with out scooter . Park in HA. And get in line. Get boarding pass around 6:30.

Return to AK pick up scooter , eat breakfast at cl and return to park to ride the ride . Then go back to to akv to sleep .

The problem is I really need the scooter. I am not sure I can stand long enough to get a boarding pass.

C . Try and get a HA Uber for my scooter and me . Not likely at 5 am
Minnie vans start at 6:30

D . This is the the drink homeless method. It sounds good for Sal but I am not sure about me.

It is all over the internet . People from over an hour away are showing up to Boardwalk and parking so they can get a drink . Adults staying at non Epcot resorts are also doing this. They get to Boardwalk or any Epcot resort the night before and just stay to They walk to HS at dawn. The lobby’s at Epcot resorts must be rather full.

Then they stay at to the bar till it closes and then either find somewhere in the lobby to crash or drive to studios around 5 . Are bars open to 5?

Since I don’t actually drink Jen thinks I would be arrested either for vagrancy or soliciting !

I don’t like the sound of either.

How long do bars stay open at Boardwalk ? ( sal? Any idea)

So I think plan D is out.

So what says the experts ? Yes I really want to ride that ride .

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Old 12-11-2019, 11:09 AM   #185
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From reports around the internet:

Already pretty crowded at the tap points by 5:45 AM

Actually park opening: 6:30 AM.

Boarding Groups filled by 7:50 AM.

Official park opening: 8:00 AM.

If you want to experience RotR, show up 2 hours before published opening. And prepare to get there under your own steam (foot, car, ride share).

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Boarding groups filled by 7
Am today . Many angry people .
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:45 AM   #186
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Boarding groups filled by 7
Am today . Many angry people .
Really? I read quite a few others say it was later than thar. One said specifically 7:50. Wonder if there were typos (posting from the parks)

I hope it calms down sooner than later.
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:47 AM   #187
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Really? I read quite a few others say it was later than thar. One said specifically 7:50. Wonder if there were typos (posting from the parks)

I hope it calms down sooner than later.

It was on the local news . Closed at 7 am

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Old 12-11-2019, 11:55 AM   #188
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I wis the resort busses would run earlier if the park is opening at 6:30. This way it favors locals or those with cars that can walk.
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:05 PM   #189
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It was on the local news . Closed at 7 am
Ah, who knows who was right then lol
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Ah, who knows who was right then lol
My middle Ga local new is so determined not to cover politics they cover WDW. Go figure .
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