I’m so interested to see how tomorrow shakes out. Let’s make some guesses.
Do you think the land will reach capacity? What time?
Do you think HS will reach capacity? What time?
Do you think the ride will go down? For how long?
What do you think will be the highest posted wait time for the ride tomorrow?
I am betting they will use boarding passes to avoid super long waiting times, so land will reach capacity but waiting times won’t go above 210 (except maybe close to Rope Drop, if they decide to let everyone who arrived super early in). Don’t think HS will reach capacity. And also betting on some down time, maybe 2 x 1 hour periods?
On August 29 after about 7am (I don’t know if it’s changed since), you had to have tapped in at the HS gate to join a boarding group. I got in our first boarding group before they fixed that loophole so we got the alert that we could get into the land right as our boat was docking outside HS around 8:30am. Later we went back to the hotel and took a non-Disney lunch break and I was able to join more boarding groups from outside HS, presumably because we’d all already tapped in to HS so were known to be in the vicinity? By the time we got back the land was open so it was moot but it was kind of funny. At lunch we could tell that the crowds were getting better because the interval between joining a boarding group and getting the notification kept shrinking from an hour to more like 10 minutes.
I would be willing because there are other things to do at SWGE and HS in general that I won’t otherwise be doing this trip, so I’m willing to take the risk. In principle I have a fairly solid chance of ROTR during the VIP tour (arrangements have been made, but nothing trumps a ride breakdown).
The day I have in mind only has a limited window for ROTR and I’m not willing to sacrifice the other things. As I’ve said, there’s always June.