This was our literal exact same experience on one of our days! I was so paranoid we were going to be on the ride at 10am that I let a bunch of people cut us when I went to drop the stroller but we weren’t. But we didn’t get a BG either lol.
That happened to us in August waiting for MMRR. We were maybe one or two groups back from the loading area when BG’s dropped. I was so worried we’d be on the ride. I kept mentally thinking … slow down!
Thank you for the link to the ride wait times. I didn’t know where to find that info but I knew it was somewhere
Hopefully, you got one at the 2pm drop or another day or have had a chance to ride it another time. We are 3 for 3 so far and it’s a fabulous ride imho. We used our rest day to practice when we last January and then the next day my parents came into town and we tried again the day after that with them. I wanted to make sure we got it right before I attempted with the 'rents. I can tell you those two 4am mornings combined with 3am mornings for the marathon and half-marathon (I ran the half but drove my brother and sister-in-law to the full so they wouldn’t have to take the bus) really killed me that trip not having a rest day. I needed a vacay from my vacay!
That sounds amazing. I hope we get this level of magic on our HS day!!
We did! That day we got one at 2pm from Stormalong Bay and our 2nd DHS day we got off SDD by 10 and got a BG from the edge of TSL and GE.
I’m going to be the one who says the opposite here. I just was there in Oct, and we rope dropped SDD, TSMM and ASS all in the matter of 15 minutes. We waited until later in the day to do MMRR. Yes we ended up waiting, but the wait was over an hour all day.
in the afternoon SDD was up to 100 minutes wait.
Came here to say the same. We were able to do SDD, AS2, and TSM all before the park officially opened at 10.
We jumped in the MMRR line about 30 mins before close and waited 45 minutes.
We were able to get a 7:30 Trattoria al Forno reservation. Will that help us be at the front of the pack for HS opening? Otherwise we will be coming via Skyliner from CBR.
Almost certainly yes, assuming the normal 10am HS opening. Even if you spend a full hour at breakfast, you would get to HS around 8:45, which should beat most/all drivers and skyliner riders. Yesterday, @Dreamer got to HS at 8:55 with not too many ahead of her, temp check 9:15, and done with MMRR by 9:35 for reference. I’ll be doing this same thing next week with Trattoria before HS.
It should. It was only a ten minute walk for us from the Boardwalk (and we aren’t fast).
Oh, my TA is saying we can’t park at Boardwalk and go to HS so we have to ditch this plan. It would have been awesome. We have car seats so we can’t Uber! Kudos to reservation finder for helping us snag such an awesome reservation though!!
You can park if you have an ADR.
She said it’s only 3 hour parking ???
Honestly we had an early ADR at the Wave on Monday and left our car at the Contemporary for 15 hours.
Interesting…I had heard so many people do it so I was a little confused when she said we couldn’t. Maybe it’s one of those technicality rules that’s not enforced.
On one of the other threads someone mentioned it was an old rule. The guard at the gate didn’t mention anything about a time limit when we parked. Now we were staying on property. I don’t know if that matters.
I think it’s an unenforced rule. Normally I’d say this could interfere with guest parking but since Boardwalk isn’t open and only Boardwalk Villas is I wouldn’t worry about taking a valuable space away from someone. And 3 hours is silly. People could go to a boardwalk night club or game at ESPN Club for more than 3 hours. (During normal operations when those things are open)
Oh boy, here we go again
This thread may be of help:
Thank you @bebe80!! The thread was wonderfully informative. I think I’ll give the ADR a try!