Saturday, February 8. I’m at the Adventureland bridge, 3 people back from the actual rope.
Heard the welcome show; rope drops and we start marching in. I got to the cutoff at Aladdin, and went through towards Big thunder Mountain.
Cast member stops a handful of us cold. "You need to wait for the other group to pass so you all go in together. Also, this side of the park is having a delayed opening. Big Thunder is currently NOT OPERATING.
OK, my next step was Haunted Mansion. I hoofed it over there and was greeted by a line of cast members dressed in black, Haunted Mansion was also DOWN. First two steps of the touring plan torpedoed in the first ten minutes.
Sprinting back to Fantasyland, 7 Dwarfs was already over an hour; by the time I doubled back to Space Mountain, that was over 90 minutes and stayed that way all day.
Buzz Lightyear was only a ten-minute wait, and the Peoplemover was deserted, so I rode both of those. (Good thing I did, too. PM broke down later in the day - I have pictures of people walking on the tracks.)
In any case - even on a crowd level 6 day, Big Thunder and Haunted Mansion stayed over 90 minutes all day. I never did stand in line for either one. And because they were my first two stops, I had fastpasses elsewhere for later in the day that I didn’t dare cancel and reschedule.
My final takeaway though - Disney KNEW the attractions were down. It would have been nice if they told us at the Adventureland bridge long before rope drop that day.