How much do you think it will be the waiting time for the new Star Tours during the Star Wars weekends?Walt Disney World: I bet it is going to be more than 1 hour, but how much?
From Daniel EtcheberryMaybe the best option is to get a Fast Pass.
Posted May 12, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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From Robert NilesBragging rights opportunity!
Posted May 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM
I'm guessing that the May 20 wait time for Star Tours will max out at 3 hours, 10 minutes.
Declare your guess in a response. Closest guess wins bragging rights. (I trust that someone will be there on the 20th and report back the answer.)
From DONTAE ROBERTSYes thats what iam thinking, it will be for sure a long wait. Iam going the second weekend pf june, i hope its not crowded at that point. Plus it will be very hot.
Posted May 12, 2011 at 3:43 PM
From Orrin Carstarphen210 minutes. Hoepfully by the time I get there on the 29th the novelty will have worn off.lol
Posted May 12, 2011 at 5:42 PM
From Nick MarkhamI am going to be the optimist here (at least in comparison to the first guess) and I will guess it to be a two hour line.
Posted May 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM
From Hermione PotterRobert, you may want to change that time. I know CMs who've told me that Disney has already figured out how to make the queue for that ride over 4 hours long and they fully expect to use it to that extent! I will not be one of the people reporting back on this, I can promise you that! (I like Star Wars, but not that much!)
Posted May 12, 2011 at 9:54 PM
From Anthony MurphyI put my bet in for 2.5 hours. Star Tours is a pretty high guest attraction.
Posted May 13, 2011 at 4:42 PM
We will see!
From duncan hennymy guess is 3hours 30mins :)
Posted May 14, 2011 at 6:21 AM
From Ray PevyWell in that case anyone for Toy Story Mania marathon?
Posted May 17, 2011 at 11:21 AM
From Terri PierceRay I'm right there with you!
Posted May 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM
From TH CreativeIs anyone else reading about how this attraction will be presented in multiple versions?
Posted May 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM
The Sentinel: "The ride's 3-D film is divided into several segments featuring different planets and will be shown in 54 combinations."
From Daniel EtcheberryI will get a Star Tours Fast Pass early in the morning, and then I will go to Toy Story.
Posted May 17, 2011 at 11:47 AM
From Mike SapersteinCrap. Really excited about a Disney trip in late May, but this thread has really depressed me.
Posted May 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM
OK: The last few times we were in DHS, the wait times were pretty short for Tower of Terror and Rock n' Roller Coaster (30 minutes or less), and the only longer line was Toy Story Mania (60-90 minutes). And Fastpasses "sold out" on TSM very quickly, we didn't get them and had to wait in the long line.
So the question this time: What is the best Fastpass strategy for getting on both of those rides (plus the other big rides) this time with a minimum of waiting ? (During a Star Wars weekend sometime within May 27-29).
From M. Ryan TraylorWhat are we counting as the wait time? Just the queue? My wait-time will be less than 15 minutes then. Why? Because as a good TPI'er, I will arrive at the park early, using street parking, and walking in, instead of the Mickey structure. I'll be waiting on the right end of Main Street. Power walk the rope drop. And bam!!
Posted May 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM
Of course, to pull that off, I have to be at the park more than an hour and a half before opening.
From TH CreativeOne thing no one here has mentioned is that the Star Tours attraction has a pretty quick throughput to begin with. Certainly the popularity that comes with a new gate-crasher will likely add bodies to the queue. But I would not be surprised if the wait times we "reasonable."
Posted May 17, 2011 at 6:24 PM
From Michael OrtizAt least 2 hours.
Posted May 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM
From Tony DudaThe actual wait time for me for 6 rides spread out the 3 days never exceeded 55 minutes on any ride. The lowest was about 20 minutes. This attraction has 6 cars each holding 40 people loading about 8 times an hour (all general non-timed estimates). That's pushing 2000 people an hour.
Posted May 24, 2011 at 7:49 PM
Disney had extended lines set up into Streets of America that were never used. I timed the outside Ewoks Village area line when fully filled and it was about 40-45 minutes and the interior line about 10-15 minutes.
Unless something breaks down or cars are not in use, it's hard to see lines longer than an hour.
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