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How long are the waiting times for Transformers and Radiator Springs Racers?

I want to know what to expect this summer.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted June 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM
I hope the lines will not be insane.


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From Robert Niles
Posted June 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM
Under an hour, pretty consistently, for Transformers. Remains to be seen on RSR. (I'm going to guess consistently over an hour, though.)

From Matt Babiak
Posted June 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM
From what I've read, the wait times today for RSR have been over 200 minutes. Obviously, opening day wait times aren't very accurate for predicting the average wait. I'd say about 2 hours during the summer, atleast 1 for the rest of the year.

From Manny Barron
Posted June 15, 2012 at 3:54 PM
Your wait for Radiator Springs Racers should be 30 minutes...if you grab a fastpass of course. If not then expect to invest more than an hour or two in line.

As for Transformers, weekend waits can be up to 2 hours at times, or consistently be over an hour. Weekdays make a huge difference as waits will only go up to about 45 minutes at the highest.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted June 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM
I'll be there in August. I will ride Transformers on a Thursday and RSR on Friday.

From Frankie F
Posted June 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Radiator Springs racers has been consistently around 150mins... single rider line is consistently around 50 mins and fastpasses are running out by 11 every morning. Though the rest of DCA is rather normal, its really just Cars Land that is a mad house.

From AJ Hummel
Posted June 22, 2012 at 10:53 PM
When I rode Transformers a couple days ago (last Tuesday), the line was 10 minutes at opening and had grown to 25 by the time I got off. In the afternoon, the line ranged from 40-65 minutes. However, single rider was approximately 5 minutes the entire time I was at the park (opening until about 4 P.M.).

I haven't been to Cars Land yet, but my brother went yesterday and reported Radiator Springs Racers as already being a 90 minute wait at opening due to the early entry crowd. However, he got on in ten minutes using the single rider line so that might be something to keep in mind. I can't be sure, but I'm guessing that by August crowds will have returned to average summer levels at the resort (60-90 minute waits for the E-tickets on weekdays, up to 120 on weekends).

From M. Ryan Traylor
Posted June 22, 2012 at 11:50 PM
There are a couple of things going on at DCA right now that effect the wait time.

1) Annual Pass Holders have been given an early entry option. OPTION is the key word here. We have to make a reservation for a specific date to enter the park one hour early. And there is limited space. But of course those that use it are going straight to RSR.

2) FP are have been distributed completed between 2-3 hours of the park opening.

3) Rumors were stating that the wait on opening day reached 5-6hours. I haven't seen any hard proof of it (photo of the wait time sign).

4) On the Tuesday after opening (6/19) the wait time for the ride at around 6pm was 200 minutes (3 hours, 20 min).

5) Downtime - the ride has been experiencing some down time.

Since you're going in August, the majority of Annual Passholders will be blocked out. This ride opened with most of us only having two weeks to experience it before a two month blackout.

If you opt for single rider, expect about 30 min wait by the time you go. Standby will probably relax to about 1:30 by then. (We hope).

Interesting note, once the single rider and standby line meet at the loading platform, the wait from that point is nearly equal.

From Zack McDonald
Posted June 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM
Nothing could be as bad as the wait for a Fast Pass for WOC when it opened two years ago. People were waiting 2-3 hours for a pass to see a show.

Look forward to visiting both parks next year.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted June 23, 2012 at 2:04 PM
Robert, those waiting times for Transformers doesn't sound bad at all. I just hope Radiator Springs Racers' long lines die down a bit by August.

From Matt Babiak
Posted June 24, 2012 at 10:23 AM
The lines still seem to be multiple hours long all day for RSR. The rest of Disneyland isn't suffering, though. The waits for non-carsland rides are normal for the summer season. And for M. Ryan Taylor, here is some hard proof of a 5 hour wait at RSR.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/insidethemagic/7387477384/

From Dominick D
Posted June 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Daniel, I think it won't be bad in August, but I think you might encounter 2 hours.

From Mickey Taylan
Posted June 24, 2012 at 1:47 PM
For those who have ridden RSR, is the queue entertaining/interesting? On a scale from Soarin to Forbidden Journey how would you rate it?

From Jay R.
Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM
Mickey,

Not sure if this really is an "answer", but I'd say the queue is what you'd think it would be.

I, personally, wouldn't say it's "super interesting" because it's a mountain range style environment. There are some things here & there, but it's not filled with a ton of "distractions" or cool extras. It really sticks close to it's theme of being in a desert landscape, so it's simple.

Now the rest of Cars Land, is where you'll find all the Easter eggs, and interesting attention to detail. There's a lot more to look at in the restaurants, shops, even walking down the "street" than there is in the RSR queue.


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