Gringotts Wait (Over 7 hours!?)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 8:51 PM
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And if you look really closely at the photo, you will see what appears to be Santa in the Mummy's mouth.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 8:51 PM
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sws said:

Actually, Rick is too busy standing in line for 450 days waiting for the new Holiday World attraction to open.

Psh... More like 250


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:09 PM
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LostKause said:

"No thank you," Rickrollercoaster? Are you saying that you would not partake in riding the new Gringotts coaster or visiting the new part of the park because they built a static dragon on the top of the building? You wouldn't even go?

That's dedication to the dislike of a design right there. lol

Forgot to answer! I was talking about the picture of the crowds. I can't wait to ride Gringotts.

Last edited by Rickrollercoaster, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:10 PM
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:29 AM
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For the record, the standby line to see Anna and Elsa at Magic Kingdom has hit 450 minutes. To see two people dressed up like animated characters. For realz.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:31 AM

Frozen is like The Blob. It can't be stopped.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:33 AM
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RCMAC said:
Anyway, I thought that dragon did stuff. It's been described as an attraction in itself, and is a integral part of the design as far as the storyline goes. Am I wrong?

I thought it was going to be animatronic as well but I think it just blows fire.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:45 AM
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In regards to the long wait time, apparently it's only running at half capacity at the moment with only one side of the Mummy style loading platform.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:46 AM
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How dare they open their new attraction in July and then run it at half capacity!?

Unacceptable.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:11 PM

So on a good day we can expect only 4 hours. Much better. I'll wait til then.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:39 PM

I wouldn't ride it if it was a walkon! I have no interest in Harry potter and never will, Its all crap to me!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 2:09 PM
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gamerguy said:

I wouldn't ride it if it was a walkon! I have no interest in Harry potter and never will, Its all crap to me!

I have no interest in DC Comics but I'll still ride half the rides Six Flag's buys...


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 2:31 PM
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Because if it's not Scottish it's crap!


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 4:52 PM

Back to Frozen for a sec.

When I was in college I got a job for winter break at Lazarus department store working as an attendant in Santa Land. No, I was not an elf. We did wear red, though. Anyway, on my first day I was shocked! to discover that the maze of animated characters the children went through split off in several directions and lo and behold at the end of each line was one of six or seven different Santas.

Please don't worry about the fact that I was permanently damaged by all this, I'm working through it. But I wonder why Disney doesn't do something similar for these meet and greets that can take up an entire day for a family. And it seems to me that there might've been some kind of set up like that for Mickey. But even so, that one would be easy. Maybe it's hard to find that many dead ringers for these animated celebrities, or maybe they don't want to pay em. But even mocking up one or two additional rooms, making sure the kids don't catch on, would ease the situation and free up some time so these folks could get out there and spend some money.

Hey- Maybe they already do it and I'm still fooled by these shenanigans.

Last edited by RCMAC, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 4:53 PM
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:04 PM
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That's a really good idea.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:54 PM
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8.3 Hilarious! Wanna like that more :-D.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:06 PM
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Do we know who makes this ride yet?


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:43 PM
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I think part of it might be that they want to cast actors who really fit the part, in personality and appearance. I mean, most of the human characters I've seen really fit the part. (Except for one Mary Poppins, who looked all wrong for reasons I can't explain.) They have a Belle that appears in France at Epcot that is scary good.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 7:00 PM
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RCMAC said:

Back to Frozen for a sec.

Why can't you just Let it Go. lol

the children went through split off in several directions and lo and behold at the end of each line was one of six or seven different Santas...

I wonder why Disney doesn't do something similar for these meet and greets...

I've often though about this. I just assumed that they would just HAVE to be doing it already. If they are not, that's more wallets trapped in line and less wallets walking around the park shopping and paying for snacks, drinks, and meals. I'm sure the money made would easily make up for such a minimal cost for the additional staffing.

As for Frozen, the movie, I missed it when it was in theaters. I thought that it was just a movie for little girls, and I wouldn't like it. Everyone, especially adults, kept telling me that I needed to see it, so I put it at the top of my Netflix DVD queue, and watched it with my mom. It turns out that I loved it. It's so original, and unpredictable. Loved it! Did I mention that I loved something? Frozen?


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 7:19 PM
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I suspect it's because if there's even an off chance that more than 1 of them could be seen at the same time, the whole "magic" is catastrophically ruined. The chance might be low, but Disney is so careful about maintaining the illusion, I suspect they don't think it's worth the risk.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 7:57 PM
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I regretted not seeing Frozen in the theater, but saw it in the spring aboard the Disney Dream. I was amazed at how many things I saw and heard for the first time, despite having seen it at home on Bluray dozens of times (I have a 4-year-old).


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