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  • [Question] Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

    Sounds like a dumb question because I assume it is, but I haven't been since it opened last June.

    a) What's the average off season wait for it (I'm going next week)?
    b) When are fastpasses running out nowadays? (when I was there in June they ran out easily by 9:00 am).

    thanks for the info! hoping to ride it for second time when I go next Wednesday / Thursday

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    Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

    A week before the spring break madness, the Fastpasses were gone by 0930. The line is anywhere from 60-90 minutes most of the day. The best time to ride is during Magic Mornings or as a single rider any other time of the day.
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    • #3
      Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

      I was there w/o 3/15, and mid-week when we went to DCA, they were available until around noon. I expect that the crowds are lower now.

      Our strategy, which I read about at here at MC, was to enter the park as soon as the turnstiles opened. Have one person get in the FP line, and the others wait for rope drop.

      The FP runner would then ride single rider while the others would do SB. We would ALL then ride at our FP return time.

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      • #4
        Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

        Racers is going to remain very popular for years. It's an amazing ride with a lot of great buzz. We expect the lines to remain in the 90 minute range on average days and swell beyond that from time to time on very busy days.

        Fastpass continues to go quickly on this attraction.
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        • #5
          Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

          Use the Single Rider. It's normally 30-40 minutes average, and if you're with a group, chances are you'll either be in the same car, or race against each other. That's how it's been for me every time, anyway.


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          • #6
            Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

            Originally posted by explodingboy View Post
            Use the Single Rider. It's normally 30-40 minutes average, and if you're with a group, chances are you'll either be in the same car, or race against each other. That's how it's been for me every time, anyway.
            good idea, thanks!

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            • #7
              Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

              Yeah it's been busy everytime I go....big surprise Disney make E tickets and people LOVE them...food for thought
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              • #8
                Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

                I wish families would stop clogging up my single rider line :yea:

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                • #9
                  Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

                  It won't stop being busy for a long time. When I went in October the line for the FP extended into Hollywood Land past Carthay Circle during the MM hours, but the line itself isn't too bad in the early hours.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

                    I was there last Friday. Fast passes were sold out by 11am. The standby wait was 105 to 150 minute wait all day. The single rider line was 20 minutes for the whole day, up until the last hour, where it jumped to 45 minutes.

                    Do single rider. We did, and each time we did, it wasn't even 20 minutes. 10 to 15 at most... and we got to race each other!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

                      WildeNight is correct. Sometimes just for fun I'll check my phone's MouseWait app during the days I'm not there out of curiosity. RSR is almost always a 60-90 minute wait, and as high as 120 on the busy days. Single rider is 30-45 min waits in most cases. It won't stop being an E-Ticket with long lines for years.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

                        As many MCers wills sagely advise, use the single rider line if you can!!!!

                        My party's time at 6pm yesterday (Wed) for stand-by was listed at 65 minutes (RSR broke down about 30 minutes in, but the total wait time from start to when RSR was up and running again was about 80 min).

                        Today (Thursday) at 1pm the stand-by was listed at 70 minutes (started at 1:15, in our vehicle by 2:20).

                        Fast passes do indeed "sell out" quickly, and all fast pass distribution begins at the park's listed opening time (guests may begin to lineup whenever the very first admission is allowed, say hotel or AP early entry, BUT the machines don't start churning out FPs until the official opening time). Also, one person can wait for fast passes for their entire party (everyone in your party must have their ticket scanned).

                        Is a possible hour+ wait time with still worth it for a ride that's been open for 10 months? You bet your bumper it is (just as my four year old who FINALLY made the height requirement)!
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                        • #13
                          Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

                          Originally posted by BGLeduc View Post
                          I was there w/o 3/15, and mid-week when we went to DCA, they were available until around noon. I expect that the crowds are lower now.

                          Our strategy, which I read about at here at MC, was to enter the park as soon as the turnstiles opened. Have one person get in the FP line, and the others wait for rope drop.

                          The FP runner would then ride single rider while the others would do SB. We would ALL then ride at our FP return time.

                          Brian
                          Exactly what my family did. It works very well.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

                            I'm going the second week of June and have heard the ride is best at night so I was thinking I'd grab a FP first thing in the morning to ride it sometime during the day, and then ride it again as the last attraction of the night. Do they cut off the line at park closing or do they cut off the line earlier then that?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Radiator Springs Racers still busy?

                              If standby drops below 75mins you know it's a slow day in the park.

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