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  • Parks Busy

    I've just had a look at Deep Disney to see what wait times are being posted at both parks today. I visited on a holiday weekend and don't recall lines being this bad, especially at TDS. A 210 minute wait for the Haunted Mansion, 55 minute wait for Sinbad, 170 minute wait for Tower of Terror. Its good to see the parks so busy but is there a reason for this?

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    After checking out the schedule and calender section on http://www.jtcent.com which is a great source to gather information on before your trip I see that tomorrow is a National Holiday Sports (Health) Day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_and_Sports_Day

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    • #3
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      Almost 3 hours for TOT !!!! seems OLC didn't waste all of thier money after all, just imagine how long all the other Q's would be without it

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      • #4
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        The problem is most of the people due to FastPass are in other lines. If you take FP out of the way your probarely only looking at about a 60 min wait.
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        • #5
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          I think it would be safe to assume that both parks reached maximum capacity today.
          Arabian Coast at nighttime ~

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          • #6
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            And I must say that this is the longest line for Sindbad I've ever seen. Nearly an hour is very rare, even on peak days in my experience. Good thing the queue was designed to hold many people, as shown by the often unused portion to the left of the attraction.
            Arabian Coast at nighttime ~

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            • #7
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              I was at Disneyland that day and even though it was crowded, I still had a blast.
              I had a feeling it was going to be crowded, so I got there at 5am

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              • #8
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                I was at TDL on Thursday afternoon and there the queue times for the big rides were 100-120 min. long. And I happened to win another lottery ticket for the "parade participation" section of the night Halloween show. I am 6-for-6 this season. Lucky me!
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                • #9
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                  90 mins for Jolly Trolley?!

                  I am relieved that I have yet to experience this level of crowds at TDR.

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                  • #10
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                    I was at TDR today, monday, and it was a national holiday. TDL was packed, but not to capacity. TDS was much more sedated today. However, the weather did play a part in all this since it was raining most of the day today and it finally stopped at around 6pm. In contrast, HKDL was dead yesterday. Kind of strange to go from one extreme to the other.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by JoeInJpn View Post
                      And I happened to win another lottery ticket for the "parade participation" section of the night Halloween show. I am 6-for-6 this season. Lucky me!
                      And you told me the lottery tended to favour out of towners over Annaul Passholders. Looks like the Disney Gods are smiling from above.
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                      • #12
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                        Those wait times scare me. So are we all in agreement that the crazy crowds were because of the holiday and they'll be gone and busy elsewhere when I'm there early next month?

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                        • #13
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                          Hi TomGirl307, while the lines posted in the the pics are quite rare, especially for TDS, its more than likely you will still be waiting over 100 minutes for some of the big E Ticket attractions at TDL during your trip. A tip is to arrive an hour before opening and take advantage of FP. I'm not trying to put you off the trip but prepare you for a worst here. The crowds at TDS should be far more manageable.
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                          • #14
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                            Rats. Oh well, though. The bottom line is that I'm getting to visit TDR, period, so there really shouldn't be a downside to that.

                            Unlike most of you, this will be my very first visit but this forum and all of your advice and input is helping to prepare me for the vast differences between DLR and TDR! Thank you!!

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                            • #15
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                              Don't fear I'm only setting you up for the worst possible situation here. Despite the often large crowds that show up its still possible to get a lot done on any single day. Since your familiur with DLR it will be interesting to know whay you think of TDR when you get back.
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                              • #16
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                                TDR is not for amateurs Disney visitors. You need to be on top of the game since many there DO know how to tackle the park and have their system. Arrive there one hour early before the park open and play the Fastpass game thru the day to enjoy the most attractions with minimal wait. If waiting for parades... or seeing shows (not to be missed/best of any Disney parks), you may want to be there no later than 30 mins to stake a spot. Please note... things may be a bit slower the first few days of November during the transitional time from Halloween to the Xmas event. Once Xmas Fantasy starts... expect crowds at TDL again. TDS will always be a bit more manageable.

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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by TDLFAN
                                  TDR is not for amateurs Disney visitors. You need to be on top of the game since many there DO know how to tackle the park and have their system.
                                  Meh, you could say the same about DL & WDW. If people aren't that in touch with how things usually work, they'll quickly learn from a couple experiences. Using the ol' noodle is required, but if said person isn't the thinking type, then I say they should just avoid Japan altogether...

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                                  • #18
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                                    I'm the friendliest Fast Pass Commando you've ever seen, but I am CERTAINLY not used to others being the same way. This should be interesting... I wonder why TDS is not as crowded as TDL because it sounds like an equally amazing park.

                                    TomGirl's excited! And she only talks in the third person when she's excited or tired.
                                    I will have half a day on 11/06 (TDS, probably) and then full days on 11/07 (TDL) and 11/08 (TDS & TDR). I left 11/09 open for a return day to TDR or perhaps a trip back into Tokyo. I'll definitely plan to arrive at the parks an hour early!! Are there any special entry privileges for TDR hotel guests?

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                                    • #19
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                                      Originally posted by TomGirl307 View Post
                                      Are there any special entry privileges for TDR hotel guests?
                                      In my experience, MiraCosta guests get entry to Tokyo DisneySea as early as 30 minutes before official park opening. You must use the private turnstile in the hotel though and present a hotel key.
                                      Arabian Coast at nighttime ~

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                                      • #20
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                                        Originally posted by TDR_Fan View Post
                                        In my experience, MiraCosta guests get entry to Tokyo DisneySea as early as 30 minutes before official park opening. You must use the private turnstile in the hotel though and present a hotel key.
                                        Bingo! Would it be pressing my luck to hope to get 2 rides on Tower of Terror in before official opening? I can dream...

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