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  • Capacity Problems for "Pirates" Island and Nemo

    From this site: http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hi...0/23/6376.aspx

    An interesting discussion with DL operations folks about the proposed Piratization of Tom Sawyer Island and the Nemoization of Submarine Voyage.

    On Tom Sawyer Island: Based on current 55-person rafts, you can get a max of 1,100 guests over to the island per hour. Since the island closes at dusk, that's a max of 10,000 guests in a day.

    On Nemo: The subs hold 40 people. With 8 subs operating 9am to midnight, that's a max of 18,000 guests in a day (assuming no maintenance issues on a brand new ride with never-before-seen-at-DL technology).

    For comparison, POTC can hold up to 45,000 guests per summer day and HM 37,500.

    What's the problem? Well, on a busy summer day--say one in 2007 during Disney's Nemo-themed ad blitz--Disneyland hosts 60,000 to 70,000 people.

    It's an interesting read into the operations side of the DL world that I for one never think about.

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    Re: Capacity Problems for "Pirates" Island and Nemo

    Originally posted by bee1000 View Post
    From this site: http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hi...0/23/6376.aspx

    An interesting discussion with DL operations folks about the proposed Piratization of Tom Sawyer Island and the Nemoization of Submarine Voyage.

    On Tom Sawyer Island: Based on current 55-person rafts, you can get a max of 1,100 guests over to the island per hour. Since the island closes at dusk, that's a max of 10,000 guests in a day.

    On Nemo: The subs hold 40 people. With 8 subs operating 9am to midnight, that's a max of 18,000 guests in a day (assuming no maintenance issues on a brand new ride with never-before-seen-at-DL technology).

    For comparison, POTC can hold up to 45,000 guests per summer day and HM 37,500.

    What's the problem? Well, on a busy summer day--say one in 2007 during Disney's Nemo-themed ad blitz--Disneyland hosts 60,000 to 70,000 people.

    It's an interesting read into the operations side of the DL world that I for one never think about.
    That is interesting. And whether or not Pirate Island comes to fruition, the submarines will continue to be a low capacity problem.

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      Re: Capacity Problems for "Pirates" Island and Nemo

      Walt Disney originally thought that TSI should have two rafts going to it from both the West and the East. If they did that, then your max would double to 20,000 guests per day! That is the same number as Subs.

      Any problem is surmountable if you just think it through. Disney could provide an attraction on the island and still get enough people on and off of it on time.

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