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10-18-2011, 02:27 PM
Okay, I'm still trying to put two and two together here and have a question on standby. Now my understanding is that a family can get in a standby line to ride a ride and not get separated, correct? If this is correct, I also understand that there are certain rides this strategy is better for, correct?
We're a family of 4, can someone list or point me to the list of rides where riding standby is preferred?
Thanks so much.
10-18-2011, 02:44 PM
Standby is just the regular line. So you're going to always be in the standby line unless:
1 - you have FPs you are using, then you are in the FP line (this is really the "opposite" of the standby line).
2 - for a few attractions, there are single rider lines - Test Track, Rock n Roller Coaster - what's the other one I can't think - there's only 3 at all the parks. That can be quicker, but you will ride wherever they can fit you, and not with your family - so you might be the 4th person in a ride vehicle that already had a party of 3 in it.
You will never be separated from your family in the standby line unless you need more than one ride vehicle to fit everyone.
10-18-2011, 02:47 PM
what's the other one I can't think
10-18-2011, 02:52 PM
10-18-2011, 02:56 PM
10-18-2011, 03:36 PM
As far as what is preferred for riding standby - there will be a sign out in front of the ride entrance stating "Wait time for this ride is ___ Minutes" If that says less than 15 minutes, usually we'll ride. If it's 20 or more we typically don't. If it's more than a half hour, no way!!
This also changes a bit throughout the day - the first 2 hours you are in the park are really the "magic hours" because the crowds are low and the lines are short - spending 15 minutes in a line during that time can really mess up the rest of your day's plan because it takes up so much of that "Magic 2 hours".
Many rides do not have a Fastpass option - for these there is only Standby. Read the touring plans sections here http://www.easywdw.com/category/plans/ for a great overview of when to ride.
10-18-2011, 04:02 PM
There are also anytime rides... rides that you can fit in anywhere as the wait times are usually very reasonable.
10-18-2011, 04:07 PM
I didn't know you had a sticky! Oops.
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