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Old 04-20-2018, 12:26 PM   #1
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Disappointed in Magic After Hours tickets

So yesterday the ticket window opened for the June 11th after hours event. I logged on in the am as soon as I could and all the tickets were gone. Anyone else disappointed in the availability of tickets? Now I understand that it is limited number for safety etc, but perhaps they need to offer more events.
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I'm sorry to hear you had that experience.

I guess more and more members have come to the conclusion that they want in. We had no issues getting tickets a year or so ago. If it makes you feel any better, we went to the after hours event and we weren't overly impressed. We won't bother again, although I know others have gone and have raved about the experience.
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That's a shame! I'm afraid the same is going to happen to us, trying to get in to the DHS Membership Magic in September. When we were looking to book a studio for that week, there was zero availability at almost all resorts. Of course everyone wants to get in to Toy Story Land. I'm not holding out much hope for us.

For the Typhoon Lagoon event, it does say to check back May 3rd when new availability opens up for those not staying at a Disney Resort. But I would think it will be the same scenario.
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I guess it's a Catch-22 on Disney's part. There are something like 3500 Two Bedroom equivalent villas at Walt Disney World now, which can hold 8-9 people. (That includes lockoffs of Studio + One Bedroom which can hold same number.)

Even if average occupancy is closer to 5-6 guests, that's still 20,000 DVC members on property. That's a lot of people in a waterpark. Thus the dilemma becomes whether it's worse to over-stuff the park and create a poor experience for all vs. having to turn some away.
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I guess it's a Catch-22 on Disney's part. There are something like 3500 Two Bedroom equivalent villas at Walt Disney World now, which can hold 8-9 people. (That includes lockoffs of Studio + One Bedroom which can hold same number.)

Even if average occupancy is closer to 5-6 guests, that's still 20,000 DVC members on property. That's a lot of people in a waterpark. Thus the dilemma becomes whether it's worse to over-stuff the park and create a poor experience for all vs. having to turn some away.
Tim- do you have any idea how many they admit to these various events?
I guess the numbers would be different depending on where it's held.
Just wondering what our chances are for the DHS event in September.
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Tim- do you have any idea how many they admit to these various events?
I guess the numbers would be different depending on where it's held.
Just wondering what our chances are for the DHS event in September.
No, sorry I donít know. But anecdotally, seems like the theme parks can absorb crowds much better. At Typhoon Lagoon, if you have 50 people ahead of you for a waterslide, the wait can seem like an eternity. Meanwhile Rock N Rollercoaster can absorb that volume in about 2 1/2 minutes (two trains.)

Hollywood studios has annual attendance of about 10 million. Thatís 28,000+ per day on average. Things like Indiana Jones and Beauty & The Beast will probably not be performed at night, but Toy Story Land should be open. Theyíll probably come close to accommodating every member with hotel reservations...closer than Typhoon Lagoon, in my opinion.
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No, sorry I donít know. But anecdotally, seems like the theme parks can absorb crowds much better. At Typhoon Lagoon, if you have 50 people ahead of you for a waterslide, the wait can seem like an eternity. Meanwhile Rock N Rollercoaster can absorb that volume in about 2 1/2 minutes (two trains.)

Hollywood studios has annual attendance of about 10 million. Thatís 28,000+ per day on average. Things like Indiana Jones and Beauty & The Beast will probably not be performed at night, but Toy Story Land should be open. Theyíll probably come close to accommodating every member with hotel reservations...closer than Typhoon Lagoon, in my opinion.
Thanks. That's encouraging.
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