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Old 12-31-2010, 08:49 PM   #16
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It's a great article!

FYI - it has been discussed in this thread for the past day or so:
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I thought the part about the Move It Shake it Parade was interesting. I know that parade is on a published schedule. That says to me that some of the info in the article is incorrect--the parade isn't deployed to move crowds around the park when the Command Center decides things are getting too busy, its deployed on a preplanned schedule when it is expected to be busy.
I read that part to say as part of their new system, they would change from a preplanned schedule to more of a use as needed thing. I don't know how that would work though.

Thanks for the link. It sounds like quite the system they've got under the castle.
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I'm a bit puzzled by the parade thing, too. I suspect there are more operational constraints on moving the parade around than the CM in the interview implied. I can't see Disney paying the parade performers to hang around waiting until they're needed. Sure, there's some leeway built into their work schedules, but there's not likely to be hours of it. There's also the logistics issue of moving the parade from one backstage/onstage gate to another. They probably have a few options for moving it around and modifying the schedule, but not a whole lot of them.
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Re: the average guest getting to 9 attractions...I can see that to be about right, especially for first-timers or those who do not do a lot of advance research. Our first visit, the first day at MK we probably got to about 5--including the train!

I know a number of people who went once to WDW and will never return--mostly because the lines and crowds were too long to manage. I remember the feeling of wandering, overwhelmed, around MK trying to figure out where to go next, giving up on rides with lines that were too long, and not having FPs available. It was stressful and not magical.

When I became an "expert" our family got through many attractions at each park.The law of averages probably accounts for one family's 16 attractions with another family's 4. There were also 2 days where we spent less than 3 hours total in a park. It was all in the plan, but we got to way less than 10 on those days as well. There ,ust be a number of people who longer day tickets, who plan for a few "short" days.
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I they say above Planning is everything and got to study it out other wise your stressing it out and the kids are relying on you to give them the nice smooth day.
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Very interesting read. I can see a first time visitor to WDW coming during peak times only getting average 9 rides in. Sometimes those lines are LONG, and eat up a big portion of time. I like to see Disney is trying to ease the frustration that some ppl have when visiting WDW.
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