Hidden Magic in Disney World

Theoretical/Operational Hourly Ride Capacity at WDW

Link to the DISboards.

Comments welcome.  Most attractions have a solid connection found in a wide variety of sources.  Some of these attractions I haven’t been able to begin to guess.

THRC – Theoretical Hourly Ride Capacity

OHRC – Operational Hourly Ride Capacity (during a peak time)

FP+ allocation – is a pure guess at 70% based on observations.

% attendance – shows what percent of a daily population could actually book a FP+.  So, with the Mine Train, only 24% of the people in a 60,000 population day could actually schedule a FP+ for this ride.

 Magic Kingdom  14 hour day THRC OHRC Daily Capacity  FP+  allocation % attendance
14 0.7 60000
Big Thunder N.R. 1500 1350 18900 13230 0.2205
Space Mountain 2000 1800 25200 17640 0.294
Splash Mountain 1200 1080 15120 10584 0.1764
Peter Pan’s Flight 800 720 10080 7056 0.1176
Buzz Lightyear Ranger Spin 800 720 10080 7056 0.1176
Haunted Mansion 3200 2880 40320 28224 0.4704
Jungle Cruise 1800 1620 22680 15876 0.2646
Pirates of Caribbean 3200 2880 40320 28224 0.4704
Barnstormer 350 315 4410 3087 0.05145
Winnie the Pooh 850 765 10710 7497 0.12495
Tomorrowland Speedway 500 450 6300 4410 0.0735
Under the Sea 2200 1980 27720 19404 0.3234
Dumbo  the Flying Elepahnt 1000 900 12600 8820 0.147
It’s a Small World 3000 2700 37800 26460 0.441
Mad Tea Party 850 765 10710 7497 0.12495
Mickey’s Philharmagic 1500 1350 18900 13230 0.2205
Magic Carpets of Aladdin 550 495 6930 4851 0.08085
7 Dwarf Mine Train 1650 1485 20790 14553 0.2425
Meet Ariel at Her Grotto 0 0 0 0
Meet Cinderella 0 0 0 0
Meet Rapunzel 0 0 0 0
Celebrate a Dream Come Parade 0 0 0 0
Meet Mickey Town Square 0 0 0 0
Monsters Inc 1000 900 12600 8820 0.147
Wishes 0 0 0 0
Enchanted Tales w Belle 300 270 3780 2646 0.0441
Magic Kingdom Totals: 249165 4.1
Epcot    12 hour day THRC OHRC Daily Capacity  FP+ allocation % attendance
12 0.7 37800
Soarin (3 theaters) 2088 1879 22550 15785 0.41
Test Track 1200 1080 12960 9072 0.24
Frozen Ever After 1000 900 10800 7560 0.2
Mission: Space 1600 1440 17280 12096 0.32
Spaceship Earth 2400 2160 25920 18144 0.48
Journey into Imagination 2200 1980 23760 16632 0.44
The Seas with Nemo 2200 1980 23760 16632 0.44
Living with the Land 1600 1440 17280 12096 0.32
Meet Disney Pals at Epcot 0 0 0 0
Captain EO 0 0 0 0
Turtle Talk with Crush 0 0 0 0
Illuminations 0 0 0 0
Epcot Totals: 108017 2.85
Hollywood Studios   13 Hour Day THRC OHRC Daily Capacity FP+ allocation % attendance
13 0.7 35000
RocknRoller Coaster 1800 1620 21060 14742 0.4212
Tower of Terror 2000 1800 23400 16380 0.468
Toy Story Midway Mania (+3rd track) 2050 1435 18655 13058 0.3731
Star Tours 1800 1620 21060 14742 0.4212
The Great Movie Ride 2400 2160 28080 19656 0.5616
Disney Junior 1500 1050 0.03
Fantasmic 10000 7000 0.2
Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular 10000 7000 0.2
Muppet 3D  1692 19786 13850 .39
Beauty & Beast Stage  7500  5250  0.15
 DHS Totals  112728  3.2
Animal Kingdom   10 Hour Day THRC OHRC Daily Capacity FP+ allocation Attendance
10 0.7 35000
Expedition Everest 1800 1620 16200 11340 0.324
Kali River Rapids 1800 1620 16200 11340 0.324
Kilimanjaro Safaris 1400 1260 12600 8820 0.252
Dinosaur 2400 2160 21600 15120 0.432
Primeaval Whirl 1000 900 9000 6300 0.18
It’s Tough to Be a Bug 2000 1800 18000 12600 0.36
Avatar: Flight of Passage (projected)  1378  1240  12400  8680 0.248
Na’vi River Journey (projected) 3000  2700 27000 18900 0.540
Festival of Lion King 1375 8250 5775 0.165
Meet and Greet 200 2000 1400 0.043
Parade 1000 1000 1000 0.028
Finding Nemo  1500  6000  4200  0.12
Animal Kingdom Totals 105475 3.0

Tiers at Disney Animal Kingdom? A Capacity Analysis.

Based on the chart below, it looks like Disney Animal Kingdom after Pandora opens will still have less High Quality Ride Capacity than Hollywood Studios.  If Animal Kingdom sees a spike in their attendance and there will be a high demand for the new rides (Avatar: Flight of Passage & Na’vi River River Journey), then it seems that tiers are inevitable.

Magic Kingdom (No Tiers)

Epcot and Disney Hollywood Studios (Tiers)

Disney Animal Kingdom – After Pandora Opens (Tiers?)

Magic Kingdom Epcot Hollywood Studios Disney Animal Kingdom
Average Attendance 60000 40000 35000 35000
High Attendance 90000 60000 55000 60000
Total FP+ Capacity 249165 108017 112728 105475
High Quality FP+ Capacity 149500 44513 65922 62860
Average Quality FP+ Capacity 99665 63504 46806 42615
% of Quality FP+ Capacity 0.60 0.41 0.58 0.60
# FP+ per Average Attendance 4.15 2.70 3.22 3.01
# FP+ per High Attendance 2.77 1.80 2.05 1.76
# High Quality FP+ per High Attendance 1.66 0.74 1.20 1.05

Bavaria the First Disneyland?

It looks like King Ludwig II of Bavaria created the Disney experience before Walt stumbled on to it.  Ludwig created a Fantasyland based on the works of Richard Wagner in the Alps of Bavaria.  The Neuschwanstein castle was completely designed to bring the operas come alive.  One of the rooms of the castle was a replica of a cave including Stalactites.  He wanted an entire floor designed in the Moorish tradition.  At the Linderhof Palace he recreated the Blue Grotto and built a moat that included Swan Boats from the Swan King story.  He loved the concept of World Fairs and purchased some of the items from fairs that he attended.

For his work in bringing fantasy to life, a group of his government had him declared insane and then promptly had him drowned in a lake along with his doctor.

Walt Disney clearly borrowed a lot of his ideas and took the concept much further.  Disney also had a much better fate.

Also, the medieval city of Rothenberg is clearly the model for the Germany Pavilion in Epoct.  This little Bavarian tourist town has all the elements of the Epcot version.

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Neuschwanstein


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Neuschwanstein


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Rothenberg


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Rothenberg


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St. George and the Dragon


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Christmas Store


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Rothenberg


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Beer Hall and Hotel outside of Rothenberg

Disney Buy Chicago?

I was hoping to avoid the My Magic +, but ran into this at the Art Institute of Chicago. 😄

FASTPASS

Random Photos from WDW

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From animals to crowds. Wonderful sights to delicious food.

One Man’s Dream


Toy Story Midway Mania

 Aerosmith 
Nemo

Pangani


Coral Reef Restaurant


9:00 am on a Saturday non Halloween party night.

Sad when the train isn’t running
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Fastpass return line at Star Tours!

Guest services always looks like this. Why?

Saturday Food and Wine Epcot. Just don’t do it.  That is ticket windows.

I don’t like eating on trash cans.

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This area cost $199.00 to enjoy.

  
  
Wishes from Gaston’s Tavern

Link Back to Disboards

Monorail lounge tour

Enjoyed my first trip to the highly themed Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. The servers and hosts are entertaining. I had my first shrunken zombie head and we tried the Tahitian Pearl, dark and tropical stormy, and a hippopotamitai. 

Mizners and Citroco’s were too crowded. Enjoyed appetizers and drinks in the Wave Lounge and the watched fireworks from the Top of the World Lounge at Bay Lake Towers.  

    
    
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Siemens VIP Guest Center. 

Siemens sponsors the best evening show – Illuminations. They have an interesting headquarters tucked away inside Spaceship Earth.  

    
    
The secret door 

    
    
Choose the floor color that you like. 

    
    
   
VIP ride admittance from the Guest Center. 

Epcot Food & Wine 2015

Beautiful views, tasty food, and fun seminars. The mixology sessions are the best.    

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

FP+ return lines…crazy

This blows my mind.  That is the fast pass return line. It fills the queue, winds out the door, down the sidewalk, out of Pixar Place.  They need to reconfigure all the queues to accommodate the new system.  Maybe they should flip flop, there weren’t as many people in the standby line. It took about 25 minutes to get through the Fast Pass line.  Not really fast.   

Thank you note from Disney 

What a nice surprise.   I don’t know if this was sent because we are Disney Vacation Owners, stayed on site, bought annual passes, or spent thousands of dollars?   Probably a little of all those things. Regardless, the card is nice. 

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 Created by Don ‘Ducky’ Williams. 

Rivers of Light Night Time Show – Disney’s Animal Kingdom

With the coming of the night-time show at Disney Animal Kingdom, I wonder how that will affect the dynamics of touring at the Animal Kingdom. This park really doesn’t need Fastpasses and the place clears out at 4:00 pm. Obviously, Disney is working on keeping people in this park longer.

The night time show should help Disney meet their objective. The World of Color is wildly popular at Disney California Adventure. The question will be how Disney decides to distribute the tickets.

1. Through the FP+ online system: People could book them and not show up too late in the evening. But would still cause people to use FP in Animal Kingdom instead of other parks.
2. First come first serve like Disneyland. Then people have to go to the park early and stay until the show.
3. I guess they could book them like Dining Reservations.

Speaking of Dining reservations, I wonder what the pricing structure will be for the Dining/Rivers of Light dining packages will be? Yak and Yeti is about to become a popular restaurant. I would bet that is why they are adding a table service to the Pizzafari too. Pandora will have a restaurant also.

With a new restaurant at Magic Kingdom, will they start offering Dining and Wishes packages?

Panorama of the construction

Panorama of the construction

Standing only or seats?

Standing only or seats?

Views of the Lake - future of Rivers of Light

Views of the Lake – future of Rivers of Light

Rivers of Light going to be like Illuminations or World of Color?

Rivers of Light going to be like Illuminations or World of Color?

Magic Kingdom Castle Grounds

Magic Kingdom Castle Grounds