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    POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    Stopped by the DLR to check on the amount of folks that wanted to ride POTC this morning.

    Got there around 7:20 AM and there were a few hundred folks waiting for the official 8 AM opening, but it was also an Early Entry day, and thanks to a friend, got in thru the EE process.

    Folks started to line up at 7 AM (actually earlier at the turnstiles) at the entrance to Frontierland to be the first to ride. By 7:40 AM (regular gates still closed) the line reached to almost City Hall. Around 7:45, the front of the line was allowed to move up to the Golden Horseshoe entrance, where a few entertainers kept the front of the line folks entertained until 8 AM, when the line was allowed to enter the queue. A group of TV stations were placed across from the POTC entrance along the edge of the Rivers of America.

    Around 9 AM, the line was still started at City Hall, but now the entire queue and Frontierland was also being used, over a 2 hour wait.

    Around 10:20 AM the line did get shorter (but not sure if they added additional switchbacks in the queue), now it was at the north end of Main Street near the Wait Board and was posted as an 105 minute wait.

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    Bring it on! I'm game for the wait!

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    Thanks for the update. I fear there will be another influx when the after-work crowd (like myself) get there. We're meeting at 7:30, so I'm guessing it'll be much later by the time we get into Pirates.

    Then again, with any luck, most people who care that much will have gone this morning?

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    Great report DB. Thanks!

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    Apparently the rumored JII update at Epcot's a go if the Pirates update is successful enough and I think that we might be seeing it at this point!
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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    Hmmmm, any thoughts on what the queue will be like in 2 weeks (when I go)?? Do you think everyone will have ridden it and got it out of their system and the queue will only be 10 minutes????? (I can wish, can't I??)

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    I'll be there 7/15 - 7/18. Don't care how long the line is, I'M GOING!!!

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    Of course, they said 3 hours yesterday, but people were reporting less than an hour. Does anyone have an idea of the actual queue time?

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    Today, Monday, is not blocked out for any annual passholders, including SoCal Select. Tonight will be insane, with the afterwork crowds.

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    i'm on my way in a few. i'd be happy to call in with an update, if someone wants to post
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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    I don't mind waiting in line...I just hope I don't have to park on Minnie again and having to walk up six flights of stairs. (The escalator for up was down, I didn't want to use the elevator to wait over 10 minutes with all the stroller users and I didn't think of using a lower level escalator and then going up the stairs the rest. Needless to say...my calves hurt!)

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    626: Just take the highest escalator you can get on. With the exception of Minnie, if your up escalator's down, you can always hop on the next higher level and walk DOWN stairs instead of up.

    (and if you're going down and there are too many people on your escalator, you can always slip down to the next floor on the stairs and take an uncrowded one)

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigoon
    626: Just take the highest escalator you can get on. With the exception of Minnie, if your up escalator's down, you can always hop on the next higher level and walk DOWN stairs instead of up.

    (and if you're going down and there are too many people on your escalator, you can always slip down to the next floor on the stairs and take an uncrowded one)
    Yeah I thought of that too when I was walking up those stairs. Oh well...my almost nonexistant calves needed the workout LOL

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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    Quote Originally Posted by disneytim
    I'll be there 7/15 - 7/18. Don't care how long the line is, I'M GOING!!!
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    Re: POTC Official Re-opening - LONG lines this morning

    One note, both the SoCal and SoCal Select AP holders can enter the park Today and Tomorrow before being blocked out for the summer. (August 20th is the next non-blockout date).

    So I presume the crowds will die down on Wednesday...

    But there was a typo in the last Backstage Pass (AP newsletter), so regular SoCal AP's might be allowed into the park all this week (thru Friday).
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