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    Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    There has been alot of discussion here about the capacity for the subs but what about the capacity for TSI? The new pirate overlay will see the island more busy than before and I am wondering what the island capacity is. Just curious to see if there will be a long wait to get on the island this summer and if it may close for awhile if it reaches capacity. So anyone think there will be a long line to get over to the island and if it will see capacity reached because of the new overlay? What is everyones guess?

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    It's going to be terrible. I'd imagine that about 1,000 or so might be the cap for the island and since it's essentially unlimited amount of time on the island it's going to be difficult to tell. The rafts can only carry so many people as well so it might help to think about how quickly the island can be filled or unloaded. Also it's a curious thought to if they might have more than security CMs on the island.

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    I do not know what the capacity of Tom Sawyer Island is, or if there even is one...is it until guests fall off the sides and drown? Regardless, count on LOOONG lines for rafts because there's a forecast for titillations with pirates this summer. I think it depends more upon how many guests can be transported at a time on those rafts, rather than how many can be on the island at a time.

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    The problem with rafts is there are very few CMs that know the attraction. Count that together with all the summer river traffic plus the demand to see the new island and it will not be very pretty.

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    I actually don't think a lot of people are going to know of Pirate Lair, besides those of us Disney Fanatic's and who see the signage outside of the Raft Entrance (and even that is pretty casual and small)..so Unless Disney really pumps it up with a lot of advertising It shouldn't be THAT bad...

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    I can only imagine a hour wait to get over to the island only to have a cast member say sorry but the island has reached capacity and until x number of guests leave no more can be accomadated. I am sure the amount of guests going over will out number the number of guests leaving so it is not far fetched to say it will reach capacity sometime or another this summer. Should be a fun summer with a 3 hour + Nemo wait AND a long wait for TSI. Funny to imagine a line wrapped around the river for TSI. We shall see if that happens with this new draw to the island.

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    I actually don't think a lot of people are going to know of Pirate Lair, besides those of us Disney Fanatic's and who see the signage outside of the Raft Entrance (and even that is pretty casual and small)..so Unless Disney really pumps it up with a lot of advertising It shouldn't be THAT bad...
    With the $$$ they are spending to change things over and the fact that it will probably coincide with the PotC3 film release, I'd say it's a safe bet that Disney will pump this up big time. It will be pumped in the resort area for sure, but I'll bet outside as well, especially locally.

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    its going to be insanely busy. the line will go back along the rivers of america all the way to frontierland. of this you can be sure, there never has been a max capacity really on that island. you generally bring off what you bring on every trip.

    currently we are going to have raft cast member rotating on the rafts, on the island, and as greeters.

    this will be a big change for us, since there were many of days in the past when the attraction was run by two or three people.

    all those who know rafts will see no other attractions to speak of for the first few months the lair is open.

    it will be busy.

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    Wouldnt it suck if when you actually got to the island and after you explored it there was a 2 hour wait for the raft back. There is no other transportation from the island back to the the mainland so its like you just have to wait in line or you are stuck.
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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by tyler2cfhs View Post
    Wouldnt it suck if when you actually got to the island and after you explored it there was a 2 hour wait for the raft back. There is no other transportation from the island back to the the mainland so its like you just have to wait in line or you are stuck.
    this is something that did happen alot before hand.

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    The Subs will probably take most of the crowds!
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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by tyler2cfhs View Post
    Wouldnt it suck if when you actually got to the island and after you explored it there was a 2 hour wait for the raft back. There is no other transportation from the island back to the the mainland so its like you just have to wait in line or you are stuck.
    Maybe they can adapt a version of the Parting of the Red Sea from Uninversal Studio's Tour

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    Or a giant bridge.

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

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    Or a giant bridge.
    Walt made it very clear when the island was made, that it will NEVER have a connection to the mainland.

    As practical as it would be.

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    Re: Pirates Lair at TSI capacity

    But there is a solution if they really want to move mass quantities of people on and off the island fairly quickly. They can pull the Mark Twain around to the back dock and use a gangplank.

    They would have to have people there to assist, or make a gangplank ramp with handrails on both sides, but it can be done.

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