Yesterday I took a stroll through the park in the mid afternoon, and one of the things that I found kind of surprising was the line for Finding Nemo. A lot of folks were absolutely convinced that this ride was going to have 4 to 6 hour waits for the duration of the whole summer, but on July 18th, in the middle of the afternoon, this was the posted wait time:
90 minute wait. Not that bad. When I got over there the mystery was confounded by:
A submarine in the spur dock. They weren't even running at full capacity.
So the question I pose to you MiceChatters is to decide what is going on. Why have the lines for Finding Nemo not reached the record numbers they were expected to hit?
The way I look at it, there could be a number of factors:
1) The Weather. It has been pretty hot, so maybe folks are staying away from the park.
2) The Passholders. Perhaps so much of DL's attendance is made up of Passholders that now that they are all blocked out, there are very few people left in the park.
3) The Attendance. Perhaps attendance is simply lighter this summer than in past summers.
4) The Guests. Maybe the age of 4 hour waits is over, and So Cal audiences are just so spoiled by the Disneyland Experience that no one is willing to wait longer than 90 minutes for a ride they can come back and see anytime?
5) The Buzz. Maybe the buzz for this attraction is over, everyone has seen it once, and it's ridership has already leveled out.
6) The Ride. Maybe the ride is just not all that, and isn't generating enough repeat business.
I think it will be interesting to see what people have to say.