- Jun 19, 2016
I've been attending these parties for years and have a general knowledge of how they run. As stated earlier I have been keeping track of them, here's just some of the info I'm referring to:Over crowded parties is not new. They've been this way for years. Some people luck out and get a party not so crowded and assume they're all not so crowded- until they get one that isn't. The pass will make it worse, but without them, they're still over sold.
It's rare that we attend them anymore, but we just booked today. We know up front it will be packed, but we want to see the show, fireworks and parade. That's it. We won't do character meets, will only ride HM, POC and Space, a couple of magic shots and do very little TOT because we don't need the candy- just enough to make my grandson happy. Adjusted expectations is the only way to walk out not frustrated and angry. I wish they were like they used to be, but they aren't.
Friday, August 17: Starts on Page 301 - Post #6017 Sold Out Day Of. Most commonly used “Overly crowded”
Friday, August 24: Starts on Page 355 – Post #7096 Lite Drizzle Post #7156, Crowded
Also see: Rained a bit after sunset Undercovertourist
Tuesday, August 28: Starts on Page 376 – Post #7519 Pouring Rain Post #7519.
Also see “Separate Thread” Post #7532, Rain ended around 8pm Post #26, Refund via phone Post #34, Switched days #39
Friday, August 31: Starts on Page 393/Post #7856: Moderate Crowd level, 15 min rain, Entered at 3:51 Post #7863,
Monday, Sept. 3: Starts on Page 404/Post #8070: Low crowds, perfect party. Itinerary See: #3114
Friday, Sept. 7: Starts on Page 424/Post #8474: 3pm Drizzling , low crowds, great party. Itinerary See: #3125
Sunday, Sept 9: Starts on Page 431/Post #8605: Crowd level: Medium low, Rain & lightning. Itinerary Post #3148
Tuesday, Sept. 11: Starts on Page 442 / Post #8835 Crowd Level: Hard call due to weather Rain & lightning. Itinerary #3170
Friday, Sept. 14: Starts on Page 451 / Post #9008 Crowd Level: Sold Out, Entrance time: 3:48pm
Sunday, Sept. 16: Starts on Page 451 / Post #9131 Crowd Level: Medium low, Entrance time: 3:47pm, Light rain at 10pm
Though I do agree last year was more luck of the straw this year is different as there are two more elements to consider other than the weather SWGE & the Unlimited Pass.