- Jan 14, 2020
For those of you testing from home, do you have linked tickets? We won't be able to buy our tickets until we arrive (buying military salute tickets).
Thank you!! I did, indeed, need an update, which might have accounted for my odd experience with the join boarding group button this morning.On an iPhone you can search for the app in the App Store like you’re going to get it for the first time. If the button that normally says “buy” says “open”, you’re good. If it says “update”, click it to update.
I don’t. I’m just trying different ways of getting to the red button, so that I know exactly what works best for my phone, because I have a relatively old phone & AT&T. I do keep in mind, however, that it may make quite the difference if I’m doing this from a solid WiFi connection at my home versus when sharing the signal with 10,000 of my new best friends in the park. Still, this way I hopefully at least avoid my freezing at the time I’m doing it for real and wondering which button to press. There’s of course the possibility that I’ll do it the day of with actual tickets & get an error message after selecting the people who want to ride. I learned, through years of experience planning DLand visits for my family that even the best of planning merely increases the chances for our getting what we want to get done and that there is, in anything and everything in the parks, no guarantee that things will work out just the way I want them to. I feel sorry for the crying kids some posters mention, but it seems to me that blaming the current (lesser of many other possible evils) BG systems makes just as much sense as blaming the wind when the fireworks that I wanted to see so badly on the last day of my visit are canceled. It’s sad, especially for little ones, but it’s a life lesson, too. I hope that doesn’t sound callous, but teaching my kids to cope with disappointment (in other ways than shouting at cast members) seems so important to me and is sure to help them later in life. That said, I’m of course keeping all my fingers crossed for getting to ride when we go later this year.
I suspect that everyone playing from home has some sort of AP. I know that I do.How are people testing from home? Do you have an annual pass or something?
And don't you have to be inside the park to book a boarding group?
EMH seems to make BGs go faster as more people are up early and already in the park.I’m utterly baffled by the huge difference between backup groups’ lasting more than 40 mins Wednesday & today but being gone before minute 2 yesterday. Even if they keep playing around with the controls to find out what works best, that seems like a huge difference! Theories, oh wise ones?
Once one person gets a BG for the group the rest get something to the effect of "you already have a BG"How does the process worth with attmepting to have multiple people in your group book BGs. If multiple get BGs do you keep them? Or once one person has a BG do the other people get kicked out? Or does it just automatically keep the lowest BG number?
If you go into the App Store and click the number on the top, right, there will be an “update all” option on the left.Thank you!! I did, indeed, need an update, which might have accounted for my odd experience with the join boarding group button this morning.
I wonder how many of my other apps need secret updates!
Magic Morning. Makes total sense to me; the number of people in the park at rope drop on a MM is so much higher.I’m utterly baffled by the huge difference between backup groups’ lasting more than 40 mins Wednesday & today but being gone before minute 2 yesterday. Even if they keep playing around with the controls to find out what works best, that seems like a huge difference! Theories, oh wise ones?
The two don't really have anything to do with one another. The suggestion to book a fastpass immediately is twofold: first, you start the clocking ticking on when you can pull your next FP; and second, you can confirm that everyone is correctly scanned into the park and part of your "party" for the boarding group process to go quicker.Has there been much discussion about how to prioritize FastPass and ROTR Boarding Groups? I saw a snippet of a post where they said to immediately book a FP on maxpass when you scan in and then try for ROTR at park open, but I haven't seen much more than that. Thoughts? Speculations? We have 2 days in the parks and I want to be sure I'm headed with a plan! THANKS!