Hollywood Studios Disney Orlando Informative - Be Careful Using Disney Express Line!!!

Review by FunTraveler on 2009-08-22
DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS IS REALLY BAD. GO TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS. MUCH, MUCH BETTER. I went to Disney's Hollywood Studios on Thursday, August 20, 2009. I went to the Hollywood Hotel Tower of Fear and waited only 20 minutes on the regular line. My daughter enjoyed it so much that we decided to do the ride again but the wait time had grown to over an hour and a half. It was about 12:30 P.M. so I decided to do the express ticket, which told us to be back at 5:25 P.M. We then decided to do the RockIt Coaster. The line there was 2 hours long so I decided to use the Express Ticket again. YOU CAN'T DO IT!!! Because I had an express ticket pending for 5:25 p. m., I COULDN'T DO ANOTHER EXPRESS TICKET UNTIL I USED THE 5:25 P.M. TICKET!!!

This meant just about nothing to do for about 4 hours!!!
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-08-23
Posted by Eloise on 2009-08-22:
The Fast Pass clearly states that you may not have more than one pass at any time. What part of that didn't you understand? If you could get unlimited Fast Passes then the Fast Pass line would be as long as the regular one. You don't pay for Fast Pass like you do at Universal.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-22:
Eloise, BA.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-22:
I agree, best answer, Eloise.
Says it all right there.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-22:
It seems to have been a bad year or two for Disney Parks. Having not been to one in years, I have no first hand knowledge so I don't have much to add and will have take the words of the well respected members here in case I decide to take the family. Judging from the various complaints, I think that it will be safe to say that we WON'T be going to the one in California! (VH)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-22:
Zz, other than the California park having some issues with "Mickey & Donald" -vs- "Mickey and Minnie" it's all good. Best to wait till after Labor Day though, the Ohio tourists in their Bermuda Shorts, black socks and leather shoes will be back home by then.

Rumor has it that a well known Pirate was to cheap to buy his Son a ticket to Pirates of the Caribbean and just let him ride the parking lot tram all day. So do proceed with some caution if you see an idiot with a parrot on his shoulder in the parking lots trying to make his kid think they are on the Caribbean ride.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-22:
*laughing* Thanks for the VERY HELPFUL and descriptive advice!
Posted by Eloise on 2009-08-22:
Do you know what Disney Cast Members call August?
Nightmare on Main Street
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-22:
Excellent Eloise.
Posted by Josh on 2009-08-23:
Some of the more popular rides do have long wait times. You could have gone on some of the less popular rides while you waited. Also, the fast pass time probably would have been a couple hours away for the RockIt Roller Coaster, so I don't think you getting a fast pass for that ride would've resolved your 4 hour wait.

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