Capacity is always an issue at the world’s busiest theme parks and Disney has finally announced the addition of more track at Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a third theater at Soarin at Epcot.
The expansions are to open by late 2016, but construction apparently is already underway. Considering that FastPasses are snatched up quickly for these attractions that have high demand, but low capacity, the move seems to be a long time coming. In addition, Soarin’ will be updating it’s projection systems and screens during this process, which is currently happening at Disney’s California Adventure.
Remember the Standby Return Tests done last year at both Soarin and Toy Story Midway Mania that only allowed guests to come back to each attraction with the use of either a FastPass or Standby Return ticket? Perhaps that data helped aid this decision or will help in how they control the crowds when the third theater and extra track is added? Something tells me those tests were related.
What do you think? Should Disney spend money on expanding the capacity of attractions that are extremely popular? Or should those funds go to opening entirely new experiences? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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