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#1 starchild



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    Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:54 PM

    I had to review this, it's too cool!

    We used Ridemax software to plan our recent Disneyland & CA Adventure trip. We were skeptical but it was inexpensive so we thought we'd give it a try. You input what attractions you want to see, how many times, what time you want to start, what time you want to get in line for your last ride, and whatever breaks you want to take. It uses some algorithm based on averages and stuff I don't understand.

    Wow, it totally worked for us! The worst part of those places is standing in line forever, it takes up soo much time for a 4 minute ride. Then you get irritable and it puts a damper on the day. Normally by noon you either need a drink or a nap but not with this!

    With Ridemax at Disneyland we were able to ride everything we wanted with hours to spare, many things more than once. Our line waits averaged about 8 minutes, and the longest was 30 minutes because we deviated from the itinerary (against their advice) when Splash Mountain broke down. We walked by long lines for things we'd already been on and laughed at the fools waiting because our lines were nonexisitent. It maximizes the optimum time for fastpasses too so they work like they are supposed to. At CA Adventure we'd done it all by about 2pm, then did it all again.

    I can't recommend it enough if you are going to Disneyland, Disneyworld, or CA Adventure. For only $15 you really can't afford not to get it . It saved us time and our sanity.

    Here's more info:
    RideMax - Spend Less Time in Line at Disneyland and Walt Disney World

    #2 Christine

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    Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:02 PM

    how cool. I imagine we will be going there in the summers with all the kids once Ainsleigh gets a little older so this is good to know, because standing in line with kids sucks. I will have to let my cousin know she goes all the time.
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    #3 DreaW

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      Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:29 PM

      how cool and only $15 wow....I'll sign up for it later :)

      #4 nikkianddean

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        Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:06 PM

        this is so cool - wish we had it for our last trip to d-land...

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          Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:55 PM

          I know, it's pretty impressive IMO...get it for your next trip!

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            Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:42 PM

            wow! that is cool! I love Disneyland but hate lines! I will keep this in mind for my next trip!

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              Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:59 PM

              Can you post your itinerary? I miss DL. I am such a kid I love spending the day there.

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                Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:39 AM

                Originally Posted by amyh
                Can you post your itinerary? I miss DL. I am such a kid I love spending the day there.
                Sure! Remember DH & I told you how bad it sucked last time? Well this time we had like more fun than ever...I think because we are older now and really needed some kid time. Last time we went we were practically kids as it was! LOL

                We made several itineraries to choose from when we got there, here is a one with an 8am start and 2pm finish - we left to go to the hotel and started a different itinerary again at 5pm. DL closed at midnight this night and we did it all w/time to spare, including that 3 hour break. I think we rode Thunder Mountain Railroad 4 times that night...love that ride!

                Also, you'll notice we requested Indiana Jones twice on this morning and they worked it in (at 8:06a and 9:40a). They also give walk/wait times, you can specify your walking speed too. I couldn't copy & paste it here...it was formatted funky so I deleted that part. I tried to attach it in document form but the upload wasn't working

                So the real deal looks better than this but this gives you an idea (and of course this varies by calender date):

                8:05 AM Runner Get Indiana Jones FASTPASS
                8:06 AM Indiana Jones Adventureland
                8:23 AM Pirates of the Caribbean New Orleans Square
                8:44 AM Send Runner to Get Splash Mountain FASTPASS
                8:48 AM Runner Get Splash Mountain FASTPASS (see tips #1 & 2 below)
                9:01 AM Buzz Lightyear (see tip #3) Tomorrowland
                9:20 AM Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Frontierland
                9:40 AM Indiana Jones (use FASTPASS) Adventureland
                9:55 AM Send Runner to Get Space Mountain FASTPASS
                10:03 AM Runner Get Space Mountain FASTPASS Tomorrowland
                10:20 AM Splash Mountain (use FASTPASS) Critter Country
                10:45 AM Haunted Mansion (see tip #4) New Orleans Square
                11:12 AM Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes Critter Country
                11:34 AM Send Runner to Get Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin FASTPASS
                11:48 AM Runner Get Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin FASTPASS (see tip #5) Mickey's Toontown
                11:58 AM Columbia Sailing Ship Frontierland
                12:35 PM Free Time
                12:50 PM Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin (use FASTPASS) Mickey's Toontown
                1:11 PM Free Time
                1:22 PM Space Mountain (use FASTPASS) Tomorrowland
                1:40 PM Star Tours Tomorrowland

                #9 Jessica

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                  Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:34 AM

                  We do the fast pass for Great Adventure. It's awesome. Plus then I don't have to listen to Brian bitching about being bored and hotwhile waiting in line (he's such a baby).

                  I'm definitely doing that for Disney when we take Aiden.

                  #10 Yari

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                    Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:14 AM

                    It is so cool! Who knew they had such a strategic way to get around Disney.

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