Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Walt Disney World Transportation Card List



-photo courtesy of The @BofM_Ryan Museum & Botanical Gardens

126: Topic Stew

Rider switch, Tiering, and Topic Stew (Ingredients: transportation cards, paper or plastic, hitching a ride, luggage transfer, and gift card savings). Thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

125: Try The Grey Stuff?

Envelopes, race registration, and an examination of some ideas that are beyond the realm of the grey. Thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

124: You Asked For It

Disney gift card logistics, expensive drinks, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

123: Summertime!

Gift cards, lounging, parking, and we look ahead to our upcoming summer Disney vacations.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

122: Listener Tip Show V

Late Night Lotto follow-up and more of the terrific listener tips we've received for getting the most out of a trip to Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Attraction Downtime Data

As discussed in Episode 121, the attraction downtime information provided by Len Testa and the folks at Touring Plans is available here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=15XcQSF_625UarUcwJ6SDwzP585mFjjJJ

Data format description, courtesy of Len:

The column on the left represent how often the ride experiences a closure in the first hour, last hour, or all day that the park is open. 

Using first-hour Expedition Everest as an example:

  • "Closed" means that on average, it's not running for about 7% of that hour.
  • "None" is the percent of days when we've seen no downtime at all in that hour. 86% is pretty good.
  • "10%" is the percent of days where the downtime exceeds 10% of the hour (i.e., 6 minutes) - 14% of days, or about 1 day per week.
  • "25%" is the percent of days where the downtime exceeds 25% of the hour (i.e., 15 minutes) - 10% of days, or about 3 days a month.
  • "50%" is the percent of days where the downtime exceeds 50% of the hour (i.e., 30 minutes) - 7% of days, or about 1 day every 2 weeks.
The "last" and "All Day" sections are the same thing, but either in the last hour, or over the course of an entire day. Note that Test Track runs for an entire day without downtime ("none") around 20% of the time. So on 80% of days, there's at least one measurable downtime incident.

The green line represents the average attraction in each park. Attractions above the line have worse reliability than average.