Semi-Local Disney & Universal AP Holder
- Oct 22, 2015
There's not really a good way to compare the two - they're such completely different experiences. Hagrid's is a great medium-intensity roller coaster with well-integrated story elements. RotR is a high-immersion dark ride with great ride elements. I'm likely to ride Hagrid's more often than Rise, just like I'm likely to ride Seven Dwarfs more often than Peter Pan just because I really like roller coasters in general, but I still love both (and I've done Rise 3 times now, so I certainly still think it's good for multiple times through).So if you had to pick one over the other.....?
I usually aim to be in a parking spot by 8am to get to Hagrid's (for a 9am opening) in order to be close to the front of the pack, but I walk quickly and don't have to make sure anyone else keeps up with me, so maybe add a few more minutes to that. With a group, I'd probably shoot for being parked about 20-25 minutes before I want to be standing in the line at the gate. And add another 10 minutes or so to drive through the line to pay for parking and to get up into the garage and into an actual spot.If we are planning on trying to RD, last week of January, what time should we aim on getting to the parking deck? We haven't been since 2015, and I do remember the walk through Citywalk can take time. Opening at 9am. I'll have an 8 and 10 year old in our party, so no strollers, but not super fast.