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Posted 28 February 2009 - 02:34 PM

About Two years ago, I met these two guys at DHS and they told me that if u pusheh the doors at ToT and RNR u can skip the pre show. So we did and we got away with it at ToT, but at RnR, another guest got upset and ratted us out, so we got kicked of the ride.

I'm sure I'm not the only one that has done this, has anyone here ever try that? Lol.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 05:08 PM

Never tried it. Technically I think you can do this as long as you get away with it, but I wouldn't suggest it. The pre-show is part of the experience.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 05:29 PM

The only preshow I wish I could skip is Mission:Space but aside from that, I've never actually done it as it is frowned upon by Disney. Just because you might be able to do something doesn't mean you should.
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:37 PM

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Never tried it. Technically I think you can do this as long as you get away with it, but I wouldn't suggest it. The pre-show is part of the experience.

Especially the TOT pre-show, I love that!
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 07:59 PM

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The only preshow I wish I could skip is Mission:Space but aside from that, I've never actually done it as it is frowned upon by Disney. Just because you might be able to do something doesn't mean you should.


Indeed. You really shouldn't do it. You miss out on part of the experience, you annoy the guests that have never seen it before or like it, you throw off the cast members, and, per ToTFreak's experience, you may find tattle tales who rat you out and get you in trouble lol.
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:36 PM

Nine times out of ten, when I worked with G-Force, the parking attendants across the street would catch them and send them back to the studio. We'd take over from there. It was more or less a "Why did you do that?"

"We've seen it a million times!"

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:50 PM

I agree for the most part. When rolling single rider I will often push through the door before the preshow starts, but never after.

Still, in reality I don't think it saves much time as most rides have a line after the preshow.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:44 AM

I agree with the view that the pre-show is part of the attraction and thus to experience the attraction properly, you should see the pre-show.

Having said that, I did once skip a post show, in Norway.. I'd already seen the film and was in a hurry to get somewhere so followed the crowd...

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:10 AM

In Norway, they let you skip the post show if you don't want to see it whereas preshows are generally not meant to be skipped.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:17 AM

As many times as I've seen a pre-show, I don't skip them. Some are awesome (like Musspets 3D), others are ho-hum once you've seen them a few times (like RnR, Mission Space) but I don't think it's fair to other guests to "jump ahead". It annoys me when others do it so why would elect to something potentially annoying (and wrong)?
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 06:34 PM

only time i skipped a preshow was if i arrived late and it had already ended and we just slid into the main show before they closed the doors;
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:36 PM

I skip the preshow of Spaceship Earth all the time, but I never miss the post show. :wink:
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:06 AM

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I skip the preshow of Spaceship Earth all the time, but I never miss the post show. :wink:


Spaceship Earth has a pre-show? Have I missed something here? :cry:

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:29 PM

Lol, so I got some pretty interesting responses...lol. So this happened to me back in 2005, I had to recount the years. Lol. I honestly HATE, with a passion, people that skipped, and if I waa the one being skipped, I'd rat people out too. Lol, but that was a few years back, and I was a teenager, just looking for something fun to do and make friends...I guess. well thanks for all the responses. Lol

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:34 AM

acp said:

ADP said:

I skip the preshow of Spaceship Earth all the time, but I never miss the post show. :wink:


Spaceship Earth has a pre-show? Have I missed something here? :P

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Sorry Andy...That was intended to be a joke, but it didn't work out so well. :)
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:35 PM

I would gladly skip the RnR pre show, but ToT?? Really??? Can you ride it without seeing Rod Serling and not feel somewhat...cheated? Not me
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:57 PM

I would not in a million years skik the ToT pre show. It would be like skipping church or god forbid breakfast!!!
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 05:12 AM

The thing with skipping pre-shows on many attractions is that it will save little to no time as you are only bypassing the few guests that are in there with you. So you are disrupting the show for others for very little benefit.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 05:23 AM

Yes... but I hate watching the R&R preshow. For some reason I can watch the ToT preshow a million times... but the R&R kills me.

Also, skipping a few people isnt true if you are using single rider over and over... I can ride R&R over and over and over... and if I have to watch that preshow over and over I feel dizzy. And I really like aerosmith.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 06:42 AM

The other thing that you have to remember about pre-shows, is that some of them are there for operational reasons. They help to keep the guests separated enough that the number of guests in the load area at any one time is more manageable. Plus, by opening the door and letting yourself out, you're causing a distraction to the other guests in the preshow with you, particularly for the attractions with darker preshows and lighter loading areas.

That's how I see it, anyway. I could be wrong.

Put simply though, the preshow is part of the attraction whether you like it or not. You're not supposed to skip it, which is why you will often get shouted at if you do.

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