Just wanted to let everyone know the crowds at HS and Epcot are larger than usual right now--we went and said "goodbye" to the Backlot Tour at HS yesterday morning, and the guards at the bag-check stations were holding the crowds back because the gate lines were backed up all the way to their areas before opening. I've never seen it like that mid-week in Sept!
We also went over to Epcot to ride Maelstrom and see Mo'Rockin' and Off Kilter before they all disappear, and again, crowds were a bit more than I expected. It is Food and Wine, but still, it was Wed! Expect larger than average crowds through this weekend at least, and possibly the next week as well, as Maelstrom is closing 10/5. Good luck!