Hope everyone is well. I have a thought that has been bouncing around in my head and want other like minded individuals to let me know if my concern is warranted or just nervousness.
On 10/1 I expect the park (at whatever capacity limit Disney sets) to be at capacity. Our current plan is to rope drop (5am style) and get all the merch we can before the lines get absolutely insane. We plan on walking around for a bit, enjoying whatever ceremonies may occur and then heading back to our room at Bay Lake to chill out for the Late morning to mid afternoon.
Where my issue comes in is the 2pm park-hopping time. I think that the other people with AK, HS, and maybe even EP reservations will immediately park hop into MK making the park 2 to 3-times more crowded than it is in the morning time.
SO… that leads me to my question. If my wife and I (who have MK reservations) chill at Bay lake from 11am to 4pm, IS IT POSSIBLE that we may be turned back at the gates if MK is now at/over capacity?
My wife thinks that because we have an MK park reservation we will not be turned away because our attendance has already been factored in.
Do you agree? Am I just worrying about nothing? Or do you also think Disney may not be prepared for the amount of park hoppers jumping over to MK on 10/1?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!