Hi! First time poster : ) First trip in 10 years coming up in August and I’ve learned so much from all these posts! I have a question about whether it’s worth it to “save” a FP+ selection to use for 7DMT during the fireworks. I didn’t initially grab a FP+ for 7DMT because we are doing a PPO BOG (not an EMM day) and Villains After Hours on the same day, MK CL4 so I thought we’d have plenty of chances to ride. However, after reading various scenarios about how 7DMT varies after a BOG breakfast, I decided I don’t want that huge pressure of getting to 7DMT right at rope drop, and I really don’t want to use up an hour of our after hours time waiting for it. Yesterday I was able to grab a FP+ for 7DMT at 8:20 and I realized it could be an amazing time to ride and see the fireworks. (We are doing HEA a different night so don’t mind “missing” the fireworks, and in fact would love to time it to see them from the ride.) My question is whether or not this is a good strategy, or do you think the line would be short enough during fireworks to be able to ride standby? Having the 8:20pm FP+ obviously ties one up and prevents us from grabbing more earlier in the day, but we are planning to be out of the park by noon anyway so that we can rest up for the after hours, so that’s probably ok. I’d appreciate any suggestions about this, and especially any feedback about timing the ride during the fireworks.
(In actuality this is probably not even a dilemma…I think I’m just sad to be done with the plan so now I’m rethinking everything!) : )