For anyone willnig to delve into my minutae, thank you!
We are planning a short surprise trip with the kiddos (8 and 6) in July. We want to focus on HS and AK, since my son is now tall enough to do FOP and both kids want to do TOT and daughter RnR.
Plan currently is:
Arrive late July 10, staying at Swan
July 11: Hollywood Studios (we didn’t spend much time there on our last trip) from PPO ADR at H&V until we are tired, possibly hop to EP in PM for a bit, maybe not
July 12: morning EMH at MK WITHOUT FPP, to do Space Mountain and SPlash Mountain (maybe also Pirates and HM), leave before 11 am. Pool, nap, Ak in the PM, where we will use FPP for FOP, EE, and Dinosaur.
July 13-14: Universal Studios
My main concern: How crowded is EMH at MK (I think CL5) and is it a bad plan to go there without FPP? I’m surprised that TP predicts a 15-20 min wait for Space Mtn even from RD at EMH. I suppose EMH attracts lots of resort guests. Like I said, our primary focus is to get a ride on Space and Splash (which I know doesn’t open until 9), but I feel handicapped going there without any FPP, even for a few rides.
At the same time, it wouldn’t feel like a trip to Disney without going to MK, even for a little bit. How early should one RD EMH?
Another option woudl be go change my 2 day park hopper to a three day single park pass, and do one of hte parks in the morning on the 13th before we go to Universal, but that will really be cutting into our Universal time, and the kids love it there, too.
Third option is to skip MK altogether and make it just an AK day. Or do AK first and try to get SD FPP in the p.m., but can’t bet on that.
Am I playing this right?