Need advice on which is the lesser of two evils. I am planning to spend two half days at AK during my upcoming trip in March.
The first visit will be on a predicted CL 10 day (non EMH). I plan to be there super early and do FOP pre-RD, then scurry over to Africa for KS, GF, and FotLK. Planning to leave the park by 12pm-ish, hopefully before I really start feeling the level 10 crowds. I think I’m happy with this part of the plan despite the predicted CL, since I am willing to be there early and I don’t plan to stay very long.
But I’m really running into trouble with my second AK day. I would like to spend more like 3/4 of the day, from early morning to late afternoon-ish (skipping RoL this time). But my only options are either
- another CL 10 day or
- a CL 6 day with EMH . . . but I’m not staying onsite
So I have two questions. First, which is worse? A CL10 day that gives me a shot at RD along with everyone else or a CL6 day that puts me an hour behind onsite guests?
And secondly, how does an EMH morning at AK work for offsite guests? Do they hold offsite guests at the tapstiles until official opening, or would I still get in “early” (like on non-EMH days)? And how far behind the crowd would I really be? I’d like to ride FOP twice during this trip, but since I’m not staying into the evening on either day, I doubt same-day FPs will really be an option.