On 2/1/2018 we arrived AK 7:55am. They let us thru bag check around 815am and held the crowd again somewhere on Discovery Island until 8:40am. We went right to Navi River, rode twice by 9:15am as standby. Then used 9:30am FP+ on FOP, no wait at all. Used 6 FP+ total that day. Longest wait was 95 minutes for FOP ( a second time) standby at 5:05pm.
FOP was a totally incredible experience. Worth the wait for the 2nd ride! FWIW, I consider the “pre-ride” stuff as part of the ride, not as waiting time. Glad I saw the movie before the trip, made me appreciate the story more.
CL # 3 prediction turned out to be an actual 7 that day. With scheduling first 3 FP+ early, and getting extras as we progressed still allowed us to get everything in we wanted to see. And, Valley of Moara after dark is a MUST SEE.
Overall 4 park days, rope drop to closing at each park with 2 Evening EMH. CL all higher than predicted but a great trip despite that.