We are going to Disney for one day with hopper tickets, one day between December 15 to December 20. Of course that we were thinking of visiting Hollywood Studios, because Galaxy Edge and because it was the only park we skipped last Christmas in our first visit to Disney World.
But I read that other parks may be emptier on that week, because of Rise of the Resistance opening in December 5.
So the question is, will other parks be emptier on the week we are choosing the one day to go?
This is happening so out of the blue with haven’t even get any fast passes yet, since we don’t want to buy the ticket until we find out first the best day out of the week to go.
Our goal is to do 2 or 3 parks, and always end up in Magic Kingdom just for the fireworks show.
Option 1: Hollywood Studios then Animal Kingdom in the afternoon and end up in Magic kingdom.
Option 2: Animal Kingdom and end up in Magic Kingdom.
Btw this time we are going to Universal for 5 days and for one crazy day at Disney, but even if we don’t go to Hollywood Studios this time is fine, because we are planning to go back in 2221 or 2022 for 5 days at Disney, once hopefully Tron, Ride of the Resistance and Guardian of the Galaxy may have Fast Pass by then.
Actually, I take that back. It might be if you use the FP availability for HS looking at the week BEFORE ROTR and the week AFTER ROTR opens. It would give some insight as to how much more crowded it may be, and for which days.
BTW, I made a whole post on the topic of what I think ROTR will do for overall crowds a few weeks ago (summary: not a whole lot). It is entirely my own hypothesis, though, waiting to be proven right (or, ahem, wrong).
Yes. It isn’t a perfect solution, but gives at least something.
For example, if I look at Dec. 16 versus Dec. 17, Alien Saucers has somewhat significantly more FP availability…but both are listed as a CL 9. So, if I were a betting man, I’d choose the 17th over the 16th. But, you’re right that Disney might have released more FPs on the 17th.
ETA: I should point out I wouldn’t just use a single data point of ASS FP availability to make my decision…just using that as an example.