Everyone knows that (a) you need to get there for RD every day and (b) you should use Touring Plans to plan your schedule.
I’ve put insane amounts of time and thought into our upcoming trip, and a different strategy has emerged.
It’s based on the following principles.
- Days are long and the weather is challenging.
- I want to stop and “smell the roses”.
- I’m really only interested in the very best “A list” rides.
I have fast passes for almost every ride that is a must-do for me. I’ve scheduled them carefully in a way that makes sense to me.
This has suggested the following strategy that breaks the two golden rules.
First, arrive at the parks only as early as we need to in order to get to our first fast pass of the day. (We will RD AK for FOP, but that’s the only “necessity”.)
Second, in the time between fast passes/shows I’ve scheduled/meals I’ve booked, just enjoy being at the parks. If we see an interesting “B list” ride with a short line, join it. If we have time, go visit a resort hotel/ride the monorail/take a boat trip. Or even go back to the house we’re staying in: it’s really nice and has a pool! This is a long trip (nine nights in Orlando): I don’t want to come home exhausted. I want to relax!
Does this all sound sensible, or is it naive?