I grew up going to Disney just about every summer during the late 80’s through the 90’s. The last time I was there was in 2010 (so before the current crowd levels/FP “system”.
We are planning on taking our girls (6 and 8) on their first trip to WDW in January or February of 2020.
We had originally planned for a low-ish moderate week in February, but the crowd calendar for that week keeps inching upwards…while there is a week I am eyeing in January that seems to be inching downwards.
Given that everything is in flux due to uncertainty about SWGE crowds, my question is this…
Is there a crowd level that doesn’t make pre-chosen FP a necessity?
I know that the new conventional wisdom is all about using FP… but I guess I’m just nostalgic for when I used to go as a kid and we could just go and do whatever we felt like waiting for.
Plan right now is to do MK, AK, rest day, then finish out with MK. Total three days in the park.
And since this is their first visit we wanted to just take things really slow and enjoy what they can without overwhelming them and running from attraction to attraction to get everything in.
I suppose pre-chosen FP would allow some leeway to be less frantic… so, maybe I have talked myself into getting them anyway…
But, I was just wondering what crowd level you guys have experienced that felt the most leisurely.