I’m trying to plan our Epcot day, and this year we are going to try to focus on World Showcase apart from the 4 rides we know we like: Soarin’, Frozen, Test Track, and Mission Space. Right know, I’m planning on getting fast passes for Test Track at 9:15 and Mission Space at 10:15. I have a Spaceship Earth FP currently planned for 1:30, but don’t really think we’ll end up using it (will likely want to break earlier, and leave from International Gateway to get an Uber back to our hotel). (None of us really love this ride, so we’re fine missing it, and would rather do Soarin or Test Track a second time.)
–Option 1: Do we need to tap into that 3rd fast pass ride in order to open up Tier 1 4th fast pass possibilities? (In other words, if we just miss our window, will we then be able to book a Tier 1 at the end of the window?)
–Option 2: If not, how would you recommend we burn our 3rd fast pass? Here is our current plan:
Garden Grill PPO Breakfast
Test Track with 9:15 am FP (Touring plans has us getting to this at 10:04 am)
Mission: Space Orange with 10:15 am FP
Mariachi Cobre - Coco (11 am show)
American Adventure (12 pm show)
Agent P in nearby pavilion
Voice of Liberty (1 pm show)
Impressions De France (maybe)
Afternoon break at hotel
My thinking is I can try to modify once we tap into Mission Space and get anything that is available before 11 and have one of us grab all 4 fast passes to run and tap in while everyone else heads to Mexico for the Coco show. (I’d like to avoid too much walking in the heat of August).
Obviously, Option 1 is preferred, but if that is not possible will my option 2 plan work? What ride would you target to minimize walking (Epcot’s layout confuses me, especially how to get from East to West side and vice versa)?