Epcot RD Plan


#1

I’m trying to RD Epcot on 12/15 (CL5) and trying to order TT, FEA, and Anna and Elsa M&G as my first 3 attractions before my ADR at Akershus at 10:50. Does anyone have a recommended order and is it reasonable to try to get them all in? I looked at the wait times and TT and FEA increase steadily through the morning and Anna and Elsa shoots up to 20 min. and then stays there.


#2

Did you plug them into a TP and hit “optimize?”

One risk you take with doing TT first is that it is sometimes down first thing in the morning, and if so you have wasted a bit of your RD time. Not too much, though, if you are entering through the main gate and then continuing on to Norway.


#3

That’s a good idea, I don’t know why I didn’t think of it.
FWIW, the optimizer says I should be able to ride TT with about a 15 minute wait, FEA with about a 25 minute wait, do the M&G with a 20 minute wait, and make my reservation by 10:45…IF everything goes smoothly.


#4

In this case, you could grab a FPP for Frozen for about 10:00. Hit TT at RD, then move to the M&G. THis will be fine IF TT is up at RD. The iffy part is tht TT is down A LOT at RD. SO much, that I might consider getting a TT FPP for after your ADR. RD Soarin’ then go to Frozen and the M&G afterwards… Its a thought.

But, I think it is reasonable to get Frozen, the M&G and one other attraction (TT or Soarin’) in before your ADR.


#5

Yes, often the school of thought is to get the FPP for TT; that way if it is down, you get an anytime FPP and can come back for it later not on standby.


#6

Well, walking is tough on grandma, so we were saving our Tier 1 FP for afternoon Soarin’ and trying to stick to the left side of the park on the way to the ADR.


#7

How accurate is the MDE app. at rope drop? If we wanted to make a last minute decision on TT vs. Soarin’ before FEA and M&G, would we be able to check on the downtime in real time?

Edit: Although plugging it into a TP, it doesn’t look like we could do Soarin’, FEA, and the M&G before 10:50.


#8

Well, generally speaking, yes

But with the wonkiness of MDE I would just say, I hope so.

When I am in the parks, I use the “list view” on MDE for wait times, and the attractions that are offline are clustered together (at the bottom of the list I think).


#9

Yes i think it is generally pretty accurate.