Probably should have put a few more Extras in there with the extended hours. This may be a question more for @len and a suggestion for an upcoming podcast. I’m going September 21-28 and my FastPass day is tomorrow. It’s got me thinking about all these extra hours. I’m sure there has never been anything like the hours that are about to happen when SWGE opens, but I’m wondering what some of the professional opinions are about expectations.
One question I have is approximately how many rooms are eligible to receive the Extra Magic Hours at AK, MK and DHS when these start? I know that a lot of people are expecting SWGE to be packed at 6 am every day, but does anyone have an opinion on how crowded AK and MK will be when they open at 7 am?
For instance, if there are 10k rooms that have access to EMH and there are an average of 3 people per room, that would be 30k people. How many people do the professional prognosticators estimate use EMH? If only 50% of 30k use EMH, and 1/3 goes to each of those three parks with EMH, that brings the number down to 5k going to each park in the morning for EMH. Does that seem like a lot of people to most of us? Or is the number smaller than that? And will the number be smaller since the EMH is more than just an hour and most people won’t want to get up that early.
I’ve always avoided EMH in the past, but with these extra hours at each park on every day, there really is no way to avoid it. Unfortunately, my DS6 is not as early of a riser as DS11 whom I’ve taken on past trips, so I’m a bit nervous about showing up at 8:30 to AK or MK if it’s been open for 90 minutes. I’m a RD person, but these RD hours will be tough to do every day.
Would love to get @len to pontificate about this. Again, think it would be a great podcast between now and August 29, and then again after it’s been live a week or two.
What do others think?