We have new Annual Passes we will not be exchanging until early December. Our last trip was in 2012 and we have been regular visitors since 2005, so we do understand how WDW used to work.
I have two questions regarding FP+. First, based on the old strategy that arriving early on low crowd days and riding what we want within the first hour or two, should we schedule FP+ for later in the morning/afternoon or are the crowds getting so big that FP+ at anytime is necessary?
Second, with the old FP system our family of four would get four paper tickets and then let the two kids ride twice because us parents did not ride the bigger, jerkier rides. Can this be done with the new FP+ system if we switch MagicBands or paper tickets? Or does the RFID technology “know” that I’m in the vicinity and counts me as a rider even if I am not and the kids are out of luck. Our kids are teenagers now and can ride alone, so letting them ride alone is no problem. Thnaks.