Hi all… for the first time since the new FP system has gone into effect we’re doing a rather last minute (for us!) trip down to the world. We used to be Tour Guide Mike people but that site has long since closed. However, we learned how valuable planning can be.
Okay so that said, we made a little spreadsheet… cried our way through the loss of the old FP system, we’re probably only going to be able to get our one set of FP and we got those right at the midnight/60 day mark…
At some point the crowd calendar changed and puts EPCOT at a 9 on Nov 25th, all our FP are tied to EPCOT on Nov 25th as are a few restaurant reservations. We’re not the type of people that will melt down if we have to cancel food plans… we’ll grab something someplace. But the FP changes with the crazy amount of people over Thanksgiving week, even if we’re really good rope drop people make me think we planned for EPCOT on the 25th so we’ll survive EPCOT on the 25th.
I should probably add our past few trips I’ve tried to take at the less popular times of year and it worked very well. Those were relaxing WDW trips. But this is going to be crazy. We “know” this but we haven’t experienced it.
What do people think in general? Go in with our plan and take it how it comes? Swap parks? Maybe add on parkhoppers and jump over to MK after we have dinner? Or expect to stay in the park from rope drop on and handle it like “Busy EPCOT is better than NOT being at EPCOT”.
EPCOT is our favorite park as a family but I don’t want to ruin a day be being stubborn about going there.