I’ve done all 3 in a long weekend, and it was awesome. We did AK first on our arrival day, then MK the next night. We took one night off and then did HS on our last night.
We are AP holders so we were in AK before the event started. We went to the ticket counter across from Flame Tree at around 7pm and got our wristbands for the events. For the other 2 parks we had been in the parks earlier those days but left for a bit. When we returned it was after 7 and we got our bands on the way in.
I loved these events and I will do them again in a heartbeat. I was a little disappointed by the food cart in HS…there seemed to be only one, and it was in the walkway to TSL, but not close to TSL. It wasn’t really close to anything, really. The carts at the other 2 events were more frequent. All the carts and CM’s were liberal with the treats and drinks once the event officially started.
I expected to really prefer the MK event since there were so many rides available, but I the HS one was my favorite and the MK was my least favorite. I think Fantasyland was a little weird and creepy at night. There’s not enough lighting, and having so few people gave it a totally different/not great feel. (I’ve done the EMM at MK, and loved it!! During the day, with no people around, Fantasyland is great!) The AK one was awesome because Pandora is so pretty at night, and even Asia has a great feel to it with the lanterns and lights overhead. Plus, riding EE after dark is a totally different experience. HS was fantastic because TSL is so fun at night, and it’s close enough together to not feel weird when there are less people there. Also, riding SDD over and over again rates really high for me.
Doing these events really changed my touring strategy, though. After the AK DAH on our first night we really felt like we had riddin/seen everything we wanted to at that park, and we ended up bailing on our AK day and dropping our FPP. We changed plans and did an improptu day at Epcot. With that in mind, when we did MK and HS before the DAH, I tried to focus on the shows and attractions that would not be open during DAH. This worked pretty well for us, and made our daylight hours in the parks way less stressful. We were actually wanting to do the less-popular things when everyone was running around to the headliners, which made our daytime waits pretty minimal.