July 4th - AK & EMH

We’re planning on visiting WDW the week of July 4th (I know, hottest, busiest time of year, but the only time hubby can get off work). It’ll be 2 adults, 4 kids (9ages 4-10), staying off-site, trying our best to minimize the crazy crowds. Our family schedule is pretty early-to-bed, early-to rise, so will be planning on 5 days of Disney Parks, planning on arriving every day for RD and staying until afternoon-ish, whenever we get hot and tired (with the exception of the last day when we’ll do an evening to catch Wishes).

We had planned on doing AK on July 4th, as we won’t be staying for fireworks anyway, and crowd predictors had predicted much lower crowds for this day at AK. We’ve booked ADRs at Tusker House for lunch. I’ve noticed, though that early EMHs are scheduled for AK on July 4th.

Q: With the EMH on July 4th at AK, should we change our plans at all?

I think it is too early to tell what the impact Rivers of Light will have on AK.