The appeal to me of RDing is: quieter park, cooler weather, shorter lines. But I don’t think I’m interested in getting into large scrums and rushing towards A-list rides. I have very little enthusiasm for RDing SDD, FOP or 7DMT, for example. But I could be persuaded otherwise.
Indeed, I wonder whether some parks are worth RDing at all. MK — obviously: I suspect I would head towards Frontierland and aim to do BTMRR, SM then POC and JC. But the other three? I will have four FPP per day (Disney is kindly giving me an anytime FPP each day of my trip) and I get 60+ days, so I’m not worried about getting at least one ride on the A-list attractions.
At the same time, I enjoy the parks at night and I want to do the night-time shows, so I’m going to have to think about sleep and tiredness. If I RD then I’m going to have to factor in returning to the resort for a nap.
I have the deluxe DDP and I learned at Christmas that you really need to spread out your meals or you’ll explode from overeating. My current plan involves late breakfasts (10.30am) and late-ish dinners (7pm). Only snacks during the day: no lunch. I guess RDing won’t require me to change that. Get some rides in, then have breakfast. Then maybe head back to the resort?
Some specific questions:
My EP day is EMH, so an 8am open. Is this a good day to RD? Or should I switch EP to a regular day? (I have breakfast at GG at 10.20am.) What time should I aim to catch the bus? What time should I aim to arrive at EP?
MY AK day is also EMH, so 8am open. Is this a good day to RD? Or should I switch AK to a regular day? Should I try to RD FOP? Or use an FPP and RD NRJ? Or both? (I have breakfast at Boma at 10.30am.) What time should I aim to catch the bus? What time should I aim to arrive at AK?
My main MK day is a regular 9am open. Is the rush to 7DMT nightmarish? Is my Frontierland idea genius? I have CP breakfast at 10.30am. What time should I aim to catch the bus? What time should I aim to arrive at MK?
For my first HS day I’m having a 10.30am breakfast at TAF, so I think timing would be tight — it’s a regular 9am start. Could I do SDD and TSMM between open and 10am, then head off to the Boardwalk? How nightmarish is TSL RDing? What time should I aim to catch the bus? What time should I aim to arrive at HS? (For my second HS day, I’m arriving after lunch, so RD isn’t an option.)
On the principle that it’s good to try new things, I am actually open to experimenting with RDing.