We are family of four touring the parks, attending a convention, and staying off site (except for UOR). We will spend two days at WDW and four to five days at UOR. Planning on HS/Epcot Friday 2/3. Thirty days out scheduled FEA for 6pm. As we got closer, a week ago, it occurred to me that my 10 and 13 year old don't really care about frozen and I did not want to spend all day with the first top tier FP in the evening. Due to the late change could only get Star tours at 10am and Midway Mania at 11:45. Would prefer RnR and ToT but both are sold out. I have been strategizing for a while and subscribed to Touring Plans a day or two ago. We live within two hours of Disneyland and Midway Mania I could take or leave. So I was thinking maybe we just rd RnR, Tot, maybe fp Star tours or just stand by line all three and get fast passes for Epcot...probably Test track instead of Soaring as Test track always seem to have longer posted wait times. As a family it would be best to do TT all together for the first time and not use the single rider option. I am afraid there might not be FP available the day we are park hopping at 12:00, Maybe get luck and get a Soaring FP after TT. Thoughts? Suggestions...
Btw gave up the FEA fast pass last night at about 1:30am PST...ten minutes later it was still there as I was trying different combinations. Then five minutes later FP for 4 at 5:55 on 2/3 gone! It is funny to think that someone, somewhere was freaking out in the middle of the night that they scored a FEA FP five days out. Hopefully someone using TP got it.
Other questions...why does TP say it will be a 30 minute wait on 2/5 for 7DMT at rope drop. TP keeps sending me to Adventure land and Frontier land at rope drop when we have FP for 10am space mtn, 12:00 Peter Pan, and 3pm 7DMT. Would prefer to rope drop 7DMT and Peter Pan and then knock out Tomorrow land.
Last time at WDW was twelve years ago pretty much exact same time...first week of February. All the parks were empty and can't recall waiting ever and no fast passes. Is it just busier now...because estimates are for 30 minute or more standby lines everywhere.
Really enjoy strategizing and reading every ones discussions and inputs. Apologies for my format if hard to read or follow. I have already spent hours and hours researching and analyzing so no time left to be perfect here.
Thanks in advance