We’ve only been during Spring Break. While last year was an uptick from previous years, honestly, plan, get your FPs, do RD and enjoy. It seems things are worst (most crowded) duing the afternoons, so if you’re on site, take a break. If not, find some easy-going things to do during that time - a show or relaxing.
Know your plan. The times used to be better than on the plan, but I found they were longer last year. Maybe adjust your walking speeds and see how that plays out in your plan.
Know your options. If you have to drop, what will it be? How long can you be late for an item on your plan before it’s wait time makes it worth moving to later in the day?
What are your alternatives for rides that are down? Do you have a plan B? This is important, especailly at RD. For example, last year our EPCOT day was to start with TT. We power-walked over and watched for the CMs who would notify us if there was an issue. Sure enough, I spotted a CM telling people TT was down, so we just kept walking to Frozen. No standing there wondering what to do, I just knew what my plan B was and continued on.
We had a great time… always do, but my family does RD to about dinnertime and then it’s pool time, so that’s a hard day. We are ready to leave all the crowds behind by 5pm, for sure.