Hi there! My family of 4 (me, DH, DD6, DS4) is heading to Disney in early December as part of a larger group of 10 total people. My sister, her husband, their 3 kids (6, 4 & almost 2), and my Mom are the remaining group.
Our FP day comes in early October and we’ve been doing a lot of planning thanks to the help of our Unofficial Guide and this site, but there’s something I’m still confused on & hope someone would be willing to explain more about our options. We know that everyone gets 3 FP a day and we somewhat understand Rider Swap, which we’ll need to take advantage of on a few rides that the youngest can’t go on.
Here’s my situation that will apply to a few rides - I’m going to use FOP at AK as my example. All 5 adults on the trip want to ride FOP. None of the 5 children are big enough to ride. This problem gives me some questions:
If all 5 adults are successful in getting FP for FoP, we are now one FP ahead of the children. The 5 children cannot ride something without us adults, so do we just not get the kids a 3rd FP on that day? For example, let’s say we manage to get FP for all of us for the Lion King show, and we get FP for all of us on KS also. But then by sheer luck we get the 5 adult FP for FoP. Do we need to do anything about unused FP for the kids? Does this matter in any way?
Clearly all 5 of us adults cannot ride FoP together because then there is no one to watch the children. So how do we time/stagger our FP goals for FOP? Would 2 adults get a FP say at 2pm (that we snag at our 60 day mark), then the other 3 adults try to get a FP that starts at 230pm? Is that enough time for the first 2 to ride FoP and take over watching the children so the remaining 3 can get in the FP line, and how will we know if it’s enough time?
Can we use FP & Rider Swap together? Say my sister, our Mom and I get FP for FoP. We go to the FP line & ask for RS passes for our husbands. Then us 3 ladies ride while the husbands keep the kids occupied. Probably they could not go on a ride while they waited though, due to the youngest kiddo’s size and there would not be enough adults to ride with the four older kids. Then when we 3 ladies come back, the guys take the RS passes & go on FoP. But this brings me back to my same question - the kids are still behind one FP and now the guys are one FP behind also. But if we can use FP & RS together, then can we try to schedule an EE FP for the guys, have them ride it & get RS passes for me & my sister? My Mom would be out of luck on that one, right, since it’s only one adult per RS pass?
Sorry if I’m not understanding this properly. If we can use FP & RS together, that solves some of our issues but not everything, because we have an odd number of adults. Any feedback & advice would be much appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this!