I’ve been following the recent discussion about RS and FPP and it has led me into rethinking my TP on the day where we have EMM tickets in MK. I’m looking for advice/experience, especially with regards to the best way to ride SM using RS.
We are a family of 6 with 4 kids between ages 4 and 9.
I had originally planned to “optimize” my TP using split FPP for SM and using RS (since the little one’s can’t ride) but that might not be possible now.
Instead, I have two scenarios in mind.
Scenerio 1: Do not get any SM FPP’s and head straight over to SM standby from around 8:45am. We’ll be in the park for EMM BUT - will we be allowed over to tomorrowland before the RD crowds? Ride SM twice using SB/RS and also get on Buzz without FPP reservations. Come back to Fantasyland for the breakfast around 9:40. I like the prospect of getting SM out of the way early with minimal wait and not having to use FPP but it involves a lot of backtracking which might be hard with kids and what if we don’t make it before the RD crowd?
Scenerio 2: STAY in Fantasyland after EMM to visit the princess, ride small world, etc. with minimal waits, have breakfast at Pinnocchio around 9:40. Finish Fantasy land, then make our way around to Tomorrowland for early afternoon. Get FPP for both adults and use RS (but then, what to do with the two little ones’ unused FPP’s?). This plan involves the least amount of backtracking but will add time to some of the other wait times (dumbo, barnstormer, but I can plan to get FPP’s for some of those).
We want to be able to leave the park between 2:30 and 3 for an afternoon swim/rest. We’ll do Liberty Square, Fronteirland and Adventure Land on another day. We’re staying at Wyndham Bonnet Creek for our trip in May so I still have 45 days before I can make FPP reservations.
Any advice/experience would be appreciated.