Another review that I posted elsewhere: (of note we had the 7:30 reservation):
Walked out of Boardwalk 6:26 AM with two tired teenagers. Weather was spectacular.
Short line at security and I have us halfway down Hollywood Blvd at 6:51.
We went to Backlot Express for pastries and coffee first. Stopped to talk with a manager about DD’s food allergy, sat for 5 minutes to eat, and were out at 7:09.
Lined up in front of Chinese Theater at 7:11AM with a few dozen people in front of us.
A little shuffling and we were close to the front of the pack.
Even closer by the time we were heading into TSL.
Started walking back to TSL at 7:22. As you head toward SDD stay to the right under the green umbrellas and you will end up in the best position to funnel into the line At 7:29 we were on the first car of the day on SDD!! What a fun ride. Line was about 15 minutes long when we got off so we headed to TSMM at 7:34 and rode once. Walk on.
DS17’s gun wasn’t working most of the time. They offered to let us stay on and ride again but we all wanted to get back on SDD (and DH doesn’t love the ride).
I didn’t record the time for SDD #2 but I then have us on AS at 8:12. DS17 was less than amused.
8:16 pic in front of the Buzz statue.
Ride was “meh” for adults and teens. I’d skip it unless you have younger kids. There were SDFP that I saw several times during the day that you could get instead. I think there are better uses of your EMM time.
Then back to SDD two more times. Line was probably 5 minutes each time. The back car on the left side is really the most fun.
I wanted one more ride but the line looked about 10 minutes long and we were trying to get to RnRC for RD. Grabbed some water and granola bars from the little break station by AS and headed out of TSL. As we turned onto Sunset at 8:44 the TSL RD crowd was heading in and it was definitely a sight to see.
We were the first people in the RD line on Sunset at 8:45
and walked on to RnRC at 8:54. Third car of the day because we waited for front row. Off at 9:03.
DD and I walked on to ToT at 9:08.
Got back to Backlot Express at about 9:30 and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast. We particularly enjoyed the Chilaquiles bowl and the chicken and donuts. We got 6 entrees between the four of us plus fruit and cereal from the buffet. We had TSMM FPP for 9:40-10:40 but it was down for the whole morning. Felt bad for all those RD people who planned to do SDD then TSMM without a FP.
breakfast x 2
SDD x 4
TSMM x 1
AS X 1
RD RnRC and ToT
All by 9:15 AM. I think this event is definitely worth the price.
OMG! How funny! TP won’t leave “ASS” in the post and kept changing it to ***. I went back and changed it to “AS”. Hope I didn’t miss any. So, if you see a random *** that doesn’t make sense, it’s Alien Swirling Saucers.