Family of 4 (kids 10 & 13), planning first time to Uni March 2020, as a few days before heading over to WDW for 6 nights.
Our focus will be WWHP-related area & attractions, planning 2 full days at the parks (+ maybe Volcano Bay as a 3rd day). Originally I was looking at Endless Summer, to at least get the early entry, but discovered we have some hotel points that can give us free accommodations at one of the nearby Marriott chains. Huge savings! But - we’ll be out of luck for early entry & will need (I think?) a good plan for that time of year.
What I’m wondering is - is it a no-brainer to buy the Express Passes for the parks if we’re staying off-site? Our kids aren’t huge coaster riders, but if consensus is that it’ll save us time waiting at the WWHP attractions…? Orrrr - should we stay a night or two at one of the 3 hotels that incl EP, in order to take advantage of those perks? (But then we’re changing hotels multiple times…)
Follow-up Qs: 1) if we’re kind of a “once and done” family, is it a big savings between the “one-time” express pass vs unlimited? 2) if I buy tix through UT or similar, can I upgrade to EP at a later date, or is it an on-site upgrade only once we arrive?
Thx for any feedback, sorry for so many questions!! I find planning for Uni soooo much different than past WDW trips, lol!