So Ive seem to have been in a bad slump when it comes to timing for getting into the park.
On Sunday morning, we had early entry, decided to walk down to the front gate as we were gonna hit fantasyland, decent size crowd but not too bad, but as we were in line and the gates not opened yet, the monorail flew over with people on board.
So come Monday, having seen the Monorail and figuring we were gonna hit Nemo, get SM fastpasses, Buzz, etc...we decided to take the Monorail, we got there really early to make sure we were on the first tram, we were 5th in line, and got on only to fly over the main gate and people were flowing into the park already and by the time we got down the ramp, the line for Nemo was already in the 25 minute range.
So today, early entry, we decide to head down to the main gate, and this time the line is HUGE, but we were probably 30 back and again, this happened on our last trip, the "secret" gate opens up, so people who were coming up and 50-100 in line now get to skate around and get in before people who were there much longer than they were because again Disney has some gate magically become a morning magic gate?
Then we get in and find out that Adventure and Frontier lands dont open until 8? We did a couple of rides then I went over and stood in line for it to open, man was that a crazy scene. I did get good Indy fast passes, about an hour out, but within 10 minutes of opening that side, the line for Indy in the morning stretched to the Aladdin Theatre/Tiki room exit. Turned out my daughter was still just a smidge to short, so we got to do the parent exchange thing, but made one couple really happy as I was standing there with 2 extra Fast Pass tickets that I gave them.
Which by the way, at what point are we gonna start to see people scalping Fast Pass tickets? Just kidding....but the thought did cross my mind as I look at a line of 65+ minutes and a fast pass line longer than the line for the Jungle Cruise.
One other question: When I was waiting to get into adventureland I noticed that main street was blocked off about the Carnation with a rope across and mobs of people waiting, this was about 7:50AM, what was that about?