I am at the DLR March 25, 27, 29 and 31 of this year with a parkhopper. On the 29th (a Friday) I will be in DCA all day pretty much from rope drop till closing. I am planning on seeing World of Color that night and will not be running straight to Cars Land that morning. Rather I will probably get FP for ToT and ride it a bit in the morning while it is quiet.
I would like to go for the 10:15 WoC showing that night as I think it will have much fewer guests than the 9:00 PM show plus you don't have the flood gate effect with the FP like you do for the earlier show (I think). On the day I am going DCA closes at 10:00 PM. My questions are: because of the later showtime, are there usually fewer guests at the 10:15 PM show, particualy ones bearing FP's? What is the time printed on the 10:15 PM FP for a return time? I know the 9:00 PM FP ticket has a return time of like 8:00 PM so since the 9:00 show only ends at about 9:30 and the spectators finally empty out by about 9:45 PM, is the return time around 10:00 PM? Also, while WoC is going on or while people are moving towards Paradise Pier prior to the earlier show, how are lineups for attractions in other areas of the park? Is Cars Land pretty quiet at this time? Lastly, do FP's for the later (10:15) show ever run out? I know they only offer the later show FP's when the earlier show FP's are out, so is there any rush to get the later showtime tickets?