Hi all, I’m taking my partner to DLR on Friday, June 7th through Sunday, June 9th and would like some advise on our park itinerary for those days. My original plan was that we would do DL that Friday afternoon and evening (we fly in late Friday morning) along with Fantasmic and the fireworks. Then on Saturday we would get in the RSR fastpass line before DCA park opening, grab those and then make Saturday our DCA day, and then bounce between both parks on Sunday.
I see now though that Saturday is a Magic Morning at DL, which we are entitled to with our 3-day park hoppers. I like to use early entry to get on the Fantasyland dark rides , the Matterhorn and Nemo with minimal wait so I have traditionally taken advantage of these. I also see though that on Sunday, both parks open at 8:00 with DCA having an early entry for hotel guests at 7:00. (My partner and I are staying off property so we can’t take advantage of that.)
At this point, I’m thinking it might be better to forget the early entry at DL on Saturday and stick with my original plan. My thinking is that Saturday would be a better day than Sunday to do the RSR Fastpass line because most of those who can take advantage of early entry will be in DL on Saturday morning, and when DCA opens on Sunday morning there will already be a lot of hotel guests in DCA and the line for RSR and its FP machines will already be long. And Sunday would be a better day to do DL first thing because most hotel guests will be at DCA for the early entry there, and since DL opens at 8:00 anyway, I could still take advantage of the first hour to do the dark rides, Nemo, Matterhorn etc before the park gets busy just like I would have been able to with the 8:00 early entry on Saturday. So does that make sense or is my thinking and assumptions flawed? For those of you who have a lot of recent experience with early entry and the parks at opening, what would you recommend that I do?