Well we put off our biennial Disneyland trip (February plus Dec. '10 and an exception of Sept. '12) since 2004 because we had no Indy last time so it's a must this time, and with other stuff down BTMRR and PotC it's a way overkill. I could live without SM, and maybe even GRR, but the GRR is a trip staple!
So now we are either going in the prime of summer July or holding off until next Feb, which of course Feb.2015 could be fraught with more disappointing closures.
So the question.
Are lines going to be dramatically different compared to Feb. given that the rides operate at a lower percentage vehicle activation than peak season?
I can live with 45-50 minutes for the E tickets, but will it or could it be 75-90 minutes? during the weekdays?
We have been the first week of Halloween (i thought it was pretty busy) and when i checked the the wait times the next week when we returned home the waits were 20-25% lower easy, we learned a lesson there, don't go opening week of holiday season. It's just like a movie. Expect way more than normal.
Also went third week of a Christmas season, was not that much busier than a February wait times, I was surprised.
So here we are, i'm trying to convince the wife it won't be as bad as she thinks, other than warmer than usual, but we managed triple digits in Sept. '12 which was unseasonably HOT, for So Cal.
Help us decide. We are planning on 3 days DL/CA and a day at each Seaworld and Univ. Studios. since we have never been to SW and it's been 8 years for universal.