Going with two different groups of people on both of those days. I have an AP, so I could care less if I only get to ride a couple things. But all the people I'm going with haven't gone in ages, and I'm sure they're gonna want to maximize their money:time ratio there. I'm assuming both trips will be from 8am-midnight (gulp, I better prepare myself for that).
Anyways I know the 7/10 one will be a pretty busy day, being sunday and all. I'm hoping that 7/18 won't be that bad, seeing as how the 50th gala will be over, and most tourists will probably be heading back home on that monday (Yes Darkbeer I know 7/18 is the real anniversary )
My plan of attack for the last couple years has always been to run over to Splash Mountain and get fastpasses for that right first. It's always the craziest line, and by the afternoon fastpasses will be already at 7.30pm. Plus my theory is if the line is under 60 minutes, might as well stand in line.
But now with Space Mountain...that changes everything. I know fastpasses won't be issued for that on 7/10, but my assumption would be that they will be on 7/18 since it'll officially be opened by then. Of course these will be the only two attraction in the park to sport 2hr+ waits. Any tips on what I should do?
My initial thought was to grab my groups tickets, tell them to casualy walk over to Space Mountain and I'd run to Splash Mountain, get the fastpasses, and meet them in line for Space. Why? Cuz I'm a nice guy like that (or a pushover, either one).
It seems like that's my only option. Can't do it backwards, I mean who wants to ride Splash a 8am anyways?
Other plus to that is that my group can go on Splash anytime in the day we want, and since it'll be such an early fastpass, pretty early on we'll be able to get more fastpasses if needed.
So I guess what I'm asking is on a busy summer day, if I'm there from 8-midnite with a group, what are our chances of hitting all the rides? Any tips for how we should procede with going thru the park? We're talking 16 hours, minus lunch and dinner in the park, plus a good 90minutes-2hrs of waiting for the fireworks.
Should I be warning them to hit essentials first and start picking rides to sacrafice, or am I just worrying over nothing?