In all the books and reviews I've read it advises that although Summer is busier the parks are open longer hours.
I'm going this saturday and although it's supposed to be high season, I've checked the opening times to the parks and they are all still 9am? I was hoping that it would be earlier in the summer.
When I read tour plans, they advise to ride the majority of rides before 10am - if the park opens at 9am - how many rides can we realistically do before 10am?
I have 3 girls between 3 and 7, so it's difficult getting out of fantasy land.
I'm not staying on WDW so won't have the luxury of Magic Hours - do you think the parks will ever open any earlier?
Thanks in advance
05-29-2007 01:11 PM
Typically not from my experiences.
9 am is normally the earliest time they open, unless it is an EMH morning at that particular park.
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During SUPER-high crowds, they'll open earlier (we went to the MK at 8 on Palm Sunday, and it was not a morning EMH day) If you are there at rope drop, you should be able to get a decent chunk of Fantasyland done in that first hour.
The rest of the group went directly to Dumbo. By the time I got the FP for Space Mountain (swift walk), they were getting on the elephants, and then we walked past Peter Pan where there was NO wait, so we did that before continuing to BTMRR. You should be able to do most of Fantasyland in that first hour or so.
You should be able to get 3 or 4 fantasyland rides in before it gets too crowded, esp. if you can get there at rope drop and get a fastpass for something to ride later.
Originally Posted by Scarlettb
Who moved to SoFl to be closer to WDW
When staying off property avoid the EMH park on that day. As stated, you can get on many rides in the first hour, especially at MK. You can also get FP in case you don't get on a must do before it gets crowded. If the girls are set on riding Dumbo go there first. As stated while waiting here, one adult can run and get Fp for a later ride like splash or space mountain or if those are too much for your kids, get one for Peter Pan. Go early and use Fp and have each girl choose a must see for each park and make sure they get there so no one leaves disappointed if it gets crowded later. Later, enjoy the AC and the rest from walking you get in shows like Philarmagic, Lion King, Finding nemo, Little Mermaid, beauty & the Beast, etc.