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Re: My Spring Break 2019 Trip Planning Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:19 am
by A.J.
jlp94 wrote:Double post, but I found out that for pre-park reservations, it's three fast passes per day. I haven't had any say in the matter unfortunately, but the group leader has chosen Everest, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror for the three reservations (they don't want to ride Navi, sadly :( ) Then the rest will be reserved at the park itself.

You won't be able to reserve any more FastPass attractions during your Animal Kingdom / Hollywood Studios day until you've used up the three that you already have. Again, that's just how it works. So if your Rock n' Roller Coaster or Tower of Terror reservation(s) isn't (aren't) until 8 PM or later, you're pretty much hosed. The same will be true if your group leader books all of the reservations for your EPCOT and Magic Kingdom days and doesn't get certain reservations until later in the evening.

I haven't officially reserved the lines yet, but how long do the lines for Primeval Whirl usually get standby?

You'll be fine.

Re: My Spring Break 2019 Trip Planning Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:15 am
by coasterbill
jlp94 wrote:the group leader has chosen Everest, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror for the three reservations (they don't want to ride Navi, sadly :( )


These are solid choices.

At the end of the day I'm assuming you're not personally paying for this trip given your age (or you're not paying for ALL of it) so just adjust your mindset at Disney and don't try to do **EVERYTHING** and you'll enjoy your day a lot more. You can go back on your own schedule soon and ride whatever you missed.

You're going to Disney World with your friends. Worry less about credit whoring and just enjoy it. It sounds like a blast if you don't sweat the details. These rides aren't going anywhere.

jlp94 wrote:I haven't officially reserved the lines yet, but how long do the lines for Primeval Whirl usually get standby?


I mean... does it even really matter how massive the line is when it comes to such brilliance?

Re: My Spring Break 2019 Trip Planning Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:05 am
by jlp94
I probably should've prefaced this, but yeah, I'm not only there to credit whore. I enjoy dark rides as much as everyone else, getting the credits is only a part of it. So while it's good that Primeval Whirl is never that crowded, I'm excited to ride everything else.

And for the Fastpasses, Tower of Terror is from 5:55 to 6:55 PM and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster is from 6:45 to 7:45 PM (the time slots)

Re: My Spring Break 2019 Trip Planning Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:59 pm
by bert425
Dinosaur! (near Primeval Whirl) is a much more solid choice anyways, and if you have to wait in line for one of em?

I'd pick Dinosaur! every time.

Re: My Spring Break 2019 Trip Planning Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:48 pm
by jlp94
Update. Here are the plans so far.

Saturday, March 23rd - We leave for Florida, and the bus drives through the night

Sunday, March 24th - Arrive at Animal Kingdom at 8:30. Run straight to Flight of Passage, ride that, then ride around and watch shows until our Everest FastPass. Mid-afternoon, park hop over to Hollywood Studios. Ride Slinky Dog Dash (we're just gonna wait it out) and use our ToT and RnRC FastPasses. Stay at Hollywood Studios until park close.

Monday, March 25th - Epcot, all day. FastPasses for Test Track and Soarin'. Mid-afternoon is a music rehearsal (this is a band trip)

Tuesday, March 26th - Magic Kingdom, all day. FastPasses for Big Thunder, Space Mountain, and Splash Mountain. Perform in Downtown Disney mid-afternoon.

Wednesday, March 27th - Universal Orlando, all day. No music stuff, but no FastPasses ever. This is the really good itinerary idea I was given...
BlahBlahson wrote:What I would do if I was down for a ton of walking to start my day: Arrive well before open, go into to Universal Studios side asap and only ride Rip Ride Rockit. Leave and go to IOA, Hit Hulk through Single Rider, then straight to Kong through Single Rider. Then backtrack to Spiderman Single Rider, then Jurassic Park Single rider, then Forbidden Journey Single Rider. This should all take less than 2 hours even on a busy day. The rest of the day you have single rider available at Mummy, MIB, Transformers, and Gringott's, Jimmy Fallon and F&F you can book through UO App, the others just find a good time to ride or wait it out.

What I would do if I was down for less walking or didn't arrive until 9AM-Start just at IOA instead, literally just hit the park in a circle from the left, do the rides in order as long as you get to Kong before 10AM or it's posting over 30 minutes on UO app. You can usually power through the headliners of Islands in 2-3 hours even if it's real busy.


Then after a dinner meal, my school leaves home for Illinois, but I'm staying after with my family for more parks. We'll be visiting Fun Spot Orlando that evening.

Thursday, March 28th - SeaWorld for a good chunk of the day, then Fun Spot Kissimmee that evening.

Friday, March 29th - Busch Gardens all day from open to close. Drive up a little in the evening and stay overnight in Ocala.

Saturday, March 30th - Fun Spot Atlanta for like 10 minutes to pick up the credit then SFOG from 2 - 7 PM. I'm getting a Gold Flash Pass so I'll be able to hit every single coaster in that short period of time. Drive up and stay overnight in Chattanooga.

Sunday, March 31st - Finish drive home.

Re: My Spring Break 2019 Trip Planning Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:33 pm
by SharkTums
^If you're willing to shell out for the Gold Flashpass at SFoG why not get the Universal Express? It would make your day MUCH better.

Re: My Spring Break 2019 Trip Planning Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:39 pm
by jlp94
SharkTums wrote:^If you're willing to shell out for the Gold Flashpass at SFoG why not get the Universal Express? It would make your day MUCH better.

It's still with school. While it's not a band day (meaning we aren't playing anything), we still need to stay in groups. I doubt the other 4 members of my group will all be buying that. In comparison, SFOG is just a visit with my family

Re: My Spring Break 2019 Trip Planning Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:42 pm
by SharkTums
^Bummer.