[QUOTE=smallworld;1137269]…I have resigned myself to the wristbands—like I said—it’s either go or not—but—I still don’t like to have to plan ahead.
I am happy that you enjoyed planning some FPtimes, but we don’t plan even 2 weeks in advance—except for perhaps a special event—which is rare. Last year, we had tickets for the Keys to the Kingdom tour–so we planned to be in the MK that day. I think that might have been the first time we planned to specifically be in a park a certain day–ahead of time. Other than that, we plan after we get there and see the crowds in each park. Our planning is more like the night before or even the day of…
So—making FP reservations even 2 weeks in advance is just not what we do.
(and we never make dinner reservations ahead of time)
That’s all I am saying—it’s just something that we are going to be forced to do in order to be able to get on a ride we want—because everyone else will have gotten their FPs in advance.
We sometimes will hop back and forth 2 or 3 times in a day—and if you have a FP for a specific park in advance, then you have to be sure that you are IN that park at that time…
I should add, that we never ever have come home from a WDW trip without doing and seeing every single thing we have wanted to—so this method works—for us. (We also have never gone hungry for lack of making reservations—we just walk in somewhere every evening…luck maybe?)
I realize we should think positive about the new FP program, but it is forcing those of us who just get up and go that day to a park—to change or be left out I fear…
But—again—two choices—either we go—or we don’t—we can’t change what’s put out there for us…
As always, I look forward to hearing how your planning ahead worked for you—can’t wait for a trip report. :happy:[/QUOTE]
You’ve said everything for me!
I’m resigned to the wristbands, although I can’t imagine that I will ever be so loaded down with packages, etc., that getting a key out would be a great inconvenience for me. I suppose if you had stroller, kids, etc., it’s a good idea. It’s really no biggie for me one way or the other.
However, if, when DH gets home tonight I told him "we have to sit down and plan our fastpasses for Epcot on the 21st, he’d promptly have me institutionalized.
Nothing to do but take a wait and see attitude, I suppose.