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Old 03-16-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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DAS + FP+(reserved in advance) = One happy mama!

We are AP holders and have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to do FP+ in advance with the new DAS. Just got back from a half-day trip to AK and had a blast! I thought I would share my day to show how one can use both effectively.

I reserved our times on Friday, planning on arriving close to RD to maximize our ride time.

Primeval Whirl 9-10
EE 1040-1140
Safari 1145-1245

Today (sunday) came and guess, what, I overslept! We wouldn't get to the parks until close to 10! So I hopped online really quick before we left and made PW 940-1040, in roughly 3 minutes.

Got the DAS at GR INSIDE the gate, the line was shorter. They went ahead, at my request, and signed us up for our first ride, EE, at GR. Wait time 20 minutes, they made it 10. By the time we got to the ride we hopped on using the DAS.

Then we had them sign it again before heading off to PW with our FP+.

Rode PW, headed back to EE. Rode TWICE in a row, with the FP+ and the DAS. Done with that by 11. Got the card signed again for EE.

Decided we wanted to see Nemo at 12. Hopped online with the MDE app and changed our Safari window to 1245-145. Ate lunch at Flame Tree. Got to Nemo at 1145, joining the standby line, got a fine seat, loved the show as usual.

Rode EE one more time (we REALLY love that ride). We could have gotten another time written for another ride at that point but we were close to being done for the day. Made a quick jaunt through one of the walking trails (the tiger one, I forget the name) before catching the Safari using FP+ during the tail end of our return time. Had an ice cream and went home.

If we had arrived at RD it would have been even better.

I CAN'T WAIT to use it for F! (never attempted because of the HUGE wait) and for preferred viewing of Illuminations. And looking forward to checking the times available before heading over for a quick after-school few hours.

So I hope I have illustrated how you can use both together to both avoid major criss crossing the parks and to ride those beloved rides multiple times. While I still mourn the loss of the GAC, this system is definitely one I can work with!
Sadly, no trip countdown. Saving my rewards points...
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