- May 8, 2016
As an FYI -- you can actually scan into your FP 5 mins BEFORE the time opens and up to 15 mins AFTER it expires. Only issue is if you have an anytime FP on your account, it will use that one if outside of the actual window.I always forget how short this ride is :-D It was almost 5pm after we rode. Our next FP wasn’t until 5:40 so we had some time to burn. However, we needed to be on that ride RIGHT at 5:40 to make it to our dinner reservation on time (according to Touring Plans). I checked the app for wait times and didn’t see anything near us that we wanted to ride that had less than a 30 minute wait. DD4 fell asleep in the stroller almost immediately after the carousel, so we decided we would just hang out until the next FP. We found a table just past Splash Mountain and sat to chat, check our phones and people watch. I’m usually go-go-go at the parks, but it was nice to take a moment to rest.
At 5:40 we jumped in line for our next FP… the Jingle Cruise! Pat and I missed the Jungle Cruise on our last trip, and we had never been on the Jingle Cruise before. You’ll notice the theme for our first day of this trip was doing all things we had missed the year before or had never done before.
Likely issue was a few ECVs in a row. Those things will gum up the system.I didn’t catch what exactly caused it, but it sounded like some kind of back-up had occurred, which was making those of us with Fast Passes wait longer than normal.
Not surprising. The one time we ate there (a year ago), we got there 10 mins early and didn't get seated for another 20 mins. And it was relatively empty during lunch when we went. Go figure.We showed up at 6:30 for our 6:50 reservation, but didn’t get sat until closer to 7:00.
You had two outfits for one day?This was the best picture I could get of the girls in their Thanksgiving outfits.
Which suburb were they from? And yourself?It turned out one of the families is from the same large city as us, just a different suburb.