- May 11, 2019
Okay, we can plan to get there an hour or 30 minutes earlier than originally planned but that may not work...If I were you, I'd plan to get there earlier. It could take you an hour just to park (I saw someone today on social media post that it took her 2 hrs just to park and get to the security check). Try to be at the gates by 7 am. If the lines seem manageable, go to Starbucks or La Brea Bakery in DTD for coffee/food while waiting for the gates to open.
I definitely think you underestimated the lines. Plan for at least 20 min in each ride line unless you have a fast pass/single rider (and even then, it can take a while). I also think you underestimated how long it'll take to walk between places, especially if they're controlling the flow of people to SWGE and making you walk directions you don't want to go. For example, it could definitely take you more than 10 minutes to get from Hungry Bear to Small World.
Unless you have your heart set on specific food items, I'd play that part by ear. Bengal BBQ alone took like 30 minutes when I was there in March. There's TONS of great food all over the parks. It's not worth spending 30 min in line for food. Tropical Hideaway next to Jungle Cruise is a good substitute for Bengal BBQ because you can get food (I recommend the beef bao and the ramen shaker salad) AND three flavors of Dole Whip in the same place.
Like someone else said earlier, I'd get to the Royal Theater early, like 15 minutes, if you want to make sure you get in. Maurice's Treats (the cart next to the theater) has delicious snacks and my favorite icy beverage, the boysenapple freeze.
Are you getting Max Passes? Those will save you time and are worth every penny IMO, especially if you're trying to do everything in one day.
FWIW I think Alice in Wonderland is the best ride in Fantasyland. I'd prioritize that over Mad Tea Party and Peter Pan.
Yeah, I was probably too optimistic. I'll do some adding of times for walking and line-waiting.
Nope, I just put in Bengal BBQ because that was suggested but we'll more likely just stop by wherever's convenient!
We don't really mind if we do or don't do the Royal Theatre so it doesn't really matter to us.
Yes, I'll be getting a MaxPass but my dad and sister won't (the only ride we'd need to use FP for for them would be small world, but if you suggest that all three of us get MP I'll consider).
Mad Tea Party is a tradition for us so we can't not do it - it's a must, it has nostalgia in it for us and we adore it. I wanted to try PP because I heard that it was the best ride in Fantasyland but honestly don't know - we've never tried PP or Alice in Wonderland before.