Chillin at the pool at Bay Lake tower
Hot AF here now (expected) but also busy AF here too (not completely expected). I was reading reports that park attendance was way down....IDFK what they consider 'Busy' but man there were parts of the MK you couldn't walk without bumping into someone the other night.
After a few days at Universal and using their express pass, it casts such a spotlight on the downfalls of FastPass. Yes, logistically I know there are major differences that the 2 resorts have, but the I basically did everything at universal, multiple times in 1.5 days.
One real wart on FP popped up the other day as we hit a major mid-afternoon rainstorm—which is common for central FL—but it closed a whole bunch of rides and lasted about 45-50 mins. This mucked up a lot of people's FP times and converted a bunch to "anytime FPs" After the rain ended and the rides opened, we went to use our BTMRR FP and i swear, the FP line went down the path and back over the walkway by the Tom Sawyer Island launch! We actually got in line for it during our window, but by the time we reached the tap point, it was outside it (they obv let us in). After that, we had a Splash Mtn (we normally stack those) and that line ended on the other side of the splash bridge, basically right by Pecos Bills!!! Basically, all the people who got kicked off, or had FPs convert, all descended on those attractions at once, so we just skipped it, which sucks.
Did AK last night for a DVC event. It was nice, but Everest was down with mechanical issues for most of the night. We had FP's for FOP before the event, and planned on doing EE until we dropped but that plan got screwed. When a major E-ticket is down, and they dont have shows like Lion King and Nemo running, it really highlights how little there is to do at AK. As much as I love that park overall, it still needs more. The nigh time safari is a bust, couldnt see anything. I thought they were having some mid-level lighting, but it was overall very dark.
Because EE was down, FOP was at a constant 60-75 min wait even at a private event.