Don't stress over it. I was stressing over it also prior to my 4th of July week trip, but everything worked out fine. You just have to be a bit more astute about when to pull your FPs and what to do in between FP windows. You also have to be willing to do a little more back-and-forth throughout the parks. Remember that you get a 5-min grace period prior to and a 15-min grace period after - so your FP return window is actually 80 minutes long.Ugh. I have a picture of my kids from 2 years ago holding FPs for all the mountains and Jungle Cruise to use for our evening after our break...I miss the old "rules" My DH says it's people like me that ruined it for everyone.
I leave in 5 days for my second trip with the enforced FP rules and I'm totally stressing about it. TT was closed last yr...now I have TT and Soarin' to mess with in the morning this year.
I think it may have started when they first started enforcing the end times (with a 15 minute grace period). I know it was going on back in January of this year.Is this a new policy? I can remember being told to wait when we arrived one minute early, and that happened more than once for us. I have seen other people waiting at FP entrance in the same situation.
That's correct - Prior to enforcement of FP return times, you could not get in 1 minute prior to the window. Since enforcement, you can get in up to 5 minutes prior and 15 minutes after (although if you are later than 15 mins you will still likely get in if you press them hard enough). I had 2 occasions where I was waiting for the window to activate and used the 5-minute early GP successfully both times. I did not test test the 15-min late GP because I was always able to return within the 60-min window.I think it may have started when they first started enforcing the end times (with a 15 minute grace period). I know it was going on back in January of this year.
"It's no trick to make a lot of money...if all you want is to make a lot of money."The more the merrier! We like to ride the headliners as many times as possible. My son did EE 8 times in one day. He was trying for his own personal record. I don't think this will be possible under the new system. We are spoiled.