Published: June 11, 2014 at 11:26 PMWhy move Living with the Land to tier one? It never has a line anyway..... or is it just so that the people who don't like thrill rides has something in tier one to choose?
Published: June 12, 2014 at 7:11 AMI think the reason they're moving Living with the Land is because many people were timing their Soarin' and Land FP+ times so they're back to back, and it gets them in position to collect additional FP+ reservations more quickly and efficiently. Line or not, you need to complete 3 FP+ reservations before getting additional reservations.
Published: June 12, 2014 at 7:53 AM"That's why we suggest that visitors consider try to schedule their initial three Fastpass+ times for early in the day"
You don't define "early in the day." Perhaps it should be more precise. I advise schedule late moring (10am) to early afternoon (3pm). You'll still have chances to book FP for late afternoon and evenings.
Pick the most popular attractions (must-sees). Otherwise you'll be disappointed if you could not see your preferred attractions. I know this is very hard for some people, but you will know which 3 attractions. Not everyone can arrive at the park upon opening. Even if you do hit the park in the morning, try to hit the most popular rides for a non-reserved FP attracted to ensure you get the most out of your day.
I seen Anna and Elsa with FP+. I highly advise you get your FP+ early or you'll miss out.
Published: June 12, 2014 at 8:13 AMIf they want tier 1 options for non-thrill, then what do you consider Illuminations and Soarin'?
Even Maelstrom was rather tame. and Test Track is literally a fast car ride.
Maybe its a capacity issue. But Living with the Land in tier 1 is an absolute joke.
That was a great ride, with the best food court and a short line. Its educational, fun and relaxing. But I find it ridiculous to equate that experience with Illuminations, Soarin, or Test Track.
Why do we need 4 tier 1 rides anyway? Why provide us with more options that we can't experience? Sure, bump Maelstrom down, but why move Living with the Land?
Published: June 12, 2014 at 10:54 AMAccording to the "A Lush's Guide to Epcot", drinking two Grey Goose Orange Slushes and then attempting to ride Maelstrom will make it way more of an exciting ride. And that's just trying to straddle getting into the boat. Soarin becomes an incredible ride experience as well rather than its ordinary dull (why are we showing places in California?) self. I'm not entirely sure if this will work for Living with the Land, but it would be worth a try.
I find it interesting that Tower of Terror is not a tier one ride like the Hannah Montana Rockin' Roller Coaster. That's a good thing though, strategy-wise when it comes to fast passes.
Speaking of strategies, so help me that a family of five walks into a single rider queue like the Rockin' Roller Coaster and then complains that their party is going to be separated whenever they reach the train station. Happens every time to me and somehow, a cast member bends the rules for them. Boo!