First, arrive 15 minutes early. The Ghost Town section of the park opens 10 minutes early. Head directly for GFhost Rider for the first train of the day.
Then, go straight for Silver Bullet, which will be just about the time the rest of the park opens up. You will be able to get on this in less than 5 minutes. then, pass Timber Mountain Log ride which will not be open yet, and head for a ride on Supreme Scream.
While riding Supreme, you will see Xcelerator making test runs. After Supremem, go for Xcelerator, where you will most likely be one of, if not the first person on Xcelerator! Now, Perilous Plunge would be good to hit, as it will start to get lines soon after you ride it.
Then, head directly for Timber Mountain, which most likely opened a few minutes before but, people have not realized yet. Then finish off the water rides with Big Foot Rapids, which will get long lines after your ride.
Make sure to get Pony Express to wrap up the area before taking the pathway under the Pony Express tunnel, to ride Boomerang. Then head for La Revolucion in the Fiesta Village section. Then you can round up Jaguar! and Montezooma's Revenge to finish up the area as well. Finally, get a ride on Sierra Sidewinder followed by a Calico Mine Ride adventure, and a showing of both Everyone Loves Snoopy and Mystery Lodge.
Now, as the big surprise, you can do this all in 3 hours! And it works! I used it in July on a Saturday with large crowds! Please tell me how this works for you as I would be glad to hear about another great experience!
Thanks, Nick, for the very detailed ride plan! Unfortunately, we can't enact it exactly as you've laid it out with the early arrival, because our flight doesn't even land until about 1 p.m. (I guess I should've been more specific in my question; I figure by the time we get to the hotel, check in and have lunch, we'll get to the park around 4 p.m., and the KBF web site's calendar says the park is open until 10:00 that night. That's where I got my estimate that we'll have about six hours of park time.) So with the mid-afternoon crowds (and being Christmas week, too), can we still cover everything in six hours?
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Hollywood