I saw a reference to large crowds for Columbus Day weekend in another trip report -- if we can choose between Sat-Sun-Mon this weekend (Oct 6-7-8), is one of those days better than the others?
I assume being there at the 11am open (do they call it "rope drop" like at Disney?) is the most important touring tip? How much earlier than 11am should we arrive (we also have to convert our vouchers into season passes when we get there). If we don't get Flash pass are we doomed to the 2010 Columbus day experience described in another post?!
You can buy alot of the extras online including the tickets, parking, wristband vouchers to get into the haunted houses, and flashpasses