With the Disneyland reopening finally upon us, today I’m continuing my three-part series discussing the changes you’ll need to know, with a focus today on changing touring strategies.
If you haven’t yet read Part One, where I cover Disneyland’s operational changes when the parks reopen, I recommend doing that now.
Today I’ll discuss how touring strategies are likely to change based on the new Covid-related protocols, and in the next post I’ll finish up with how we’re adapting RideMax to fit with the changes, including the release of a new Disneyland RideMax app.
Your Favorite Touring Strategy is Broken Now
Back in the good ol’ days of 2019, our recommended touring strategy, whether you were using RideMax or not, would have gone something like the following:
- Arrive early
- Take maximum advantage of FastPass/MaxPass
- Get the “bottleneck attractions” done early
- Use Single Rider if possible
The problem with this strategy now is that many of the circumstances that made it work will no longer apply. In particular:
- FastPass and MaxPass are no longer available
- Single Rider isn’t available
- No Annual Passholders
You might see this list and think those first two will have obvious effects on how I tour the park, but why would that last one have an impact on my touring strategy?