Hollywood Studios help - Saturday?

Nana2Callie

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Jan 6, 2011
We will be visiting 10.11 thru 10.17 and it seems that HS is booked for all of those days except 10.17. We are considering making it our last park - but have heard it is a busy park on Saturday's. What do you think? I wondered since the park is showing so busy the week prior - that maybe everyone has come and gone LOL making the 17th a little lighter.
 

mrd7896

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Joined
Jul 31, 2018
I think going on your last day and it being a saturday is just fine.
I read another post on another thread that made a lot of sense.
Hollywood Studios is busy almost every single day, it's the smallest park and doesn't field crowds as well or have as big of a capacity.
Whereas, the other three parks are busier on weekends compared to weekdays.

so keeping DHS on saturday actually makes a lot of sense because if you were to change it to say wednesday, you would still have a busy DHS day on wednesday too
and vise versa the park that you would switch from wednesday to saturday would go from being relatively lower to now pretty crowded.

we went our last park day and the only reason why i maybe WOULDN'T recommend it was because of Rise. Luckily, we got a BG just fine. But the others' in our party had asked if we could switch days when we were in the planning process so that if we went to DHS first, didn't get Rise that we could try again at a later date in our trip.
(We also had read whether it was true or not that if you make a big enough stink about not getting Rise and other parks have availability that they would at least give you an option to switch reservations and go to another park that day instead of having a wasted day).
 
  • Cinders1

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Sep 1, 2002
    You can manage a Sat but, I would recommend hitting the park as soon as it opens. Have a great time!
     

    SandersonMister

    Earning My Ears
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    Sep 11, 2016
    I initially couldn't book DHS for any day that week, but I kept trying and got it for my birthday on the 15th! I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I initially tried multiple times on my computer and couldn't get it, but when I tried through My Disney Experience on my phone, I was able to book it.
     

    Silas5

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2019
    We will be visiting 10.11 thru 10.17 and it seems that HS is booked for all of those days except 10.17. We are considering making it our last park - but have heard it is a busy park on Saturday's. What do you think? I wondered since the park is showing so busy the week prior - that maybe everyone has come and gone LOL making the 17th a little lighter.
    I'm looking to drop a HS day that week. Do you want to see if we can coordinate the drop privately?
     

    DisMommyTX

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 7, 2015
    Park pass availability does not always match the calendar. We have booked many parks which showed unavailable by checking multiple times over several days leading up to the trip. Not 100%, but our success rate has been pretty close!
     
  • Helvetica

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    Apr 24, 2018
    Just make you get there as early as humanly possible. If you’re taking the bus, take the first bus. If you’re driving, be at the parking lot gate over an hour early.
     
  • keishashadow

    Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!
    Joined
    Dec 30, 2004
    (We also had read whether it was true or not that if you make a big enough stink about not getting Rise and other parks have availability that they would at least give you an option to switch reservations and go to another park that day instead of having a wasted day).
    This is ‘a thing’ or is it pixie dust? Are you talking calling or stopping at GS?

    I’m not the type to make a big stink, always cringe when I see the CM getting berated by park guests :confused3 Still, booked a2nd day there, wherein I’d love to be able to safely have a CM swap it out If possible
     







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