This is a very good hypothesis, and I think for some folks they're savvy that September can be somewhat less busy/cheaper etc. As for me, I normally have to visit in September since October is a very busy month as I'm working at my usual local haunt back home.
Yes yes. I truly hate how late they release ticket info.So let’s say the hypothesis is correct ROF is the cause of some of the overcrowding. Let’s say they keep FFP the same but remove ROF in favor of a 4-5 night pass? (that you have to use within 14 days or something similar) I could also see this type of pass having levels to include Friday, Saturdays, and maybe even allow October as well. I think that would satisfy the majority of locals as well as hotel guests.
However another layer of this is that Universal honestly releases tickets pretty last minute for the event, so if you are planning a trip out of state with airfare to HHN and counting on ROF and it no longer exists. It would screw over those types of people.
Which did you skip and redo with Express?Agreeing with everything above. We had express, did ST S&S and had everything finished by 8:30 without rushing. We were even able to skip express on four houses and do them again.
Also had time to sit and snack, watch Nigtmare Fuel, and still be out by just after 11:00.