So I just recently booked a trip to the parks for October 9-14, 2012 (the only time we can go). I just discovered that the weekend of 5-8 is Columbus Day weekend as well as Gay Days. Also, there is apparently a convention going on as several hotels are already sold out. In addition, there is the CHOC walk on the morning of the 14th. How busy do you think it will be while we are there? I am worried about long wait times for the rides.