We were planning on seeing it thursday last year, but coming form west coast .... either didn't wake up in time or it was canceled (weather) thursday sorry forgot and we went friday as early as we could get over there and there was a long line but we made it!Yeah I was noting that if I miss Thursday PEP due to a long line, I will have a card on Friday and get in earlier / easier and then make PEP.
When the companies marched out our plebe's company was not there (they went to an obstacle course they missed out on another day). But we enjoyed watching Major Antonelli put them thru their exercises even with shouts of "sanitize, sanitize, sanitize"! So, be prepared for weather, delays, etc.
SO .... it's always easier to get in with a card but line was still quite long to get to the door.