I continue to work on an analysis if park hopping every day or a modified park-hopping schedule is better for us.
Wednesday’s results are posted above. Thursday uses the same schedule so I didn’t have to run a bunch of TP’s for that day.
For Friday, the original plan is to go to EMH to Magic Kingdom then park hope to Animal Kingdom in the afternoon.
Keeping the rides, attractions and restaurants the same with a TS lunch at the 1st park and QS dinner at the second will compare better.
I had to modify Friday’s at bit because we “plan” on doing a Tiffin River of Lights package so the TS lunch moved to the second park.
These are the results:
Magic Kingdom (EMH) CL 1 0800 – 11:30 AM
Total Time: 170 minutes
In line: 34
Free 2 (we’re moving fast)
TP did not recommend any FP+ at this time
Now, with a 63-minute Disney Trans worst-case scenario, we started our AK afternoon with a 1 PM TS at Tiffin’s (crossing fingers)
Here are those results:
AK CL 2 1 - 9 PM
Total: 485 minutes
In Line: 117
TP recommended FP+ for FOP and Lion King (which I historically never do). I forced a FP for ROL for the package. If get the package, I’ll have another FP to use.
Combining the two plans we got this:
Total: 655 minutes
In line: 151 (23%)
Busy: 341 (52%)
Free: 48 (7%)
Walking: 115 (17%) (a lot of walking)
There is also more than 60 minutes (9%) of transportation
My alternative plan is to do a full day at MK and moving AK to Monday.
The full day at MK includes the EMH at MK and the MNSSHP in the evening. Of course, this is an additional $80-$90 pp charge, but let’s see what happens.
I used two UOG TP’s. An early arrival full day MK from 0800 to 6:30 PM and then the MNSSHP TP from 7PM to 11PM.
Here is what we have when I combined the two plans:
Total: 868 minutes
In line: 174 (20%)
Busy: 430 (50%)
Free: 152 (17%) (80 min was at MNSSHP for trick or treating)
Walking: 132 (16%)
TP recommended 2 FP for 7DMT (1 in the morning and one in the evening) and a FP for Thunder Mtn coaster.
It looks like in Friday’s case, plan B is better for a cost. We get 200+ more minutes in the park and 3% less time in line.
However, a lot of that time is used up trick and treating (see free time) that the TP doesn’t capture.
One of the concerns I have is the CL predicted time in the AM was 1 one but in 2017 the actual CL was a 5. That’s a big jump.
I intend to re-run Friday’s plan against a day with a higher predicted CL.
More to follow.