Looked for old posts on this topic, but I didn’t see any exactly on point. (If there IS a blog post or thread about this, I’d love to have the link!)
Going on a Disney Cruise soon, but we’re arriving a bit early so we can pack AS MUCH park-going in ahead of time. (Figure we’ve got an whole week to relax once we embark, so we can “burn the candle at both ends” for the first 1 1/2 days of the vaction.) Arriving Thursday 2/15, staying @ Bay Towers, have 4pm HDMR dinner reservations, and EPCOT AH reservations that night. Friday 2/16 is going to be 1 long park hopper day between HS & MK. I have one general question & two specific questions about that single day.
My general question is how we should handle the 1 Day Park Hopper we have for Friday 2/16. The last time we went was Feb 22, so we are generally familiar w/ how G+ & ILLs work circa Feb. 2022. However, it’s possible (likely?) Disney has tweaked their G+/ILL policies since two years ago. (We’ve also never done a “Virtual Queue” before. We 100% plan to rope drop HS in the morning, then head to MK in the afternoon/evening since MK stays open until 11pm. Since we’re staying at Bay Towers, we might do a mid-afternoon siesta depending on how things shake out. (But I’m also concerned about losing momentum, so we might just do a generous ‘in park’ break instead.) My understanding is that we can’t enter the 2nd park until 2pm, correct?
Specific Question #1 is how to technically create the Touring Plan for a park hopping day that involves two parks so “the right hand knows what the left hand is doing”? Is there a way to stitch BOTH parks into a single Touring Plan so the software takes into account all the various limitations related to G+, park hopping timing, purchasing ILLs, etc? If not & we’re supposed to create two Touring Plans (one for each park), then how do we optimize the overall day and/or ensure the overall plan isn’t inadvertently violating real world limitations we’d inevitably run into when it comes to securing G+ LL times, purchasing ILL tix, etc.?
Specific Question #2 is pretty basic: Assuming ILL purchases are limited to 2 rides per day & we intend to go to HS in the morning & MK until late night (11am), how do we allocate those ILL purchases between SDD, ROTR, SDMT, and TRON?