AK - EE and Genie+ and Close

I could use a second set of eyes on the following tour plan for AK for Aug 14, 2022 (a Sunday).

I do have Genie+ and I do plan on keeping it as I was grandfathered in when Disney allowed it to be added to a package. So I have it for 6 park days and I don’t feel like cancelling that and messing around adding it each day.

We plan to rope drop with early entry both Pandora rides. This is the only day we are planning to be at AK.

I’ve used thrill-data from yesterday (Sunday 6/26/22) to predict Genie+ LL return times for the following:

7:00AM get * 8:30 AM at Kilimanjaro Safaris
8:30AM get * 9:30 AM at Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
9:30AM get * 10:00 AM at DINOSAUR
10AM get * 11:00 AM at Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!

I do realize that messing with Genie+ for the above may not be worth it whatsoever after the first one as they only save 5-10 minutes. And it’ll be my very first park day and first time using Genie+ (so maybe it’ll be a good “practice” day for that).

The below is an EVALUATED plan to order things out a bit better for walking with DS’s of 14, 11, 6. It’s “In Line” time = 176min (vs. 168 for the OPTIMIZED version) and “Walking” time = 98 (vs. 103).

1) Avatar Flight of Passage 7:40am 23 6 0 1
2) Na’vi River Journey 8:10am 10 5 0 9
3) Kilimanjaro Safaris
Uses Lightning Lane for 8:30am-9:30am 8:34am 5 20 0 8
4) Kali River Rapids 9:07am 6 10 0 5
5) Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain 9:28am 12 4 0 6
6) Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
Uses Lightning Lane for 9:30am-10:30am 9:50am 5 2 0 8
Uses Lightning Lane for 10:00am-11:00am 10:05am 5 4 0 3
8) TriceraTop Spin 10:17am 8 2 0 2
9) The Boneyard 10:29am 0 30 0 3
10) Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!
Showtimes: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
Uses Lightning Lane for 11:00am-11:15am 11:02am 28 35 0 1
11) Disney KiteTails 12:06pm 9 15 0 7
12) It’s Tough to Be a Bug! 12:37pm 8 8 0 4
13) Divine 12:57pm 0 7 23 3
14) Winged Encounters - The Kingdom Takes Flight
Showtimes: 9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm 1:30pm 15 8 0 3
15) Discovery Island Trails 1:56pm 0 15 0 6
16) Feathered Friends In Flight!
Showtimes: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm 2:17pm 13 25 0 1
17) Yak & Yeti Restaurant
3:00pm for 90 minutes 2:56pm 0 90 0 5
18) Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King
Showtimes: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm 4:31pm 29 30 0 5
19) Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail 5:35pm 0 20 0 10
20) Valley of Mo’ara 6:05pm 0 15 0 8
PLAN TOTALS: 648 176 351 23 98

Any big planning screw ups above? Appreciate any insight.

After the 5p Lion King show, we might call an audible and take another ride on Safari if the wait is low. And we plan to end the last hour or so wondering Pandora and jump in line at close to do FOP a second time.

Edit, looks pretty great

Good planning!

Your intuition is good regarding first Safari of the day- no need to mess with it, but good practice as you said, if you wish.

Disney Kite Tails won’t take up much time, because it changed at the end of May. It’s more of a walk-by viewing experience that runs for just a couple of minutes without set showtimes. It can be viewed from all around the lagoon, you don’t HAVE to go sit in the amphitheater - unless you want a place to sit down (mostly in the sun). It’s only the large kites pulled by jet-skis. All the other elements are gone. You might be able to catch it sometime as you’re passing by, and have some additional free minutes!

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Thank you all!

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