Given the unexpectedly large crowds for September and at least seeing chatter about larger than expected crowds October too, any consideration of revising crowd predictions? We were there for the week after labor day, so dealt with the crowds first hand. Still had a blast, but pretty much had to throw out my customized touring plans and cherry-pick as the day went on.
I love the customized plans and when crowd predictions are accurate, they work great. The issue I ran into was my plan assumed crowd level 2 and I had it filled to park closing. When reality was closer to level 7, it wasn’t just re-optimizing, I needed to delete a lot of planned rides to end by park closing.
We have another trip planned for the first two weeks in December (1-16) and I have my customized plans all set again, but wondering if I should back off filling days up if the trend continues for larger than expected crowds. To be clear, I’m not complaining, just wondering if I should start working on a backup plan.
As if you don’t have enough feature requests, one could be a crowd level “override” on touring plans so we could see how a touring plan fares if crowds are different from expected. Less crowded isn’t a big deal, more is where the expert advice of the TP is handy.