Do we know too much?

Wonder how many IN?? are liners? I’m strongly INTJ, as in my lowest percentage was 76%.

In a homeschooling website I used to visit pre-lockdown, that test was discussed and a weirdly huge percentage of us were INTJ. Especially considering how few of us there are.

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I would suspect a lot of Liners are _N_J

I think this is a poll for @Jeff_AZ !

It would be interesting to integrate into TP or genie.


Here’s the poll… :smiley:


Typically, I plan the heck out of our trip and by the time we arrive at a park I know the plan of attack for the first five or so things we need to do, when our ADRs are, and we are off. I usually never even looked at our plans again (sometimes for the entire trip!).

Having it in my head and not on a piece of paper lets us stop to look at the ducks, watch an awesome interaction, chat w/ someone interesting, or just to let magical things happen.

Basically it comes down to planning so I know all of our options and when something changes, we know what is possible and can make educated decisions on the fly.

I am unsure how Genie+/LL is going to impact how we enjoy the parks. I expect I will use Genie+ for one or two days of my January solo trip and I can figure out how it fits in with our touring style.


Question: what are all these acronyms in this thread? I have no idea what anything means….

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You show up with very little foreknowledge or expectations and I reckon you can have an awesome time.

True enough for a one-and-done guest. However after your first trip you now have foreknowledge and expectations, so how satisfied would you be the second time around?

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That’s no longer a thing. No-one can afford to visit WDW more than once.


Right, because everyone here has only gone 0 or 1 times. And those that have gone are never planning on going back.

This is clearly the first time you’ve ever read any of my posts. Which is odd because there are well over 6,000 of them.


Favorite world: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).

Information: Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).

Decisions: When making decisions, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency or first look at the people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).

Structure : In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

Your Personality Type: When you decide on your preference in each category, you have your own personality type, which can be expressed as a code with four letters.


Agreed, I really like the idea of A ticket attractions that allow all guests to ride once but not more than that to allow more opportunity for everyone. ROTR is a fail for this because while it’s a A ticket it breaks down and has very poor throughput. Safari was well designed to never have this issue.

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Was just being a bit sarcastic in good fun. No offense intended.


I’m someone who didn’t go to WDW for 15 years in my early adulthood and have now gone back with my kids a total of 3 times over 4 years (not counting the last 1.5 years of covid)

On our first visit back, I knew nothing about FP+ and barely had anything planned. I had only picked out some must-go rides for us that I remember liking and some I figured the kids would enjoy, being quite small at the time. This was also during the holiday season, so very busy. We had a great time. Never had the intention of doing all things/rides but instead picked some. Went for rope drop to catch the more popular ones. thats it. Oh and I reckon I booked a couple of FP’s upon arrival to some less popular rides because someone at our hotel adviced (I really didn’t know anything).

Going back for the 2nd visit, I obviously knew much more now including about FP+. I made bookings at the earliest possible time, got some high ticket rides, catched some by rope dropping, then just queued to some including a 2hr queue to 7DMT because my daughter wanted to go. Just a few days, 3 parks, 1 day each. Another great visit, never planned on seeing everything.

On the 3rd trip, I was getting quite obsessed with planning and staying CL, I booked FP’s 90 days in advance and got everything I wanted. Our trip was shortened because of flight changes and we had 2 days at WDW… We park hopped 2 parks per day but the CL FP’s and rope dropping helped us get to a lot of rides. This was by far my most stressful trip partly because of the very short time but also because of all the planning and scheduling involved, wanting to see more, stressing over making FP time slots etc. Still a great trip, but heavy.

Now here’s a shocker - I didn’t use a TP for any of these trips. I only used it to adjust and confirm some of my own scheduling but I didn’t have a strict TP to adhere to. Aside from the FP rides, we just winged everything else.

The point I guess I’m trying to make with this long story is that, I think, knowing more made the whole trip more exhausting and I’m not sure if catching the few extra rides is even worth it. I know I have a very different mentality than many here but I thought I’d share this view just for perspective.

For our next trip, I have no idea really how Genie will affect it but I’m kind of hoping I have less planning to do and can be more spontaneous and a bit less obsessed about schedules.


I just had a related discussion with DH. He doesn’t want to know anything about the trip, except when it is. He has not spent his life wanting to go (unlike me), so he thinks he’ll enjoy it better with zero expectations. Fortunately, he is good about doing what I say on vacation. Usually the first half of a trip, I’m the tour guide and I front-load planned activities.


How much does the advertising factor in? The commercials show SDMT, SDD, kids flying the Millenium Falcon, Rise of the resistance, etc…so that is setting the expectations to a point, right?


Commercials? Who watches commercials?
Disney has commercials?

My mom and my aunt went to the parks without me once. After walking around aimlessly they went back to the hotel room. They had no idea where to start and felt overwhelmed. Genie would have been good for them. At least they would have been walking trails instead of watching tv in the room.


My cousins just did a Disney parks trip. This middle aged couple were so focused on making happy memories together that they didn’t experience anything negative. Changes at Disney, what changes? :hugs:


In general, using a touring plan, I tend to choose what I want to RD first, regardless of what TP tells me to do. Then I will follow the plan/reoptimize a couple of times, but after about the first 3-4 hours, we just go with the flow. I found the “expected wait” from the Lines app to be immensely helpful back in July when I was in WDW last.

I don’t know how Genie+ is gonna affect this all. We have a trip coming up in a couple weeks, and I’m very conflicted. I really don’t want to be on my phone the whole time, like I was at DL using the Maxpass system. I was constantly saying- hey, we can go on Mission Breakout again! I’m booking it! and everyone was just rolling their eyes… You were able to book multiple FPP using the Maxpass for the same ride- just one at a time/one every 90 min. So even during Thanksgiving break, we rode everything as many times as we wanted. But I recall, mostly, being on my phone constantly for our Maxpass days, and really truly enjoying the non-Maxpass day where we just chilled and took in entertainment/non-Maxpass attractions. So I would definitely argue that my personal park-enjoyment is higher when I’m not looking for FP/LL or what have you. But my personality will only allow that level of enjoyment AFTER I’ve conquered the theme park…

One thing for sure this next trip- more snack breaks. My daughter gets hangry and that ain’t fun for anyone.