I’m in California. I goofed and didn’t wake up at 3:55 AM at 60 days before arrival to book. I was on my way to work at 60 days before arrival and realized that FPP was based on my arrival date and not my first park date! But I was planning on waking up at 3:55 AM to book FPP for 60+7.
Since I goofed, I didn’t book FPP until 11 AM EDT at 60 days before arrival. Because I had so many days, it only mattered for our SDD FPP at 60+3. We got a 5 something FPP for SDD. If I was reserving 4 hours earlier like I was supposed to, I would probably have gotten an AM FPP. At the end of the day it didn’t matter. HS opened earlier and I was able to swap my late afternoon FPP for SDD for an 8:45 AM FPP.
Since you don’t have that many 60+days to work with, every minute after 7 AM Eastern time will matter!