Assuming that all users can be trusted to be truthful about this…
The response to the first screen should be:
“THANKS for the info! You’ve earned the Rope Drop Early Bird Ace Specialist Extraordinaire You’re Out Of This World Pluto Badge! (or a better Disneyfied name than I can think of for the badge right now)”
I would then expect the app to allow all users to enter wait times, and do whatever else one would ordinarily do once the park is officially open, as if it is officially open. Which it kind of is, right?
I imagine it’s possible that Disney is only opening certain lands/attractions too though? Kind of like extra magic hours? If so, then I’d expect another “choice” between:
- Whole Park Open
- Some Attractions/Lands Open
If the user chooses 1, you’re done.
Turn TP on.
If the user chooses 2, then a screen with all the attractions with queues would have check boxes with a “Submit” button at the bottom, with the instruction, “Please check any/all attractions that you know are open”, since the user can’t possibly know the whole park all at once?
Or if TP is aware of whatever the recent “standard operating procedure” is (like EMH), TP could just “open” the appropriate attractions by default. Or open everything, and let users let TP know when an attraction is closed, just like it does currently. Perhaps this is better than the “attraction check box screen” idea, which probably puts too much on the user.
I hope that all made sense…
As for the 2nd button…
My first knee-jerk thought was, “This seems superfluous; of course one want this option available now, whether one uses it or not.”
Having said that, I acknowledge that there have been a handful of times that we actually were ahead of the plan we had, either because things went incredibly well, or because something was closed and we skipped it. And what I found most interesting in at least 2 instances was that we ended up waiting in line longer sometimes because we got to something too early, and the line was actually shorter later.
Which kind of made me even more impressed with lines, and the value of staying on target with the plan.
I think I’m one of the few who use personalized TPs with insane anal-retentive precision, and yet am not fond of re-evaluating & re-optimizing once I’m in the park. The reason for this is that the one time I did it, it messed everything up. Oh, I’m sure it made it “better”, but I was so locked in to the what/when we were doing that I found it disorienting.
Okay… that was a stream-of-consciousnesses rabbit trail…
Anyway, the shorter point was that I don’t use that feature, but I don’t see why one wouldn’t want to. The option to do so should always be available.
I hope this helps.
Thanks for thinking of me.
I sure hope I can get to WDW in 2021, though no current plans are imminent.
Hope Len & his family are doing well.