FP+ and Customized Touring Plan


#1

So ... what comes first, the chicken or the egg? Or in this case, what will create a better touring plan -- making a FP+ reservation and adding it to a Customized Touring Plan, or creating a Customized Touring Plan and THEN making a FP+ reservation for those attractions listed in my plan?

Also, does touringplans software recommend which attraction I should use FP+ for and when I should use them?

I miss the days of the old paper FastPass! Thanks.


#2

Chicken comes first! Make the customized TP. It will suggest which rides would be good candidates and rough times. Then once you get your actual FP+s you can enter them into the TP and evaluate or optimize.


#3

I kinda figured. Thanks!


#4

I actually do a mix. A few FPP I know exactly what time I want them to be so I plug those FPP in and then evaluate to see what else is recommended. Example 7dmt 9:30-10:30 am time. We hit the other fantasy land attractions at rope drop then 7dmt 10:30 with FPP then move on to next land. Also when we wanted to meet Ana &Elsa or Cinderella right after BBB. I pre selected that FPP time and then let the software suggest the others. It really depends on my plan for the day. Both ways work and I personally have done chicken then eggs, eggs then chicken, 1/2 eggs with 1/2 chicken :grin:


#5

For me, I do the TP first and then get the FPP, after that, if I need to do changes or remake a TP, I do that.


#6

I have to do a TP first, because otherwise it is hard to know what time to get the FPP's. The plan will remind me what part of a park I may be in (for example, don't get a Frozen Ever After FPP in World Showcase for a time that we should be in Future World). Once I actually book the FPP I might have to tweak a bit if for some reason a FPP wasn't available at that time, but for the most part it works out.


#7

I favor doing the TP first and using it to help determine the FPP reservations. I made a post outlining a strategy for doing this - http://forum.touringplans.com/t/making-optimized-personalized-touring-plans-with-fastpass/1570. It used to be pinned to the top of the Touring Plans section for easy access, but I guess it must have gotten unpinned.


#8

Thank you for taking the time to do that brklinck. A lot of information was covered in that post.