@missoverexcited To be honest, theoretically we could have grabbed a 6:40pm FastPass for SDD but I didn’t want to try to modify that into a better time (and my husband and I have a reservation for CG that evening that I’m not missing to ride SDD)…and when my daughter overruled me (she was grabbing for HS) she was booted out of the Disney system and then that reservation was gone when she was able to re-enter. (We are a party of 5 if that gives helpful info). She had a bit of a mini-meltdown on how to re-enter the system (the FastPass pages aren’t exactly intuitive if there is a problem)…while I was saying, “I’ve got to get FoP, I’ll help you in just a minute!!”
@OBNurseNH I have to admit I set up our strategy for grabbing fast passes based basically on what you shared in a post from last year (I think) which recommended doing your high-value target FPPs first. I started on our AK day (60+5) and were able to get FoP, Everest and KRR exactly when we wanted. Oldest was simultaneously doing HS (you already heard our SDD issues, lol) but was able to grab TSM, ToT and Star Tours.
We then were able to pick/choose for the remaining days in a more relaxed manner…EP and MK had plenty of what we were looking to book fairly early in the day.
I have already started modifying our FPPs so that I can fine tune the efficiency of our touring plans…and of course my husband and my children have been laughing at me throughout this whole experience because they don’t understand why I have been obsessing over getting the first 3 fast passes of the day as early as possible so we can continue to grab and go the rest of the day. What they don’t yet appreciate is how much our TS reservations and our FPPs have been chosen to give us the optimum blend of efficiency through the parks and ample time to rest and recharge.
If only they could appreciate Disney planning the way I do…thanks again to everyone in this community that helped make this so much less stressful than it would have been had I not found this site!