I would do your projected TPs first before making dining ADRs, especially for a shorter trip. Otherwise you might be chasing ADRs, making your park time inefficient. When I did my loose TPs, it occurred to me that some of the places I might want to eat were impractical (and this was QS). Ie. Why eat at Sunshine Seasons for lunch when we will be in Mexico at noon (result: pivot to La Cantina). Both are good. I plan to get two TPs for Epcot day 2 though- one where we eat at 5pm at Spice Road, and one where we eat at new space restaurant (assuming it’s open by next fall) at 6.30pm. TPs are different though to get us to end up at different places at different times.
We are a family though that fits dining in to our touring priorities though, not the other way around. I figured this out on my last trip where I literally cancelled all but one of my ADRs when I realized that chasing ADRs was not our thing. So, now, if we are in EP, we plan to eat in EP near where we will likely be in the park (as above). If we are in MK, we eat in MK (ie. Skippers one evening when doing that side of park and Pecos another day before FOF parade). If we are in AK, we plan to eat there as well (ie. Satuli, Yak and Yeti, and on 2nd day TH breakfast/lunch). We are planning one resort day where we are heading to Sana’a, (we are staying at Kidani though so super easy). However, you won’t see us taking a detour to Disney Springs for an ADR for example. If we were going anyway (which we are not) we would consider what’s there of course). When we are at BLT, we plan to QS at Contemporary or TS at Wave unless we want to do sushi at kona (but only if we are willing to forgo pool time to hop on monorail!). The only forced ADR I am currently planning is Mama’s for F! - definitely not on my dining hit list, and has add’l consequence of having me having to schedule our HS TP/park time around it…and the food isn’t our jam, but oh well.
We aren’t character meal / buffet people though (we have just one planned all trip at Tusker, and it’s at the end as a good bye if sorts to WDW). And it’s fitting in to our AK TP nicely!
On our last WDW trip, I snagged BOG early lunch after my TPs /FPS were done, and I scrambled to redo them so we’d be near BOG at that time. I was lucky as the only FP I couldn’t adjust was Belle, even though close to arrival day. I was with grandparents though, and cross crossing park just to go to BOG wasn’t going to fly, and my reworked plans worked great, but I decided if they hadn’t worked, that ADR wouldn’t have been worth it (apologies to all BOG fans out there!).