Ok, bear with me folks. This may be a long one.
Now that I’ve got DVC rentals figured out for our March trip, I want to look at which park on which days, so I’ll be ready for ADRs in a month.
It looks like we’re right on the corner of spring break, so the first few days have low-ish crowd levels compared to the last few days. And by low-ish, I mean 7’s, not 10’s. This scares me. We’ve gone in the past when it’s more in the 4-6 range.
Anyway, one of the things we’ve been looking to do is reduce travel time. We really like using the provided transportation. I don’t think we’d even opt for an Uber.
Also, we have a 3-hotel split stay. Poly - AKL - Caribbean Beach.
So, there’s a lot of moving parts here. I’m trying to find a good way to determine where to go every day. For example, AKL to MK is a long trip, so I probably should do MK on the Poly days, not on the AKL days.
Here’s what I’ve come up with. Does it seem reasonable to look at things this way?
First, I picked some decent looking schedules. HS at the end of the trip, AK in the middle. MK and Epcot could kind of go wherever. (That’s the bold hours)
Second, for each schedule I looked at CL and travel between hotel/park for our plans. I multiplied CL by 10… assuming a bump in CL would result in a 10-minute longer wait, total. CL*10 + travel time gave me an approximate “wait” number. I know a CL of 7 doesn’t really meant 70 minutes of waiting, for example, but it gives something to compare against.
Surprisingly, they were very close. I suppose that’s why I was having such a hard time deciding. The number I came up with, for each plan, is in the upper right. You can see, plan #1 has the best CL, total, at 68. It’s got the longest amount of travel, though. Plans 2 and 3 have less travel, but higher crowds.
Anyway, you numbers people, what do you think? Granted, this is all going to change when the next CL update comes out, but at least having a “number” gives me some way to balance travel and CL.