darkmite2: The weird part on wait times is for Star Tours it is posting an 11 minute wait whether it is the 1st/2nd ride or 3rd/4th ride and Smugglers Run has the shorter times earlier. Just weird the Overlords are not picking the best sequence even with their own data. I always start with Optimize (Overlord suggestion), then maybe tweak just a few things where I know my circumstances/preferences can’t be inputs into the optimizer. I don’t mind walking, so I set the walk speed to fast. Setting it to slow for you should help minimize walking.
Nickysyme: Eew, I was assuming I could get into SWGE right away based on being near the front of the EEMH rope drop crowd. Yes, that means probably getting up around 4am! Fully agree if I’m not there close to the front, I’ll be at a big disadvantage. I’m also assuming if there is a virtual queue you sign up in-person day-of. If it ends up being something like FPP in advance, that will change things too. Your points about there being variables we just don’t know about yet is well taken.
It is pretty weird having a touring plan that ENDS at 9am! Getting into SWGE (hopefully) early, seeing the land and then getting out before it gets crazy. I truly hope enough folk are going to find it it hard to get up at 4am that it will be OK for the first hour or so. Probably wishful thinking. Nice part is after we’re done with SWGE, there are some predicted CL1 days at other parks. With my trip Sept 30th, will be paying attention to other peoples posts starting Sept 1st to see what I may need to change.