I did not realize you could modify at anytime until the last park day of my short trip I probably should have read thru the current Genie rules. We only got Genie 3 times so it was no big deal. But there was one day where it would have made sense to book & modify instead of waiting.
I will be using that newish rule to the max though during my September trip. It really makes it easier to maximize park hopping/stacking.
I wonder if the news of Tron opening has hit the masses yet? People may not even know. I was talking to my niece Saturday. She loves Disney. She even did the college program there several years back. She knew Tron was opening 4/4 but hadn’t heard anything of the soft opening.
Perhaps not, but it may not have all that much effect. A lot of people may just randomly browse Tip Board at 7am and say, ooh look, Tron, let’s book that. But worth keeping an eye on this $ILL for a few weeks to see what pattern emerges.
So, I just happened to go into my Photos in the app and noticed the watermarks were removed from my ride photos for the days we had Genie+. Which is interesting as I saw it’s effective March 20 …but we went the 8-13 So if you bought Genie + recently, you may want to check your photos.
This may be a new question, so here goes. I’m struggling a bit with HS planning, because we don’t really have a full day of stuff there. MFSR made my wife sick, RNR is out, TOT too scary for kids. Custom TP says we’ll be done by 1pm with LL for ST (??), TSM, MV3D (??) in that order. Standby for SDD, MMRR, RotR for a grand total of 240 mins waiting before 1pm! So a totally ineffective use of G+, but I think that it’s bc the other rides’ return times wouldn’t hit until later in the day.
I’m thinking it will help to split the day up and do it over multiple PHs instead. So book the early stuff and knock out the immediate returns on one day before PH to EP. Then do the AK+HS PH for the rides with generally later return times.
Am I accomplishing anything with this strategy? I feel like I am, but I’m not sure. And how would y’all plan for this strategy, keeping in mind that we still want to take advantage of G+ for at EP/AK for those partial days? I’m familiar with the general info above re: PHing, modifying, etc.
I would propose the following:
At 7:00:00 get SDD LL (if you are using BG1, you will get an early return time)
Buy ILL for ROTR choosing a time around noon.
Be at front gate 45 minutes before early entry, rope drop SDD (to ride twice)
As soon as you are off rope-dropped-SDD head directly to TSM (to ride twice).
Once you are off, check the time. if you are 5 minutes or more before park entry, you can decide between riding TSM again or going over to MMRR.
Return to SDD to redeem LL
As soon as you tap into the ride at second tap point, book MMRR LL.
Off SDD, go ride ASS. Then visit " Walt Disney presents" which includes a short biographical film about Walt Disney which I love. Depending on the return time you have gotten for MMRR, you can meet Olaf, watch the Vacation shorts and Muppet 3D. Redeem your MMRR LL as soon as you can and book TSM. You will probably get a early return time. Before or after TSM go watch the Beauty and the Beast show. Redeem TSM and book ST. That will get you an immediate return time. Before ST, go to Frozen sing a long which is much more fun than it sounds. Do ST. Having tapped in to ST, book LL for afternoon park. I strongly recommend MK because you can get all the popular LLs easily. Start stacking for second park using the 2 hour rule. Redeem your ROTR ILL. Leave HS. Take Friendship boat over to Beachclub and have an ice cream at Beaches and Cream and from there take bus to whichever park you have decided to hop to. If you are going to Epcot, simply walk over to the International Gate.
If buying te ROTR ILL is not an option, rope drop ROTR and continue rest of plan from SDD LL onwards.
when stacking for the afternoon, try to book the first LL for second park for a bit later in the afternoon. Then when you book the last one before getting to the park, try to book it for as early as you enter the park. As this will be your LATEST LL, as soon as you tap into that, you can book a new LL. From there on you can book LLs back to back.
assume you have selected MK as your second park which you plan to Peter Pan for 6:45. At 2:01 book BTM for 6:20. At 4:01 book POC for 4:15. Enter park at 4:30 and head to Pirates. As soon as you tap in to POC, book a new LL and take it from there.
Given your desired attraction list, if it were me, I would definitely not split HS into 2 days.
Below is what I would do. I am assuming you are on-site (early entry) and willing to pay for ILL for Rise. If not, let me know and I will suggest some alternative plans.
7:00 am: Get earliest possible SDD LL and choose a mid-late morning ILL for Rise
Early Entry RD: Ride TSM stand-by
If it is time for SDD, go to SDD (check in for SDD 5 minutes prior to the earliest return time)
If not yes time for SDD, then either ride TSM a second time stand-by or ride A2S stand-by
As soon as you tap in for SDD, book LL for MMRR
Until time for Rise and MMRR, fill in with ST and MV (or A2S if standby line is short)
2 hours after the timed you booked MMRR LL, either (i) book LL for TSM or A2S if you missed one or want to ride one again or (ii) start booking LLs for the park you are hopping to later in the day.