I am trying to figure out which parks to do on what days and am having a hard time figuring it out. There are several days that we are considering hopping, but I am not sure if this is the best plan with FP+. I feel like I have to make all my FP+ reservations for the second park and just wing it at the first park in the morning since crowds will be lower. However, if I want to hit headliners in the morning, lines start forming really quick after rope drop, at least at HS. For example, I started a personalized TP for HS from 9am-noon and threw in a bunch of big rides to see what happened. I had RnR, TSMM, ST and ToT. The plan suggested riding RnR with rider swap first, then ST. I could get through these rides quickly but then ToT and RnR were up to 45/50 minute waits already. Maybe this just happens at this specific park? So, I am wondering if we should just book our first 3 FP+ for morning and then grab 4th FP+ before leaving park for break. Then return to same park later and have at least 1 good FP+ for evening.
Do you find different strategies to be better for different parks? Do you hop or not?
As a frame of reference, we usually do rope drop at DLR and hit the parks hard in the morning. We love and do a lot of rides and never spend more than 20 minutes in line.