We went this past September 25th-29th and prepared personal touring plans for each park. Our park plans were:
TH 25th-EP (predicted 5/ actual 5)
FR 26th- HS (predicted 3/ actual 6)
SA 27th- AK (predicted 4/ actual 5)
SUN- 28TH MK (predicted 1/actual 1)
They worked great for Epcot and Animal Kingdom. They didn't work at all at HS after 10am. The park that was suppose to be a 3 was a 6 and it felt like a 8. The line to Great Movie ride was even 45-60 minutes long most of the day. They worked well for our morning touring at MK but even though they were predicted a 1 and the actual showed to be a 1 it didn't feel like a 1. By noon the lines were longer than what the TP showed and we finally gave up following it. We weren't able ride everything we wanted since a torential downpoor hit about 8:30. The MNSSHP even got rained out. Overall, I will go back with a personal touring plan but if the parks seem to be more crowded, we just chunk it and do what we can to get as much as we can done. I love TP and would much rather have a plan than to wing it but that is probably just my personality Hubby and I stayed a few extra days for the F&W festival after our son and daughter in law left with our 2 grandsons without a TP since it was mostly Epcot WS.