@len and others:
I have to say that using the lines app and getting my planning done via customized plans on touringplans.com was a wonderuful experience. Our vacation went so smoothly because of the great planning I was able to do, even modifying our plan was easy when necessary (quick access to current wait times and the ability to re-optimize on the spot!). I saw plenty of families who had no idea what they were doing next and even arguing about it. We avoided most long lines (longest we waited for something was 20 minutes) and felt very informed all the time.
One suggestion I would have is to add a “roadblock” altert feature to the lines app similar to what Waze does when there are road hazards (I really think Lines is like Waze for Disney). We were next to get into the train at the Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train ride when there was an medical emergency on the track somewhnere. We were kept waiting for a while before we were informed they were going to evacuate the ride and shut it down for a while. We were handed out FastPasses to use at any MK attraction (with a couple of exceptions). I wanted to post something to alert others of this delay (as Lines was showing wait time, but not the reason why it got so long) but wasn’t sure chat was a great place to post it as I didn’t check chat while in the parks. I would have liked to post a “Ride temporarily closed” alert for other Lines users.
I’m very impressed by the planning and app. So appreciative to have had it and almost want to go back to Disney again just so I can go through the exciting process of planning again! Thanks!