I'm a Florida resident (I live about 3 hours away), and I am planning on making a quick one-day trip tomorrow for "one last hurrah" for Maelstrom and the Backlot Tour and also maybe hit a few F&W booths.
I am not sure of the best way to order my touring. We renewed our FL Resident APs at our local AAA office, which means we have an exchange certificate that we must activate at the gate (this means no FP+ in advance for tomorrow).
We will arrive about 10 or 10:30 a.m. My plan was to start at HS, do the Backlot Tour, and then immediately go to Epcot. Maybe I can get a FP or two there depending on availability, and do some F&W booths right away before it gets too hectic. And fit Maelstrom in there somewhere. Anything else we get to do is just a bonus.
How does this plan sound? Would you start at Epcot and then hit Backlot Tour on our way home? I thought about staying at Epcot, taking the boat to HS, then coming back, but I think that will take longer than just driving park-to-park.