Am long time user of touring plans. Just did a plan for this Saturday at MK and the lightning lane suggestions were for Pirates and later Small world. I asked myself “what the heck”. I ran a different one a couple of days ago and it said to use Mickeys Philharmagic. Can someone explain the logic of these Touring Plan generated LL recomendations. I am using the canned 1 day adult plan.
My personal opinion is that Genie+ is too complex for any simulation to properly account for, at least one that can be run quickly and conveniently for many users.
So what I recommend to do is to hard code your own Genie+ picks. Basically, put in a plan assuming no Genie+ and Optimize.
Then, at 7am on the day of, get a LL for the first ride of your day that has a long-ish wait (>30 minutes). Plug that into your plan and re-optimize. Then when you are eligible for another LL, get one for the next available ride in your plan that has a long wait and optimize again. etc.
You can also do this exercise in advance using the “manually enter your LL return times” function. In that case, you should “Evaluate,” NOT “Optimize.”
Yeah, you definitely can’t blindly follow the suggestions. Plan out your start but be flexible.
With the current G+ system I’m basically looking at a TP as a very loose outline or a worst case scenario. If everything I want to do fits in the number of hours available, then I can use G+ to make the day better. So a good portion of the time the TP says I’ll be standing in line can instead go to shows/characters/snacks/shopping/etc.