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EasyWDW 224 80.00%
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:05 PM   #16
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #17
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I use Easywdw as well. Last year I used their recommended park every day except one and I could really tell the difference on the one day that I didn't!
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:53 PM   #18
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:34 PM   #19
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Funny! Several people signed up to the Dis and have just one post to say to go with Josh/EasyWDW.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:22 AM   #20
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Funny! Several people signed up to the Dis and have just one post to say to go with Josh/EasyWDW.
Actually, it looks like the first-time posters are split.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:06 PM   #21
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I've tried both TP and easywdw and I preferred easywdw.

Josh explains why he chooses his best park and his blog is brilliant.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:37 PM   #22
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Touring Plans for me. It has never let me down yet. That said, I'm finding their optimiser plan function a bit glitchy. Some if it just does not make sense. Have found the general touring plans ace though.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:42 PM   #23
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I like TourGuide Mike and then EasyWDW. TGM has a bad rep due to some past issues, but these things are being cleaned up and it is become the site it once was. Honestly, for the most part - TGM and EasyWDW mirror park crowds almost exactly without fail each month. I like TGM because the forums are friendly and helpful and there are never any trolls.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:54 PM   #24
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I find Josh's crowd forecasts on easyWDW to be very accurate and helpful. Plus they're free.

I've never tried the others, so I can't compare.

The detail that Josh provides is also very helpful. A park may be Least Recommended, but that doesn't necessarily apply to the ENTIRE day. For instance, if Magic Kingdom is open from 8am to 11pm and has PM EMH, it'll probably be Least Recommended because it's going to be CRAZY from Noon on, but it can still be an EXCELLENT park to tour in the morning. You can glean that kind of information out of his detailed descriptions, where a list of recommended parks or crowd levels won't tell anywhere near the whole story.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #25
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We used easy wdw last year when we were there during Mardi gras/presidents week. It was pretty spot on.

Anybody not follow the plans when the crowd level is low. We are going September 12-20th this year. Most of the calendars show 2's or 3's for this time. Just wondering if it makes that big of a difference to follow the plan.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #26
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Funny! Several people signed up to the Dis and have just one post to say to go with Josh/EasyWDW.
2 posters, from what I see. And there are way more votes for Easy than there are people who have posted.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #27
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2 posters, from what I see. And there are way more votes for Easy than there are people who have posted.
You can vote without posting. I do it all the time. Anyway, I had no intention of posting but I will say that easywdw has NEVER let me down.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #28
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Usually they more or less match up.... but take a look at April 26th (I'll be at WDW).

EasyWDW and Undercover Tourist has Epcot as a park to Avoid.
Touringplans has it as a best park.
EP has evening EMH on that day....

Same day...
EasyWDW and UT has MK as best Park.
Touringplans has MK as a park to Avoid.

If you were me, what would you do ?
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #29
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Usually they more or less match up.... but take a look at April 26th (I'll be at WDW).

EasyWDW and Undercover Tourist has Epcot as a park to Avoid.
Touringplans has it as a best park.
EP has evening EMH on that day....

Same day...
EasyWDW and UT has MK as best Park.
Touringplans has MK as a park to Avoid.

If you were me, what would you do ?

We will be there april 26 also and have been wondering the same thing!!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #30
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Usually they more or less match up.... but take a look at April 26th (I'll be at WDW).

EasyWDW and Undercover Tourist has Epcot as a park to Avoid.
Touringplans has it as a best park.
EP has evening EMH on that day....

Same day...
EasyWDW and UT has MK as best Park.
Touringplans has MK as a park to Avoid.

If you were me, what would you do ?
Depends how you feel about EMH.

Easy WDW will always avoid the park with EMH. that's why Epcot is is never recommended on a Friday.

Generally speaking, Easy WDW starts with avoiding the EMH at any park (those are red) and then sorts the green based on other factors.
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