I'm all about working whatever system is in place with spending less money, and here is my plan:
Arrive at WDW and hit the MK the day we get in to use three Fastpasses that evening,
spend a whole day at the MK,
and on the last day (before heading to Universal in a rental car)
hit three more MK attractions with FPs.
So that's 9 MK FPs.
I wish they had stuck with the old FP system, but I'll do my best to get the most out of whatever is in place without splurging on a tour. We are delaying our WDW trip by a year in hope that the system is running smoothly and that Universal's Harry Potter expansion has outgrown the crowds and long lines that will follow immediately after its opening. So 2015 might be a good year to visit Central Florida.