We usually have someone run to EE for FPs, do the safari, and then head to Asia for EE.
How old are your kids? Are they willing to ride alone? We have had great success doing single-rider for EE. Last trip our son rode 7 times just by utilizing FP and the single rider line. When they were smaller, we would have my husband go first, then the three kids and then me, just so no child was waiting for us without an adult. Worked perfectly!
And I agree with all the others. Festival of the Lion King is fabulous, so if you haven’t seen it often, I would make that a top priority.
I’m like you, in that I love to experience DTD in the day and at night on each trip. As far as DTD goes, have you considered spending one morning shopping and then doing an afternoon at a park? Then, on your AK day or a Water park day, since those parks close a little earlier, head to DTD in the evening. We took the boats from POR there one trip and it was a gorgeous, peaceful experience. One of our favorite nights from all our trips.