My Magic Band arrived yesterday afternoon. This trip is feeling more and more real! I’m hoping that you guys can look over my plans and tell me what you think.
Sun 9/27: Arrive MCO 10 AM, ME to Pop. Check in, go to HS. FPs at HS. TSMM 2:15 - 3:15, Star Tours 3:25 - 4:25, ToT 4:40 - 5:40. 6:15 ADR at HBD. Also hoping to get on GMR and RnRC After dinner, book it to Epcot for Illuminations. Return to Pop, pass out.
Mon 9/28: RD at Epcot. Be at bus stop by 8. Goal is to do Soarin’, SOAT, TT & MS by 11. Will use single rider line for TT. After those attractions, head to WS for F&W. Depending on how I feel, either a nap/break at Pop or directly to MK. FPs at MK. Splash 5:05 - 6:05, HM 6:05 - 7:05, 7DMT 7:05 - 8:05. Grab a snack and find a viewing spot for Wishes after 7DMT. Return to Pop, pass out.
Tues 9/29: 8:00 ADR at BoG. Be at bus stop by 7, or Uber to Contemporary if I’m worried about timing. Hoping to do 7DMT again this morning, and knock out a lot of FL. Dole Whip meet at Noon, lower-line attractions. Leave MK for HS. FPs at HS. ToT 3:50 - 4:50, ST 4:50 - 5:50 TSMM 5:50 - 6:50. Leave HS for GF, 8:15 ADR at Citricos. Uber to Pop, pass out.
Wed 9/30: 8:00 Wild Africa Trek!! Be at bus stop by 7. After Trek use FPs. EE 11:40 - 12:40, KRR 12:55 -1:55. Back to Pop to change, Uber to GF. 3:55 ADR at Garden View Tea Room. Bus from GF to DTD. Shop! Boat from DTD to POR. Yeeha Bob. Uber to Pop, pass out. (Note: Yes, only 2 FPs; couldn’t make it work any other way, 3rd is early in the day while I’m on the tour).
Thurs 10/1: AM EMH RD at MK. Be at bus stop by 7. Welcome Show! No strict TP for this morning. PP FP 10:00 - 11:00, BTMRR 11:05 -12:05. BoG ADR 1:00. Splash FP 1:45 - 2:45. After Splash, find a spot for FoF parade. Doesn’t need to be perfect, I am not going to stress too much about that, but seeing it is important to me. After Parade, monorail to EP. F&W, shows. Leave slightly before start of Illuminations in an effort to avoid some crowds. Back to Pop, pass out.
Fri 10/2: AM EMH RD at AK. Lots of EE, FOTLK, FoW, Finding Nemo. Probably no KS, as I’ll have dinner a lot of time there on Wednesday. After AK, head to Epcot. FPs at EP. SE 2:30 - 3:30, Character Spot 3:30 - 4:30, Soarin’ 4:50 - 5:50. Maybe go back to Pop briefly, maybe not. 8:35 ADR at Jiko, hoping to sit at Chef’s Counter. After dinner, uber to Pop. Pass out.
Sat 10/3: DestiNATIONS Tour! Arrive at Epcot by 8:45, tour 9:30 - 2. Back to Pop, nap. Head to MK, FPs. 6:35 - 7:05 PotC, 7:40 to 8:40 7DMT, 9:35 - 9:55 Wishes. Wishes FP subject to change if I am successful in seeing it on Monday. Stay at MK for PM EMH (ending at midnight). Back to Pop, pass out.
Sun 10/4: Last Day. Uber to Poly for 7:30 Kona ADR. Monorail to Epcot. FP SE 9:05 - 10:05, MS 10:15 - 11:15, Soarin’ 11:30 - 12:30. Last chance for F&W. Back to Pop, ME leaves at 4:30ish, flight at 7:30. Land in Syracuse at 10:30ish, hopefully home by 11:30. Crawl into my own bed, pass out.
I’m taking the 5th off from work so that I can sleep all day. I will need it!
It’s a packed week, I know. It’s also my first trip in almost 3 years, and I’m not sure I’ll be back before 2018, so I really want to make the most of it. I’m aware that I’ll need to be flexible and adaptable, and I’m not going to deny myself a nap if I need it, even if it means missing a FP. I’m a little overwhelmed just reading my plans, but I’m pretty sure I can pull it off and have an incredible trip. What do you guys think? Suggestions are welcome!