Last year both this site and group were invaluable in planning our trip. I'm an uber planner and love every aspect of it.
We usually wait several years between our WDW vacations, but DD was accepted into the DCP for Fall 2017!!! Her check in date is 8/7. Although she is 22 & has her own car, I just didn't feel comfortable with her driving all by herself from NJ to FL. So our family of 5 will be traveling down there in 2 different vehicles.
I booked our rooms at POR from 8/2 thru 8/11 but will probably check out earlier. Honestly, my head is still spinning! For me this is a "last minute" trip.
Also, last time we were complete park commandos. With the Aug. heat & my mom not quite 80 years old I cannot be in the park all day. The biggest complaint from my family after the trip last year was being up so early 4 days in a row, so that said, we won't be hitting the parks until at least after 1pm each day. (I know, frustrating!)
I have a bunch of questions, but right now I'm trying to figure out ADRs (I can already book them!!)
MK - My mom LOVED the FOF parade last year and we would like to see it again. In her scooter she was able to secure a handicapped spot right across from Hall of Pres. If we wanted to do that again - how early should we plan to get there? I don't recall from last year. Trying to decide if we should do that or just get to the park & have Tony's for lunch & stretch it out & catch it from there?
AK - we also loved Yak & Yeti for dinner last year. It was a favorite but I had booked it for the end of our day which then was 5 or 6. What would be a good time to book dinner here AND catch ROL. I'm assuming FP+ are really hard to get for this one!
I booked Vila Napoli for late lunch at Epcot which is a total departure for us. We usually start out at Rose & Crown & snack our way around the world! Also considering Illuminations Dessert Party - have to look into that more.
Our last day with DD will be spent poolside all day, then I'm planning a dinner (have both 1900 PF & Ohana booked, trying to decide which one) then plan to hit Trader Sam's and then watch the fireworks from the beach at the Poly one last time together.
Sorry this is so long, like I said, my head is spinning!!!