Okay, Forum Friends…
It’s finally happened. I drank your Kool-Aid a year ago and have been talking about what an amazing time my family had and today, I found out the CFO of my firm is going to HS for one day on Monday, 3/23 (CL 10) with his wife, in-laws, and three boys: 11, 9, 6. They’re staying off site and have, of course, planned nothing.
From him, I got that they’ll do roller coasters but aren’t die hards. They’re essentially going to HS for Star Wars. I know the complexities of planning for HS when you can’t plan on RotR, but I want to be able to give them something to start with. He said they could manage an all day affair (current park hours are 9-8:30) - but they’re doing 2 days at Universal (staying onsite there so have Express Pass) on Tuesday and Wednesday. I know “doing it all” probably isn’t an option. I did a quick optimized TP adding in all the headliners, Jedi training, the Darth Vader meet and greet, and lunch at Docking Bay and it still isn’t certain if they’ll get to everything (and that’s with no breaks, no dinner, etc.).
So help me put together a solid set of recommendations for him (i.e. help me impress my boss!). Here’s what I’d think is the “essential” HS for Star Wars lovers and kids that age. Agree? Disagree? Anything you’d add or take off?
- RotR if possible
- Droid Depot
- Star Tours
- Jedi Training
- Meet Darth (maybe Chewy? but since he wanders around Batuu, thought I’d leave him out)
- Star Wars show - would you just do one of the Galaxy Far, Far Away shows that play throughout the day on the main stage? Would you do Galactic Spectacular? Or would you tell them to get to bed early to manage US? (as my boss said, his kids know nothing - so they won’t know what they’re missing…)
- MMRR if it works
- ToT/RnRC - since they’re not “huge” coaster fans, was thinking of leaving RnRC off and just doing ToT
- Docking Bay for lunch/dinner depending on plan optimization
- maybe suggest Prime Time or Sci Fi given their ages if they want a sit down meal? (and there’s a reservation available…)