Planning a trip May 6-13 with my wife and sons, 9 and 6. Been lurking here and on Lines, and occasionally posting a few questions and already gathered so much information, so thank you all already. I was hoping anyone with some experience would be willing to check out my touring plans and let me know what you think before our FP+ day in about a week and a half.
A few general thoughts:
- Kids are early risers, and we’re staying at POP, so planning on EMH every day and bought EMM for our first day in MK. Hoping to make it through the day and seeing the nighttime shows without any breaks in the day, but we’ll adjust if that’s too much for them.
- Every day is a CL 4 at the particular park we have scheduled except AK is a CL 6.
- In a stroke of luck, our first MK day we’ll be able to see Wishes and our second MK day is opening night of the new show.
Here’s the itinerary and some thoughts that went into it:
Sunday – HS
DS9 loves Star Wars so we’ll first sign up for Jedi Trials. DS6 loves Disney Jr. so that’s why we have the H&V breakfast after a few rides. DS6 isn’t old enough to do RnRRC, so one parent + DS9 will FP it (and we’ll child swap) and the other parent + DS6 will FP TSMM. We have the F! Package with the Mama Melrose lunch.
FP: Great Movie Ride 11:00, RnR/TSMM at 12:00, Star Tours at 2:00
Monday – AK
Starting at the safari and Gorilla Falls right next to it, then grabbing a quick breakfast at Kusafiri. Is it accurate that with CL 6, there will only be a 13 minute wait for EE at 9:38? DS6 isn’t tall enough so we’ll child-swap EE and Primeval Whirl later in the day. We wanted the RoL package from everything I read about it, but we could only get TH for lunch, so we booked that and will do Pizzafari for dinner. I’ve heard mixed things about the advantage of a FP for FoTLK – do we really need it? Then again, nothing else has a >15 minute wait, so nothing jumps out at me that would be higher priority.
FP: Kali 11:00, Dinosaur 1:30, FoTLK 4:15
Tuesday – MK (EMM+Frontierland+Adventureland)
We bought EMM so we can knock ourselves out on 7DMT and not have to FP or RD it. We’ll do those rides a lot and Pinocchio for breakfast, but then start hitting rides early enough after RD that TP doesn’t project long waits. (are 6 minute waits for BTMM and Splash Mtn at 9:30/9:45 reasonable? And only 19 mins for BTMM at 2:45?). We don’t have dinner plans, will go somewhere for QS during the gap between the end of our plan and Wishes. We’ll then do any rides we can FP or kids are willing to wait on line for.
FP: Pirates/Caribbean 9:30, Jungle Cruise 10:30, Splash Mtn 12:30
Wed – “Day Off”
We have a 10:30 character buffet reservation at 1900 Park Fare, and will then go to the resort pool, maybe check out the AoA food court and grounds in the afternoon. The idea is a relaxed, late-rising day with an early bedtime.
Thu – Epcot
Based on comments here, we’ll RD TT then run over to Soarin’, and FP FEA for later. Burning a FP on Turtle Talk because nothing else tier 2 really needs one but this way maybe we can get another Tier 1 later in the day. We’ll child swap Mission:Space and DS6 can stay in the training lab with the non-riding parent. Meals will be the Chip ‘n’ Dale buffet @ Garden Grill, and we figured we’d snack our way around WS since F&G will be going on (those are the random breaks built into the schedule), and Electric Umbrella for dinner later. We’ll add Agent P if we have time/kids seem interested but we probably won’t spend that much time browsing WS since they’ll want to get back to rides. According to the TP we’re not getting to IllumiNations on time, but if we can’t FP the nighttime Soarin’ or TT we’ll cut one of them.
FP: Turtle Talk 9:00, Spaceship Earth 11:00, FEA 1:00
Fri – MK (Tomorrowland+Fantasyland)
Not really hitting popular rides at RD, but instead trying to make a logical plan w/o too much walking. TP has no waits >15 mins, so if that is accurate, seems like we can do this. We’ll child-swap Space Mtn, DS6 will do Astro Orbiter with non-riding parent at the same time. We don’t have breakfast planned – we’ll maybe get something from resort food court or a quick breakfast while we’re walking around. Have Tony’s Parade lunch package at 12, thinking about Friar’s Nook for the mac and cheese for dinner. Have ~2 hours between then and Happily Ever After to go back and do whatever we can FP or whatever kids liked and are willing to stand on line for.
FP: Space Mtn 11:00, Micky @ Town Sq. 12:45, Buzz Lightyear 1:45
Again, thanks in advance!