Hitting the road tomorrow for a visit to WDW, so time to fire up a trip report.
Wed-Mon trip with 8 adults and 2 kids (4 and 10mo). The crew is made up of my brother, his wife, their kids, and her parents and siblings. In the past, I have helped my sister-in-law’s family plan their trip and managed all of their FPP remotely. The last time, it went so well, that they vowed to take me with them on their next trip…and here we are! I am hoping I can still deliver even though all of my FP magic is gone. I am an AP, but the rest of the group has 4 day PH tickets. We are staying at the Swan Reserve. I am a big fan of the Swolphin, so really looking forward to staying at the new property. We do plan on using Genie+ and I imagine some ILL here and there as well. Their family has a bigger budget for these trips that I usually do for my more frequent trips, so looking forward to some new experiences.
Wed - driving down solo from Charleston, SC midmorning. Hope to check in, drop bags and then I will head to a reservation at Steakhouse 71 for dinner before heading to MK for the Deluxe Extra Hours. The rest of the group is flying/driving in separately.
Thurs - MK, dinner at Be Our Guest
Fri - AK, probably hopping over to Epcot in the evening
Sat - HS, reservations for Oga’s
Sun - Epcot, I have a reservation for Space 220 lounge, others in the group are doing Teppan Edo for dinner. Mostly focused on FARTS booths
Mon - departure day for me, but planning to head back into Epcot for the morning/lunch before hitting the road.
I am nervous about the crowds and wait times lately, plus delivering the same experience I have for this group in the past. But I know it is going to be a great time. The weather is looking lovely, and I’ve had good experiences getting some value out of G+ in my last two trips.
This will likely not be a totally live trip report like I usually manage, just since I will need to be on my phone for G+ cruise directing. But will definitely be posting here often throughout the trip! Now it’s off to pack!