In the spirit of "No battle plan survives contact with the enemy" I can say: "No vacation plan survives contact with my family."
The OG plan: WDW 9/5-15.
WELL Since CL's are up on Saturday (oooh a 3-as opposed to the 1's and 2's the rest of the visit) we figured to do something else. So we will be visiting Cape Canaveral on Saturday (I'm a space nerd, DH is a space nerd, DS just gets to suck it up). Then someone (might've even been me) mentioned that I had said the next time we did WDW we should so Universal and be that this is the next time - well now that's on the table.
During our visit crowds were low Sunday at US. So I figured, sure, lets do that. Then I dug deeper..looks like the common wisdom is to do Universal for 2 days. So now Sunday and Monday. I got into express pass, early entry - I guess the reasons and what not aren't important. What it boils down to is I now have a decision to make.
We are booked at YC 9/5-15. I also have a reservation at universal at the Portofino for Sunday night.
The 1st revision of the OG plan was to drop YC for the 1 night and stay at Universal. But now I'm thinking (that I'm doing this to myself) why not check out of YC Saturday morning - do the Cape Canaveral thing, and check into the Universal hotel that evening. Do Universal 2 days, then check back into WDW on Monday night.
This opens up a can of worms. At the time of booking (military salute) YC was the only resort we were interested that was available for all the nights of our visit. Now if we're breaking it up, we may be able to book a different resort.
However I got to thinking (dug the hole deeper) - with ADR's and what not wouldn't it be prudent to hold my current reservation, book a 2nd reservation for the tail end - then just shorten my stay on my first reservation? If I did that, at what point should I shorten the 1st reservation. After my ADR date I would assume.
I think I just made what was supposed to be a simple trip complicated. Any advice?