Our family of 3 (me, DW, DD21) are planning to be at WDW over the holidays, focusing on rides we didn’t get to last year. We’re staying offsite, with 1 night onsite for the RotR $ILL. Fam are not early risers but we’ll compromise on getting to parks at ~9AM. We have 7 day PH’s w/G+ prepurchased. Looking to take 4-5 hour midday breaks. Our tolerance for waiting in line is low, ideally <15 mins, very cautious on COVID, so will buy $ILL’s to avoid long indoor waits. Ride goals below listed in descending order of priority, and also want to take in some parades.
12/27 Tues - inbound travel day. Rez: EP. Plan to spend the evening there.
Goals: GtG, TT, FEA, Remy, Mission: Space. Plan is to stack LL’s while inbound and hopefully get most of these done.
12/28 Wed (onsite) - Rez: DHS. Oga’s ADR for 12:40, for drinks.
Goals: RotR, MMRR, Fantasmic, TSM, ToT, Batuu Bounty Hunters, SDD, MFSR. Probably won’t get through this list in 1 day, but we’re coming back tomorrow. One question is whether to try for an early return time on RotR, and risk an inconvenient time shift, or try for a more predictable evening return time.
12/29 Thu (onsite) - Rez: EP w/eve hop to DHS. Space 220 lounge ADR for 11:30.
Goals: RotR, World showcase & Holiday festival, plus whatever we didn’t get at EP on 12/27 or DHS on 12/28. We want to do RotR twice and get that Star Wars itch well scratched
12/30 Fri - off day, pool, shop, and/or Funspot
12/31 Sat - off during day, evening at EP. We won’t have access to internet during the day to stack LL’s.
Goals: World showcase, and possibly rides w/short SB lines
edit: changed this to DHS and will move Baatu BH and Fantasmic here from 12/28. EP Holiday Festival will already be over as of 12/30 so that makes EP less attractive on 12/31.
1/1 Sun - Rez: MK w/eve hop TBD.
Goals: HM, Tom Sawyer’s island for a chill picnic lunch, Splash, Space, Buzz, 7DMT, VotLM, Meet Princesses. Again, 7DMT $ILL return time is a question - if I get stuck with an evening time, then we’re not hopping to another park. Or is it moot bc getting all this done requires coming back to MK in the evening anyway?
1/2 Mon - off day, sightseeing day trip to Tampa
1/3 Tue - Rez: AK w/eve hop TBD
Goals: NRJ, FoP, EE, walking trails, Dinosaur. The FoP drops are pretty consistent and should net me an early return time for this $ILL at least.
1/4 Wed - off day, Universal
1/5 Thurs - Rez: AK. Outbound travel day - have to leave park at noonish.
Goals: more of the same from the AK list. We’ll do NRJ/FoP again, we’re Avatar nerds too.