I am completely obsessed with planning a surprise trip for my sister’s family! I came across this site and the planner in me is in absolute heaven! We’ve only ever visited for single day trips and the kids were too little to remember most if it. However, they are huge Disney fans! (My nephew said if he could just stand near the entrance to Magic Kingdom, the Disney magic would fall on him and it would be enough!). Honestly… he has no idea what’s coming!!
There will be 9 of us (6-73) staying off property in January. (Big reveal at Christmas so the kids can anticipate and plan with me! - ideas welcome!) I’ve secured ADRs for CRT (10:10am) SF (4:30) OH (3:30) BOG (8:30 am) and CM (11:45am) park days and 2 rest days… my sister and I ate at CRT 20 years ago, but never anywhere else. Have I chosen wisely? I’d like to get an earlier CRT or a later OH, but with 9, I’m not sure it will work.
I’m nervous about FP at the 30 day mark - especially since I’ll need to do a day at a time. We don’t even know if they like roller coasters, yet!! RD is an option for us, but we are not all early birds - it will be harder as the week goes along. We are driving/parking… thinking of 7:30 departure days for 9am openings.
EMH are listed for our first two mornings in the parks I’ve chosen (MK and AK.). I think MK would be okay, but maybe I should swap the AK and EP days to avoid crowds? (3/4 predicted)
Ideally, I’d like to have everything planned to the -nth degree before we leave so I can relax and enjoy ALL of the moments without constantly adjusting the plans. It sounds like the most effective planning is a complete work in progress even after arrival. Is that really what I want to do? All of the adults have happily agreed to do what I tell them …I just don’t want to be a task master the whole time! We do want to be efficient and get as much as possible out of the trip.
On another note, we’ll be getting the Armed Forces Salute tickets for 2019… can those be ordered in 2018 to be used in January? Otherwise, our 30 day window will be shorter.
I am eager to hear from you experts!! This blog has been my daily entertainment for some time… I’m soaking it all up! 107 days…