We are planning our FIRST EVER Disney trip March 23-28, and I’m hoping all of you experienced Disney people can take a look at our itinerary and offer feedback, also I have a few questions at the end, sorry for the long post. We will have 4 in our group: myself, DH, DS 15, DD 5
We are staying at Wilderness Lodge in a room with bunkbeds.
Here is our itinerary:
Saturday: arrive at MCO at 10:00am, take DME to Wilderness Lodge, drop off our carry-on and get changed into warm weather clothes (we are coming from Michigan, where it will likely still be snowing).
Head to MK plan to watch the parade at 3pm, having dinner at Crystal Palace at 5:15pm, I anticipate we will all be tired and go back to the hotel shortly after dinner. Plan to get FP for Peter Pan, Seven Dwarfs ride and Jungle Cruise. I plan to start the week out with easy, kid friendly rides and work our way up in intensity over the week - I’m afraid if we go on anything too fast or high the first day, I won’t get the 5 year old on anything for the rest of the week.
What is the earliest FP you would book for this day?
Sunday: Epcot: Character Breakfast at Akershus at 9:15am, plan to get FP for Soarin’. My son and husband would like to do TT, Spaceship Earth and the Green Mission Space. I plan to take my daughter to Frozen ever After, the aquarium area, turtle talk and the Imagination Pavilion while we wait for them. Go back to the hotel and possibly return in the evening for Illuminations depending on energy levels.
Monday: Hollywood Studios: Plan to arrive in the AM, but I don’t know if everyone will be ready to go for rope drop. Plan to get fast-passes for: Slinky Dog Dash and Star Tours (plan to do rider switch for the 5 yo). We are also interested in: Toy story Mania, Indiana Jones Stunt Show, Muppet-vision, possibly meet Chewbacca and do one of these shows: Beauty and the Beast, Frozen Sing along or Voyage of the Little Mermaid. We have lunch at Sci-Fi at 2pm. Plan to head back to the hotel shortly after lunch… Entertaining the idea of returning for the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular, but not sure.
Tuesday: Animal Kingdom: We have dinner reservations for Tusker House at 6:15pm, haven’t decided if we will take the morning off, or head to the park in the morning and return later for dinner - any thoughts you have on this are appreciated. We would like to get FP for FOP, Dinosaur (rider switch with 5 yo), and the Safari. would like to see Lion King, and Finding Nemo.
Wednesday: MK: Breakfast at BOG at 9:15am FP for Enchanted tales with Belle, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain. Would also like to try Splash Mountain and/or Pirates of the Caribbean. Check out the Muppets: Great Moments in American History. Head back to the hotel to rest, Dinner at Park Fare at 5:40pm, back to MK for a few rides and watch the fireworks.
Thursday: Our flight leaves at 2pm, wondering if we will have time to go to one of the parks for a few hours in the morning.
We have booked a bunch of character meals so we won’t spend our time in the parks waiting to meet characters.
How much time should I give us for TS meals? This is our first trip and I’m worried we will be exhausted, so I thought a good method would be to try book our FP’s around the times of our meals, so if we are tired we can do our three FP’s and a meal and head back to the room. Of course I actually have no idea what I’m doing, just trying to guess what would be a good method, I appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you!