My reason for this post is simple: I would love to hear from people who have toured the parks around Thanksgiving. I'm looking for any suggestions, warnings or advice I can get as I will be going by myself with my two daughters who will be 8 and 9 by the time of the trip. We are staying at POP Century from Monday, November 17 through Thursday November 27.
About my daughters:
They are high-energy, late night children. They wake up well in the morning for the most part so I hope to hit as many rope drops as possible. I don't plan on taking a lot of resort breaks but do plan on relaxing at a meal or a laid back show or something. Maybe we can ride People Mover and CoP over and over. haha!
I do not want to do laundry *(I am flying Southwest so I will have
plenty of room for clothes as they allow 2 checked bags per person)*
I am not planning on renting a car
I would love suggestions on what to pack as far as clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.
I plan on taking a light backpack into the park to carry things we need so I would also like suggestions on what to put in the bag that I may not have thought of.
(so far I'm thinking, Trent Charger, large ziplocks, body glide, moleskin, flip-flops, sunscreen)
Here are the plans for the trip:
Nov. 17: Flight arrives at MCO at 5:30pm Magical Express to POP
8:25pm dinner reservation at 1900 PF
Nov. 18: Hollywood Studios
12:05pm lunch reservation for Mama Melrose Fantasmic! Dining Package
Nov. 19 Magic Kingdom
7:30am breakfast reservation at Ohana
4:40pm dinner reservation at Crystal Palace
Nov. 20 Magic Kingdom
(This is the day that I'm hoping to get A&E FPP for) Plan A
11:45am lunch reservation at Liberty Tree Tavern
4:15pm dinner reservation at Be Our Guest
Nov. 21 Animal Kingdom
1:00pm lunch reservation at Tusker House
tour AK through park close
hop to Epcot with intent to watch Illuminations
7:00pm dinner reservation at Garden Grill
Nov. 22 Epcot
8:10am breakfast reservation at Akershus
12:45pm lunch reservation at Via Napoli
possibly take a break and hit PM emh at MK
Nov. 23 Hollywood Studios
12:30pm lunch reservation for Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
6:35pm dinner reservation for 50's Prime Time Cafe
Nov. 24 Epcot and possible park hopping/resort day
tour Epcot and possibly hop to hit other attractions/rides the girls want to do again
I have reservations for meals this day at Epcot but I'm not sure I'll keep them.
(8:10am Akershus, 12:45pm Via Napoli and 6:30pm Garden Grill)
I know for sure that I won't keep all three. Don't think we could eat that much!
Nov. 25 Animal Kingdom
12:30 lunch reservation for Yak & Yeti
tour Animal Kingdom and see shows/attractions we may have missed on Nov. 21
hop to MK for the evening?
7:00pm dining reservation at Be Our Guest that I may not keep.
Nov. 26 Magic Kingdom (Our Thanksgiving Day)
(If I don't get A&E FPP for Nov. 20 then I will hopefully get it for this day) Plan B
12:00pm lunch reservation at Liberty Tree Tavern for Thanksgiving Lunch
6:30pm dinner reservation at Be Our Guest for (possibly light) Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 27 (Real Thanksgiving Day)
hit rope drop for 7:00am morning EMH at Magic Kingdom
9:55am breakfast reservation at Crystal Palace
Take Magical Express back to MCO for our 3:20pm flight home.
Thanks in advance for any replies!