We’re going to WDW in June for a Dance the World event. My daughter will have a 2 hour practice and parade in MK one day and then a 90 min show in EP on a different day. Other than that, we will have quite a bit of time in the parks (5 total park days). The problem is, I don’t have her schedule and won’t until close to the 60 days. I’ve made ADRs (I feel guilty, but I’m hoarding a few only because I have no idea what our schedule looks like and there were a few places my kids really wanted to eat- Garden Grill and Be Our Guest).
My youngest loves princesses still at the age of 11. I don’t know that we’ll make it back to WDW and I really want to make the most of this trip. We’re not on the dining plan, but I have a budget that is pretty similar to the cost of the dining plan offered to us, so I’m not overly concerned with price.
Akershus vs Trattoria al Forno? She LOVES Rapunzel, so I’m drawn to Trattoria al Forno, but we’re staying at Pop. Is it even practical for us to eat there on an EP &/or HS day? Would it be easy to get there early in the morning (7:50) or would we need an Uber? Will it take a long time to get to one of the parks? Is one restaurant better than the other? I’m not really all that impressed by the menus of either one, tbh, but…princesses. Will meeting princesses around the WS take forever and take the joy out of seeing and experiencing WS? Or is it doable as long as she’s willing to wait (will it be over 30 min wait per princess?). She doesn’t even know that Akershus or Tratorria Al Forno exist. She wants to meet princesses. She knows there will be lines. She doesn’t care (right now, lol). I just want the experience to be good (and I’m probably WAY overthinking this considering her low expectations!)
Does adding a TS into a day you’re park hopping just suck the time away from your day or does it give you a nice break from the inevitable heat of June? I have a F! dining package at Mama Melrose’s at 2:45p on a HS day (but could turn into a shared day with EP). I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it works out because I really want to see the show. If I have to cancel because of events, should I get a FP or just get there really early? They only have 1 F! show that day.
I literally have 20 personalized touring plans for all the “what ifs”…I’m just really, really hoping they send out the schedule soon so I can finalize plans. I just can’t seem to leave my plans alone.
I know this post was a bit discombobulated, but you’re a most welcoming group and very informative. Thanks for helping a newbie plan the trip of a lifetime!