First-timer planning a 2-day trip for November. (Followed by 4 day cruise)
I’d appreciate some thoughts on my plan, specifically re: a mid-day break from MK.
We’re staying at Coronado Springs and our first day is a full day, park-open-to-park-close tour de force of MK. I want to get there early to explore Tomorrowland with minimal waits, and I want to be there at the end for fireworks.
I have young kids, 7 and 9, and my 7yo has ADHD and some generalized anxiety around large crowds. I’m thinking some sort of mid-day break from being on our feet, on a schedule, and around a ton of people would be a wise investment in a pleasant evening.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the exact FP windows that I wanted, and so the break is shorter than I wanted. I have us leaving at 2:00 and returning at 4:00. We probably won’t have time to swim during the break, and the Coronado feature pool is closed anyways, so I was thinking of sitting down in the A/C, having a drink, and letting the kids do some screen time.
My concerns are:
MK to Coronado looks like a long trek. Even with a Minnievan it looks like at least 40 minutes of the break just in transit, right?
Tom Sawyer closes at 5, so this gives us about 45 minutes max, including the raft ride. I think my kid would love the unstructured nature of TSI and I don’t think this is enough time.
Given this TP, what would you change? https://touringplans.com/plans/print?id=3255728
(Note: it shows a ton of FP reservations, but only 3 are actual FP+. The rest are modeling the use of the DAS card. I noted in comments which is which. I used the waits-per-time-of-day graphs to estimate the DAS return times)
Should I bring the kid’s tablets with me, take the monorail to a different resort, and find a quiet bar to hang out in for an hour instead?
Realistically speaking, how much time should I expect to travel from the middle of MK to our door at Coronado Springs, using Minnievan?
What else could we do in the middle of the day to get away from noise and people and heat, that will give the kids a chance to zone out?
Thanks for any pointers you have!