First timer here! I have done a lot of research and here’s what I’ve come up with so far. Still need to get my ROL dining package, but overall my strategy will be “do the FP+'s late enough that it makes sense, but early enough to get more”. It’s two adults so we are not doing characters (apart from Alice and at MVMCP). Also, I’m in Los Angeles, so booking FP+ will be at 7AM EST = 4AM PST right? And since I’m staying on property, all my dates should be available to book at the 60 day mark?
I’d appreciate any feedback, TIA!
1st EPCOT Day – Park hours 9-9:30 / CL 8 - Arrive at 11AM; FP+ Soarin’ 11AM, then Drink/Snack/Holiday/Around The World. End with IllumiNations.
HS - Park hours 9-8 / CL 4 - Arrive at Rope Drop: Toy Story Midway Mania!;
FP+ Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, Star Tours;
then other rides / shows. End with Jingle Bell! Jingle Bam or Star Wars Fireworks (or Fantasmic! as my last choice as I’ve seen it multiple times at Disneyland).
MK/MVMCP – Park hours 4PM-12AM - Arrive at 4PM, get wristband, check in for 4:30 PM ADR;
Can you do FP+ w/ a MVMCP ticket??? I really want to experience the party stuff, so rides are low priority, but I would like to do Jingle Cruise for the holiday overlay, and a few non-Disneyland things (likely 7DMT and Country Bear Jamboree).
2nd EPCOT Day - Park hours 9-9:30 / CL 3 - Arrive for Rope Drop: Test Track;
FP+ Spaceship Earth, Mission: SPACE Orange and Soarin’;
tour the rest of Future World. Leave by 5PM for 7:45 CG ADR.
AK - Park hours 9-7 /CL 4 – Arrive for Rope Drop with two options (I think I’m leaning towards #2):
- RD: Kilimanjaro Safaris; FP+ Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest, Dinosaur
- RD: FoP because of the queue; FP+ Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safaris (at sunset)
Dining Package to get FP+ for Rivers of Light.
MK - Park hours 8-6 / CL 3 - Arrive for Rope Drop: 7DMT;
FP+ ??? Maybe the other 3 mountains?
Here’s my dilemma: I feel like I can skip a lot at MK because it duplicates Disneyland (which I live near, I used to be an AP and plan to be an AP again when Star Wars Land opens). My priorities are things that DL doesn’t have (7DMT, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, The Muppets Present…, Country Bear Jamboree, Carousel of Progress, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, People Mover, Stitch’s Great Escape! – might be closed?, Enchanted Tales with Belle – might skip as not into princesses?) or things I super love at DL (Space Mountain, meeting Alice in Wonderland, Small World, Haunted Mansion, Tiki Room w/a Dole Whip).
I’d like to catch the parade and maybe the opening show and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire - Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party comes across as something more for kids? Should I bother?
5:45 ADR for Be Our Guest