Hitting Epcot four times... reasonable plan?


#1

Hello, we're (DH, DS5, me) going to WDW this November. My plan is to hit Epcot on four different days with different goals each day. Can you please take a peak and suggest any improvements? Do you think TSMM tack on is overkill? All feedback is appreciated. Thank you!

11/11 (Tuesday) - Goal: See Illuminations. [AK in the morning (use no FPPs). Nap. Take AoA bus. Enter main gate @ 5 PM.]
1) FW: Nemo, Seas Main Tank, Crush. Soaring (w/FPPs with child swap)
2) WS: Agent P – Mexico, Gran Fiesta Tour
3) Dinner: La Hacienda (ADR for 7:45 PM) and Illuminations.
4) Leave via main gate. Bus to AoA.

11/13 (Friday) - Goal: Get pizza… DH and DS loves pizza!!! Our rest day. [Take AoA bus to HS. Do TSMM (with FPP). Ship to Epcot, enter international gate @ 11:00 AM.]
1) Lunch: Via Napoli (ADR for 11:30 AM). Use TS credits, take leftovers with us.
2) WS: Agent P - Japan, Morocco, France. Italy and America will be visits.
3) Leave via international gate. Back to AoA for nap before 1900 Park Fare (ADR for 5:10 PM)

11/16 (Monday) - Goal: Character meal. Our rest day. [Take AoA bus. Enter main gate @ 9:00 AM.]
1) FW: SoaT
2) Breakfast: Akershus (ADR for 10:35 AM).
3) WS: Agent P – Norway, China, Germany, UK. Canada will be a visit. Take Friendship ship from Germany across lake.
4) Leave via international gate. Might do TSMM (with FPP) if make it to HS by 3 PM. Bus to AoA.

11/19 (Thursday) - Goal: Pizza and redeem extra credits on snacks for trip home and beyond. [Drive. Park at Boardwalk. Enter international gate @ noon.]
1) WS: Hit any countries we want to see again.
2) Germany: Hit Karamell-Kuche to redeem credits.
3) Lunch: Via Napoli (ADR for 2:30 PM). Out of TS credits, pay OOP. Order mezzo, take leftovers for trip home.
4) France: Hit L'Glaces de Artisan and Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie to redeem credits.
5) Leave via international gate. Head on home!


#2

I'm trying to do something similar with our September/October trip. 10 days park admission, several of which will hit epcot. (+2 days for waterparks/downtown Disney.)

I'm not sure about the casual park hopping for TSMM. Especially if you don't have a car there...it really takes a long time. Disney Transportation isn't horrible, but until you've been there with a car, you might not realize how much time it uses up.

On two epcot days we're doing what you're doing on 11/11 - AK in the morning (For EMH), then a break at the hotel, and Epcot in the afternoon/evening. I think it will work well.


#3

The boat isn't too bad it really just depends on how long you have to wait before you can board.

I love Epcot so 4 days there is a good thing to me. My only advice is not to use TS credits for pizza. They take a TS credit from each person even though you're sharing a pizza. At $30 I'd say pay for that and treat yourself to a 2 credit meal like a signature or HDDR on another night.


#4

I was thinking we would each order an invidual pizza but different kinds. That way we can try out more than one. My understanding is that it might create a lot of leftovers but it's a good thing if it is really as good as everyone says.


#5

We do have a car but the 13th and 16th falls within the Food & Wine festival. I heard parking at the Boardwalk might be a problem and I thought using the main gate might wear us out. The HS and ship route seemed like the best alternative. Would the main gate be better?


#6

Oooh. I didn't realize the F&W festival stretched into November.

You want to skip dinner one of those nights, and "Snack around the world." THe food & wine festival booths take snack credits...

Also, I've heard La Hacienda San Angel is a horrible alternative to simply going to San Angel Inn.


#7

Yes, I'm thinking we might hit some booths along the way. Not too much but enough to make us waddle.

La Hacienda is for a great view of Illuminations without the hassle of uncertainty. But I read the food is good there but overpriced. Good thing we are one the DDP.