Howdy all, and thanks in advance. I'm trying to solidify our touring plans, and I'm hoping with some guidance/input, I can have as few "snags" as possible. I'm guessing there are some real pros on here, that can find where my mistakes are.
Mom, Dad, and 7 yr old boy, heading to DW 11/2-11/8.
Staying at Swan. 11/2, we fly into Orlando at 10pm. 11/8 we fly back home mid afternoon - that am will just be chilling at the hotel. Touring will be 11/3 thru 11/7.
Assume we will be at rope drop EVERY day. Dad and boy are early go getters.
Rope Drop at Epcot for 8am EMH.
1. Exp Test Track (hopefully twice)
2. Exp Soarin (hopefully twice)
3. Turtle Talk
4. Living with the land
5. Dis/Pixar Short film
6. Fastpass 9:50 am start for Spaceship Earth
7. Fastpass 10:55 am for Mission Space
12:55 pm Lunch at Mama Melrose in Hollywood. Fantasmic VIP pkg.
Back to Swan to relax
4pm - BACK TO EPCOT
4:10 pm - Jeweled Dragon Acrobats
4:40pm - Sergio
5:10pm - Fastpass - Frozen Ever After
7:30PM - Fantasmic VIP at Hollywood.
9pm Illuminations at Epcot
I ran day 1 by two folks that have done Disney recently. They both said that I'm not overdoing it. I was really questioning trying to shove Illuminations in there at the end of this day, but We're at the Swan. At the very worst, Supposedly the fake beach st Swan is said to be a very decent spot for Illuminations, but I think we'll be able to get back to the lagoon in Epcot to view. Seems like too much hopping, but the Swan is close to both Hollywood and Epcot, and we should have decent time to use the Friendship boat so we are not walking. Note that after lunch, we're pretty much just one ride, and the rest of the time is shows (and probably some VERY decent snacking.)
Rope Drop at Animal Kingdom EMH 8am.
1. Straight to Kilimanjaro Safari.
3. Primevil Whirl
5. FastPass 9:45 am DINOSAUR (FP are available now!)
6. Tough to be a bug
7. Lion King 11am
Lunch - FLAME TREE (looking fwd to this! I might sneak out of lion king a little early to beat the crowd)
TAMU TAMU - DOLE WHIP (if open, and they have it)
8. 12:30pm FLIGHTS OF WONDER
9. Fastpass - kali river rapids 12:30-1:30 (sneaky overlap, but it's really close to the bird show)
10. Fastpass - Expedition Everest 1:50pm.
LEAVE ANIMAL KINGDOM. Rest at Hotel
5pm: Dinner at Hotel
6pm: Indiana Jones Show at Hollywood
7pm: find something to do at Hollywood, maybe a fastpass, maybe just wander around.
8pm: Star Wars Fireworks Show
8pm-10 EMH, hopefully not too crowded. (target rides: Toy Story, Tower Of Terror, Star Wars Adv Continues.) If it's too crowded, consider bus to MK for Wishes, or even AK for new night River show, if it's even possible.
(I'm staring to second guess if I even need these AK fastpasses. I'm wondering If I should schedule Fastpasses for Hollywood early evening instead. There IS a 5k in the early morning at AK this day, however.)
Captain Cook's FOR TONGA TOAST!
Rope Drop at MK. (9am)
1. 7 Dwarfs
2. Peter Pan
3. Space Mountain
4 Tomorrowland Speedway
5. Buzz Lightyear
6. (if feasible, Splash Mountain)
LEAVE MK (monorail to Epcot, then boat or walk back to Swan)
Lunch at Swan.
5:00 PM: Character Dinner at Swan
Fastpass Peter Pan 6:50-7:50
FastPass Pirates Of Carib: 7:55-8:55
FastPass Jungle Cruise 9-10pm
These fastpasses put me in the area for Haunted mansion, Small World, Country bear jamboree, and alladdin's carpets
ALOHA ISLE - DOLE WHIPS
Find a spot for Wishes - 10pm
EMH, 11pm-1am. Not sure if the 7yr old will be able to handle this, but if so, we'll target Space Mountain, Tomorrowland speedway, barnstormer, Buzz lightyear.
Anyone find any glaring holes in these plans so far? I'd love to hear from anyone with an opinion. I haven't been back since I was a kid, so I put these plans together after reading several blogs / sites, and of course, buying "The Books."
Still have Sunday and Monday to post about, but Those days should be easier to put together.
Sunday will be all about Star Wars at Hollywood for the boy during the day (AM EMH at Hollywood, Jedi Training will be the major objective, and also touring all of the Star Wars attractions after emh.) After that, I have a 9pm fastpass for 7 dwarves at MK, just in case we never actually get to it on the other MK days because of crowds)
Monday is essentially open so far. Might need to target Epcot more. AK has AM EMH, and then it's wide open. Thinking about doing AK EMH, then doing a better tour of Epcot World Showcase side (while the boy does the Phin/Ferb tour.) Then either deciding on the AK new river show, or scheduling 3 MK Fastpasses.
I like to think I have some good reasons for scheduling this the way I did, and I can explain more, if needed. I've been stressing the importance of rope drop to the Mrs., and I know the boy will be raring to go early.
What do you experts think of this? Again, thanks in advance. I'm really having fun, and trying not to stress out putting this puzzle of a touring plan into place, but really trying to be realistic with rest times, and travel times (no car - using Disney transportation.) Most meals will be at Swan. Plenty of options there, and I tried to get us back for lunches and dinners.