It certainly beats our previous record of 5 days onsite, but I’m sure there are people out there who are crazier (or richer) than us! I know there are liners who spend months at a time staying near WDW, just not onsite.
We didn’t follow a touring plan at all this trip (shocking I know). We had FPPs for every day which we mostly used, but sometimes changed and occasionally ditched completely. Most mornings we went to a park, even if it was just to use our FPPs and do a couple of other things. When we had an ADR booked in the evening in a park, or we knew we’d be out late the night before, we booked later FPPs.
We didn’t rope drop much because we didn’t need to race to get things done. Sometimes we got more FPPs in the same park, often we went to another park in the afternoon or evening and picked up FPPs there.
I think we rode FoP 15 times with either pre booked or same day FPP. We never did standby. We didn’t book any FPPs for Navi so we did that at rope drop. At all the other parks we had FPPs for all of the main rides multiple times. We always had FPPs for RnRC at HS and Everest at AK because we all love those rides.
We had spreadsheets for each week showing which resort we were at, which park and FPPs for each day and any ADRs and parties (also crowd levels and EMH but we didn’t pay that much attention to them). We kept many of the ADRs, but modified several along the way and sometimes just completely cancelled them and did QS, dinner in the room or Disney Springs instead. A lot of the ADRs were planned to be convenient to where we were staying and that worked out well.
Sometimes we didn’t fell like going to the park we had planned, so we’d decide to go to a different park and we just changed the FPPs to what we could get there. We never waited in long lines because we could always come back and do something another day.
A few times we didn’t feel like going to a park at all, so we didn’t. Sometimes the kids went in without us.
We had two MVMCPs booked, but the first one was so busy we changed it to the HS after hours when it was announced, which was great. We also did MK after hours which was good but Space and Seven dwarfs were both down for almost the entire night.
We did two dessert parties at MK, one of those was for the Dec 30 fireworks which was awesome.
The NYE dessert party at HS was fantastic, we were so happy to see the SW fireworks since that was the only night they were on during our trip.
The kids swam at every resort except Pop and we did some other activities at the resorts.
I haven’t really posted before about how we planned because we didn’t treat this like a normal trip. We were very relaxed and fairly spontaneous. Things like the Void, Christmas tree trail, and watching Mary Poppins at DS we decided the day of.
We never got around to doing 4 parks in a day, but I think we did 3 a couple of times (not deliberately it just happened).
There are still plenty of things we didn’t get around to doing and at some point we’ll make a list of things we want to do when we come back for a more sensible length trip (maybe 4 weeks) in about 3 years.