I am pretty excited. I am a big Star Wars fan. I am going at the end of September with two girlfriends for Food & Wine so this is a total, welcome surprise. One has never been to DW and the other hasn’t been since she was a teenager. One of them is a big Star Wars fan and the other is threatening to go back to the hotel and hang out by the pool if it’s too crazy.
After reading all the new information coming out, I’m getting more excited about just hanging out in the land and the bar. I’m surprised how geared to adults the land is (I mean, $200 for a light saber? Not a kid’s toy.).
I’m not excited about all the early morning magic hours and the amount of unknowns for our planning. My original plan was:
*Thur - arrival. HS and dinner back at Yacht Club
*Fri - Epcot
*Sat - MK (fireworks party)
*Sun - AK (WAT)
*Mon - HS / leave in afternoon
The one change I’ve made is changing dinner to HS on arrival night since the closing is now 10 pm and not 8 pm (one of my friends asked that we have a nice, sit down dinner on arrival day since we’re all getting up early for our flights). If necessary, we will make Epcot day HS morning. We also have some flexibility on Sunday night.
I should also note here that I’ve never done the dining plan. Because we are going to spend our Epcot day food & wining (or whining, depending on how crazy it is), I’m feeling pressure to find a way to spend our TS credits. We currently Mama’s at HS on Thur, BOG dinner on Sat, and ???. I have a Landry’s card, Hacienda reservations for Sunday, and 50’s for Monday lunch as the last option.
My friend that is also a Star Wars fan is coming from the west coast, so early morning touring is not ideal. I’m hoping for some more late night hours, or best case a “throw some money at the Star Wars problem” option (which is a major advantage being a bunch of grown-ups vs going with my kids).