We had one morning until noon and another until after the parade, and then one evening with the possibility of getting in some afternoon time. So what we did for our two morning trips was to treat with the possibility that they may be our only guaranteed MK trips, so we had all our “must do’s” on our schedule. We were traveling with a 5 year old and a 2 year old, which also factored into our planning.
On our first day we ended up paying extra for EMM. In my mind, a lot of the “iconic” MK things, especially for little ones, are in Fantasyland (tea cups, Dumbo, lots of princess action, etc) so to us it was worth the extra cost to get some guaranteed rides in that area. We were able to knock out 7DMT, which our 5 year old got to ride twice and loved, tea cups, Dumbo, the carousel, Snow White, and then hit up the included breakfast a few minutes before rope drop. For the rest of the morning we then just focused on the “right side” of MK with Fantasyland and Tomorrowland and a little Main Street. We then had FPs booked for a few of our other “must do” attractions (really loved Bell, our 5 year old had a blast) and then left about noon for Chef Mickey and then Epcot.
For our second day we focused on the left day of MK, and scheduled FPs for Adventureland and Frontierland. We did manage to snag a breakfast at BOG a couple weeks before our trip, so we were able to hit up Rapunzel (which we missed the other day) at rope drop and also Merida with only a 5 minute wait on the way over to Adventureland. We ended up doing our FP and snatched up another one and then settled in for the 3pm parade before heading back to the hotel.
We did manage one more evening trip, and pretty much treated it as our “browse and chill” visit and didn’t have a plan or schedule to go along with it. We also didn’t plan out every minute of the other days either though. We made sure our TP had us hitting our FP times and our “must do” items, and then just browsed for the rest of our time. We enjoyed running into the random performances and CM doing interesting stuff while just strolling around. I know it’s an expensive trip and we want to get our money worth out of every minute, but browsing was one of my favorite times there.
We divided our two days into right/left days, Fantasy/Tomorrow and Adventure/Frontier with the center included a bit in both days.