We’re doing 8 days of touring the Walt Disney properties, with a travel day on each end for Disney Springs, etc. We’re also doing MNSSHP, and Universal’s HHN (2 nights) during our stay.
We’re not 100% fit, but as bigger people, we still manage to walk 7k to 10k a day. In the parks, you’ll easily walk 15k to 20k steps a day.
Last year we packed a lot in, and no rest breaks… we were very, very tired. But we never made it to RD, and we didn’t use Touring Plans as we should have… it was a bit of the fly by the seat of your pants, even though I’ve been SO MANY TIMES before. Oh, and it’s hot… really, really hot, even at night. So that sucks the life out of you a bit.
We were tired last year. The heat made it worse. By the end of the trip, we were a little grouchy by end of day, and the feet were just wasted tired. But we never really made it to RD (rope drop), and took our time, did the A/C as much as we could, etc.
THIS YEAR we are planning with TP (yes!), are going to RD, got all of our fast passes in the early morning (so we can try to grab some in the afternoon and/or evening later), and have budgeted in rest time at the resort mid-day. There’s the understanding that rest time MUST happen when we plan on going late into the night (aka - MNSSHP or HHN), and that it is optional when we are just having too much fun… then we’ll just plan some bench and people watching time instead.
I have a feeling with all of the TP planning, RD, and early morning fast passes, that we’ll get to do MORE and still be able to take naps, use our dining plan, etc… with the help of Touring Plans and all of the tips along the way.
Mid-day breaks sound good to me. For anyone staying at a resort property, if you have a rental car, it makes it even easier than waiting for buses, etc.
Hope you have fun! We are going to rent a house off property one of these years we go to see the ears!
~ Imaginette ~