After many adults only trips to WDW, this will be my first WDW visit with my kids (to be 3.5 y/o and 13 months old) and my first visit in 4 years. It will be me, my wife, the 2 kids and my parents for 4.5 days at the parks. We are staying at Bay Lake Tower
We have 1/2 day (Day 3 or 60+2 in FP+ speak) and a full day (Day 5 or 60+4) to divide between Epcot and AK. My wife or I will be at the resort while the little guy naps from about 1 pm - 3 pm each day.
For the most part, we plan to only do rides we can all do together (the 2 possible exceptions are that my wife and I would like to ride 7DMT and FOP). Thus, this trip we are not doing the mountains at MK, Everest, TT or Soarin’. We are also skipping DHS.
Originally our plan was:
Day 3 - afternoon at AK
FP+ … Safari and Lion King in the early-mid afternoon and NRJ for 5 pm’ish once the little guy and other parent arrives. We will try for FOP for my wife and I instead of NRJ, but realize FOP for 60+2 is possible, but unlikely.
6:30 pm dinner at Rainforest Cafe
Day 5 - Epcot
FP+ Turtle Talk, Spaceship Earth and FEA
Noon lunch at San Angel
Now I am rethinking our plans and might want to switch Epcot to 1/2 Day 3 and AK to full Day 5 for the following reasons:
(1) my 13 month old will miss the Safari and animal stuff with our current plan due to his nap. He will likely enjoy that more than Epcot.
(2) My wife and I have a much better chance of getting FOP FP on 60+4 than 60+2.
(3) I read yesterday that animals are more likely to be seen on Safari in the morning vs early afternoon.
(4) My 3.5 year old will likely get more out of a full day at AK over Epcot.
So I looked at dining options last night and there is currently not much available for table service lunch at AK on our Day 5 or Dinner at Epcot on Day 3. My Dad has eating restrictions so we need to eat at a table service. I think the dining reservations are the biggest reason for me to just stick with our current plan.
My wife says I’m overthinking this and since we will be returning annually, it doesn’t really matter what we do or don’t do this time and we might as well just leave things as-is because we have the dining reservations.
Just curious if anyone here has anything to add that might influence my decision on the plan.