We are planning to head back to Orlando early Dec 2018. DH thought MNSSHP was the highlight of our WDW trip last October and so is on board for MVMCP. Otherwise everyone wants to go to UOR (we have never beeen before and kids are big HP fans). But with trying to minimize time away from school and also knowing we can’t handle too many park days in one trip, that leaves us with just the one day in the world!
So my tentative plan is for us to arrive MVMCP party day, hopefully by late morning. If time allows take monorail to see resort holiday decorations (Contemporary, Poly, GF) and end up at Whispering Pines Cafe to eat before taking boat or shuttle to MK for 3:30 arrival to que for the party.
The next day, considering breakfast at Ohanas and see any resorts we missed the day before. Then DS to go to the Void. Then off to UOR to relax before hitting parks the next day.
Originally I thought we may try staying at s DS hotel and save money but now I am wondering if the Contemporary would be a lot more enjoyable. I had booked a night at B resort but when I consider the points I used, the resort fee, and airport transportation, I will end up paying about $150 more for a room at the contemporary. Worth it? It seems like a completely cool place (I have never been in it)
I do also keep trying to reconfigure our trip to allow another day in the world to maybe park hop between HS (see TSL) then over to Epcot for candlelight processional and we never saw illuminations. If I did put that day in, then it would likely take the place of our kind of relaxing day after the party. We would stay a second night at WDW and plan to leave early for UOR the early the next morning. Doable but more hectic and a second night at WDW would be even more of a splurge (I found a really good deal on Portfino Bay resort for our stay st UOR).
As an aside, I am thinking my Star Wars loving family should plan a proper trip to WDW once Star Wars land opens!