I’d suggest asking the other members of your party to help planning, and develop a list of what you’d like to do. Doing all of the rides/attractions doesn’t sound like a great idea to me. In theory, that’s what many people try to do, and it makes sense to try and get as much done as you possibly can, because it’s so expensive, and you wanna get your money’s worth. However, imo, it’s FAR better to target the things you want to do, and to not waste that precious, expensive time, standing in lines for things that might disappoint you, just because you want to do everything, or you are following someone else’s “plan.”
That said, here’s some random suggestions:
I’d suggest doing 7d twice. Once during the day, once at night. I have a feeling you’re going to be surprised at how short and small the ride is. It’s a fun, smooth, coaster. But it’s not very thrilling at all. Frankly, the themeing, and the photopass video they make for you, are better than the ride itself.
I’d skip Finding Nemo.
I’d investigate changing that Indy FP to ANYTHING else when you are in the park, as soon as you can possibly do it. If you keep that FP, you will not be able to get 4th fp until you tap in for the INdy show. If you are able to move your other FP up that AM, I’d be trying to get off the hook for that Indy fp, and replace it with a FP that can be used immediately, so you can tap into that fp, and start trying to score a better 4th fp.
Possible suggestions for FP replacements for a 7D (again, these are just suggestions, I don’t know how your party would feel about these:)
Another Splash Mt or Big Thunder
Speedway and Orbiter tend to have long lines when you least expect it. The Speedway’s gas fumes get on my nerves too much to standby for more than say 20 minutes. I have a nostalgia thing for Speedway, I love it (don’t judge.) The 13 yr old might really like the Speedway. Astro Orbiter scares the living crap out of me, and I love big roller coasters. I’m not a ride wimp. The views on it are great. It’s worth a FP to me - talk about the world’s most boring queue. And if you happen to have it planned and it’s all the sudden a 40 minute wait…grrrrrr.
Just suggestions. You are sooo on the right track with asking these questions. You will make the right choices once you whittle down what’s important to YOUR group, and skipping the things that are not. Our greatest days are when we focus on what WE want to do, and walk right on by the distractions, and/or eliminate the “what should we do next” moments. That’s not our style. That style is not “wrong,” it’s just wrong for us. We hardcore tour in the am, head to he pool when the lines are longest, and the sun is hottest, then usually go back to a park at night for relaxed touring, and fireworks. IMO, having a list of what is important for your group to do, and crossing off what you can and should skip will be of a great value. But that’s my style, and fits into the way we like to vacation.
You’re totally on the right track. Your family should be thanking you profusely during and after your trip.