That’s a good idea to do RD or a late night and not both. My daughters will be ages 7, 4, and 1 so taking down time will be necessary. I would rather miss a few things and have them in good moods than shove a schedule in their face
Our first day there will be at MK and we have dinner reservations at Tusker House at 4:30. I think that would be a good opportunity to do RD (everyone will be excited to get the day started with it being the first day) and then after dinner we can go back to the hotel and swim or something like that.
I tell you what- planning a Disney trip is not for the faint of heart. I’m planning the entire trip for my family, and seeing as we’re spending thousands of dollars to go, it’s a lot of pressure to get it right. And I’ve never been there so I feel like shooting in the dark. I’ve read almost too many articles and blogs about it- my head is swimming with tips and info.
Another dilemma that I’m facing… we are doing all character meals (various times) for our sit down meals and most of those will be taking us out of the park I have planned for that day. How much time is this going to take out of our day? Meeting characters is a big priority, moreso than rides. (You can ride a coaster anywhere, but Princess Jasmine is only at Disney!) But I still don’t want to lose most of our time by traveling, waiting, eating, and traveling again. Can someone give me an idea of what to realistically expect? If it helps, we are going Nov 14-21 and we will have a vehicle there.