BACKSTORY: First of all, we aren’t really “snobs”… but we do love all the frills and magic that Disney provides! We visit once a year and have stayed Deluxe for the last 3 years by renting DVC points. Our last trip was in March. We actually had to leave our room at Poly a day early due to the parks shutting down! Ever since we left, we have felt like we just didn’t our full Disney fix. So, on a whim last week, we decided to book something and make the 10 hour drive back to Orlando on Nov. 20-25. We originally booked a room at AOA but after much pondering, we moved our stay to the Yacht Club. We love that area and we really weren’t excited about the hustle and bustle at AOA. I hope we don’t regret this!!!
GROUP: Me, My mom, DS 13, DS 11, DD 7
This will be the 6th trip of just my mom, myself and the kiddos. We leave the guys at home!!!
Note: My kids care nothing about resort theming which was something else that steered our decision to move resorts. They do love storm along bay! We actually told the kids that we are staying “value” and won’t tell them any different until we arrive. They are going to be thrilled!
Leave EARLY…Drive 10 hours and arrive at Yacht Club around 2ish. Right now, I have reservations at Boathouse for 3:45 but I hope to modify for a little later. Boathouse was one of the ADRs that we missed due to Disney shutting down in March so we wanted to eat there first.
Saturday: Hollywood Studios
Lunch ADR at Mama Melrose 11:50. My boys are big Star Wars fans so I’m hopeful to score a ROTR boarding pass. We actually rode it in march and got boarding pass 2 then! eeryone in the group is thrill ride junkie so TOT and Rockin Roller are MUST DOs! Mickey and Minnie’s runaway is on the list too but it will be ok if we skipped. We didn’t love it in March. We want to try Docking Bay 7 for supper.
Sunday: Magic Kingdom
Lunch ADR at Skipper Canteen at 1:05. We love it and it was also one we missed out on in March.
Monday: Animal Kingdom
No plans this day. We will definitely will eat at Yak & Yeti. Not sure if it will be lunch or supper yet. We also love Santuli. We have Ale and Compass ADR for supper but not sure we will keep it. This is one of our favorite parks!
Lunch ADR at Teppan Edo at 1:00. This will be a first time for us! We plan to eat aroung the world for supper.
I am looking forward to a less “planned” trip but am also a little nervous about just winging it! We are used to park hoppers and the dining plan! That will be a big change for us. We are not doing refillable mugs this trip and plan to bring some drinks with us. This will be our first trip without a stroller! We took one in March for my then 6 year old but she hardly ever needed it. We mostly just used it to store our things… I’m considering a backpack but we really travel very lightly and I don’t feel like we ever take much in the parks.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and personal experiences about our plans so far! Especially reviews of yacht club!