We just got back at midnight last Sunday from our trip and I wanted to share with you, our success story.
Family: 3.5 y/o, 1.5 y/o and mom and dad mid-30s.
Wednesday: Wake up at 4:15 (MST) 1hr flight, 4.5hr flight.Arrive in Orlando at 4 pm. Arrive at Disney Springs at 5:30 pm to convert paper tickets to RFID cards. Arrive at my brother’s house in Windermere at 7 pm.
Thursday: Lvl 4/10 busy day. We missed rope drop by just a little, but not bad considering we were transitioning from the 2hr difference of MST. So it was basically like waking the kids up at 4:30 AM two mornings in a row. This morning the monorail line was a bit long and in retrospect, we should have taken the boat. This day was 95F with a feels like of 97F. When booking the trip we were hoping for low 80s, so this was unfortunate, but the kiddos adapted well.
9:23 AM Main Gate (We Arrive)
10:00 AM Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride (Rider Swap - older child)
10:15 AM The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Youngest child)
10:18 AM Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride (Rider Swap - older child)
10:42 AM Meet Rapunzel and Tiana (Fast Pass)
11:00 AM The Barnstormer
11:32 AM Meet Ariel at her Grotto (Fast Pass)
11:53 AM Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid
12:20 PM Meet Cinderella and Elena (Fast Pass)
12:35 PM Pinocchio Village Hause (Lunch)
1:46 PM It’s a Small World
2:22 PM Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Fast Pass)
2:24 PM Mad Tea Party (Teacups)
2:40 PM Wait for Parade (20min was enough time to have front row viewing in front of Liberty Tree Travern)
3:00 PM Festival of Fantasy Parade
3:45 PM Dole Whips (Break)
4:22 PM The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
4:40 PM Pirates of the Caribbean (Fast Pass)
5:00 PM Enchanted Tiki Room
5:33 PM Swiss Family Treehouse
5:50 PM Liberty Tree Tavern
7:30 PM Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party
7:55 PM Enchanted Tales with Belle
8:29 PM It’s a Small World
8:40 AM Jungle Cruise (Fast Pass)
9:00 PM Wishes Nighttime Spectacular (Fireworks)
9:05-9:30 Monorail/Trolley to Car
10:09 PM Back at Lodging
Friday: Arrived at Blizzard Beach at 11am. The whole family loved it so much that we regretted not getting there at the 10 am open and we stayed till close. Our fearless 3.5-year-old girl couldn’t get enough of Toboggan Racers and Snow Stormers. Our 1.5-year-old girl would clap and say “again” after each time we rode Teamboat Springs. Bringing in a stroller was crucial for the 1.5-year-old to catch an afternoon nap.
Thanks everyone for your tips in the forum before our trip.