Oh wise ones, help me out. I’m planning a first and only trip to Disney World. We’ll be getting the 10-day tickets and staying for two weeks. We have plenty of vacation days but trying to do it as cheaply as possible. We will be going in January 2021, so the hours are shortened. Because the hours are shortened I don’t plan on us having mid-day breaks in the hotel. We’ll do 2 park days then a rest day (repeat). Also, since this is our first time, I’ve read that it is best to just stay in a park and completely explore it, particularly since we won’t be doing mid-day breaks.
People going and our motivations: Me, because I’ve wanted to go since watching Wonderful World of Disney 45-years ago, DH because of Star Wars, DD because she’ll be a 10-year-old girl.
I’m almost finished reading the 2020 Unofficial book and mentally planning out how many days at each park and desired fast passes. Now I am thinking that tiered fast passes and the fact that we have 10 park days might mean that park hopper is more worthwhile. For example, I can’t imagine spending two full days at Epcot. But the Tier A rides there make my heart go pitter-patter. Breakfast at Aker. is DD’s highest priority for the trip. Dinner at Biergarten is mine. So, now I’m thinking we’ll have one full day just at World showcase, eating at Aker going to Frozen at 9 am, fast pass for the Rat ride, explore the worlds, meet characters and do the games then go to Biergarten, leaving shortly before we go into a food coma, watch show then leave.
Another day, go to Future World, RP Test Track to get the full car-building experience, fast pass Soarin. Do whatever else we want to do in Future World, then take a Lyft over to MK which seems to have good day-of fast pass availability.
Also I know we can add on park-hopper after we are there. But, it will change my planning if I know we’ll likely add it.