I’m going to be at WDW 7/18-21 before embarking on the Disney Dream for a 5-night Double Dip to Castaway Cay!! It’s my birthday trip - actual day 7/20!!
I was going to stay at the Poly, but when the Sun & Fun (Fun & Sun? - whichever) rates came out, I could cut my cost in half by changing to AKL Standard (I have my fax all set up requesting a partial savannah view for my birthday stay) - and I love AKL, so it’s a win!
Next Saturday is my ADR day, so I’ve started working on my preliminary plan…
Flight is scheduled in around 9:30, and I’ll DME to AKL to drop off luggage (in room if ready, otherwise with Bell Services), then to Epcot for the afternoon and evening (and probably my last viewing of Illuminations).
ADR thinking - Le Cellier around mid-afternoon
ADR thinking… Breakfast at 'Ohana, Crystal Palace, 1900 Park Fare, or Chef Mickey’s
Early evening (since I am NOT a fan of Happily Ever After), head over to Disney Springs and ADR at Boathouse or Raglan Road (I’ve also pondered going back to AKL and doing Sanaa or Jiko with Sanaa getting the slight edge because a) price point and b) menu is less weird stuff (no boar or elk). I’m not picky per se, but boar and elk do not make me excited.)
ADR thinking…Tusker House breakfast…though I’m also pondering just doing breakfast at The Mara and lunch at Satu’li.
The Rhino tour!!
ROL Dessert Party (because it is awesome for Gluten-Free!!) - I know from experience I can skip dinner for this one.
7/21…Depart for Port Canaveral probably around 11ish.
ADR - Boma, as early as I can get it so as not to interfere with DCL transportation. (Because it’s similar to Tusker House, I’m leaning towards skipping that - that being TH)
I might switch MK and AK around…but I figure I’ll have the better shot at FOP FP+ for the 20th since it’s my latest day. That would have the advantage of not having me in the EMH park since while I may well be up in time, I don’t necessarily want to be stressing about getting there for EMH. And of course if a DAH is announced for MK or AK (I don’t think they do them at Epcot), that will throw a change in there also.
But for now, this is loosely what I’m thinking.
Note: I’m gluten-free, so I’ve purposely chosen places that I have either had experience with or have heard great things about them and gluten-free.