OK, I am back to update while I have a quick break from work…I am doing a triple resort stay (ASM, Swan, AKL), because I am wild like that. I have tagged along with a coworker, whom I simply adore and is a big runDisney gal, then my mom comes later in my trip. 11/1-11/7.
Arriving solo 11/1 (flight not booked yet) from DCA to MCO and staying that night at All Stars Movies. Need to go to the expo and will locate food solo that night, as coworker (CW) is racing the next day. In Feb when I did this same thing, while waiting for my Dad to auto train in the next AM, I went to CR and ate at the bar of CG, then wandered around the monorail resorts. I will likely do that again.
Friday, 11/2 will get up early (not race early) and uber over to Swan for my longer resort stay, then hit HS for AM EMH. We were too “relaxed” in our FPP bookings to get Slinky Dog, but that’s ok. CW booked ADR @ 50s (@BenF12400 claims I went once when I was a kiddo, but no recollection). Probably Park Hop to Epcot for some PM rides, food and booze (light on the booze, we gotta race the next day). Going to LOVE being at the Swan for this…usually a YC/BC goer, but that’s on DF’s budget, not mine!
Saturday 11/3 3am wake up for the 10k, which I am not AT ALL trained for. No plans for the rest of the day, R&R, ice bath, etc. Maybe we need to make a brekky/lunch not in a park ADR somewhere? Any suggestions?
Sunday 11/4 3am wake up for the Half Marathon, which again, not AT ALL trained for. Will be lucky if I cross the finish line. Back to Swan for R&R then Epcot around 3pm, have our FPP for everything we (I) wanted: SE, Land, Frozen (I lose my marbles on soarin, can’t do it), then ALL the drinks and the Half Marathon party that night.
Monday 11/5 MK for the AM, Mom gets in, YAY! but she added on so last minute she doesn’t get to join our FPP for SDMT, they are all out. MK closes at 4:30pm that day, so park hop to Epcot for the PM, more wining and dining.
Tuesday 11/6, check out of Swan and head to AKL. AK for the AM…couldn’t get Mom added on to my FOP FPP that AM, but hoping my former CM friend can help us out. Also couldn’t get on a Safari FPP with me, which seems odd…they don’t have any AM safari FPP even close to my time for that day. Stay at AK or Park hop to MK. Dinner at Sanaa at 8:55…another surprise that I couldn’t get an earlier ADR. I have last minute booked Sanaa multiple times before. But, this will let us hand in pandora at night…sun sets EARLY this time of year.
Wednesday 11/7, TBD, probably AK & MK. We JUST added this day on this weekend so I haven’t wrapped my head around things yet, plus I keep having errors with the FPP booking for me under my Swan rez, something with a “FPP token planning” instead of normal tickets. Is this the downside to the Swan? (It was cheaper to extend my package with Swan for 1 extra day instead of ordering a 1 day park hopper…I think). Flight out of MCO leaves at 9pm, so we have nearly a full day of touring.
That’s what I have so far. In summary:
-still not effectively planned like I typically am
-not at all ready for this Wine & Dine race challenge. Genuinely worried…
-issues with my FPP booking after adding on a day…going to call Disney here shortly. Is this a Swan issue or just a Dizfinder issue?