Our upcoming trip is only 90 days away! Yay! So, naturally I am currently in “I think to rethink all of these TPs!! What if I have it all wrong??” mode. Today’s worry stems from no rest days. Our last trip was a marathon. We ran ourselves ragged. So, my goal for this trip is to stay for longer (yay!) and to allow more time to “stop and smell the roses.” I have intentionally budgeted more park time than I feel will be necessary to “do everything” as far as rides/attractions are concerned in hopes that we won’t be running around the parks like crazy people.
I think this is doable for us this time around because (1) we are going in early February and it (hopefully) won’t be the temperature of the sun outside and (2) the parks have shorter hours this time of year. So, here’s a brief run down of our days.
1/30 - Pick kids up from school and head straight to the airport. Wheels down at MCO around 8 p.m.
1/31 - 9:25 breakfast at 1900 PF, HS by noon, Star Wars Dessert Party
2/1/ - PPO TH, AK until 3, Dinner at CG
2/2 - 10:45 CM, Epcot by mid-afternoon, WS, FEA, Illuminations
2/3 - RD MK, BOG Dinner, HEA After Fireworks DP (wanting to stay all day and do SotMK, TSI, Tiki Room, etc in the afternoon but will skip and take a break if we need one)
2/4 - EMM TSL, HS until 11, Back by 3 for early dinner, JTA and F!
2/5 - O’hana 9:10, AK noon until park close
2/6 - PPO ADR GG, Epcot until 3, Dinner at V&A
2/7 - PPO BOG ADR, Break by noon, 4:15 HDDR, DAH
2/8 - 8 am EMH MK, BBB for my girls, plus lunch at CRT, parade, head to airport by 4
I am currently thinking of skipping the EMH in MK on 2/8. It’s our last day but I feel like it’ll be tough to make right after a late night with DAH on the 7th as well as needing to pack up all of our bags and have them ready to go. I’m thinking of maybe just planning on being in the park that day by 10. Also considering dropping BOG breakfast on 2/7 and taking that whole morning off and having the first planned thing that day be HDDR at 4:15.
I have only been on two WDW trips as an adult (and never one this long) and feel like such a poor judge of how tired we will be and want to make sure I’m taking care of my family while we are there but still enjoying all that we can during our stay. I do know that our trip in January required WAY less stamina than our trip earlier in October because the heat was a non-factor in January and made staying in the park for longer periods of time much more bearable.
Oh, and I forgot. Our travel party will be myself, my husband, our four kids (2, 4, 6, 8) and my parents (both mid-60s and in good health).
So, any thoughts? What should I drop??