In just three weeks we're flying over from little England to our first ever family holiday in the US, and boy we are making the most of it.
Due to various family circumstances we have a one-off chance to take an extended trip (wife and I, DS18, DD16 and DS10) so we're actually in the States for 7 weeks, and have nearly five weeks in Orlando.
We’ve very kindly been given a villa to use about 40 minutes from the parks. As Brits we’ve been able to get the 21 day Disney pass, as well as the 14 day Universal and Seaworld passes.
So hopefully it’s a bit of an unusual challenge for the experts to ponder as most trips don’t get to be this long! How would you make the most of it?
We're huge Disney fans, but only ever been to DLP.
Once the first few days are done and we’ve been to each of the parks most of the following days I’ve booked early FPPs with the plan to make the most of extras as I’ve learned here, and also to use the waterparks for an afternoon break, if we fancy returning later in the day too.
In general I’ve organised which parks we pick using TP and Undercover tourist’s recommendations. Mostly we’re avoiding the parks at weekends, but sometimes special events change that.
I'd love your thoughts on how our itinerary is shaping up and any changes you'd suggest or ways to improve it
|Tuesday, 26 February||Rest, shopping and preparation|
|Wednesday, 27 February||Magic Kingdom||9am RD through to evening extra magic hours if we aren’t exhausted|
|Thursday, 28 February||Epcot then Animal Kingdom||Future World EMH then drive to AK for FOP fastpass and evening|
|Friday, 1 March||Epcot World Showcase||10am start World Showcase focused day|
|Saturday, 2 March||Hollywood Studios||Later morning start through to evening|
|Sunday, 3 March||Blizzard Beach, minigolf then DS then AK||Blizzard beach, mini-golf Disney Springs then AK for FoP fastpass|
|Monday, 4 March||Rest Day||Back up FPPs booked in case of changed plans|
|Tuesday, 5 March||Magic Kingdom||Rope drop to when we’ve had enough|
|Wednesday, 6 March||AK break at BB||AK Ropedrop for FoP, afternoon break at Blizzard Beach|
|Thursday, 7 March||MK and hotels and golf||Monorail resort visits and MK|
|Friday, 8 March||Epcot RD||Afternoon break at Blizzard Beach, perhaps HS evening|
|Saturday, 9 March||Kennedy Space Centre|
|Sunday, 10 March||Rest day|
|Monday, 11 March||Blizzard beach if we fancy it||HS FPP booked in case we fancy it after BB|
|Tuesday, 12 March||Magic Kingdom||Later start|
|Wednesday, 13 March||Animal Kingdom||Alternative is go see Rocket Launch at Cape Canaveral|
|Thursday, 14 March||Hollywood Studios||Aquatica in the afternoon (Seaworld 14 days kicks off)|
|Friday, 15 March||Busch gardens|
|Saturday, 16 March||Discovery Cove||AK FPP booked if fancy afterwards|
|Sunday, 17 March||Typhoon Lagoon - DS/MK for St Patrick’s||Typhoon Lagoon opens after refurb - Disney Springs for St Patrick’s Day?|
|Monday, 18 March||Universal Studios||RD - Harry Potter focused TP|
|Tuesday, 19 March||Epcot AM - Typhoon Lagoon PM?|
|Wednesday, 20 March||Magic Kingdom||Final day of our Disney tickets - MK to close it out|
|Thursday, 21 March||Universal Studios/IOA||Possible break at Volcano Bay|
|Friday, 22 March||Seaworld||Seven Seas Food Festival|
|Saturday, 23 March||Busch Gardens||Food and wine festival and concerts|
|Sunday, 24 March||Rest day|
|Monday, 25 March||Universal Studios/IOA||Possible break at Volcano Bay|
|Tuesday, 26 March||Seaworld second day||Possible break at Aquatica|
|Wednesday, 27 March||Busch gardens||Third day if wanted|
|Thursday, 28 March||Universal Studios/IOA||Possible break at Volcano Bay|
|Friday, 29 March|
|Saturday, 30 March||Packing and tidy up|
|Sunday, 31 March||Universal Studios/IOA||Final day|