I need to plan out my first solo WDW trip for the December meetup. After the past few days, I decided I needed to do something I enjoy, which is planning trips (even if I don’t take them). This was also a big part of helping me through my grief when my parents died.
I am arriving around 1 pm on Thursday Nov. 30 and leaving about 2 pm on Wednesday Dec. 6. I am renting a ECV and will get DAS as I have in the past. Originally, I planned to do just a carry on but now that I get a free checked bag due to having the Delta Amex card I may decide to bring a larger suitcase. I have a 4 day hopper ticket that starts on 12/2 because originally I was coming in on 12/1.
Hotel: All Star Sports
11/30: arrive, get ECV, tour resorts, dinner ADR I may share about or not
12/2: AK - FOP, Dino (RIP) and see the Christmas puppets are the priority 10:30 am ADR YaY, then join @Jeff_AZ and company at O’hana at 3:30 pm, then Universal’s Great Movie Escape with @darkmite2
12/3: EP storytellers priority then MEETUP!!! at 1 pm, then CP with John Stamos
12/4: Boma breakfast at 8:15 am with liners, then MK Tron and Christmas are priority and Jollywood with liners doing all the things
12/5: A&C breakfast with @stlouie and company at 9:30 am then EP, 4:50 pm Space 220 lounge ADR then do whatever I haven’t done.
My favorite resort to see at holiday time is WL. It often has a gingerbread cabin, but, for me, the draw is the holiday decor, especially the huge tree in the middle of the lobby. It’s the picture of classic Christmas, to me.
While here, you may want to check out the geyser that goes off every hour on the hour, +/- a few minutes.
We also enjoy watching the Electric Pageant from WL, outside of Geyser Point. It is a better view than the Polynesian. Disney did a special for the 50th. Maybe doing something special for the 100th? It arrives WL around 9:30 pm. You know it’s coming when you see these green light spots zoom across the water.
Another “while here, you may want to check out” the Carolwood Pacific Railway Room in the Boulder Ridge building. Just follow the covered walkway path past the WL giftshop (as if you’re going to the buses) over to the BR building. The room is just inside, to the right. Lots of neat stuff, Walt’s memorabilia, and quiet areas to rest.
So Thursday after I get in and get my ECV I think this is my plan.
Bus from ASS to HS, ECV to YC/BC for decorations there. Maybe wander boardwalk a bit too.
Then Skyliner to Riviera from EPCOT or HS depending on where I end up.
Then Skyliner to HS and bus back to ASS.
Friday afternoon/evening will be the MK resorts/lounges TBD.
Ohhhhh. You shall have to keep an eye out in Dinoland for some sparkle shoes on parade that day.
I won’t be playing for , but I suspect my crew will be. Celebrating a big birthday and big graduation for my oldest friend. (Who hates flying, isn’t a disney person and is being dragged by another mutual who’s arranging her travel. )
Since you’re going solo, and I so wish I could join you guys, make sure to bring a doorstop to help you get in and out of your room, unless you plan on leaving the ECV in the corridor. I don’t like doing that because I don’t want to have to take all my stuff off the ECV.