Planning an 8 night trip to WDW in 2022. The group is my sister’s family - Sis, BiL, DN (nephew) 6, DN 6 and DN 8. My family me, DH, DD 9, DS 18. Total of 9 people.
My family went to WDW in 2019, we were hooked and booked another trip for May 2020, but obviously that didn’t happen. So now we are looking to make up for our lost trip and I’m bringing my sister’s family. BiL and DN’s have never been, sis went once to MK for part of a day, nothing was planned and she just remembers being hot and standing in lines, so I want to make it an awesome trip so she had the memories my family and I have.
I’m thinking of a split stay 4 nights each at BLT and BWV. I figured we could do MK and AK from BLT then switch to BWV and do 2 days each at Epcot and HS. I love the idea of being able to walk to most of the parks and getting to try out 2 hotels, letting the kids swim in 2 different pools, being able to see fireworks (hopefully these will be back in 2022) at different parks and not needing to wait for transportation back to the hotel at the end of the night.
For our transfer day, I was picturing dropping the luggage with bell services, hopping on the monorail for a late breakfast (10/10:30) at Garden Grill (assuming they are serving breakfast again) along with a leisurely Epcot day. Then we could just go to BWV when we are done - does this sound realistic?
I am nervous about how long it will take to get everything arranged for transfer, if we are mostly packed the night before, how long does it take to drop off luggage and arrange for transfer between hotels? What if we have a grocery delivery to BLT, will they transfer the food too? I’m thinking we won’t have too much, but I was planning to have some cereal, milk, yogurt, bagels and cream cheese for quick breakfasts - will they be able to keep the dairy products cool?
Anything else I should plan for or consider? You all have way more experience at this, and I value your insights.