A very long read, but if you have the time I would appreciate it if you look over my 10 day itinerary. I have made my ADR’s and fastpasses so I probably can’t change too much, but any heads up or tips or general impressions would be appreciated.
First The Background Info:
First ever trip to Disney with my family of 4 (daughter age 6 and son age 8 ).
We are starting early and going late every day but we are going to take a mid-day break every day. This worked well for us on our last vacation. I’m allocating 4 hours in the middle of each day for the nap and if we have enough time a dip in the pool.
We have the regular dining plan (1 TS, 1 QS, 2 Snacks)
We are staying at Caribbean Beach Resort in a preferred room.
We like waterparks so ware planning to do both waterparks.
I have a list of 7-9 rides that are my priority at each park except for Magic Kingdom which we will be spending two days (both have extra magic) at. I want to do every single ride/attraction at Magic Kingdom if possible.
Day 1 (Tuesday) - Arrival
Unpack, explore resort activities, chill at the pool, eat dinner at the resort, watch a movie under the stars, Smores, etc.
Day 2 - (Wednesday) Magic Kingdom
Pre-park opening Bibbidi Bobbity Boutique appointment at 8:25 and then Cinderella’s Royal Table breakfast immediately afterwards. Rides until mid-day break. Return for more rides until Happily Ever After dessert party with garden view which gives us VIP viewing of the fireworks. Quick Service Spot: Columbia Harbour House or Pecos Bill
Fastpasses (we’re focusing on the left side of the park)
Jungle Cruise (11:00-12:00)
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (12:10-1:10)
Splash Mountain (1:20-2:20)
Day 3 - (Thursday) Hollywood Studios
Pre-park opening Hollywood & Vine Fantasmic breakfast at 8:10am. Rides until break time and then we return for rides until Fantasmic begins. Quick Service Spot: Woody’s Lunch box or ABC Commissary
Fastpasses (Could not get Slinky Dog, Family is passing on Tower of Terror & Rockin Roller Coaster)
Toy Story Mania (9:20-10:20)
Star Tours (10:20-11:20)
Frozen Sing-Along (12:00-1:00)
Day 4 - (Friday) Epcot
Pre-park opening Chip n’ Dale Harvest Feast at the Garden Grill. Rides until Nap break. Rides until Rose & Crown Illuminations Dinner at 8pm.
Quick Service Spot: None, with two table service meals I figure we can get a snack if needed but sounds like plenty of food.
Fastpasses (We plan to go on Soarin’ right after Garden Grill)
Living with the Land (9:40-10:40)
Turtle Talk with Crush (10:55-11:55)
Test Track (12:25-1:25)
Day 5 - (Saturday) Typhoon Lagoon / Wilderness Lodge & Storybook Dining
Breakfast at our resort, then off to Typhoon Lagoon. I reserved a getaway glen umbrella location and so we don’t have to be hunting for a spot. We’ll stay there for a few hours and if needed we’ll head back to the resort for a nap. After our nap we’ll use a mini-van or Lyft to get to Wilderness Lodge. We have a 7:30pm reservation at Storybook Dining. If we get there earlier I’d like to explore the resort with the family. Possible do the scavenger hunt. After dinner, I want to head down to boat launch/geyser point to see the Electric Water Pagaent (I believe it passes WL at 9:30).
Day 6 (Sunday) Resort Day / Disney Springs
Spend the day enjoying our resort pool. We booked a Caribbean pirate cruise for the kids that leaves from our resort. The wife and I can enjoy some kid-free time for 2 hours.
In the evening, we’ll head over to Disney Springs for shopping. I would like to watch Toy Story 4 at the Disney Springs AMC. We will get dinner at Wolfgang Puck Express.
Day 7 (Monday) Animal Kingdom
It’s an early extra magic hours day so I want to get there at 8am and go on Rides for 4 hours. We have a 12:30 lunch reservation for a River’s Of Light Tusker house package for lunch. Break. Return for rides until it time to watch Rivers of Light.
Dinner Quick Service Spot: Flametree BBQ or Satu’li Canteen
Fastpasses (We plan to do Navi during early extra magic hours)
Kilimanjaro’s Safari (9:20-10:20)
Expedition Everest (10:20-11:20)
Avatar Flight of Passage (11:25-12:25)
Day 8 (Tuesday) Blizzard Beach/Epcot Day 2
Breakfast at the resort. Check out Blizzard Beach for a couple of hours. Do Winter Wonderland mini-golf (if we have the time/energy) that is next to Blizzard Beach. Break. Spend our evening at Epcot. We have a 7pm Frozen Fast Pass and a “Late” 8pm dinner reserved at Akershus.
Mission Space (4:30-5:30)
Spaceship Earth (5:55-6:55)
Frozen Ever After (7:00-8:00)
Day 9 (Wednesday) Magic Kingdom Day 2
Prepark opening Be Our Guest Breakfast at 8:20am. Rides until our 1:15 reservation at Tony’s Town Square (the package that comes with the reserved seating at the parade). After the parade do any last things we want to do at Magic Kingdom before we head back to the resort for a relaxed evening consisting of pool, smores on the beach, packing, movie under the stars.
Fastpasses (We’re focusing on the right side)
Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train (9am-10am)
Peter Pan’s Flight (10:15-11:15)
Space Mountain (11:15-12:15)
Day 10 (Thursday) Departure Day
Pack up and check out. Say goodbye to Disney at the Lilo &Stitch Breakfast at Ohana. Back to the resort and wait until Magical Express picks us up. I’m factoring in that Magical Express will pick us about 3-4 hours prior to our departure time.