I went ahead extended my vacation by one day. Originally we were to leave Dec 14, but due to a much cheaper flight, we are now leaving Dec 15. My original touring plan had us at MK for ADR at BoG at 8:40 am then back to our hotel by 1:30 for ME to MCO. Now that we are not leaving until the next day, I am perplexed with what to with that time.
One option is to stay at MK until it closes for Mickey's Christmas Party, then make it an early night and do a morning at another park the 15th.
Pro - this is the cheaper option. This would allow us to utilize another day of fast passes.
Con - Flight lands at 8:30 PM pst (which will be 11:30 PM est) and my husband wants to drive back that night, putting us home at 1:30 AM EST. If we have an
early morning, then that might just do DH in!
Option 2 is to purchase tickets to the party and stay in the park till the party ends and sleep in the next day and get ready at our leisure.
Pro- late hours and possible low wait times at the party is very appealing as well as the added rest for DH the next day.
Con - other than the low wait times and extra hours in the park, the party doesn't seem that worth it cost wise. I could less about the cookies and cocoa. We are not a big show/parade family. Although we do enjoy the fireworks. The party will add about $300 to our budget (that is accounting for the party tickets and reducing our park hoppers by one day).
Note: this is my family's 1st trip to WDW. We have ds 12 and ds 13. DH is begrudgingly going. If he has it his way, this will be our first and last trip there. We have been to DLR several times.
Help! I need your input!