Since we’re driving to Orlando we have the option of driving to/from the parks along with using Disney’s transportation and ride share. Below is my current planning, but I don’t have a good sense of how much time parking will take. Any sanity checks are welcome!
Thursday August 22nd: we’ll drive from UOR to CBR, check in in the afternoon (bags with Bell Services if the room isn’t ready) and then drive over to Hollywood Studios from around 3pm to 8pm.
Friday Aug 23rd: aiming to be at EMH at MK about 30 minutes before EMH starts (heading to Space Mountain) – should we drive? I know it means parking at TTC and then monorail or boat from there but how much time do I allow for that? I’m planning to be out of MK by 2pm, then either back to CBR or heading to AKL for a few hours before our dinner at Boma. After dinner we might go to Epcot for a bit of World Showcase and Illuminations, so having the car seems easier.
Saturday August 24 – bus from CBR to Epcot for our PPO Garden Grill Breakfast, maybe Lyft back to CBR for afternoon break. We need to be at MK by around 5pm so if we powered through the afternoon at Epcot we’ll take the monorail over around 4pm and if we went back for pool time we’ll drive to MK or Lyft to Contemporary and walk. We’re staying in the park for 30-45 minutes after HEA. If we don’t have the car, what’s the best way back to CBR?
Sunday August 25th – very uncertain plans, but probably driving everywhere. Maybe we’ll do EMH at HS, maybe we’ll go to Disney Springs mid-morning for the Void, maybe we’ll just sleep in and hang out at the pool. We have dinner at 'Ohana at 4 so we’ll drive to the TTC and walk to that. We have FPPs at MK for after 'Ohana so we’d monorail or boat to/from MK. This may end up being a non-park day though. If you have FPPs but never enter the parks that doesn’t count as using your ticket, right? I’d cancel the FPPs anyway but thinking about it made me wonder.
Monday August 26th, all day at AK – depending on how tired/motivated we are we’ll either want to get there 30min before EMH starts or around 9:30am. Staying until Rivers of Light. Driving seems to make sense.
Tuesday August 27th is the day I’m most confused about. We check out of CBR and into the Swan, we have PPO breakfast at Be Our Guest, and our FPPs (SDD finally!) are at HS from 2:45pm onwards. We’re staying until Fantasmic! and can walk to the Swan afterwards. If we want to be at MK to check in for breakfast by 7:45am, how early would we need to leave CBR if we drive? I’m planning on having Bell Services move our bags between hotels so driving to MK and then from there to the Swan seems easiest. Then boat or walk to/from HS.
Wednesday August 28th – nothing planned other than 11:30am breakfast at TaF, and I may drop that. Maybe we go back to AK (drive or bus?), or walk over to Epcot or drive over to Disney Springs. Aiming for a very early bedtime.
August 29th: walking to HS around 4am. If everyone is up for it maybe we’re doing a 4 park challenge using Disney transportation once we’ve ridden the Millennium Falcon and explored SW:GE.
August 30th – checking out (bags with bell services/car still parked), walking or boating to/from HS for the Droid experience, driving to Disney Springs if we haven’t yet been there, then driving back towards Canada.