I think I already know the answer to this but I need others to obsess with me:
The MK after hours days are out for February. It would be Thursday of our trip and I’m weighing wether or not I should upend my plans now that all my ADRs have already been made.(DDP)
Orginal plan: After a late night at MK (10 pm close, 5 pm reservations at Chef Mickey) we go to the Bon Voyage breakfast at 8:05 am. After breakfast we do all day at Epcot until about 5-5:30 pm. We get over to the Contemporary for California Grill to see the fireworks from a distance, reservations at 6:50 pm. Go back to the resort for the night.
New plan: Sleep in after a late night at MK (10p close. Or stay until we’re tired). Move Bon Voyage breakfast to 10 am-ish). Go back to POR for swimming, fishing, relaxing. A CS early dinner, location dependent on what we’re feeling that day. (Currently hoping I can get a Chef Mickey for 5 pm with my TA because the kid loves it.) And get into MK the moment our after hours pass lets us. Hide out in Dumbo’s playspace during fireworks (the kid hates the loudness of fireworks) and enjoy the emptyness of the park. Friday becomes our Epcot day.
1-The goal of this Disney vacation is to relax and not have a “Disney or Die” plan. (New Plan wins.)
2- The kid hates how loud fireworks are but wants to still see them when she can. (Old Plan wins… Unless I can move our Thursday California Grill to Wednesday or Friday. Then new plan double wins.)
3- If California Grill is out, Disney Dining Plan would allow us to take the double credit towards California Grill and split them up to Coral Reef (the kid and the man love that place) and one other restaurant. Homecoming? The Wave? (We love good food, we win either way)
4- Kid is on the spectrum and we all have sensory stuff going on. Having a day to chill, swim, and rest up for a crazy-fun night out past bedtime towards the end of our stay seems awesome… But touring plans puts our already planned MK day (Wednesday) at a 2/10. Will I be irritated that I paid so much more for basically the same crowd? And why is it so. much. money?! Basically $400 for the three of us. It would be our big splurge. On top of the splurge that is going to Disney to begin with.
5- TP shows Wednesday at MK as 2/10. We’re sticking with that. Thursday would be a no-park day. We’d be missing lots of low attendance options. Epcot should be at a 1/10 crowd and moving it to Friday makes it a 4/10 crowd. Will we miss out on a lot at Epcot?
Opinions? Insights from those who have done the after hours event? Is it worth it? Obsess with me…