We’re in the car on the way to the airport so I thought I would take the opportunity to start a trip report that I probably won’t finish
This is our “Use 'em or Lose 'em” trip. We had points that were expiring at the end of the month, so here we are. We’ve got 6 nights in 2 AKL Kidani Savannah View Studios. And, because we were trying to minimize the airline points used, we tacked on 3 nights in 2 BWV Standard View Studios to the beginning of the trip (Disney math working hard there!). We will be renting a van as we are a group of 8 (Me, DH41, DMom68, DAunt70, DS9, DS6, DD4, and DD8mo) and will have a double stroller and 2 ECVs. Both DH and DA are recovering from injuries that may limit their mobility so I thought it best to go ahead and have the ECVs as backup.
To minimize our time from airport to park (we arrive at 4pm) I’m trying a couple of hacks. First, we signed up for Preferred at Avis so we can skip the counter. Turns out you still have to go to the counter for your first rental as a Preferred, so we did a cheap rental near home to take care of that requirement. I wouldn’t have known about it if I hadn’t called about something else, so I’m thankful I found out. I hear the rental car lines at MCO can get crazy. My second hack is using Bags, Inc (the company that used to handle the luggage and check in at the resorts) to pick up our bags from baggage claim and deliver them to our resort. I think it cost us around $60. Assuming it works the way they say, well worth it IMHO. I also downloaded the Florida Visitor Toll Pass app and reserved a pass to pick up at MCO.
Hopefully everything will run smoothly and we’ll be at HS by 6pm. The plan is to ride RotR (BG3 woohoo!) and SDD. SDD was the first roller coaster for both DS9 and DS6, so I thought that would make a fun tradition to carry on with DD4. We’re all very excited to be headed Home!