After what I thought was a “one-time” trip to Disney World last year, my wife and daughter have convinced me to book a 4 night cruise on the Dream in March 2019 during the kids spring break. The original plan was to fly in Saturday, spend Friday and Saturday at Disney World, Monday get on the boat, then spend Friday afternoon through possibly Sunday morning again at the World before flying home.
The cruise is booked, but now I’m rethinking my surrounding plans as my daughter loves Harry Potter. So now I’m thinking about switching one of the beginning or ending two night stays at Universal. Obviously, I have no idea what the flights will be at this point, so I can only speculate how much time we’ll have on the very first day and very last day.
Should we consider doing Universal first or last? On cruise departure date, should we try to get a little park time in before going to Port Canaveral, or get on the boat as soon as possible? I’m planing to rent a car for the whole trip, though we’ll stay on site at Disney World (probably Bay Lake Tower, to maximize our time at the Magic Kingdom).
I know it’s early, but I figure I’ll be booking BLT (renting DVC points) in three months, so I wanted to get a rough itinerary mapped out.