Can I Have Some Help With My Itinerary?

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Can I Have Some Help With My Itinerary?

Ok, so it's round 2 for my fiancee and I at Disney World. Here's what we have, and what I planned:

6 nights, Pop Century, Thurs. June 13th - Wed. June 19th. Deluxe Dining plan, hoppers, water parks and more added.

June 13th - Arrive around 1pm. Get settled in our room at POP, head over to Poly for Ohana dinner at 5pm. Head over to MK for rides, and Wishes.

June 14th - Breakfast at POP, rope drop day in DHS, CS lunch in DHS, midday break, dinner at Mama Melrose (fantasmic package) at 6pm. Fantasmic at 9pm.

June 15th - Breakfast at Crystal Palace (pre-RD) at 8:35am..wish it was a lil earlier. MK day, CS lunch in MK. Midday break...dinner ADR at Be Our Guest (woot woot lol) at 5:35pm. Rides & Wishes at night. *I'm going to call in April
and try my VERY best for a ADR for Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party @ 7pm*

June 16th - Breakfast pre-RD at Chef Mickey's at 8:05am, day in Typhoon Lagoon, CS lunch there, midday break. Over to Boardwalk, dinner ADR at Kouzzina at 5pm. Then...MK? (late magic hours there..) DTD? We'll see!

June 17th - Breakfast at POP, rope drop day at Epcot, Tutto Italia lunch at 11:30am. Couple hours in WS before midday break. Dinner ADR at Le Cellier at 6pm. Grab our benches by Yorkshire for Illuminations.

June 18th - Breakfast pre-RD at Tusker House at 8:15am, AK day, tour all day, midday break 2-5ish. Dinner ADR in DTD in Raglan Road, 6:15pm. Night out in DTD. No set plans.

June 19th - Totally unplanned. Totally up to her...last time last year it worked out great lol. We had a 6-7pm departing flight.

Sooo...

1) Sorry it's so long!

2) What do you guys think? I know you're probably going to say "late nights, early mornings!" But that's how we work..did similarly if not identically last trip last year, and it was incredible.

3) So yesterday she tells me, she's not really interested in a water park. Soooo that eliminates our day plans on Sunday, the 16th. And it saves me like $40-50 for the WP&M ticket option. So what do we do on that day?? Any suggestions? MK has late magic hours that night, and I was already thinking we're going to need another day in MK to get everything in. But on the other hand, we enjoy the rides at DHS more than anything. If she had it her way, she would play TSMM til she passed out lol. We challenge each other lol

4) I can't believe I got ADR's at BOG and Le Cellier...BOG is already booked up for that week we're there! (last I checked..)

Again, I'm sorry all this is so long, but I could really use you guys' help!

Thank you so so much in advance!

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Why not swap TL with DHS? Just go ride the "fun" rides for half of the day then do what you have yet to do in MK.

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Why not swap TL with DHS? Just go ride the "fun" rides for half of the day then do what you have yet to do in MK.

Any of the days in the parks seems like not worth it unless you do rope drops...

Here's the scenario I kinda foresee: grabbing another rope drop at DHS, doing TSMM twice, ToT, and Star Tours. Leaving by 11am say. Then making it to MK by...12? 1? By that time, everything in New Fantasyland, and Buzz...Space Mt....Splash Mt..etc will be 30-60min waits...yuck! Sounds like a lot of waiting!

But! It's a great way to have a fun day with what we love, ANDDD getting good use out of our park hoppers.

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I figured you'd be doing small stuff in MK and maybe a big ride or two. Do the big stuff on your full day at MK. You know?

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If you want to do a morning in HS instead of TL, why not do as you planned, stay on the rides until about 11, then grab some lunch - maybe Starring Rolls? Great sandwiches, killer red velvet cupcakes, and at that time, it's not usually too busy.

If MK has late hours, maybe go back to the resort for a rest/swim, etc., and then head over to the Boardwalk for your dinner reservations, and then on to MK. Haunted Mansion, Pirates, etc. seem to have shorter lines in the evening, and you can fast pass the ride that's most important the minute you enter the park. We've always found that after the fireworks, etc., the park really starts to empty out, and you can ride everything multiple times with pretty much walk-ons. We did Buzz 5 times in a row last May at 10 p.m. - no waits, just exit, run around to the entrance, and go again.

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That all sounds really good. You sorta asked me how that sounded like 3 hours ago, Hardy lol..sorry!

So that being said let's tally up approximate times in each park for this trip total, we'd be looking at:

AK : 9am - 3pm 6/18

Epcot: 9am - 2pm and 5pm - 10pm on 6/17

DHS: 9am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm on 6/14, and 10am - 2pm on 6/16. AND potentially more on 6/19.

MK: *drum roll* 4pm - 11pm on 6/13, 9am - 2pm on 6/15, 8pm-12am on 6/16, AND potentially more on 6/19.

So whats that...6hrs at AK, 10hrs at Epcot, 14hrs at DHS, and 16hrs at MK. Works hm?

Overall, she likes MK most...only because the whole Disney ambiance and magic is the highest there. But as far as rides, DHS ranks tops. She didn't think she'd like ToT as much as she did, and TSMM was the "best ride I've ever been on". I think she'd be able to do 20 continuous rides on it and not get tired of it lol.

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PS: She doesn't like Buzz as much because she said she has a really hard time keeping track of where the laser dot is, Diana lol

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MK also has by far the most to do there. Park is packed.

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Seriously. But we agreed we aren't going to do Space Mt. this time around...

The goal is to be able to do all the top attractions 15min or less wait time lol that's why I'm thinking all that time there between 3-4 separate days is what we need...

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Ok, I've been giving some more thought on this and I could really use some input!

Make arrival night in Epcot after Ohana dinner, with some rides and Illuminations. If we have a 5pm ADR at Ohana, what time would we get to Epcot WS?

And then we'll make that Sunday that was a Typhoon Lagoon day, morning in MK, and then over to DHS?

I just think that switching our arrival night in MK to something other than MK would solve the overkill-with-MK potential problem.

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drj898 wrote:
PS: She doesn't like Buzz as much because she said she has a really hard time keeping track of where the laser dot is, Diana lol

laugh laugh Me too! But I still managed to beat Peter twice, even with my pathetic scores!

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drj898 wrote:
Make arrival night in Epcot after Ohana dinner, with some rides and Illuminations. If we have a 5pm ADR at Ohana, what time would we get to Epcot WS?

My best guess is that you could get to World Showcase around 7:30. That's figured with an hour to eat, an hour to get to Epcot via monorails, and 30 minutes through Future World. You might be able to cut that time a little if you walked from Ohana to the TTC monorail rather than took the monorail loop around.

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Awesome, thanks!