This is really more of a feedback and what we did. Andrea did an amazing trip plan for us :wub:
Overall I loved our trip and I loved DL. I liked that is was small and had most of the best bits of WDW. The only downer was leaving the magic every day. While I loved walking to our motel outside the gates because it was super close and used no bus, it was no fun to see IHOP, Denny’s, etc. It just broke the spell :frown:
I will put Andrea’s suggestions in and then how it worked out. :happy:
Arrival Day: We got to the park around 11
- Take the train for a loop around the park. Yes, perfect way to start the trip.
- The Walt Disney Story and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. It’s on Main Street. I did this a different day by myself, but just the Walt Story
- Walk down Main Street. Don’t forget to duck into the Main Street Cinema! DS spend time in the cinema our last day while dh and I did our last minute shopping
- Send a runner for an FP for the ride of your choice. Star Tours might have a late FP time; Indy probably won’t. Splash Mountain may or may not- but it’s a looong walk back there to grab an FP. There’s always Space Mountain… we were not into any of these at the moment so we did not
- Don’t take the main drawbridge under the castle- go to the right…not all the way to Tomorrowland… to see Snow White’s Grotto. Make a wish in the wishing well! Walk back the way you came to get the full effect of walking through the castle. Loved this little detour
- Tour the Castle’s Sleeping Beauty Diorama. The entrance is subtle, on the Fantasyland side. LOL, we were direction challenged at that point and ended up first watching the “accessible” version and wondering why it was supposed to be a diorama.
- Here’s where you get to make a choice. If you’ve got early entry tickets for Saturday morning, I suggest you take this time to go, like Mary Poppins, wherever the wind blows you. We ending up roaming and doing a lot this day, Buzz, Pirates, HM, Splash Single rider and just enjoying the park.
For your early night dinner, I’d suggest you make a reservation for somewhere at Downtown Disney (somewhere that is NOT Tortilla Jo’s. You’ll have to trust me on this one. Mark (Exp626) is a big fan of Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen.) But DO make a reservation if you’re not planning on doing a counter service. I think we did counter service, but for some reason I can’t remember. We may have gone back to the our hotel area.