Last yr in Sept, we went to disney, with DD and family. In May we went with DS and family. This trip is us alone.
Because we are not planning another until Dec 2015, we purchased park hopper tickets. For the last 5 or 6 yrs, we’ve had APs. Planning a trip with regular tickets seems odd. How many days? Hopper or no? In the Sept trip, we got sick as dogs and spent most of three days in the room. Do we want tickets and perhaps waste them? Do we buy less days and just plan a “forced” rest day? Almost more thinking than my brain could stand.
But wait there more (sounds like an infomercial), we have to plan days and FP+. I must say it is nice to have a few rides all ready in pocket, but that’s where the joy ends. During the May trip we were really stupid and got in line for Imagination, thinking the sign that said “30 mins” had to be wrong. Nope. When was the last time, you saw a wait of more than 30 secs for that ride? I wish FP+ was a blend of old and new fast pass systems. Have two in pocket and then get more in the park like the old days.
So here are our plans…
Dec 2 arrive at BLT at roughly 10ish in the morning. Plane lands at 8:30. Go to breakfast at The Wave. We don’t have ADR’s. Wouldn’t want to take a chance with the $10 penalty. After we eat,(if not at the Wave, a CS somewhere) hopefully our room will ready. But whether it is or not, we’ll do some resort hopping --just those on Bay Lake. See all the Christmas decorations. Around dusk, head over to Fort Wilderness and view all the campers decorations. Afterward, get take out chicken from Trails End and head on back to our room. Of course, pouring pouring rain will change all these plans. Then we’ll just hit the resorts on the monorail.
Dec 3 AK. Park opens at 8a.m., FP for safari, lion king and nemo. Depending on when we leave AK and how we feel, head over to MK. Mk is open until 11 that day. Probably watch wishes from TOW at BLT. No ADR’s anywhere.
Dec 4 MK, park opens at 8 a.m. Not sure what FPs, we have. Spend all day until 5 ish. ADR for dinner at Trails End. After dinner, see camper decorations again. Head back to BLT, watch wishes.
Dec 5 MK again. Probably spend all day there, park closes at 7 pm. Watch wishes, yes again. I really love fireworks. No ADRs.
Dec 6 Take monorail to Epcot, spent a few hrs there. Eat CS lunch there. Then head over DHS, We have FPs starting mid-afternoon. Stay long enough to catch Osbourne lights. Take bus back to BLT. MK has EMH from 12 -2 AM. Hmmm do we want to go? Might be about 60 degrees. No ADRs
Dec 7 Moving day…We had a waitlist for an extra night at BCV. But before that came thru, we had planned to spend the day at MK. Now we aren’t sure what to do since that waitlist came thru. Pack up and send our bags and then go to MK, using the FPs. Move to BCV and change our FPs to another park. Not sure what we are doing. Perhaps if we decide to go right to BCV, try for breakfast at Captains Grils. But no matter what, fireworks is a certainty.
I’ll finish up the pre trip later…