I’ve been reading these boards for a few months now, posting here and there as we began to finalize reservations. With all the different forums I couldn’t figure out where you guys were posting things like itineraries and that sort of thing. I <i>knew</i> there had to be a place for it!
At any rate, we’ve put our deposit down and booked our airline tickets.
We’ve planned a 7 day trip starting Saturday, May 5, 2007 and coming home on Saturday, May 12, 2007. It will be the first trip for our family…
DSs (11, 8, 4)
Mom & Dad (50’s)
We decided to stay at the Port Orleans Riverside and have reservations for two standard view rooms. I didn’t request any particular area (yet!). We booked through a travel agent who seems very good (her name’s in the <i>Unofficial Guide</i>, although we didn’t know that until after we started booking).
We will probably do the WaterPark and more option, since we’d like to do one day at a WaterPark (don’t know which one yet) and I know the boys would love to do DisneyQuest.
We haven’t decided on the dining plan yet. If it was free, it would be an easy decision, but I don’t know if we want to give up our AAA room discount for dining. I’m still thinking about it. My kids are NOT big eaters (and neither am I), and we’re actually kind of picky.
We get in to Orlando just before noon on Day 1 and I’m just starting to put together an itinerary.
I’m figuring DisneyQuest for the first afternoon, followed by some swimming at the hotel and an early bedtime.
Day 2 will probably be Epcot, with rides in the morning, lunch at the Biergarten and then the older boys will go with the men back on the rides in the afternoon while my mom and I take the youngest with us to enjoy the flower show that’s going on. Not sure about dinner yet, but we’ll probably stay for Illuminations.
And then there’s Day 3 through 7. Or 8, really. We leave at 5:45 the following Saturday, so we’ll have time for stuff that day.
I think one afternoon at DisneyQuest, one day in each park, and one day in a waterpark. That leaves 2 days… maybe double up at the park they liked the most and do the last morning at DownTownDisney again (which probably means DisneyQuest again, since I doubt they’ll be able to stay out of it if we’re close).
I still have to figure out all the meals, or at least, some of them. I have a few weeks until I can do my ADRs, so I’m working on it!