Howdy folks! We’re talking about a vacation at WDW next year, maybe as soon as January. Haven’t been since May of 2004, when we stayed at the Poly and had a great trip (pictures here: MY WDW PIX)
Things have changed with us - my youngest, who wasn’t yet born then, is now as old as my oldest was at the time (make sense? :huh:) So we think it’s a great time to take them. And when isn’t? :laugh:
But, what has changed at WDW and the planning process? Best advice I got (from this site!) was: Plan, plan, plan! So, in addition to general comments, here are some specific things I’m wondering about:
Polynesian - I think at the time it was recommended we go for the Tahiti room with lagoon view; that was the most recent renovation. Still the case? Something better/newer now?
What guide book do you recommend? I just ordered the vacation planning DVD, but recall that we had a very helpful book with pockets and such. Can’t remember the name.
Princess meals? Still have to call in at 6:59 a.m.? Do they have a good character meal for little (5 y.o.) boys?
Priority seating arrangements for other meals - still necessary?
I seem to recall we had early park admission on at least one day, maybe because we were staying at a resort. Does that sound right?
They still have the monorail between the Magic Kingdom and the three main resorts, right?
Parkhoppers - do they still do these?
Fast Passes - same question? I remember these were a great time-saver.
What’s this about a Dining Plan? I sure don’t remember that.
Mousketrips still good for tickets? And what was the car company recommended for transport from the airport to the resort?
Hmmm … what else should I be thinking about?