Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Touring Plans

The children and I are planning a trip to Walt Disney World. I am posting our touring plan here so some friends can give input.

Thursday Drive to WDW

Leave house 6am
Lunch on road
Arrive Fort Wilderness at 3:30pm
Set up campsite
Dinner – BLT’s
Watch wishes fireworks at 9pm on Clementine Beach

Friday Crowd level 4
AK 8a – 12:30p
Leave the campsite at 6:00am
Get to park by 7:30am for Rope Drop
1. Ride Kilimanjaro Safaris: 7:55am – 8:25am
2. Ride Expedition Everest: 8:40am – 8:55am (Ride Photo!)
3. Kali River Rapids (?) 9:10am – 9:30am
4. Maharajah Jungle Trek: 9:30am – 10:00am
5. Morning snack while exploring Tree of Life 10:00am-10:30am
AK - Benches on the Discovery Island Trails back where ITTBAB lets out
6. Potty Break, then get in line for Nemo
7. Watch Finding Nemo, the musical: 11:00am – 11:40am
8. Wander out of AK and make way to DHS 12:00pm – 1:00pm
OR (If KS not open during EMH)
Get to park at Rope Drop
1. Ride Expedition Everest: 7:55am – 8:25am (Ride Photo!)
2. Possibly ride again
3. Take in atmosphere of park while wandering over to line up for Kilimanjaro Safari
4. Ride Kilimanjaro Safari 9:00am - 9:30am
5. Maharajah Jungle Trek: 9:30am – 10:00am
6. Morning snack while exploring Tree of Life 10:00am-10:30am (AK - Benches on the Discovery Island Trails back where ITTBAB lets out)
7. Potty Break, then get in line for Nemo
8. Watch Finding Nemo, the musical: 11:00am – 11:40am
9. Wander out of AK and make way to DHS 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Then DHS 1p – 7:30p
1. If arrive soon enough, may do Animation Academy (ask CM at entrance about wait)
2. Ride Toy Story Mania with FP+, 1:30pm – 2:00pm (FP+ 1:20pm-2:20pm)
3. Wander down Sunset Boulevard, eating late lunch – Meatloaf Muffins
4. Watch Beauty and the Beast 3:00pm – 3:30pm
5. Potty break
6. Find seats for Indiana Jones 3:40pm – 4:00pm
7. Watch Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular 4:00pm – 4:30pm
8. Ride Star Tours 4:40pm – 5:00pm (FP+ 4:00pm – 5:00pm)
9. Muppet Vision 3D 5:10pm – 5:30pm
10. Ride Tower of Terror 5:50pm – 6:15pm (5:35pm – 6:35pm) (Ride Photo!)
11. Ride Rockin’ Roller Coaster 6:20pm – 7:05pm (Ride photo!)
12. Find seats for Fantasmic and have dinner. – Ham&Cheese sandwiches
Special Note: Character Palooza 4:30 & 5:10 San Francisco St. in Ave of the Americas

Enjoy campground, hang with fiends


Enjoy campground
Laundry and shopping (incl. Finding Epcot lot Lou mentioned?)
Could watch costumed people leave for MNSSHP from playground by boat dock
Watch special Halloween fireworks at MK from Clementine Beach

Monday Crowd level 4

Leave campsite at 7:30am
The Plan:
1. Ride Test Track: 8:55am – 9:20am (Ride Photo!)
2. Ride Sum of All Thrills: 9:25am – 9:45am
3. Ride Mission: SPACE Green or Orange: 9:50am – 10:10am
4. Ride Spaceship Earth with FastPass+: 10:15am – 10:30am (FP+ 9:30am – 10:30am)
5. Visit Character Spot with FastPass+: 10:35am – 10:55am (FP+ 10:30am – 11:30am)
6. Ride The Seas with Nemo and Friends: 11:00am – 11:05am
7. Explore Living Seas and eat snack
8. See Turtle Talk with Crush: 11:30am – 11:55am
9. Ride Soarin’ with FastPass+: 12:05pm – 12:30pm (FP+ 11:35am-12:35pm)
12. See Captain EO: 12:35pm – 1:00pm
Visit World Showcase beginning with Canada.
Lunch at top of waterfall in Canada. (pizza muffins)
Finish by riding Maelstrom in Norway and Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico after 7:30pm if possible.
Special Note: Hanson Concert: 6:45pm and 8pm
9:00pm Illuminations

Tuesday Crowd level 3

Magic Kingdom Day One
Leave campsite at 7:15am
1. Ride Space Mountain: 9am – 9:20am (Ride photo!)
2. Ride Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: 9:25am – 9:35am (Ride Photo!)
3. Ride The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 9:40am – 9:55am
4. Rice the Teacups 10:00am – 10:15am
5. Ride Dumbo: 10:20am – 10:35am
6. Ride The Barnstormer: 10:40am – 10:50am
7. Ride Journey of the Little Mermaid: 10:55am – 11:15am
8. Bathroom Break by Gaston’s Tavern
9. Meet Gaston
10. Ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with FP+: 12:00pm – 12:15pm (FP+ 12:05pm-1:05pm)
11. Have lunch – bologna sandwiches, carrots, potato chips, water
12. Be Our Guest Restaurant (dessert only)m FP+: 12:25pm - 12:55pm
13. Visit Enchanted Tales with Belle with FP+: 1:30pm – 2:00pm (FP+ 1:10pm – 2:10pm) (Ride photo!)
14. See Festival of Fantasy Parade in front of Hall of Presidents: 2:30pm – 3:15pm (snack)
15. Mickey’s Philharmagic 3:25pm – 3:55pm
16. Prince Regal Carousel 4:00pm – 4:30pm
17. Meet Peter Pan 4:30pm – 4:45pm
18. Peter Pan’s Flight 4:45pm - 5:00pm
19. Ride It’s a Small World 5:00pm – 5:30pm
20A. Group A Meet Anna and Elsa with FP+: 5:40pm – 6:10pm (FP+ 5:40pm – 6:40pm)
20B. Group B Ride Haunted Mansion with FP+: 5:40pm – 6:10pm (FP+ 5:30pm – 6:30pm)
21. Carousel of Progress 6:30pm – 7:00pm
22. Find MSEP viewing spot near Cinderella Castle (right hand side of Hub)
23. Eat dinner – Turkey & Cheese Wraps, pretzels, water
24. Watch Parade
25. Move into street for Celebrate the Magic and Wishes
26. Huddle together until crowd disperses after fireworks. .
27. Make our way slowly down Main St. visiting shops or stay for kiss goodnight.

Downtown Disney

Thursday Crowd Level 5
Leave campsite at 8:00am
Plan to be at Epcot by 9:00am
Seminar at Epcot at 9:30a (based on past reviews, seminar should last about 90 minutes)
Magic Kingdom Day 2:
Hope to arrive by 1:00pm
1. Swiss family Robinson Treehouse 1:15pm – 1:35pm
2. Jungle Cruise 1:40pm – 2:00pm (FP+ 1:00pm – 2:00pm/1:05pm – 2:05pm)
3. Enchanted Tiki Room 2:05 – 2:30pm
4. Thunder Mountain 2:35pm – 2:55pm (FP+ 2:00pm – 3:00pm/2:05pm – 3:05pm)
5. Splash Mountain 3:00pm – 3:20pm (FP+ 3:00pm – 4:00pm/3:05pm – 4:05pm) (Ride Photo!)
6. Tom Sawyer Island
7. Pirates of the Caribbean
8. Laugh Floor
9. Anything the kids want to do
10. Possibly head back to Epcot to see Air Supply
11. These concerts are free with Epcot admission, and take place three times per evening (5:30pm, 6:45pm, 8:00pm).

Friday Drive home

Must be out of Pop-up by 10:00am
Check Out is 11:00am