Things have changed a little, but here is the plan right now. I am sure it will change, but we are about 3 weeks out and I am starting to solidify things in my head.
Flying on a red-eye. This plan of attack assumes that we get some sleep on the plane. If not – then all bets are off!
Day 1. Arrive early morning. Pick up rental car, drive to Pop Century resort. Stop at store along the way and pick up some bottled water & some snacks. If room is not ready (which it mostly likely will not be), use pool restroom to clean up, change, and prep for the day. Head over to Animal Kingdom. Eat something! Ride our fast pass rides. Buy the Express Transportation for the week. Use Express Transportation to go to Hollywood Studios for a couple hours. Use Express Transportation to go to Epcot for a couple hours. Once again use the Express Transportation to go to Magic Kingdom. Eat! Watch Wishes! Head back to our hotel. That’s right – we want to do 4 parks in one day! I think its going to be totally doable with the Express Transportation!
Day 2. Try to get up normal time. Go to Epcot. Ride Fast Pass rides. Eat around the World. Spend several hours at Epcot, enjoy the Flower & Garden Festival. Use the Express Transportation about 5 or 6 to go to Magic Kingdom. Reservations for the Wishes Dessert Party. Watch Wishes and then head back to hotel. If we are not too tired, instead maybe we’ll go to Disney Springs for a little bit.
Day 3. Have breakfast at the food court at Art of Animation resort. I want to see that resort, so this is a good excuse to walk over and explore a bit. Take bus to Epcot. Do the countries. Mid-day head over to Hollywood Studios. Ride the Fast Pass rides. Dinner at Prime Time. I know people hate that place, but we love it. Its not really about the food, we enjoy the atmosphere and fun. Take the boat over to Epcot by 8pm and see the Berlin concert. I loved Berlin back in the 80s 🙂 Then we have a late night reservation at Beaches & Cream. After that take the bus to Disney Springs and then the bus back to Pop Century.
Day 4. Drive to Ft. Wilderness for our Segway Tour. Cant use Disney transportation because we need to be there early! We have a car, might as well use it 🙂 After our Segway Tour, brunch at Trails End Buffet. Heard good things about this place, but we’ve never eaten there. We are not super critical about food. My daughter and I could easily just snack all day. So moving on. After our brunch, take the boat over to Magic Kingdom. This should be the most crowded part of the day, so we’ll hit the less-popular stuff. Meander around the shops, etc. Late afternoon – go have lobster rolls at Columbia Harbor House. Use Express Transportation about 5 to Animal Kingdom. RIde our Fast Pass rides, then go see Rivers of Life Show (we have a Fast Pass). Take bus to Ft Wilderness to pick up our car. Do whatever we want! It’s our last night!
Day 5. Up bright and early again! Pack up! Drive to Ticket and Transportation Center. Take monorail to Magic Kingdom for our early reservation at Be Our Guest. I was lucky enough to snag a pre-park opening reservation. We are having cupcakes for breakfast, so we’ll get in and out quick! Line up for 7 Dwarfs Mine Ride, then Peter Pan while the lines are short 🙂 Ride our Fast Pass rides. Eat something about 3. Then leave the park by 4. Drive to Airport to go home!
We should be sufficiently wiped out! I am sure I will pass out on the plane home! I have to work the next day! We gain our 3 hours back though, we live in California 🙂