Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by disneyAndi14, May 7, 2017.
I’m so bummed out that we will miss each other by only a couple days! Oh well, maybe another trip!
Oh that is a bummer. It will be really busy when we re there ugh! Andi has Presidents Day week off so we are stuck with this time frame oh well, it will still be fun! I hope you have a wonderful trip!
I wanted to get my days for the February trip squared away and in writing so I can have the info for when we return. I like to look back and see how closely we followed the plans set forth months and months before hand! Lol!
2/14. Arrive around midnight so we will get settled and go to sleep. I am requesting a refurbished room and high floor at Pop so I hope we get our requests!
2/15. Lounge in the morning, take some pictures around Pop and head out to DS around 11:00 or so
We have an ADR at Homecomin at 1:25. We will have our lunch then head back to the Pop! We will miss the boat ride from here, so relaxing. Bus only to Pop! We will head out to MK around 5:00pm. FP+ this evening is 7DMT 5-6, HM 6-7, PPF 7-8. We will snack this evening, maybe nachos from Pecos? We will watch HEA, or at least I will try, Andi hates it now so she will probably say she doesn’t want to ugh! We will get our lanyard for the DAH, this starts at 9:00pm! Our strategy for this is ride as many attractions as we can. We will get some snacks which our included. Popcorn, ice cream, and soda. Last year we got several bottles of coke products and brought back to the room. This was so nice because I don’t get a mug anymore and it is nice to have a Diet Coke in the room! We will stay until the end and head back to the Pop. They have buses just waiting for you and it is no wait so this is nice.
2/16. AK in the morning. We are trying something different this trip. We will try to do RD because it will be crowded, however, we are not going to do EMH quite as much. EMH is at MK today. Our FP+ today is NRJ 9:30-10:30, ADR at TH for breakfast at 10:30, then Safari 11:00-12:00, Dinosaur 12-1. We will go back to the room in the afternoon then head to Epcot for the Festival of Arts, most likely. It will depend on the availability of a 4th FP there or MK. Dinner will be QS in the WS or the booths at the Festival. I want to get some photos around WS.
2/17. HS this morning, park opens at 9:00. We have FP+ TSMM 9:30-10:30, ToT 10:30-11:30, ST 12:00-1:00. I would like a carrot cake cookie for breakfast, yum! I would like to see the Frozen ever after show since I haven’t yet. Andi boycotts it so I may go by myself. Resort move today. We will pack in the morning before the park and send the luggage via Bell Service. We will go to BLT at some point when the room is ready. I requested high floor, we have a lake view studio. I am so excited to stay here. I am thinking MK for a 4th FP especially if Room isn’t ready until 4:00. We have a California Grill ADR at 7:30 so hoping to see HEA from the deck area. I love the electric water parade so I want to see this also.
2/18. Epcot in the am, we have FP+ TT at 9-10, SE 10-11, Beaches and Cream ADR at 11:10. This is new for us, as is CAlifornia Grill. We will then go back to Epcot for 3rd FP at Character Spot. I am excited to try Beaches. Resort rest for the afternoon and then our favorite MK for the evening. I love being able to walk to MK from BLT.
2/19. President’s Day, crowds will be building each day for sure. We are doing a tour in WS, it starts at 8:15 so we will be up early to head to Epcot. This is a five hour tour around the WS and we have lunch at R&C. We also get to ride Soarin at the end! Our FP will start 4pm with FEA, SE, and the Seas. We are having dinner with Andi’s friend and her mom they also do Disney together and we had dinner with them last February at The Boathouse. We are meeting them at Trattoria on the Boardwalk for our ADR at 7:30. This is a first for us at dinner so this will be nice. They are staying at the Swan so this area worked well. Andi and I will probably share since we will have a lunch this day as well.
Okay I will stop here this our half way point, stay tuned for the rest of the days coming soon!!
Just about a month to go! Plans sound great! I really enjoyed Beaches & Cream for lunch when I went (which funny enough was 2 years ago today as facebook reminded me ). I can't wait to hear how the DAH event goes!
25 days to go as of today, wow the time is flying! I am excited to try Beaches and Cream. I will definitely let you know hoe the DAH goes. I saw some reports today about the first one, sounded good, that one was sold out! Thanks for reading and commenting really appreciate it!
Hello Everyone........... Andi and I are 25 days out before our February trip. I have been outlining my days and will continue with this. I did get a FoP for 2/16 so I took it over the NRJ. I am thinking we can RD the river ride if we want to or do it on our evening in AK closer to park close. I have read this works well, the wait goes down quite a bit. We have been on it a couple times so I don’t want to wait more than 20 minutes and impatient Andi probably won’t wait more than 15,
I left off about 1/2 way into the trip.
2/20 Tuesday......MK this morning, RD at 9:00. We have FP+ for BTMRR, Splash, and 7DMT so we will hit HM, PoTC, Pooh, and Dumbo before the FP+ start. We will probably get a Cheshire Cat pastry and some other snacks. I don’t know if we will eat lunch or just snack because we have Ohana ADR at 4:00. We are excited for this! We have really enjoyed our meals here so hoping this continues this time as well. I will probably have an early evening and Andi will probably hang with her friend in MK. I love that we will be walking to MK from BLT!
2/21 Wednesday.......AK this morning, RD at 9:00. This is when we may try to hit the NRJ first thing. We will also hit the trails and a few meets. I would like to meet Timon, he has been by The Starbucks area so maybe! Our FP+ today are FoP, Dinosaur, and Mickey/Minnie at Outpost. We will probably take advantage of our Landry’s card and walk up at one of our favorites Yak and Yeti for a lunch. I don’t have any ADR’s today and I did the Landry’s Christmas promo and bought a $100.00 gift card and received a $20.00 free one. We do not have any Landry’s around here so I have to spend all this money in Florida. We will rest in the afternoon and again I think Andi will do EMH at MK with her friend. It is from 10:00-midnight. I am going to rest because Thursday will be a full day.
2/22 Thursday........US/IOA day. We will uber or Lyft over to US, we want to get there early so I am thinking pick-up by 8:00 for 9:00 am opening. Our plan is to hit Diagon Alley first then take the Hogwart’s Express to Hogsmeade area, we want to ride Escape from Gringotts and FJ before lines start building. We will hit some other favorites like Spider-Man, The Mummy, Men in Black and E.T. We will use single rider line as much as able because it is suppose to be busy per crowd calendar and I refuse to pay another $180.00 for the Express Pass!! We may eat at Bubba Gumps since it is a Landry restaurant. We will see how we feel, I do have some later FP+ in MK this evening but not sure if we will make those. We have been able to do quite a bit at US/IOA and be back at MK by 6pm so it will just depend how we do today. We will uber back to the Contemporary.
2/23 Friday..........MK for EMH at 8:00. I hope we are not to exhausted to do this, if we are no biggie. We do have a lunch ADR at BOG, this is a favorite for us. We do not have FP here so we will do want we can. If we get there a little later than EMH, We will probable do CoP, Philharmagic, Tiki Room and PM (my favorite) until our lunch reservation. We will head back to the resort for a rest before our evening in AK. Our FP+ are FoP, EE, and Dinosaur. Plan to try dinner at Satu’li and check out Pandora and Tree of Life at dark. The park is so beautiful at night. The AK closes at 8:30 so we will head back to BLT. Andi may hang out with her friend and I will most likely chill in the room and to bed early.
2/24 Saturday.........Departure Day, flight leaves at 2:30 so we will need to be on the old tragical depress at 11:30 so I think we will have a nice leisurely breakfast at The Wave, checkout, and check in for our flight then head to the airport, yuck! Andi and I recently applied for and received our TSA precheck travel # so I am debating about doing Uber to the airport so we don’t have to go so early now that we have precheck. In November we literally sat for 2.5 hours before our flight boarded even without precheck. It makes me a little nervous just because things can go wrong but we could have about an hour more at Disney so not sure yet. I guess an hour is not really that much so not sure it would be worth it.
MB’s came today
I will do another post with the new things we will be doing this trip and some new things I hope to do!
Cute! How cool that it knows which monorail you're on...
Your plans sound like fun! I'm interested to see what you girls think of The Wave because people seem to really like it.
Hmmmm tough call... I always get to the airport waaay too early and end up sitting and waiting. I remember reading an article online a while ago about when to get to the airport and the guy who wrote it kind of approached it like you are...like you probably won't need very much time to get through everything and then you'll be sitting and waiting, but is it really worth it to save a matter of an hour or two when there's a possibility that something could go wrong and then you'd miss your flight? I hate to miss out on even a moment of extra Disney time though! And you have pre-check...tough call. I think I'd probably still do ME if it were me, but you could probably get away with leaving later and still have loads of time.
The rest of your plans sound great! I'm glad you could get a few FoP FPs!
I think we will just do the ME, it is so convenient and less worrisome! Andi likes to hit MK our last morning, so we may go there quick like. I would rather have a nice breakfast but she will most likely win out, lol!
Thank you, I know we are visiting AK and MK more this trip but that works for me! I was excited to get the 3rd FP for FoP. I think in April we will focus on Epcot a little more with F&G.
Funny how that happens with kids! My mom probably would have said the same about me!
21 days until our trip, wow it will be here before I know it. I got our ME paperwork yesterday so that is all set. We will have to pick up our own luggage since we land around 10:30pm. With our luggage debacle in November I am okay with picking it up.
New things planned for this trip are The UnDiscovered Nations tour at Epcot, lunch at Homecomin, dinner at Trattoria, resort stay at BLT, (studio with lake view), dinner at California Grill, lunch at Beaches and Cream.
New things not planned but I hope to do. Frozen sing along, Jimmy Fallon ride at US, trying some booths at the Festival of Arts, photos at some of the special spots at Festival of Arts, watching HEA from the deck at California Grill, staying in a refurbished room at the Pop, and meet Timon at AK.
I am sure there will be more, if anyone has any fun different things to try let me know!
I think that is it for now on the February trip.
April trip has a few updates, first which I am not to thrilled about, we need to make our FP+ while we are at Disney on 2/23. This is EMH at MK so it will be close doing the FP and getting to MK before 0800. One good thing is we will be at BLT so we don’t have to catch a bus.
We are doing the Fantasmic VIP dessert seating one evening. We haven’t done Fantasmic since 2011 so I think it is about time. I read @chunkymonkey experience with this and thought we would give it a try.
I have ADR for Hoop de do Revue and that is about it. We will do F&G at Epcot and hit DS at least once since we are staying at FQ. WL did not have availability with the TA we use and the FQ price was so good so one more stay at FQ. We loved it in November so I am happy with this. WL would have been awesome because we have never been but maybe one day.
I think that is all for now. Have a great day everyone!!
Exciting developments! You must be getting anxious to get there!!
I'll be interested to hear what you think of this! We'd like to do one of the Epcot tours sometime soon.
Yum! We tried this for the first time in August.
We also booked this one. It'll be the first time for us. Nice that you'll be able to keep things pretty open and flexible a lot of the rest of the time. I love tons of ADRs, but they kind of limit your flexibility.
3 weeks! I am excited for you
Sorry you will have to get up early to make your FPs for the April trip.
Glad you will get to see Fantasmic after so long!
Stopping over to say "hi" since our Disney trips seem to overlap. Maybe we can find a way to have a quick DISmeet at AK on the 23rd. It's always fun meeting fellow DISnuts. If you are interested - send me a PM/Conversation, we can exchange #s and see if our time in the park overlap at all.
I thought it was a nice way to watch Fantasmic! I hope you both enjoy it!
Your plans are so exciting! wow Feb and April, I am jealous! Festival of the Arts looks like fun, I hope the food is as good as the other festivals.
I really love having Pre Check, it has made a difference in wait time for us at almost all airports.
So true, I let her decide on our plans most of the time
I am looking forward to the tour, we did the Future World tour in Epcot last President’s day and loved it. This one is developed by the same group as that one so I think it will be good.
I can’t believe we will be back in Disney soon!
Such problems, right, having to make FP while on vacation
I am excited to see Fantasmic again.
Hi Pete, I see from your reply that your FP for FOP is 4:45-5:45 so possibly in that area we can meet up. Our FP is 5:20 to 6:20. I am reading your TR now, how nice you are DVC owners now! Congratulations!
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