1st visit to WDW; what is your recommended 'MUST DO'

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1st visit to WDW; what is your recommended 'MUST DO'

My husband and I will be honeymooning at POR in September, 2012. This will be my 1st visit to WDW. If you had just one single thing to recommend that I do/see what would it be?

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Have a nice evening at Boardwalk, and then take the boat over back to Epcot and go through all of the shops in the countries. Just makes a nice evening.

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I'm no expert (I've only been once)...but I cant imagine not eating at O'hana!

Where are you planning on eating?

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We have ADR's for Yachtsman, Mama Melrose (Fantasmic), Cape May for character breakfast, Spirit of Aloha dinner show and 50's prime time cafe. My husband is TDY (temporary duty assignment away from home, we're military) so making some of the ADR's has been a little difficult only because I don't get a lot of time to discuss things with him. Luckily, he'll be home this weekend muchlove
I am going to try again to suggest O'hana's to him, he's a plain meat & potatoes kind of guy. laugh

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There's so much to see and do, and different attractions will appeal to different people. Will you be there just one day, or several?

I don't even want to contemplate it, but if I could only do one thing at all of WDW, it would be ride Toy Story Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

If I could only spend one day at WDW, I would get to Disney's Hollywood Studios before they open, rush to Toy Story Mania, get a FastPass and then get in the standby line. I'd visit another attraction or two while waiting on the FastPass, then once I'd ridden Toy Story Mania a second time, I'd park hop to Epcot, get some international snacks around the World Showcase while visiting my favorite attractions, and finish up at Test Track. Then, if Magic Kingdom were open late or had evening extra magic hours, I would park hop over there, ride a few of my favorites, and catch the parade and fireworks.

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At Magic Kingdom, definately ride - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE HAUNTED MANSION, and SPACE MOUNTAIN. Iconic classics.

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also, I know we arrive the same day....so fyi you are now in double digits!

now the count down really starts

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We'll be there for 8 days, September 10-18.

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Breaufam wrote:
We have ADR's for Yachtsman, Mama Melrose (Fantasmic), Cape May for character breakfast, Spirit of Aloha dinner show and 50's prime time cafe. My husband is TDY (temporary duty assignment away from home, we're military) so making some of the ADR's has been a little difficult only because I don't get a lot of time to discuss things with him. Luckily, he'll be home this weekend muchlove
I am going to try again to suggest O'hana's to him, he's a plain meat & potatoes kind of guy. laugh

If thats the case... then its a must! All you can eat steak, chicken, pork, shrimp!

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Soarin is my choice especially if you can scoop up fastpasses.

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I've been on Soarin' over California at DL so I am anxious to see if there is much of a difference. Either way it is on the must-do list for this California native clapping

I've added an ADR for O'hana on 9/13, I know this restaurant is on the top of everyone's list mickey

I appreciate the suggestions awesome

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I would highly reccomend the Hoop de doo review dinner show. My husband and i went for our honeymoon and we had a blast. We are going again a week from sunday. It cost 2 sit down meals (ddp), but totally worth it. It is the only dinner show that is all you can drink adult beverages! Plus the food is delicious...ribs and chicken!

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Breaufam wrote:
We'll be there for 8 days, September 10-18.

Well, that's a relief - I was afraid you wouldn't be there very long and needed to cram the headliner attractions into a day or two. You'll have time to see almost everything.

I'm still going with Toy Story Mania, though. That's my favorite.

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I'll be there in July with my gf..12th - 17th. From I was there 8yrs ago, she was there when she was 8 lol. I think we're covering the most, must-do's!!

Soarin, Toy Story Mania, The 3 mountains in MK, Everest and Dinosaur in AK...eating at Artist Point....grab some zebra domes while we stay at AKL...any others?!?!? I gotta keep reading this thread so we can take full advantage of our vacation!! awesome

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Magic Kingdom - Splash Mountain is my fav! And have a dole whip

Hollywood Studios - I second about Toy Story Mania... go straight there, get a fast pass, do the stand by line and then do it again with your fast pass. You WILL DEF. want to ride it again!!!

Animal Kingdom - Expedition Everest is the best ride!! And have a quick service lunch at the Yak and Yeti quick service... the food is amazing! Eggrolls are TO DIE for!!!

Epcot - soarin was my favorite!!

So glad you made a reservation for O'hana... its so yummy!!! And Cape May is awesome too!!!

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Sake tasting in Epcot in Japan, mini corn dogs and people watching at Casey's in the MK, beers at the bar near Tuskerhouse in AK, Milkshakes and Star Tours in DHS not in that order Smile
Enjoy your trip!
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birdie wrote:
I would highly reccomend the Hoop de doo review dinner show. My husband and i went for our honeymoon and we had a blast. We are going again a week from sunday. It cost 2 sit down meals (ddp), but totally worth it. It is the only dinner show that is all you can drink adult beverages! Plus the food is delicious...ribs and chicken!

the sprit of aloha dinner show is also all you can drink beer and wine and similar food we did both once in the same trip, and don't get me wrong they are both great and the shows are different, but in my opinion if you alredy have the adr at one i would make sure you get everything else you want first and then if you have a free night do the hoop dee do review. just my opinion though some may dissagree

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Okay for the parks you have to ride Splash Mt.! It's a deffinate "have to". Then go for a ride on "Characters in flight" at DTD! It does not take much time and it is a great experience, just don't forget your camera!. I think it's $18 per person.