Last Day of your trip?

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Last Day of your trip?

So I'm in a hard spot here. I've already decided what I want to do with the first day of my trip, which is the same for many. I'm going to explore my resort, do some shopping at DTD/Disney Springs and go to Hoop-Dee-Doo.

But what should I do with the last day in Walt Disney World, assuming I have a late flight and am riding on Disney's Magical Express?

First thing, I'll try booking a later, afternoon flight. I'm thinking of just hitting the BoardWalk, the boardwalk bakery, and ESPN Club after sleeping in a little bit. However, me being a park hoarder (is that the world for it?), I'm thinking about spending my last moments in WDW in the most magical place on earth -- Magic Kingdom.

That's not to say I already haven't spent enough time there by this time in my trip (at least two full days combined), but I think it could be a nice touch to my vacation. Here's the thing -- that adds a whole twist into the equation, because I'll need another park day. On top of that, my last day will be President's Day, which is a very busy day in the parks. That extra day makes me consider whether an AP would be worth it or not, since it will be my 12th day in a park.

Sorry for the book. To sum it up:
1) What do you do with your last day in WDW? Do you try to get an afternoon flight so you open up a half-day of touring?
2) How many days do you have to spend in the parks to make it worth it? What other perks do you get?

Thanks for all of your help, as I have laid the frame (parks and sit-down meals) for the rest of my vacation already. I'm so excited for my vacation! I get to plan it all!

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Here's a fantastic post about finding the break even point for APs
http://allears.net/pl/breakeven.php

Hardy0109 wrote:
However, me being a park hoarder (is that the world for it?)

Nope, never heard that term. I'd call you a Park Commando.

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Hey there! I get what you mean about wanting to spend your last magical moments in Magic Kingdom itself! Although I'm a Florida resident, I usually leave the park early on my last day so I can get home before midnight. I find that getting in a few last rides or just a walk around Magic Kingdom or even MGM Studios can add that last little goodbye you need before you leave. However, it may just not be worth it for you to add a park day. Sometimes what I'll do is save a park with only one thing I want to do in it (like Everest in Animal Kingdom) and stop by there in the morning I'm leaving and then just hang out and go shopping at DTD. I'll maybe buy a shirt or bag for myself the first day and try to find something unique at Magic Kingdom, but if I'm doing shopping for family/friends, I'll save it for the last day so I have something to shop for. Legoland is also super cute and a quick spot to spend your last morning/afternoon.

For me, as a FL resident, I usually only spend one day in each park. I'll do MGM and MK and then spend a bit of time at Epcot (I'm not such an Epcot fan) and then do some shopping and walking around that night. Disney World offers a good bit of nightlife that can be really fun. I'd suggest getting a park hopper, if you haven't already purchased your tickets.

HAVE FUN!!!

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Kristen K. wrote:
Here's a fantastic post about finding the break even point for APs
http://allears.net/pl/breakeven.php

Hardy0109 wrote:
However, me being a park hoarder (is that the world for it?)

Nope, never heard that term. I'd call you a Park Commando.

Ah yes, that's it. My Disney terminology is a bit rusty from my time off from the site biggrin

Thanks for the link Kristen!

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We scheduled a late flight our last trip so that we could plan something, but we were so wore out by that time that we decided to sleep in. We ask for a late check out and they let us check out at 1:00. The only thing we did was a last minute run to DTD to fill a craving for a pretzel.

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I would not purchase an extra day pass to spend less than half of it at the parks. We either go to DTD or go explore the deluxe WDW resorts (Poly, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, etc.), they are an attraction on their own! You'll have a blast and see attractions that usually only resort guest see.

Enjoy.

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We always schedule the absolute latest flight going home on our last day. Usually leaving for the airport around 7 or so, for the latest flight we can get at 9 PM. Doing this allows us to store our cases at the hotel and head back to the parks for one last go around on our favourite rides.

I know we tend to go to the Magic Kingdom last, for no other reason than to rise the monorail one last time, and hear the words..."If this concludes your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, we hope you enjoyed your stay. And will return home safely."

For whatever reason, we like to close out trips out with hearing those words on our last day. It's like it just wraps up our visits some how.

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Eddie G. wrote:

For whatever reason, we like to close out trips out with hearing those words on our last day. It's like it just wraps up our visits some how.

That is pretty cool, I like stuff like that. We like to open our trip with breakfast at Crystal Palace. And close it watching fireworks at Magic Kingdom standing in the middle of Main Street.

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I like to go to DTD on the last day for the last minute shopping.

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