October Trip Pre Trip Report with FP+ and ADRs

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October Trip Pre Trip Report with FP+ and ADRs

Good morning to you all

today we have reached our 60 days mile stone I was up at 5am booking seats on the plane, checking in to the hotel and arranging our FP+ all very exciting...

Travelling with me are my DF (darling fiance) DSL (daring sister in law) and DBL (daring brother in law) we are all in our mid 20's and DBL is in his early 30's and it is he FIRST TRIP to wdw and America. It is the 20th anniversary of my first trip, our first visit to MNSSHP and our first time using the disney dinning plan, (1TS, 1CS, 1 snack)........ so heres the plan.... the CS options are very loose and may change......

Week One (the organised one)

Sunday
we fly in the afternoon and expect to get to the resort (OKW) by 7pm we will be using the magical express. after check in we will be getting a taxi to public to stock up on food and beer... followed by a late night swim and drinks at the bar.

Monday
AM- Magic Kingdom, rope drop, just doing fantasy land
PM- Epcot, food and wine and Illumanations
ADR - Crystal Palace breakfast before park opening (DF and myself are huge inlet fans)
CS- any restaurant in the world showcase most likely Japan
FP+ - Tales with Belle, Peter Pan, under the sea

PM- Epcot, food and wine and Illumanations

Tuesday
AM- MGM aka Disney's Hollywood studios rope drop
PM- Fantasmic, and then the Boardwalk
ADR- Sci fi Dine In Lunch
CS - Beaches and Cream if its open after fantastic if not board walk hotel CS
FP+ - star tour, Toy Story Mania, Tower of terror

Wednesday
AM- Animal Kingdom Rope drop
PM- Magic Kingdom, wishes and MSE parade
ADR- Breakfast at Tusker house before park opening
CS - Casey Corner
FP+ - Kali River, Everest, Dinosaur

Thursday
AM- Typhoon Lagoon, possible downtown disney trip
PM- Magic Kingdom: Mickeys not so scary Halloween party!!!
ADR- Liberty Tree Tavern at 4:20 before the party
CS- somewhere at typhoon Lagoon
FP+ - none, cause you can't book the party time Sad

Friday
AM- Magic Kingdom, Rope drop, just doing Adventure, Frontier land and festival of fantasy parade
PM- the Monorail Loop
ADR- Dinner at Ohanna
CS- Be our guest (fast pass)
FP+ - Thunder mountain, Splash mountain, Haunted Mansion

Saturday
AM- Blizzard Beach
PM- shopping Mall or Outlets
ADR- NONE, eating off site
CS- at blizzard beach
FP+ - NONE

Sunday
AM- Magic Kingdom rope drop Fantasyland and Tomorrow land
PM- Downtown Disney
TS- Walk up at TREX
CS- Cosmic Rays
FP+ - Winnie the pooh, 7 Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain

Week Two (the this is starting to feel like a vacation one)

Monday
AM- Universal studios and Islands of Adventure
PM- Universal night time show
TS- off site eating at universal we will properly get denny's on the way
CS- I need to go to hot dog hall of fame and we will be drinking at the leaky caldron but being brits the mean is a tad boring
FP+ - NONE

PM- Epcot, food and wine and Illumanations

Tuesday
AM- Universal day two just to do harry potter things
PM- Down town disney
TS- walk up at raglan road
CS- Krusty burger maybe we will play food by ear at uni
FP+ - NONE

Wednesday
AM- No Plans but possibly animal kingdom
PM- maybe old town orlando or just visiting the 192
ADR- none
CS - what ever we fancy
FP+ - NONE

Thursday
AM- Epcot rope drop
PM- Fort Wilderness
ADR- Hoop De Doo
CS- anywhere in epcot
FP+ - soaring, spaceship earth and figment

Friday
AM- no plans but most lickey a water park in the morning
PM- no plans but most lucky HS or Epcot
ADR- none
CS- where ever we fancy or are
FP+ - Thunder mountain, Splash mountain, Haunted Mansion

Saturday
AM- Magic Kingdom all day 8:30 to late night magic hours at midnight
PM- Magic Kingon night time shows
ADR- Cinderellas royal table for dinner
CS- Pecos Bill's
FP+ - ANNA and ELSA!!!!- Arial's meet and greet and splash mountain

Sunday
AM- EMH at Holly wood studios maybe
PM- flying home Sad
TS- Olivias breakfast
CS- what ever is near by
FP+ - none atm

so there it is it seems scheduled but it has to be with a first timer, I have made all FP+ reservations for the AM's so that the afternoon can be really flexible due to my illness we will be taking resort breaks at around 1-2pm every day and then returning to the parks, also due to fall hours we will be doing rope drops and leaving early for relaxing dinners and swimming rather than staying late, we will sleep early and wake early Smile also I'm not a planning or vacation titan if things change they change its all good.

so what are you guys and gals thoughts?

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Fab plans Phil!!!!!!

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thanks amy I am so tired I've been up since 4:45 am

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Philhowelldesign wrote:
thanks amy I am so tired I've been up since 4:45 am

I understand when our FP window opened I spent the whole morning trying to sort it out while at work it got to about 11am and I had to have "a break from Disney!"

go have a midday nap its acceptable!

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Thats going to happen as I have circuit training this afternoon

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Philhowelldesign wrote:
Thats going to happen as I have circuit training this afternoon

Id be napping now!!!!! you need plenty of energy for circuit training (and if you have any spare can you send some to me to get me to the gym!!!!) haha

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Looking at your schedule i would consider swapping the Malls to sunday as they are not so busy.

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good plan MR F but I would rather a busy mall on a saturday then a busy Magic Kingdom Smile

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Philhowelldesign wrote:
good plan MR F but I would rather a busy mall on a saturday then a busy Magic Kingdom Smile

Seaworld is a good relaxing Saturday park (if you are going there)

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I love sea world but some of our party watched black fish and now its out the picture..... waiting

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Hey..Looks awesome..Also up early, tho not as early as yourself..First booked our seats with VA at 8.00am..Got the upper deck as my DS was hoping for this..Then I sat down with my other half and booked our FP + ..We managed to snag a meet and greet with Anna & Elsa..The rest were pretty easy with plenty of option times..I can see us swopping times if we run into any snags along the way...Now I'am off to make my individual cards for each days schedules...They fit nicely into my DW shoulder bag that has a small plastic window..I don't Apollo 11 had this much planning.. awesome

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What a great trip you've scheduled! I like your idea of having one very planned week and one that's more open. You can always plan that second week more when you're there and see what everyone wants to do again. Hope the days fly by so you're in Disney soon!

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hey CEB

yeah its hard cause its the 20th anniversary of my first trip my DF and DSL have been a few times and its my DBL's first trip. now if it was my and my DF we would be about to book all the ADRS cause we have tried places and we have places we want to try, but first timers know nothing about what is there, we want him to be able to chose the things he wants to do.

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Sounds like a very good plan to me!! You will be really busy but it will be fun!

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plans sound great

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Excellent plan of attack. Have fun

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Excellent! It looks all your bases are covered awesome

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I'm sure you'll have a magnificent trip. Those are some great plans. Even the less-planned days.

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Your plans sounds great, Phil!

Oh and @The Colonel, I love the description on your vacation ticker! I just saw it awesome

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That sounds like a great vacation! My word of advice is to skip the rides during the Halloween party. Yes the rides will have lower wait times but there is so much to see and do during the party. I go to the parties for the special stuff like the rare characters, trick or treating and the special entertainment. Walt Disney World doesn't do anything special with the rides during the parties as well.

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I agree with Mandy, we ended up doing MNSSHP twice last year just to do everything. Mandy are you going, and if so what date? We are there 2 October

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Thanks guys, we have no plans to ride anything

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Well my DS and myself plan to do the Reese Roller Coaster..From 11.00 till midnight..My DW will be the one with the backpack. awesome

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Sally-Ann wrote:
I agree with Mandy, we ended up doing MNSSHP twice last year just to do everything. Mandy are you going, and if so what date? We are there 2 October

I'm going with some friends in September. I may end up going twice in September with a couple different friends.

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Sounds like fun! awesome