Hey all! So, I was going to wait till I hit 100 days (so I am a day off...) to create a "pre-trip report/planning" thread but I have some questions that I would like all of your opinions on and I can't wait to long, one of the things I have to book a time slot..
So a few trip details first! My husband Andy and I are going for our 5 year wedding anniversary. This is our first time ever at WDW and we will be there for 9 days (7 actual full days and 2 partial/travel days) from October 25th - November 2nd. We are staying at POP cause, being a value resort, it made the trip possible for us and we kind of like the theme to it. We have park tickets for 5 days (1 for MK, DHS, AK and 2 for Epcot), 1 park free day (our actual anniversary) and 1 day we are heading to Universal to see Harry Potter. There are more details, such as our ADR's and all that, that are already set but I will share those later.
So I have 2 big questions I am hoping you guys can give me some input on ...
First.. When we booked the trip I got the Park Hopper option on our tickets just in case and, it was last August! I didn't know what our plans would be like and I wanted to have the option open to me.. It's really starting to look like we won't need that option after all. Having never been there before we plan on staying at the park planned for that day the whole day.. Is there a way to cancel this option on my tickets? Is there a change fee and would it make canceling not worth it? What do you guys think?
Also, I really want to go for a horse drawn carriage ride at Port Orleans. I was thinking that our first night at Epcot (second day) that we can head over to POR after dinner and go for one of the last rides of the night. This would mean we would miss IllumiNations but we still have another day at Epcot to see it. What do you think? And is we did plan it what is the best way to get to POR from Epcot? I was also thinking after the ride to take the boat to Downtown Disney. Any thoughts?
Sorry to make this a really long post! I totally sound like a psycho nervous over planner, LoL! This is just (literally) a once in a lifetime trip for us and I want to do as much as possible. Thank you guys so much for putting up with me in this!