Birthday on the Boardwalk: Pre-Trip Report

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Birthday on the Boardwalk: Pre-Trip Report

Well since my FP+ window opens up this week, to day was the day to finish up the plans for Birthday on the Boardwalk. Benn and I will be taking my parents for their first trip to WDW in 24 years. The last time they were there, Hollywood Studios was still called MGM and it was less than a year old and Animal Kingdom didn't exist. There was no Soarin, Test Track, or Mission Space. Horizons and Mickey's Birthday Land (later Toon Town Fair) were highlights for us. Beauty and the Beast had not been released yet and if Pixar technically existed, no one had ever heard of it. I've been sending them a little informational tidbit every day since September to prepare them for the trip and I think they're really starting to get excited. They're doing a cruise next week with a group of friends, so when they get back from the cruise they'll really be in Disney mode!

This will be their 4th trip in total and their first staying on property. We'll be traveling over my birthday and celebrating a birthday for everyone except Benn while we're there. Dad's is St. Patrick's Day (March 17), Mom's is April Fool's Day (April 1), and mine is April 7. Mom and Dad will both turn 59 this year and mom is in good health despite suffering from well-controlled epilepsy. The only impact it has on her is that she has to get adequate sleep and she can't do spinning actions or jolting rides or ride backwards for extended periods of time. Dad has had several corrective cardiac procedures that have been largely successful, but he has arthritis in his left knee from being hit by a car when he was a teenager. So this trip will entail a lot of rest breaks and progress may be slow at times. We offered to rent dad an ECV or a wheelchair, but that suggestion was just met with an icy stare, so slow but steady will be the way!

We depart on Saturday, April 5 from our home base at BWI on the 6:20am flight, so if everything is on time, we should be at Boardwalk around 9:30am or so. If the room is ready, we may let dad rest for a bit before we go to EPCOT. The plan is to do about half of EPCOT and IllumiNations on the first day and the second half of EPCOT on our last day. Depending on the time, we'll probably grab some counter service quick at Boardwalk or UK or worst case scenario, at Sunshine Seasons. This will be Future World West day, so we'll hit Journey into Imagination, Soarin, Living with the Land, and The Seas. On the way back, we'll stroll through Innoventions and Club Cool and browse Canada and the UK on the way back to the Boardwalk. Dinner will probably be counter service in Germany and then we'll work our way back toward International Gateway and watch IllumiNations from somewhere near that park exit. Dad doesn't do too well with late nights, so we'll want to get him back to the room ASAP after the show.

Sunday, April 6 is Hollywood Studios. Usually we hit Toy Story first, but usually because we do standby and save our FP for later in the day so we can go again. Since dad won't be able to do the morning rush very quickly, we'll probably just schedule our FP first thing. I think they'll enjoy the ride, but I doubt that they'll care about re-riding later in the day. The only thing I'm ambivalent about here is that they will miss most of the queue and it's so well done. Maybe I'll just make them stand in line! There'll be no need to worry about ToT or RnRC. We'll also hit Great Movie Ride and Voyage of the Little Mermaid--hopefully all before the first Indiana Jones show. Benn and I will take a quick spin on Star Tours. We might be able to get dad to go, but this is definitely a no-go for mom! I'm actually a little bit concerned about her on Toy Story, but I've described the ride to her in detail and she's pretty sure she'll be ok. We'll probably do ABC for lunch and then head over to Lights, Motors, Action. After naptime, we have our one ADR at 50's Prime Time Cafe. Dad used to have the rec room in our basement decorated like a 50's cafe, so this is a must-do for them. After dinner it's the backlot tour, One Man's Dream, and Fantasmic! After we all return to the room, I might take a little side trek over to MK to ride Big Thunder because after the 6th, it is scheduled to be closed for the rest of our trip. But, with EMH and my AP, MK will be open until 1am, so I should be able to ride my favorite ride on my actual birthday. I just have to wait for midnight and do it before I go to sleep. mickey

Monday, April 7--my actual birthday HAS to be at Magic Kingdom! To help dad out with walking, we're splitting MK into two days, so today will be Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. We'll hit Peter Pan first thing and FP Enchanted Tales with Belle and Under the Sea. I'm HOPING that Mine Train will be on soft opening and we'll be able to use our third FP there. If not, we'll probably do Barnstormer or Buzz Lightyear. Usually we lunch at Pinocchio's, but I don't think dad will like the flatbreads, so we'll either do Columbia Harbor House or Casey's Corner. This will be teacups day! As my dad is the one who fostered my love of all things spinning, I can't wait to do the teacups with him. Benn will keep mom company... After nap time, we'll have dinner at the Earl and explore DTD a bit. If it's a nice night and we have time, we might do Characters in Flight. Depending on time, we'll bus to the Contemporary to go to Top of the World for Wishes. If dad is tired, we'll probably send him back early tonight to rest up for the next two days.

Tuesday, April 8 is MK part 2: Liberty Square, Frontierland (sort of--we're not doing Splash & BTMR is closed, so basically Country Bear Jamboree :/), and Adventureland. We'll probably FP Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, and maybe Wishes? Can we do that now? Lunch will be at Pecos Bill's and if we don't see Festival of Fantasy on Monday, we'll stay for it today and do a late nap. We'll probably hit up the Earl again for dinner and then boat to POFQ and bus back to MK for evening entertainment.

Wednesday, April 9 will be our last day and we'll be back to EPCOT. This will be Future World East day (so basically, Test Track wink ). We'll probably hit spaceship Earth, browse the topiaries, do the Great Piggy Bank Adventure and tour the eco house at Innoventions. Then we'll pick up Mexico, Norway and China (lunch at Kringla most likely), grab another caramel apple from Germany and head back to Boardwalk to await Magical Express (or Tragical Express..who gets credit for that? I forget who posted it.)

So that'll be it--this one is short and sweet. I am so super excited about the four of us spending this time together. We haven't vacationed together since we did a cruise to Bermuda in 2005. We all had a great time on that trip and we can't wait to do it again!!! Thanks for reading!

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Sounds like a great trip. Did you add to your reservation that you were celebrating birthdays? I had my mom's birthday on ours when we went in November. When we got to the room there was a voicemail from Mickey wishing her a happy birthday.

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I sure did JoAnn!

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I knew as soon as I saw the voicemail light on when we got to the room what the message was so I put it on speaker phone for my mom to hear. She was completely surprised. It was a great way to start the trip.

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That sounds like an amazing trip. I agree you have to have your birthday at Magic Kingdom. It is such a blast to read about what everyone plans for their trips. It always helps me plan my trip.

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I got that voicemail from Mickey and Minnie at AKL and I got a 5x7 glossy pic of Mickey wishing me a magical bday at Saratoga Springs!

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You can fastpass Wishes now along with the Main Street Electrical Parade. The viewing for Wishes with the fastpass+ is the Rose Garden. I'm hoping the Mine Train Ride will be open by then. They are starting to look for the opening team for it. That means they are close to finishing the ride.

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Mandy wrote:
You can fastpass Wishes now along with the Main Street Electrical Parade. The viewing for Wishes with the fastpass+ is the Rose Garden. I'm hoping the Mine Train Ride will be open by then. They are starting to look for the opening team for it. That means they are close to finishing the ride.

WAHOO!!!!

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disneydoc wrote:
I got that voicemail from Mickey and Minnie at AKL and I got a 5x7 glossy pic of Mickey wishing me a magical bday at Saratoga Springs!

oooh!! A picture?! COOL!! awesome

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Considering an itinerary change already--we may do MK in a one-day blitz. Not my ideal, but since we're not riding any of the mountains (except Seven Dwarfs if open), I think we can do it as long as we tour sequentially. That would move EPCOT to April 8 and then we would finish up at Animal Kingdom on Wednesday morning. Normally I hate ending on AK because it's always sort of a let down for me, but we'll be back two more times this year and I feel like I want my parents to experience "what's new" in the past 24 years, so skipping an entire park (even though dad thinks it won't really be interesting to him) is maybe not the way to go. It's so hard to plan a short trip!! WDW time is such a precious resource!

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Alice, I am so excited for you. You have made great plans! Looking forward to your trip report.

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alicemouse wrote:
Considering an itinerary change already--we may do MK in a one-day blitz. Not my ideal, but since we're not riding any of the mountains (except Seven Dwarfs if open), I think we can do it as long as we tour sequentially. That would move EPCOT to April 8 and then we would finish up at Animal Kingdom on Wednesday morning. Normally I hate ending on AK because it's always sort of a let down for me, but we'll be back two more times this year and I feel like I want my parents to experience "what's new" in the past 24 years, so skipping an entire park (even though dad thinks it won't really be interesting to him) is maybe not the way to go. It's so hard to plan a short trip!! WDW time is such a precious resource!

I think this is a good plan! You don't want them to miss AK if they've never been.

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You will LOVE the Boardwalk! So exciting to go for your birthday. I was there for my b-day in 2010 with Ken and his family and it was a lot of fun. April is a nice month to go too.

From a fellow Aries (my big day is the 13th). wink

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JanJ wrote:
You will LOVE the Boardwalk! So exciting to go for your birthday. I was there for my b-day in 2010 with Ken and his family and it was a lot of fun. April is a nice month to go too.

From a fellow Aries (my big day is the 13th). wink

Woohoo!! Go rams!! muchlove

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Your plans sound great, sure you will have a magical birthday x
Lovely to have your parents with you too, will be fun to show them all the changes.

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I would def end with AK and blitz MK, I would say AK is worth it for the lion king alone but not sure if it will be open by then? But finding nemo, kali rapids, safari are favourites of mine Smile not sure how good an idea the rapids are the day you leave, unless you can get changed somewhere Wink lol

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Mom and dad are not water ride people, so Kali is out for them and Lion King is not supposed to open until sometime in June, so we'll probably miss out there (BUMMER!!). We do love Kilimanjaro Safaris and my dad is a train guy, so we'll take them to Rafiki's planet watch. I got a FP for Finding Nemo. So unless we have trouble getting highlights accomplished at MK in one day, we'll be finishing up at AK. Unfortunately, they won't have park hoppers, so it's a bit of a gamble. If they don't like it, we won't be able to switch!

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Sounds like you have an awesome trip planned.Wish your mum a Happy Birthday from a fellow April fool birthday

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Yay..On our last trip I got the priority viewing at MK for Wishes..I kept it a secret from my DW and DS....When we walked up to the CM and I gave them my reference number,the look on my DW face was speechless..I said to her.." I beg your pardon, I always promised you a Rose Garden." LOL.. laugh

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Mrferret wrote:
Sounds like you have an awesome trip planned.Wish your mum a Happy Birthday from a fellow April fool birthday

Oh yay!!! I certainly will! clapping

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King Fergus wrote:
Yay..On our last trip I got the priority viewing at MK for Wishes..I kept it a secret from my DW and DS....When we walked up to the CM and I gave them my reference number,the look on my DW face was speechless..I said to her.." I beg your pardon, I always promised you a Rose Garden." LOL.. laugh

Oh lovely! Would you rate the view as fabulous enough to give up an MK FP?

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Alice! Looks like our respective schedules have us both at DHS Sunday! Wanna meet up there? Hubby and I could do ABC Commissary for lunch, too.

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Alice! Looks like our respective schedules have us both at DHS Sunday! Wanna meet up there? Hubby and I could do ABC Commissary for lunch, too.

haha I just wrote you a post about meeting up that night at MK EEMH. Either way works for me. Our DHS schedule will be a little crazy because we'll have the parents in tow and it's their first trip in 25 years, so we'll be juggling rushing to shows with dad's slow knees. I think we're going to try to hit ABC around 11:20 so we can be over at Indiana Jones by noon for the 12:30 show. Would that work for you? We got a FP for Toy Story first thing. I know that's your favorite, but I don't know what time you're planning to get there in the AM. Also torn about using FP+ there because the standby queue is so cute if you've never seen it before!

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5 days to go!! One last itinerary switch. We swapped our MK day with our second EPCOT day. I really wanted to go to MK on my actual birthday, but the crowd prediction data heavily favors EPCOT on Monday and MK on Tuesday. I find the crowds to be the most bothersome in MK, so for the happiness and sanity of all involved, we'll be switching up the order.

I also added a last minute ADR at Beaches & Cream after nap break on MK day. That day could be kind of crazy because we'll try to stay for the Festival of Fantasy parade, but that might take too big of a chunk out of nap time with the ADR at 5:40. Unfortunately, that was the only time available. I might have to send dad back early for his nap.

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