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Old 10-31-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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I'm just not so sure how well this plan was thought through.
 
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We're driving 17 hours??? AGAIN??? Yes Dear, I'm THAT kinda guy.

Welcome to my first attempt at a PTR.

WHO
There are 5 of us. DW and myself, our girls will be 11, 7 and 5 at the time of travel. This is the 2nd trip for the youngest two, the 3rd for the oldest DD and myself, and the 4th(or 5th?) for DW.

WHAT
We have 7 day base tickets. I'm thinking we'll forgo the 'Hopping', and add it on there if we find we need it. We'll pay OOP for the Water Park instead of adding WPM, since we don't plan to do DQ or anything else.

WHEN
We'll be heading to the world for our dates of May 23 - 30 2010.

WHERE
We are from Arkansas.... Oh, that's not what you wanted to know.
We are staying at POR, probably in the AB section since that's were the trundle beds are.

HOW
We are driving from Arkansas. (I knew that went in here somewhere ) We will go trough Memphis to Atlanta, then down to Orlando. The vehicle is a 2006 Toyota Sienna (mini van). We'll need to get a DVD player before we go.

THE PLANS
I've tried to think far enough ahead to know what our ADRs will need to be based on where we'll be that day. I want to be sure I'm not missing something important. Hopefully I don't have anything planned that is too difficult to accomplish with 3 kiddos in tow. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. TIA

Dining is in DarkOrchid
Parks are in Green
Entertainment is in Red

NOTE: An updated Itenerary is located on page 2
Fri May 21 - Partial Travel Day
Leave town around 4:00pm and drive 5 hours. Hope to stay with DW's cousin in Memphis that night.

Sat May 22 - Travel Day
  • Drive, Drive
  • Potty break
  • Drive, Drive
  • "We just took a potty break! Do you really need to?"
  • Drive, Drive, Drive
  • Spend the night somewhere in GA - We may decide to try to finish the drive and stay somewhere cheap around Orlando that night so we'll be closer to the world the next morning.

Sun May 23 - Partial Travel Day - DHS
Finish driving (maybe 4 hours) if needed. Arrive no later than noon.
  • 'Check-in' @ POR
  • head for DHS
  • Tour the park until dinner
  • 5:00 Dinner @ SciFi DineIn Theatre (we've not eaten here)
  • After Dinner secure seats for Fantasmic!
  • Possibly more touring while someone saves seats
  • 9:00 Fantasmic! (if it gets rained out we plan to try again another night)
  • Back to POR- Sleep!
Mon May 24 - Epcot FW
  • Breakfast in Room
  • Tour FW
  • CS Lunch @ _________
  • More Touring
  • REST in park (DD5 and DD7 will probably collapse in our lap on a bench somewhere)
  • 6:00 Dinner @ Garden Grill (We've not eaten here)
  • 9:00 Illuminations (or back to DHS for Fantasmic if we didn't see it the night before)
  • Back to POR - Sleep
Tue May 25 - AK
  • Breakfast in Room
  • Tour AK
  • CS Lunch @ _________
  • More Touring until Park Close
  • 7:30 Dinner @ 1900 P.F. (We've not eaten here)
  • Back to POR - Sleep
Wed May 26 - MK
  • Early light Breakfast in Room
  • Arrive for Rope Drop - Tour MK
  • 10:30 Brunch @ Crystal Palace (youngest two haven't eaten here)
  • More Touring
  • 3:00 Parade
  • Dinner @ __________
  • 9:00 Wishes
  • Back to POR - Sleep
Thu May 27 - Un-Theme Park day
  • SLEEP IN!!!!
  • 11:00 Head to Blizzard Beach
  • Lunch in Water Park
  • Spalsh! Swim. Slide! Splash! until around 3:00
  • Possibly DTD???
  • 6:00 Dinner @ Wispering Canyon (We've not eaten here)
  • 7:30 Chip & Dale's Campfire Sing-along @ Ft. Wilderness (we've never done this)
  • 9:45 View Electrical Water Pagent from FW (we've never seen it either)
  • Back to POR - Sleep
Fri May 28 - Epcot WS (pm EMH until midnight)
  • Breakfast in Room
  • Tour WS
  • 11:00 Lunch @ Akershus Princess Storybook Lunch(we've not eaten here)
  • More Touring
  • Dinner @ ____________
  • 9:00 Illuminations (if we didn't see it on Monday)
  • More Touring
  • Back to POR - Sleep
Sat May 29 - MK
  • Breakfast in Room
  • Tour MK
  • CS Lunch @ _________
  • More Touring
  • Head to Contemporary
  • 5:30 Dinner @ Chef Mickey's (We've not eaten here)
  • Back to MK
  • 9:00 SpectroMagic Parade (we've not seen this)
  • 10:00 Wishes
  • Back to POR - Sleep
Sun May 30 - MK Partial Travel Day
  • Breakfast in Room
  • Pack up Car
  • Tour MK
  • CS Lunch @ _________
  • One Last Ride
  • Head Home
Mon May 31 - Travel Day (Memorial Day)
  • Drive, Drive
  • Potty break
  • Drive, Drive
  • "We just took a potty break! Do you really need to?"
  • Drive, Drive, Drive
  • Arrive Home still singing "It's A Small World After All, It's A Small World After All. It's A Small World After All. It's A Small, Small World!"
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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I quite a full trip you have planned.
First off, you'll need to add in a few more "We just took a potty break! Do you really need to?" for each travel day. Heck, add in a few for each day in the parks as well.
As for CS eating a Epcot - I highly recommend Seasons. It's in "Land" pavilion. We stumbled upon it one time while leaving Soarin. You get enough of the burgers and fries at other locations - Seasons has really nice sandwiches, wraps, etc. I don't recall what they had on the kids menu, but my kids (4 and 2 at the time) both got stuff that they really liked.
For AK, I loved Flame Tree BBQ, but unless they changed it, I don't recall a kids menu. What we've done in the past is sent DW and the kids over to Pizzafari (gotta love the air conditioned dining rooms), while FIL and I got some food from Flame Tree. It's not too long of a walk over to Pizzafari with the food to join the rest of the family already eating their pizza.

It's hard for me to accurately critique at touring plan because I'm so used to having mine changed, sometimes weeks or months in advance, sometimes on 5 minute notice.
Anyway, enjoy your trip!
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:54 PM   #3
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WHISPERING CANYON!! YOUR IN FOR A TREAT!! SUPRISE! SUPRISE!! HAVE FUN!!
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:01 PM   #4
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Yeah, I know to ask for ketchup. Just not sure what happens when we do.

Any other tips?
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Yeah, I know to ask for ketchup. Just not sure what happens when we do.

Any other tips?
We've been there twice, and it can be very different each visit. One thing to keep in mind - there is a "back" dining room. There's about half a dozen or so tables back there and you really feel left out of all of the fun going on out front. You don't have to sit back there. If the seater leads you back there, you are completely within your right to request a different table. It happened to us last trip. We had to wait another 10 minutes or so, but we were seated in the main dining room. Just be polite but insistent.

Oh yeah, and they have free refills on the milk shakes.
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We have never been to SciFi but we go to Mama Melrose once every trip we really love it there, food is great.

One thing we love to do if the kiddos are not too pooped is get off the bus at the FQ side and walk back to POR along the river in the evening. Really nice and peaceful and helps work off all those burgers and fries at the CS's. (even though nothing counts when eating at Disney)

Have a great trip, looks pretty good to me.
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