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Old 10-31-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
itJeff
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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We're driving 17 hours??? AGAIN??? Yes Dear, I'm THAT kinda guy. My Pre-Trip Report (Updated 5/18)



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