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Old 01-28-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Planning ahead for trip in October - Gimme your opinion?

So Me (22) and My Fiance (23) are planning to have our Honeymoon at Disney World. This will be his first time going and my second time going since 4 years ago. Last time I went I had no control of what I got to do so this time I look forward to planning and plotting ahead to experience most of Disney for our 5 night 6 day trip. So I wanted to ask ya'll a few questions on the time we're visiting and such

We're going October 22-27 2013, I wanted to know how Crowded does it get in October? From my understanding we should be going during a down time. Here are the day's we are planning to visit each Park and a Idea of what ride's we would like to experience, I'd really like a general idea of how long you think the wait times will be for these rides and how likely am I to see them all in that day. I've seen the touringplan website and should I subscribe and make a touring plan?

Tuesday 22 - Magic Kingdom
Adventureland
Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Pirates of the Caribbean

Frontierland
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Splash Mountain

Liberty Square
Haunted Mansion

Tomorrowland
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
Space Mountain
Stitch's Great Escape
AstroOrbiter

Wednesday 23 - Epcot
Future World
Sum of All Thrills
Great Piggy Bank Adventure
Spaceship Earth
Test Track
Soarin'
Mission: Space
The Seas w/Nemo & Friends
The Land

Thursday 24 - Magic Kingdom
New Fantasyland
Barnstormer with the Great Goofini
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid

Fantasyland
"it's a small world"
Mad Tea Party
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Peter Pan's Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Friday 25 - Epcot
Primarily Enjoying the World Showcase and Shopping
Check Out what each location has to offer and their rides.
Check Out the Food and Wine festival

Saturday 26 - Hollywood Studios and Disney Downtown
HOLLYWOOD BLVD.
The Great Movie Ride

SUNSET BLVD.
Beauty and the Beast
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
Tower of Terror

ECHO LAKE
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
Star Tours-The Adventures Continue

PIXAR PLACE
Toy Story Midway Mania!

Sunday 27 - Animal Kingdom
DISCOVERY ISLAND
It's Tough to be a Bug

CAMP MINNIE-MICKEY
Festival of the Lion King

Africa
Kilimanjaro Safaris

ASIA
Expedition EVEREST
Kali River Rapids

DINOLAND U.S.A.
Dinosaur
Primeval Whirl
Triceratop Spin
Finding Nemo: The Musical

Now I understand I might not get to see all there is on my list, to be honest a lot of the bigger more popular rides are the must see's. We are a bit of thrill seekers but we do understand that Disney isn't six flags. The parades don't interest me too much and depending on what we have gotten done that day we might take time to watch them or take advantage of the shorter lines at rides During them. Now I'm not trying for the EMH because I've heard good and bad about them, and I think it would be best to avoid them unless the days I chose have fallen on them. Also We are attending during the food and wine festival so we might change things around if we decide to take part in a lot of the things they intend to offer.
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We typically go the first week of Oct. and have found the weather to be a mixed bag of beautiful, perfect Chamber of Commerce weather to heat and humidity straight from the pits of ..well you know. I would imagine that FL like GA (where I live) tends to cool off, but more importantly, be less humid as the month progresses.

We love going in Oct. The crowds tend to be on the low end of moderate for the week we typically go in my experience. I wouldn't necessarily expect walk on rides and if you spend any time Friday night or Saturday at the Food and Wine Festival, it will be very crowded. Considering what you will spend on this trip, I would absolutely get a subscription to touringplans.com. I have used their plans in the past and found them very helpful. Most helpful to me in planning is their per crowd park level forecast. I use this exclusively. I don't even look at what is recommended v. not recommended.

I can't help much w/ wait times as we don't typically go during the week you'll be going, but I'll put below what we typically find during our week. Maybe that will be a starting point for you.

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So Me (22) and My Fiance (23) are planning to have our Honeymoon at Disney World. This will be his first time going and my second time going since 4 years ago. Last time I went I had no control of what I got to do so this time I look forward to planning and plotting ahead to experience most of Disney for our 5 night 6 day trip. So I wanted to ask ya'll a few questions on the time we're visiting and such

We're going October 22-27 2013, I wanted to know how Crowded does it get in October? From my understanding we should be going during a down time. Here are the day's we are planning to visit each Park and a Idea of what ride's we would like to experience, I'd really like a general idea of how long you think the wait times will be for these rides and how likely am I to see them all in that day. I've seen the touringplan website and should I subscribe and make a touring plan?

Tuesday 22 - Magic Kingdom
Adventureland
Magic Carpets of Aladdin (5-10 min)
Pirates of the Caribbean (20 min max during busiest part of day)

Frontierland
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (will get up to 45 min during busiest part of day)
Splash Mountain (same as BTMRR)

Liberty Square
Haunted Mansion (10- 15 min. max)

Tomorrowland
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin (40 min during busiest part of day)
Space Mountain (60 min. for much of the day)
Stitch's Great Escape
AstroOrbiter

Wednesday 23 - Epcot
Future World
Sum of All Thrills (maybe 30 min. at most. Find the wait tends to fluctuate through the day)
Great Piggy Bank Adventure
Spaceship Earth (10 - 15 min at most)
Test Track (50 -60 min for much of the day)
Soarin' (60+ for much of the day)
Mission: Space (green side is usually walk on. Maybe 10 min at most)
The Seas w/Nemo & Friends
The Land

Thursday 24 - Magic Kingdom
New Fantasyland
Barnstormer with the Great Goofini
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Enchanted Tales with Belle (haven't been when it is opened in Oct for all guests. Based on experience in Nov. the waits will be up around 60 for much of the day. Slow "loading" and not many guests get to go at one time. Oh and no FP)
Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid

Fantasyland
"it's a small world"
Mad Tea Party (10-15 min. at the most)
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (have seen waits up around 30 min.)
Peter Pan's Flight (50 min. + for a good part of the day)
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Friday 25 - Epcot
Primarily Enjoying the World Showcase and Shopping
Check Out what each location has to offer and their rides.
Check Out the Food and Wine festival

Saturday 26 - Hollywood Studios and Disney Downtown
HOLLYWOOD BLVD.
The Great Movie Ride

SUNSET BLVD.
Beauty and the Beast (can find a seat a few min. before show time)
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster (45-60 min during the peak of the day)
Tower of Terror

ECHO LAKE
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
Star Tours-The Adventures Continue (maybe 10 min. Usually can just walk on this one)

PIXAR PLACE
Toy Story Midway Mania! (be there at rope drop)

Sunday 27 - Animal Kingdom
DISCOVERY ISLAND
It's Tough to be a Bug

CAMP MINNIE-MICKEY
Festival of the Lion King (Usually can find a seat 5 min. before show time)

Africa
Kilimanjaro Safaris (peak of the day 45 min. or so)

ASIA
Expedition EVEREST (45-60 min during the peak of the day)
Kali River Rapids

DINOLAND U.S.A.
Dinosaur
Primeval Whirl
Triceratop Spin
Finding Nemo: The Musical

Now I understand I might not get to see all there is on my list, to be honest a lot of the bigger more popular rides are the must see's. We are a bit of thrill seekers but we do understand that Disney isn't six flags. The parades don't interest me too much and depending on what we have gotten done that day we might take time to watch them or take advantage of the shorter lines at rides During them. Now I'm not trying for the EMH because I've heard good and bad about them, and I think it would be best to avoid them unless the days I chose have fallen on them. Also We are attending during the food and wine festival so we might change things around if we decide to take part in a lot of the things they intend to offer.
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Also If your interested in Knowing what we're going to eat those days I had already started a thread asking for advice on those....here's the link
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post47259103

Just trying my best to make this a awesome and well remembered trip.
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We typically go the first week of Oct. and have found the weather to be a mixed bag of beautiful, perfect Chamber of Commerce weather to heat and humidity straight from the pits of ..well you know. I would imagine that FL like GA (where I live) tends to cool off, but more importantly, be less humid as the month progresses.

We love going in Oct. The crowds tend to be on the low end of moderate for the week we typically go in my experience. I wouldn't necessarily expect walk on rides and if you spend any time Friday night or Saturday at the Food and Wine Festival, it will be very crowded. Considering what you will spend on this trip, I would absolutely get a subscription to touringplans.com. I have used their plans in the past and found them very helpful. Most helpful to me in planning is their per crowd park level forecast. I use this exclusively. I don't even look at what is recommended v. not recommended.

I can't help much w/ wait times as we don't typically go during the week you'll be going, but I'll put below what we typically find during our week. Maybe that will be a starting point for you.

Congratulations and Best Wishes on your upcoming marriage!
I'm a Georgia Girl too so the temperature shouldn't bee too much of a bother.
What you Posted was Extremely helpful, it's nice to have a idea of what we will be expecting. To bad it won't be a lot of walk on's, that would be a dream come true. Funny enough I can't remember the date we went but I do remember walking on to space mountain twice in a row. That was very lucky.

And thank you for the wishes....Wish it would come sooner ^,^
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