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Old 01-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #2431
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If i was only doing 1 MK day, i wouldnt want to do it firstbecause i feel like the other parks are disappointing in comparison, so i would do it after i did at least 1-2 other parks. On this trip tho, the per-park #s per touring plans has MK at a 7-8 for the first 3 days and then it goes down to like 3 on days 4 & 5, SO i'm waiting until the last 2 days to do MK
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:49 PM   #2432
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See, and I'm completely different. I think that seeing the castle the first night sets the tone for the whole trip. Although, I don't think that I could b in Orlando and only have 1 day for a park.. Our trip in April even if just for a couple of hours we head to MK..
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #2433
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My dad is completely disinterested with Disney planning at the moment. He enjoys the trip, but doesn't understand the obsession.

On the other hand, my mother must be so proud that I've inherited her obsession...and taken it to the next level by attempting to WORK for Disney...shh, though! She doesn't need to know we have anything in common!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #2434
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We have always done 8 days- first and last we do MK.
I always cry our last night watching wishes and know we are going home in the morning:/
But that first day there is just so special
That's what we like to do too, start and end with MK. At least for our mornings, which is when we do most of our rides. We'll have a couple of evenings in the middle of the week at MK to see the parade and Wishes.

I tried to put more thought into the order of the parks this time, and put what I thought we'd want above crowd predictions. Hopefully that wasn't a mistake!

But I know the first time we went in 2008, we spent our last day at both MK and Epcot on a Friday, and we weren't going home until Monday. I felt like that was the biggest mistake in my planning of the trip b/c it made it feel like it ended 2 days sooner. I did a little better in 2010, though I may have let EMH sway me too much. By total coincidence, I ended up picking amEMH parks almost every single day this time which will be perfect for us I think our first morning at MK is the only one that isn't, but that's non-negotiable.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:54 PM   #2435
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Ok am I the only one who feels the need to run to MK my first day in wdw?? Lol
We always arrive early afternoon, check in and head right for MK! It's not real till I see the castle!! Maybe I'm weird? Haha
I feel this way also. I planned my first whole day at MK because the rest of the weekdays will be spent in a conference and I need to spend a whole day at MK or I feel I missed seeing WDW., even if I spend an evening there.......

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:19 AM   #2436
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My DD4 just convinced her Papa to take her back to the world this past Sunday at dinner. The awesome Mom that I am made our ADRs at 180 days since I've been secretly planning . I'm new to posting in the forum world so here's my first itinerary.

4/24 checkin Beach Club

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Illuminations

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Resorts day and checkin to AKL Jambo

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Dinner maybe Sanaa

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Spend time with my sister doing whatever they want

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Checkin BWV

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Late arrival AK open until 8 so plenty of time

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:23 AM   #2437
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Ok am I the only one who feels the need to run to MK my first day in wdw?? Lol
We always arrive early afternoon, check in and head right for MK! It's not real till I see the castle!! Maybe I'm weird? Haha
Nope, a lot of people are that way. I think they say MK is the most crowded on Sundays and Mondays because of people that arrived Saturday and Sunday.
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Nope, a lot of people are that way. I think they say MK is the most crowded on Sundays and Mondays because of people that arrived Saturday and Sunday.
yep, and that's exactly why I DONT go there on those first couple days, lol. I'd rather wait for the crowd to die down then go and fight the masses.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:41 AM   #2439
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I hadn't even really considered outfits for DS. Although I bought him a Mickey outfit over a year ago, because it was inexpensive at the consignment store, and I was hopeful that we'd end up at Disney so he could wear it.
Otherwise, the options for boys just aren't as much fun. If I'm creative I'm sure I can think of something though.
Maybe I'll just have to consign myself to making matching T-shirts for my sister and I for every day. I'm pretty sure she'd be game.



Man....and I was actually thinking about riding it this time. I don't think I've been on it since I was 5 years old. I always skip it, but I thought it'd be fun this time.



Yeah...I'm really starting to lean towards that. DH isn't excited that we'll only get 30 minutes of time in the water, but to me that's better than nothing, and apparently it doesn't take park admission, so we could do it on our break day.





Uh....yeah....
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Ok am I the only one who feels the need to run to MK my first day in wdw?? Lol
We always arrive early afternoon, check in and head right for MK! It's not real till I see the castle!! Maybe I'm weird? Haha
We literally do the same thing. That's why I got an DR for Be Our Guest the first night. Tried to get one for the desert party, but couldn't Anyone wanna put a family of five in their pocket? Lol
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yep, and that's exactly why I DONT go there on those first couple days, lol. I'd rather wait for the crowd to die down then go and fight the masses.
Just noticed that you are leaving for the cruise the same day we are coming in.......what? do we smell or something? Lol
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Got my Magical Express stuff in the mail today! Way earlier than I expected at 87 days out, but still very exciting. I hope the next couple months fly by.
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Yay! We'll be there (WDW, not AoA) that same week! So excited!
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Is this day a part of the trip when it might be nice to have a sleep in day? A nice relaxing morning and then breakfast at Chef Mickey's. If you go to a park after you can always do the smaller attractions, meet some more characters, and absorb the atmosphere.

Two TS in one day would be too much for me but if one was an early breakfast and one dinner you could just do a snack for lunch and Tusker House would probably be fine.

Or you could do a Mother and Son breakfast and let DH meet you at the park later.
We're only getting 4 days in the Disney parks, so I'm going to be pretty obsessive about Rope Drop. We're doing 1 day at Universal, and will have a whole day when we won't have any park plans. I already have an Ohana ADR for our "break" day, and I don't think it will fit well on our Universal day.
The other issue with Tusker House and Restaurant Marrakesh on the same day is that DH HAS to get Fish & Chips in Epcot.
I could switch it to our departure day, but only if our flight time is late enough. (we still haven't booked airfare) I don't want to do it on our arrival day, because I want to test DS with the characters before I spend money to thrust him into an experience where that's the whole point.

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yep, and that's exactly why I DONT go there on those first couple days, lol. I'd rather wait for the crowd to die down then go and fight the masses.
Yeah...that's kind of how I look at it. We usually end up in Epcot on our first day, but this time it's going to be Hollywood Studios. The Magic Kingdom is probably getting 1.5 days out of 4, so I can handle not rushing over there immediately. I love all the parks pretty equally, so I'm always sad about the first park I won't be going back to that trip.
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