|01-11-2014, 04:51 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Pacific NW
PTR#2~ What am I going to do differently? Glad you asked!
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Oh wait you didn't ask But let me tell you!
Backstory: Trip#1 (as a parent) was 2yrs ago, it was a surprise trip for DS7. We had 3 full days and 1/2 travel days in the park. I had so many "want to do's" - especially where/things to eat. But, I ended up letting my son lead for the most part and a lot of that stuff went out the window. Especially since the budget-person in me brought snacks each day etc. It was also a road trip, which shortened our time in park.
So. Here's what we're doing differently this time.
FLYING! So glad about this. Got a great price on tickets. It will save so much time and let us maximize our vacation being in park not on the road to/from.
Staying 7 nights!
This will allow us to maximize 5 full days in the park.
Also it will allow us to do the WB studio tour, go to the beach and also go to Medieval Times - all without sacrificing park time.
A request of my son last time was to stay CLOSER (stayed at HOJO last time and loved it, the walk was easy but you know kids....)
So we're staying at Tropicana this time. Can't get any closer than that!
Sure I'll bring SOMETHING. But this time, we're eating more in park for snacks. This time I WILL eat: dole whip, monte Christo at BB, potato at Troubadour Tavern (it was closed last time)
We are doing Fantasmic Dessert Package!
I will see Aladdin this time (son vetoed it last trip)
Matterhorn and BTMRR will be operating yayyyyyy!!!
(So sad Soarin, Space and Indy won't be, but hey theres plenty to do)
To be continued....
EDITED TO ADD TENTATIVE SCHEDULE....60DAYS TO GO!
Wednesday: Arrival Day!
Land in SNA, Karmel Shuttle to Tropicana.
Head to Downtown Disney after checking in! Do a little shopping, have lunch, head back to hotel to relax or hit the pool.
Dinner at Medieval Times! Doing the 6pm show so we can get to bed at a decent hour for Thursdays festivities.....
Thursday: First park day!!!
Use Magic Morning - hit FAntasyland first. Be at Toontown for opening and let DS ride GogoGadget multiple times, it's his favorite.
No real plan after that other than ending up at Blue Bayou for 11:30 lunch.
Head to DCA in afternoon so DS can ride his other favorite - Tower of Terror annnnnnd time to finally get to experience CARS LAND! If the FP are out, we'll do it Friday no biggie.
Start at DCA today to get RSR FP. Will give wide right a try!
Big Thunder BBQ for late lunch/early dinner around 4p
Fantasmic Dessert Package!
Renting a car and heading to the WB STudio in the morning for the VIP tour. So excited for this! Big Bang Theory is DSs favorite show and they film there. So by going on Saturday when shows aren't taping we have the best chance to see the set!!!
Then head to a beach in afternoon. Still not sure which one. Huntington, Newport, Santa Monica (pier!) cannot decide ugh. HELP!!
Start at DLR.
Discover the Magic tour at 10am. Looking forward to walking on Pirates, Buzz and Jungle Cruise today with this tour since it's probably going to be busy!!
Nothing else scheduled for Sunday/Monday/Tuesday! Just go with the flow.
Leave for airport Wednesday around 11am.....
Last edited by awdsmama; 04-21-2014 at 03:29 PM.
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