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Old 08-01-2010, 08:56 AM   #46
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I only replied to you a couple of hours ago! I love your spontaneity but I am also scared by it. I am an obsessive planner and couldn't even decide where to go for a meal in the time it's taken you to book a trip with 4 young children. Good for you, Laura.
I understand! Completely!

Laura, as Kenny said, you will want to check park hours.

Here you go: Just click on August. I gave you the main page so you can see where to click on EMH and fireworks, etc, which you need to open in a separate window.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/hours.htm
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:41 AM   #47
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Okay Guys, I decided to skip mike's tour guide although it seems like a great thing I don't really want to have to stick to a strict schedule so if anyone had an example of a relaxed plan so that I can write everything down such as what parks on which day, shows we want to see, places we want to eat
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Agree you probably haven't got the time for Tourguide Mike type of planning - try this website to help you plan what day in what park. It's 'crowd planner is free for dates in August. Basically it's based on a percentile rating with 10 being the busiest. We've always found it really helpful


http://www.touringplans.com/tp2/UG2_index.php?PageID=14


Date, Crowd Level, Best Parks, Parks to Avoid
Sun, 01 Aug '10 9 MK AK EP
Mon, 02 Aug '10 8 AK HS
Tue, 03 Aug '10 10 AK MK
Wed, 04 Aug '10 9 HS AK
Thu, 05 Aug '10 9 AK MK
Fri, 06 Aug '10 8 MK EP HS
Sat, 07 Aug '10 7 MK EP HS AK
Sun, 08 Aug '10 8 MK AK EP
Mon, 09 Aug '10 9 HS AK
Tue, 10 Aug '10 10 AK MK
Wed, 11 Aug '10 7 MK HS
Thu, 12 Aug '10 8 AK MK
Fri, 13 Aug '10 7 EP AK HS
Sat, 14 Aug '10 6 MK EP HS AK
Sun, 15 Aug '10 7 MK AK EP
Mon, 16 Aug '10 7 MK HS
Tue, 17 Aug '10 9 AK MK
Wed, 18 Aug '10 7 MK HS AK
Thu, 19 Aug '10 8 AK MK
Fri, 20 Aug '10 7 MK HS
Sat, 21 Aug '10 5 MK EP HS AK
Sun, 22 Aug '10 7 AK MK EP
Mon, 23 Aug '10 4 EP HS
Tue, 24 Aug '10 6 AK MK

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Okay Guys, I decided to skip mike's tour guide although it seems like a great thing I don't really want to have to stick to a strict schedule so if anyone had an example of a relaxed plan so that I can write everything down such as what parks on which day, shows we want to see, places we want to eat
The nice thing about Touringplans is that you can print off ready to use schedules and you can skip or abandon parts of the plans as you go along. Sometimes I use the plan up to a point in the day to maximise what we can cram in without the lines and then just go with the flow. Other days we commando through the whole thing. It is also much cheaper.
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Okay Guys, can anyone give me any rides they think my kids might enjoy in particular, also which ones to by-pass because of their ages?
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Have you tried the link that was posted earlier in this thread.
It tells you on there all the rides in all the parks, along with the ages they are aimed at.
A lot of it is dependant on your particular kids - they may cope better with some of the rides than others and only you will know what to try them on.
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Lordy you're a quick worker!!! Congrats on booking!

Am at work so have only skim read, but have you got trip insurance yet? That's about all I can think of that others haven't mentioned yet! Also book the cattery / kennels if you have any pets! (my friend forgot and as a result this week I am looking after her 4 cats... And I'm very allergic to cats!!!)
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Oh wow how magical for your children.

My advice would be
1- sort your esta's - you can't travel without these.
2- car hire-book a car including full insurance with someone like US rent a car. take your own car seats with you.
3 -If you want the UK 14 day disney tickets buy them here - you can't get them in the US. If not you can get tickets in the US - upto 10 day tickets. Don't overbuy tickets - disney and chilling out in the villa is plenty for a first trip with young children.
4 -Go online on the wdw website and maybe see if you can get a reservation for one character meal - they have a section which lists all the character meals.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:16 PM   #54
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Laura, I am guessing you are flying into Orlando Internation Airport (MCO). This might be helpful. It is a photo guide of the step by step process from disembarking the aircraft to getting out of the airport.

http://www.orlandoairports.net/arrive/index.htm
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