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Old 10-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #3526
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Yes. When we were there last year, we got to DHS at 10am and left at 1am. Its a great park to just take leisurely with lots of great shows and unusual shops (there is even a bookstore where you can sit and chill). We took a 2hr stop at Hollywood Brown Derby to eat .... it was a fantastic day and it was my hubby's fav.
I was just telling DD that I'd like to check out some of the shops at DHS. They look really interesting. Maybe while DD & dad ride ToT mom and I can shop :-)
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I just had a thought... hmm

We are there 6 days, 5 of which will be in the parks (M-F 12/10-14). I had planned on 2 visits to MK, one afternoon through MVMCP and the other on a recommended day, rope drop till early afternoon.

SO... we were planning to spend the first park day (morning) at DHS. I was looking at the attractions and rides and DHS, and there just isn't all that much to do for a 2 year old. I don't think she would sit through the LM show. She's too small/young for Honey I Shrunk play area. Only things I can picture her enjoying is TSM and perhaps the Movie ride. Of course, I would do Disney Jr.
We will return later that day for dinner and Osborne lights. (I want to sneak in a ride on new Star Tours).

I'm starting to think it might just be worth dropping DHS from the plans so we can spend more time at MK. Then again, MK that day is not recommended, but if we could go at rope drop, it should still be do-able. HMMMM While I love TSM/TT/RnR, I have been on them numerous times. (We could still try for TT/RnR at night perhaps). I guess I should see what DH thinks. What do you all think?

I'm just feeling like I am starting to lose focus that this trip is for my DD. Am I missing obvious other attractions she would really enjoy at DHS?
Honey I shrunk the kids was a hit with the kiddos when we went at 1 and 2. The free play was good for them... I think the only things we really did as HS was that and TSM... There wasa lot of good meet & greets and I couldn't get my daughter to sit still for a show also we did the single rider line at RnR which was quick, and got through ToT very quick as well! I think balancing it is important as much as our focus is on the kids we need to do the things we like as well!!
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I'm interested in this app.
It's called schedule planner.
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Last December Honey I shrunk the kids area looked like it was going to be remodeled into something else, I could be wrong though. You might want to look that up.
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I just had a thought... hmm

We are there 6 days, 5 of which will be in the parks (M-F 12/10-14). I had planned on 2 visits to MK, one afternoon through MVMCP and the other on a recommended day, rope drop till early afternoon.

SO... we were planning to spend the first park day (morning) at DHS. I was looking at the attractions and rides and DHS, and there just isn't all that much to do for a 2 year old. I don't think she would sit through the LM show. She's too small/young for Honey I Shrunk play area. Only things I can picture her enjoying is TSM and perhaps the Movie ride. Of course, I would do Disney Jr.
We will return later that day for dinner and Osborne lights. (I want to sneak in a ride on new Star Tours).

I'm starting to think it might just be worth dropping DHS from the plans so we can spend more time at MK. Then again, MK that day is not recommended, but if we could go at rope drop, it should still be do-able. HMMMM While I love TSM/TT/RnR, I have been on them numerous times. (We could still try for TT/RnR at night perhaps). I guess I should see what DH thinks. What do you all think?

I'm just feeling like I am starting to lose focus that this trip is for my DD. Am I missing obvious other attractions she would really enjoy at DHS?
We already decided that for Plan B we'll just do a couple hours at DHS. Mostly to knock out things that have changed since we were there last -Star Tours, Muppets, plus TSM. Then we'll come back on an Epcot evening to do Fantasmic and Osborne Lights. We just aren't big fans of DHS. Interestingly, in Plan A we have a full day planned because FIL is a movie buff. I think with him along we'll enjoy exploring the details.

But I can think if much else that would appeal to a 2-year old. Maybe Nemo. That's pretty interactive for a show.
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Anyone driving down? How long is your drive and what time of the day do you plan on leaving? Any stops along the way?

googlemaps says we have a 451 mile trip (or 7hrs 41 mins). With a few reststops to fuel up and to grab lunch, we're probably looking at 8.5-9 hours. Of course I want to leave as early as possible in the morning. DBF on the other hand doesn't want to budge below 8 a.m.
We are driving down, our drive is 787 miles (13 hrs 3 mins). We are planning on leaving at 8:30-9:30pm on the 5th. We plan to stop for rest stops, gas and breakfast. Basically straight through but our 2 year old may have other plans for us. Hopefully we will arrive at the latest 11am.
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Good to hear!! When we booked the first time, I requested building 9 because we were kids in the 80's, but I decided we can walk over and take a picture of that building.
My first stay was in building 9 too, and I love the 50s so much more! I was in building 3 and it was a short walk to Classic Hall but private enough to really enjoy. Didn't hurt that I was 4th floor and on the far corner too
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We already decided that for Plan B we'll just do a couple hours at DHS. Mostly to knock out things that have changed since we were there last -Star Tours, Muppets, plus TSM. Then we'll come back on an Epcot evening to do Fantasmic and Osborne Lights. We just aren't big fans of DHS. Interestingly, in Plan A we have a full day planned because FIL is a movie buff. I think with him along we'll enjoy exploring the details.

But I can think if much else that would appeal to a 2-year old. Maybe Nemo. That's pretty interactive for a show.
Nemo is at Animal Kingdom, not DHS
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We are driving down, our drive is 787 miles (13 hrs 3 mins). We are planning on leaving at 8:30-9:30pm on the 5th. We plan to stop for rest stops, gas and breakfast. Basically straight through but our 2 year old may have other plans for us. Hopefully we will arrive at the latest 11am.
We always started the trip around 7pm when we had the kids in the car......hubby worked midnights back then so he could easily stay awake all night to drive. It just made more sense to drive while the kids were sleeping...at least it always did for us!
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Ugh

I so did not want to look anymore at FLE photos so as to have a surprise. I couldn't resist today. I will NOT watch any future ride thru videos of LM. (EDIT: Laughing as a video just popped up on WDWMagic.) I need some surprises!

Just wish we could be there today to see it all---but at least we will all be there soon enough.

For those of you doing MK with toddlers----

How are you planning to tour FL/FLE, assuming you are there for rope drop? I am just trying to figure out what will be the priority. Pan/Pooh then off to LM and Belle? Then SBL? hmmm and hmmm
My plan is basically to not have a plan, I have goals of which rides/attractions are Must and try to do but after that my toddler can be very unpredictable... last trip as soon as we went through the MK gate she was passed out in the stroller. We do not wait in any line longer than 20 minutes because she does not do well in lines longer than that.

We will probably head to FLE first and if the lines are not too busy do that first if they seem a little long then we will do Pooh and then Storybook Circus and then go back to FLE and hope for the best.

I do not do Peter Pan unfortunately I waited too long for it one time because the line looked short and it ruined the ride itself for me. The waiting in line part is still an amazing memory of such a great time with my cousins.
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We always started the trip around 7pm when we had the kids in the car......hubby worked midnights back then so he could easily stay awake all night to drive. It just made more sense to drive while the kids were sleeping...at least it always did for us!
DH loves to drive at night because of the less traffic, he amazes me because he can work that day get up at 6am and go until the next evening at 10pm. We are hoping she will sleep majority of it and she normally does sleep in the car but I have learned that she can be very unpredictable. Our last trip where we drove to FL she slept until 7:30 but we didn't leave until midnight because we were traveling with family.
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Honey I shrunk the kids was a hit with the kiddos when we went at 1 and 2. The free play was good for them... I think the only things we really did as HS was that and TSM... There wasa lot of good meet & greets and I couldn't get my daughter to sit still for a show also we did the single rider line at RnR which was quick, and got through ToT very quick as well! I think balancing it is important as much as our focus is on the kids we need to do the things we like as well!!
When our kids were little, DHS (MGM!) was a half day park for us. We'd do the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Playhouse Disney, IJ show, Muppets, lunch at Sci-Fi or Pizza Planet, and maybe the parade depending on what time we were there. Added B&B at some point to our list for DD, and DS was older at that point so we'd do Star Tours as well

Our trips with toddlers definitely were more MK-centered. Though we'd hop to Epcot for dinner also. Maybe that's why DS has always loved WS
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Nemo is at Animal Kingdom, not DHS
Right. DHS has Beauty & the Beast. That would not be good for a two-year old.
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