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Old 06-08-2013, 10:31 AM   #16
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Go to MK, ride a couple of rides, and then walk back down Main Street, looking back at the castle every 2 seconds. Then, we head to DTD, shop for a few minutes, eat and finally leave. We drag it way out on the last day, especially considering we drive 12 hours straight through to home.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:38 AM   #17
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The last full day we stop by all 4 parks and pick up any merchandise we really wanted and didn't get. Also we ride any rides we missed or want to do over.

At night we go to an early dinner at a fancy restaurant (this year it's Todd English's Bluezoo) and then head to DTD to do some late night shopping.

The morning of we leave pretty early, so we just have breakfast anywhere and go.

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Old 06-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #18
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Our Last Day

Such great ideas!

Several years ago someone on the boards suggested having a character meal on the last day to 'say goodbye' to the characters. At the time my kids were three and brand new. Now, 10 years later, my teen boy is putting in his opinion about where we'll be dining - just assuming that it's happening. It gives them (all of us) something to look forward to on the last day.

After that, since we live in the Boston area, it depends on how we're getting home: flying, driving or car train. If we have time before we go, and park days left on our ticket, we hit MK and ride Buzz and TTA a few times, pick up a few souvenirs and take a parting picture, often waving at the castle or the kids pretending to cry.

Luckily, we usually have a date within the year when we'll be returning, so we can look forward to that.

This is making me start the real countdown - less than a month. Better check my plan ...

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Old 06-08-2013, 10:58 AM   #19
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Go to the MK for one last 1/2 day morning, take the monorail back to our resort and then swear; "&%#@, it's time to go home".

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Old 06-08-2013, 11:02 AM   #20
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On the way to the airport we stop by DTD to stroll around and catch lunch at Earl of Sandwich or Pollo Campero.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:32 AM   #21
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When we are staying at an Epcot resort, we like to walk into Epcot during the morning, maybe ride one or two of the attractions, wait for world showcase to open at 11... Then, depending on when the not-so-magical express is taking us back to the airport, we like to have a few beers and eat a few snacks. And just enjoy our time at the world showcase pretty much before anybody else gets there.

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Old 06-08-2013, 12:07 PM   #22
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Since we drive home, after we are packed and in the car we gas up at Hess, and then hit Earl's on the way out. Nothing better than a Full Montagu to start the trip.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #23
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I always end up at Epcot my last day and my last days have always been exceptionally hot July summer days, so I always get a nonalcoholic strawberry slushie at China's Joy of Tea stand. It cools me down and it usually lasts throughout my DME ride back to the airport.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #24
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Always finish with MK! Gotta ride our favorite rides one last time (POC , HM & more)
Love walking down main street one last time, checking at the shops & capturing pics of the castle!!

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Old 06-08-2013, 01:04 PM   #25
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We park hop but spend most of the day at MK. We do EE, Dinosaur ride at AK, Great Movie ride, HM, POTC, BTMRR, and whatever else we feel like doing.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:54 PM   #26
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It depends on where we stay and how late we leave. However when we fly I always make it a point to get to the airport as early as possible. I like the shops there so I want time to browse through them and then get a bite to eat.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:02 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by ScottOKW2K View Post
Since we drive home, after we are packed and in the car we gas up at Hess, and then hit Earl's on the way out. Nothing better than a Full Montagu to start the trip.
wow is Earl of Sandwich really that good , i really need to try this!!!
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:30 PM   #28
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I planned breakfast at Kona Cafe this year before we start the trip back home. Maybe it will become our departure tradition - this will be our first time this year as I've never experienced the infamous Tonga Toast & Kona coffee everyone at DIS speaks so highly of :-)
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:34 PM   #29
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #30
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Say goodbye to each park as we go by it - "bye Magic Kingdom, see you next time" etc. Get Earl of Sandwich for the trip home. Shop at Downtown Disney. And CRY.
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