12 day trip with 10 day tickets is giving me fits.

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by ekatiel, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. ekatiel

    ekatiel DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2008
    OK guys, we have a 12 night trip (yes, we're very lucky!) coming up from 11/14 to 11/26. Here's my proposed schedule. The only thing that's killing me is not going to a park on our departure day. Should I spring for the waterparks upgrade (which would honestly throw my ADRS/park days into a tail spin? Should we have a resort day on Thanksgiving, since it's going to be nuts in the parks? Or should I just leave it-- maybe head to DTD for some last minute souvenir shopping on departure day?

    Arrival: 11/14 (Flight Gets in after 7pm, head straight to resort, CBR, no ADRS or parks)
    Thursday, 11/15: Resort time in the morning and early afternoon. Brunch @ 1900 Park Faire 11:10am, MVMCP from 4pm-11pm-ish.
    Friday, 11/16: DHS (F! Package @ MM 12:35pm)
    Saturday, 11/17: AK (Dinner: Whispering Canyon Cafe 6pm)
    Sunday, 11/18: MK (Brunch @ 'Ohana 11:25am)
    Monday, 11/19: Epcot (Lunch Le Celier 1pm)
    Tuesday, 11/20: AK or MK (opposite of Thanksgiving) (Dinner: Boma 6pm)
    Wednesday, 11/21: MK (Chef Mickey's Dinner 4:50pm)
    Thursday 11/22: MK or AK (Dinner: 'Ohana 6pm)
    Friday, 11/23: DHS (Dinner: Sci Fi 5:55pm)
    Saturday, 11/24: Epcot (Dinner: Garden Grill 5:50pm)
    Sunday, 11/25: MK (Dinner: CRT 6:50pm)
    Monday, 11/26: Departure Day, flight is at 7:20pm-- Maybe DTD?
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  3. Qltrgrl2

    Qltrgrl2 DIS Veteran

    Mar 18, 2011
    I would consider playing miniature golf at Fantasia Gardens and also Downtown Disney. The water parks may not be warm enough to enjoy. Your ADR's look great!
  4. d1gitman

    d1gitman Mad About The Mouse!

    Jan 20, 2008
    honestly, with that many days, i'd plan a down day or two. the water parks are great as 'off' days but not sure whether or not it will be warm enough.

    i know my family couldn't go that many days consecutively without melting down from exhaustion and pain.
  5. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2005
    You schedule would make my family crash. Honestly you have plenty of time so you could schedule some more down time.
  6. pookybean

    pookybean Mouseketeer

    Feb 7, 2002
    i agree, you have lots of park time! i wouldnt get the water park tickets. if you are taking DME you will have to get the bus around 430ish on your departure day anyways.

    we will usually do dtd or swim at the resort pool. i have keep ziplocs to put the suits in and stuff them in a bag or carry on. one year we ate lunch while i dried them and then left.
  7. siskaren

    siskaren DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2007
    Another thing you could do for an off day since you're going to be there in late November is check out the Christmas decorations at the deluxe resorts.
  8. tammydel

    tammydel <font color=blue>A true blue DISer!

    Mar 28, 2002
    I think you will be happy to relax at your resort, no extra ticket needed.
    I know it wasn't your question, but for what it's worth I'd say do AK on Thanksgiving, MK is pretty crazy that day. I have done AK 2x on Thanksgiving and the crowd was very manageable.
    Have a great time!

  9. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

    Mar 8, 2011
    I agree with the PPs. My family would kill me if I scheduled such a hectic vacation. We now always plan on a no-park day every 4th or 5th day.

    I think your idea of not going to the parks on Thanksgiving day may be a wise one. Especially since you will have been there for some time already.
  10. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

    Feb 11, 2010
    Perhaps head over to the Epcot Resorts YC/BC & BWI to look at their Christmas Decorations, have lunch somewhere over there, ESPN, Cap'ts grill or Beaches & Cream before heading back to CBR for ME pickup
  11. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

    Jan 12, 2001
    If you get the WPF&M option not only doers it include the water parks, but Disney Quest, WWS, the miniature golf courses (before 4:00pm) and Oak Trail Golf.
  12. TravelAgentJen

    TravelAgentJen Thats what my fam calls me

    Jul 5, 2011
    -Tuesday the 20th-take as off day-take taxi or whatever to flordia beach or hang at pool/spa-u need break
    -Thur the 22nd-thanksgiving- go somewhere fun like MK but only like 10a-2p then have dinner somewhere with a special "thanksgiving like meal" at like 4:30 and then something fun and easy together like bowling or movie or something.
    -Depart Day- sleep, pack, late breakfeast, pool,downtown-shop/late lunch get picked up at hotel were you can have a drink waiting for your bus and say your goodbyes
  13. wahoostampingirl

    wahoostampingirl DIS Veteran

    Sep 16, 2006
    We went for a long trip like that in Aug. 11 and honestly, by the last day, my family would have been happy to lay on a bed and watch TV. We ended up going to the parks, but just to do a few things. Also, during the whole vacation, we cancelled some ADRs and changed things around, so you might end up having a day left on your tickets, if you take a break in the middle.

    We had the 10 day PH with Water Parks and More for a 14 day trip and still ended up with 1 park day and 7 WPM entitlements left over.
  14. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Feb 28, 2007
    I'd leave it and if anything schedule more down time. :thumbsup2

    We've got a 12 day trip too but with 8 day hoppers with water park. We've also got MNSSHP tickets so that is an extra park day. We're not doing the parks on our water park days or departure day. We make those water park days with resort nights.
  15. parkhopping

    parkhopping DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.disboards.com/s

    Oct 3, 2012
    If it were me, I would make Thanksgiving a no-park, rest day. Make the day about relaxing...I'm sure the resorts will have some special Thanksgiving activities, too. You can have fast-paced fun the rest of the week, but who wants to be rushing around on Thanksgiving Day? PP's suggestions about slower-paced activities are great. I would not do the water parks - possibly too cold, and as you mentioned it would mess up your ADRs.

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