2 nights at Grand Floridian

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  1. DisneyFave

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    Hi everyone!! I am just loving all these GF info threads! The planning is 75% of the fun if you ask me.

    I am hoping to get some advice on my 3-day itinerary for my first solo trip to WDW and my first stay at my lifelong dream resort, the GF, for Veteran's day. I list my ideas and a few q's for y'all below.

    Day 1 - Arrive MCO at 11:15am. Hope to be in Hollywood Studios by 2 (ambitious?) then will stay until 6:30 to catch Osborne lights. Then will walk the mile over to Epcot (I did it once in daylight--its safe for a woman by herself in the dark, right?). Will tour World showcase for 2 hours and then catch illuminations and then the monorail to GF.

    Day 2 - enjoy my dream resort! Maybe I'll walk to the Poly too. Then at 4 I'll either eat dinner on the beach and race to MVMCP or linger on beach until sunset and then race to MVMCP. Would it be a better use of time to catch sunset on the GF beach, or get into MK at 4?

    Day 3 - wake up late, walk around the GF some more (maybe pop over to MK just because I can!) then checkout and head to epcot future world for 3 hours before catching magical express at 3:30.

    Whew! Thanks for reading to this point if you made it!
     
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  3. mrsclark

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    I know what people always say - you are never completely safe anywhere, but I would feel safe walking by myself from DHS to Epcot. However, we were there two and a half weeks ago and all the lights along the path were completely off all the way from DHS to Boardwalk, probably wouldn't have done that walk alone, but I was with DH (this was right after a thunderstorm - have no idea if that was the cause or not)! But on a normal night, with the lights fully operational, I would feel safe.
     
  4. sndral

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    My suggestions are in blue. Have a lovely time.
     
  5. trishadono

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    Dh and I will be there at GF the same dates!

    We are celebrating our anniversary and first visit to RPC(main building).
    ( it feels like an alone trip for me because dd just left for college and ds16 will be staying home with friends).

    I am keeping my fingers crossed we get good weather:goodvibes
     
  6. Chaoticsweetness

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    Its not dark on the walk. Its very well lit. Security also monitors it closely at night, my sister & I walked from Epcot to DHS to get to my car after 9pm. So far it sounds good to me. Have a great time!
     
  7. grannyminnie

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    I know you want to enjoy the GF since it's your first visit, but if you're paying extra for MVMCP, I would go in MK at 4 to enjoy the party.

    We also enjoy spending lots of time in the lobby, listening to the band and piano music, tho I realize you want to get in park time too, so you won't have that luxury. You'll just have to plan a longer stay at the GF next time! ;)
     
  8. DisneyFave

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    Thanks everyone!! I think I will head over to MK at 4 like y'all are suggesting
     

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