(My partner is in the hospital, so I'm writing this because I need something to do because feel crappy. She should be out soon, but we aren't sure when.) Anyway, my partner and I went to WDW last December for our anniversary. We stayed for 6 nights at All-Star Movies (Toy Story!), got free dining (upgraded to the DDP), and had a really, really wonderful time. We're planning on going back this coming December, and I'm much, much more of a planner, so here's how I think things are gonna go. - 8 nights at Art of Animation (Little Mermaid) - I am SO excited about this. - DDP for 8 days/nights (got free quick-service dining and upgraded) - 8-day tickets with park hopper - I'm vegan and my partner isn't really great with dairy. We're both open to different types of food, but I have the feeling she'll be ordering steak whenever she can. - My partner will probably want to go to DTD, so that will be something we do one evening. - I'm not sure exactly when we'll do it, but we really want to go to Beaches and Cream at some point. I've heard that it's less crowded on colder days, so I'm hoping that works out for us. Wednesday, 12/12/2012 I'll probably leave work around 4:30pm and get to the airport by 5pm. My partner and I will have dinner at the airport and wait to board our plane. Our flight leaves Chicago around 7:30pm and gets into MCO around 11pm. We'll get our bags from baggage claim get on the Magical Express! We'll get to AoA and probably pass out. Ha! Thursday, 12/13/2012 I'd like to take it easy this morning, since we originally weren't even supposed to be in until after noon today. Maybe DTD or a park. We'll see. 2:15pm ADR at The Plaza Restaurant. (pay OOP for one of us) I read some stuff about MVMCP and figured out that it was going on on Thursday (and was actually one of the cheaper nights), so I did a bit more research and then bought tickets for us to do that. My partner has no idea, and I think I might just surprise her on the plane, when we're waiting for the ME, when we're on the ME, or maybe when we get to the hotel. We'll see! So yeah...this will be a late night. Friday, 12/14 Hopefully, we'll manage to get to MK in time for rope drop. I really, really want to see it. This is basically a full day at MK. It's only open until 7, it should be a sorta early night. We have a 7:35pm ADR at Citricos. Just going there for dessert! (pay OOP) Saturday, 12/15 First Epcot day. Get up EARLY to catch the first bus (at 6:30am) to MK. Then, get over to the Polynesian in time for our 7:35am breakfast ADR at 'Ohana. Eek! Such an early morning! (I'm contemplating getting a cab instead. Hmm...) We have 7:35pm dinner ADRs at Coral Reef, which should be interesting. I'm pretty sure I've never been there before. Sunday, 12/16 Second Epcot day. Behind the Seeds Tour at 11:15am. Should be about an hour. 1:15pm lunch ADR at Le Cellier. (I'm excited to try this while it's still only 1 credit for lunch on the DDP.) This might be a good day to go over to Beaches and Cream. Epcot closes at 9:30pm. Monday, 12/17 First Hollywood Studios day. Get there by 9am! We have a 1:55pm lunch ADR for Sci-Fi Drive-In Theater. (pay OOP for me) Animation Academy at some point! Tuesday, 12/18 Animal Kingdom! 11:05am lunch ADR at Tusker House. This looks really pretty from the pictures I've seen, so it should be nice. Head to MK around 4:15 or so. 5:15pm Be Our Guest ADR. Yay! Wednesday, 12/19 Second Hollywood Studios day. Get there by 9am! Head over to MK around 7pm or so. Wishes / Monorail Bar Crawl (Drink at Mizner's at The Grand Floridian. Drink at the Tambu Lounge at The Polynesian. Watch/Listen to Wishes on the Poly beach.) Thursday, 12/20 Last day. Boo. This will be another MK day. There are morning EMH starting at 8am, but I'm not sure we'll be able to handle it after the bar crawl. Ha! We'll drop our luggage off with the ME folks and have someone hold onto our carry-on stuff. 12:15pm lunch ADR at Cinderella's Royal Table. I'm so glad I was able to get an ADR for this! It's another surprise for my partner. After that, I guess we will wander around and enjoy our last few hours at WDW before heading back to AoA to catch the ME at about 5:00pm (I'm assuming.). Our flight isn't until 8:30pm, so we'll have a good amount of time that last day.