Awesome! We were both so lucky with that first time slot. I heard that it became chaos after. It will be quite the surprise. I can't wait. I've heard it is awesome. Our first night is on my brother's birthday, so that will be fun. I was actually going to go to London to see it, but when this opportunity came up, I had to try.That's awesome! I was also lucky enough to get an access code for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the first time slot! We're going in June, and I'm surprising DH, DD and DS with it as a "family" holiday gift. Back on topic, I'm looking forward to this TR. We're finally doing BSM in Aug. 2018 after booking and moving it around a couple of times.
The light show was phenomenal. I wish I would have thought about it because we could have gone back and watched it again from our room.That light show looks amazing! We are also doing Universal before our ABD, staying at the Hilton on points. Love your upgraded view I plan to book the VIP tour for us, but it is still a little early....
I was actually a little bummed at first with the switch, but we really loved the DL Hotel. Glad to hear that you prefer it also. My brother and sister-in-law want to take my nephew to DL first. They feel the smaller park is better for him (he's 1 now, so it will be in a year or two) and I told them I'd gladly go with them and stay at DL Hotel. WDW will be when he's a bit older, and of course, Auntie Tonia will be on that trip too.I also prefer DL Hotel to the Grand Californian. Glad to hear you loved it! I stayed there as a kid so it's nostalgic but with all the renos, it's such a great place. It may be our favorite of all the Disney Resorts. My son is a big fan of the monorail pool!
We initially thought about October for all of the Halloween stuff, but settled on Christmas since I'm a sucker for Christmas decorations. I'm sure October was fun too!Loving your report. We did this tour back in October and I'm loving reliving it through you. More please!!
Yes, Monday and Wednesday night are OYO. Monday everyone was done around 345. I remember because we saw them getting off the elevator as we were heading out to Kimmel. Wednesday we were really done after Walt's apartment (right before lunch). They had some extras: Mickey photo op at 100, Star Tours at 200 and Christmas Parade at 330. Most people chose to come, but some went there own way. Definitely after the Parade (~400) we were done. Either would work depending on where your family is. Monday may be a bit easier since Wednesday you're in the park, but whatever works best for you.@tgeorge
Thank you so much for your trip report. We're doing this same ABD next October. I had a few questions: I've been trying to figure out when we have OYO time because we have family in the area & we would like to meet up with them. From the ABD website it seems like dinner on the Monday (day 2), then dinner on the Wednesday (day 4) is OYO. Also, did you add any nights at the end? I know you haven't got to posting that part of your trip yet, but I'm trying to work it all out since I'm the planner/OVER-planner. TIA.
Did you like them? I'm assuming you did NYC and San Francisco? My husband and I were booked on the San Francisco trip a couple years ago, but he ended up deploying so we canceled our trip. They both look like fun, quick getaways. You'll love the BSM trip!Thanks for your trip report! I've done two long weekend ABD's and am trying to decide which of the longer one's to do first. BSM sounds so fun and being a lover of all things Disney, right up my alley. Really appreciate you doing this as you try to move!!!
We saw them building it, and I'm sure it is going to be awesome. I told my husband we can go to WDW and do the VIP tour with the private guide to do Star Wars Land and Avatar Land there. Then we can go to Kennedy Space Center and do some other things. He can handle Orlando much better than California I think. But, I'd be interested in doing both WDW and DL to compare. Plus, we're huge Star Wars fans, so it would be fun. She wouldn't have far to go at all! Tha's awesome. China is HIGH on my list! That will be a solo trip since there isn't anyone I know who is willing to do China with me, but that's okay, I'll still go.Thanks for a great trip report! I like your idea of waiting for Star Wars Land to open. We are hoping to do this trip with our daughter (who lives near Universal Studios Hollywood) so she won't be going very far. LOL! Our China ABD guide who is a CM at Disneyland said it doesn't matter how many times we have been to Disneyland and Hollywood we will still get a lot out of this ABD.