Arrival Day Suggestions

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by Steph9072, May 20, 2007.

  1. Steph9072

    Steph9072 DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2007
    I can not believe it but we leave this Friday. We will check in on Saturday. After driving 15-17 hours I doubt we will want to do the parks. So we plan to hang out at the hotel (ASMu Family Suite). Any suggestions for dinner?

  2. MichiganMomto4

    MichiganMomto4 DIS Veteran

    May 8, 2004
    We never go to a park on our arrival day either but we always go to a character meal at a resort. This Nov. it will be Cinderella's Gala Feast at GF. it's been CM in the past.

    I also suggest a bus ride to the TTC and a ride on the monorail(s) just to get into that Disney spirit :goodvibes
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  4. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=

    Feb 28, 2007
    I would check into what your hotel offers. We are not planning on going into the parks on arrival day either and I am just planning on food from the POR food court. My plan is to let them swim and unwind after a day of flying and to make it an early night so we can hit MK bright and early the next day. :wizard:
  5. LAWalz23

    LAWalz23 DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2000
    We always have dinner at Chef Mickeys our first night. It is our little tradition and then we either go to a park or got to DTD and go shopping.
  6. iluvvacay

    iluvvacay Earning My Ears

    Sep 22, 2005
    last year we did not want to waste our pass the first day so I made a reservation at Ohana at the polynesian. If you time it right you can arrive early and walk around the hotel grounds - the poly is beautiful and after dinner you can watch the electric light parade from the beach and then watch the fireworks from the beach after that. Or it would also be a nice opportunity to do the luau at the polynesian.
  7. JimMIA

    JimMIA There's more to life than mice...

    Feb 16, 2005
    If I were making that drive, I'd be focused on rest, walking a bit to get the kinks out, and probably a jaccuzi and early to bed! Food would be the farthest thing from my mind.

    Have a great trip!
  8. molly213

    molly213 Mouseketeer

    Mar 19, 2002
    We used to do a 20 hr drive, hit the beds for a nap and start the Disney experience with a visit to Whispering Canyon. If WC doesn't get you in the disney spirit, nothing will.
  9. luvhockey

    luvhockey Mouseketeer

    Jan 30, 2006
    That's what we're doing. Flying in, getting settled and heading to MK for a few hours or a monorail ride before boating to WCC to start our first family trip off right. Ordering a mickey head cake to be waiting for us at WCC since both DS birthdays are the week we're there.
  10. GusT

    GusT Mouseketeer

    Feb 20, 2007
    Do you know what time the electric light parade usually starts we will be eating at O'hana's next wednesday....
  11. Donnainnj

    Donnainnj <font color=navy>Loves having an AP<br><font color

    Feb 6, 2001
    Most of you prob. know this, but for all those who don't do a park the first day because they don't want to waste a day on their passes, if you can get another day check the prices. By the time you get to 7 day passes an extra day costs next to nothing. My dad is meeting us down at WDW this June. He will be there 5 full days, but I got him the 7 day hopper for just $7 more then the 5 day. When you get past 7 days it's even less per day.
  12. mkycrzy1971

    mkycrzy1971 DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2007
    This is the PERFECT arrival day (at least according to my family)...if we arrive after noon, we usually check-in, head for the food court and get a bite to eat, sit down and relax during lunch, then (if our room is ready) unpack, and freshen up....sometimes go for a swim or walk around the resort....finally we head over to the Poly and eat dinner at Ohana....planned around the fireworks, we request a window table so we can start our vacation with the magic of really gears up te kids for their first full day at WDW!

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