My hubby and I are taking an adults-only trip to celebrate our 50th birthdays. He's not been since he was 4 years old, and I have only been with my children a few times when I was a single mom. He is such a sweetheart, and is indulging my love of Disney with a birthday trip for both of us. I turn 50 in December and he exactly one month later. I am trying to reconcile how to see all the things I want to see and ride most of the major rides, (which I know involves getting up early to rope drop) with having a nice table service meal each night, and not ending up feeling frazzled and worn out in the process. Because we only recently booked our trip, we missed the 180 days mark for dining reservations and therefore some of the times are slim pickings. Below is my plan as of now. Any advice as to how to minimize line waiting, while also not feeling too rushed or exhausted would be much appreciated. Fri 1/18 We both work all day, head straight to airport for a 5p flight arriving at MCO at 10:30. ME to AKL to check in. So already a long day before we've even begun. Sat 1/19 MK Plan to be at park at opening, to ride as many things as possible while lines are shorter. Will book FPs next month, but for what? Rides we definitely want to accomplish: Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, 7Dwarfs, Big Thunder, Splash, Buzz) Really want to see the fireworks at 8 Currently have Ohana booked at 9:20. By the time we do this, it will be late when we return to AKL, but I have been checking everyday and cannot find an earlier ressie to Ohana that allows us to still see fireworks. Sun 1/20 AK Know we have to be early to park to manage the new rides. Want to for sure do FoP, Na'vi, EE, Safari, Dino. Would also really like to see Lion King, Nemo, Bug's Life, and want to see Rivers of Light which is at 6:45 this night. I have 3 reservation options this night: 6:15 at Tiffins (would miss RoL, but finish the day earlier) 3:25 Tusker House with RoL dining package (not as excited about this venue, but think the reserved seats without as much line waiting would be nice?) Or, go back to AKL for Boma after RoL for an 8:15 reservation? Can we make it? Thoughts on which would be best? Mon 1/21 EPCOT Rope drop again--will be dead by this time? Really want to ride Soarin' (my favorite of all rides) TT. Is FEA worth seeing for 2 adults? Really want some leisurely time to explore WS with my hubby. Have an 8:15 at Le Cellier. Will miss Illuminations, but kinda okay with that. Park will be closed when we are done eating and I'm thinking we will miss the long bus lines? Am I right? Again, another long day and late night. Thoughts? Tue 1/22 Hollywood Studios Should rope drop, but can we, again? Eek... Want to ride TSM, SDD, ToT (multiple times), RR, Star Tours I think my hubby would like the Indiana Jones show I would like to see Fantasmic but it's not a MUST. We have a 7:20 ressie for Sanaa which means we would miss, but maybe an earlier night this night is a good way to end? Wed 1/23 12:30p flight home, arriving at 4:30 and work the next day! What time will Magical Express pick us up? This is our touring plan so far, and as you can see, it is ambitious. In the past, I've only ever gone in June when it was hot and the parks were open longer each day, so we always took a midday rest. This time, I'm not sure if that makes sense? Any ideas you have to adjust the schedule would be much appreciated. Thank you!