I think this belongs here. I live in California and have two choices when visiting Orlando. (1) Leave CA early in the morning and arrive by dinnertime on the East Coast, losing almost a whole day of vacation or... (2) Take a redeye flight late from CA and arrive just around dawn at WDW. The second option is always tempting because vacation time is precious. In theory, I love the idea of being on the plane while I would've been sleeping anyway, and waking up on the other side of the continent at 6:00am, ready to start vacation immediately. Being on west coast time, it's probably the only day I can reasonably make rope drop. Well, it's one thing if I were just planning this trip as a solo vacation where I can do whatever I want, but now I've got other friends who are interested in trying the redeye plan... and I could see it becoming a disaster if I don't plan day one correctly. So here's what I'm thinking: ~5:50am arrive at MCO, gather luggage and get on Disney Magical Express ~7:30am arrive at the resort and check in. Cross fingers that a room is available, but if not just check luggage. 8:30am arrive at the Magic Kingdom in time for rope drop at 9:00am. Ride whatever we can. 11:00am use our first three fastpasses and eat lunch 3:00pm head back to the resort. If napping, try to nap for only 30 minutes max to avoid messing up body clock 5:00pm get lots of caffeine and head back to the MK and power through all the fun, until the fireworks 8:00pm watch Wishes and be done for the first night 9:00pm head out of the park and back to the resort for a late dinner, then crash immediately into bed for an early start on day 2 What do you think of this plan? Or am I risking too much? We've got four adults all in their 20s and 30s. I'm also thinking no ADRs on day one, as it's too risky in case we don't feel like staying up to eat.