YIKES - I love planning vacations, but this Disney World stuff has been overwhelming - parks, shows, EMH, ADRs, crowds, etc! (I have Disneyland down pat - even at the busiest times, we rarely wait in lines.) So after spending hours pouring over forums, Tour Guide Mike, and the Unofficial Guide, and quite a few phone calls to make and re-make ADRs, here is what I have so far: (of course we will always be at the parks at least 30 minutes prior to opening time). The times listed after each park are the hours it is open, not the hours we will be there.
By the way, we are Disney maniacs and can handle a pretty fast schedule. Two parents and two teens in our party, and we usually use the Unofficial Guide touring plan at Disneyland, which has worked well for us in the past. That is what we are planning to use for these park visits as well.
(Also, I realize we have 2 more TS credits with the free dining plan, we just haven't decided exactly what we want to do with them yet.)
Sat. 12/13: Fly PDX to MCO, arrive approx 10om, take Disney trans to
AS Sports, Get dinner (bring food with) and get to bed
Sun. 12/14: Animal Kingdom all day 9-5
Lunch at Flame Tree
Animal Kingdom Lodge, dinner at Boma’s 5:40pm
Back to hotel, go to bed early
Mon. 12/15: Disney Studios 9-8 (first half of day)
* Goal to see as much at DHS as possible, then head to MK in time to
get a good seat for parade/wishes, gather FP and stay for EMH
CS Lunch at DHS ??? suggestions?
CS Dinner at MK ??? suggestions?
Magic Kingdom 9-11pm (EMH) (second half of day)
SpectroMagic parade 7pm, Wishes 8pm, Late hours
Tuesday, 12/16: Epcot EMH 8am to 9:30pm ALL DAY
Lunch at Coral Reef 1:10
Dinner at San Angel Inn 6:30pm
Candlelight Processional 5, 6:45, and 8:15pm
Wednesday, 12/17: This day is open - to rest, go to Blizzard Beach, or change the schedule if something happens, like winning Dream Fastpasses or something
Thursday, 12/18: Magic Kingdom EMH 8am – 7pm (1st half of day)
Lunch at Liberty Tree 12:05pm
Bus to DHS by 3:00pm
Disney Hollywood Studios 9-8pm (2nd half of day)
Dinner at Sci Fi Diner at 4:30pm (I know, early! but we will drink a milkshake then take food with us to eat while waiting for Fantasmic)
See Osborne Family Lights 6-7
Fantasmic! At 8pm (seating by 7:30)
Friday, 12/19: Another free day, depending on what is still left to do or what we want to do again
Dad and son to airport – flights leave at 8am
Mom and other son to airport – flights leave at 6pm
*We get an extra day to play