We are arriving in Orlando on 10/21 staying and returning home late afternoon on 10/26 and I have been charged with planning the entire adventure for our family and my inlaws. Exciting, right? Well~ not so much if there are any kinks in the trip. We are staying at the CSR and it is our first trip to WDW, and a surpise birthday for our son who will be 11 on 10/22.
Anyway, we did get a park hopper pass and the Delux Disney Dining Plan, however I am trying to avoid a frenetic crazed vacation. I forsee us really only switching parks maybe following an afternoon rest at the hotel.
Knowing how many days we are going to be there, what are your recommendations for how many days in each park? Thus far, my tenative itinerary is this based on the ADRs that I will make, but my magic date for the ADRs is 4/24, so there's a bit of leeway....
10/21-- we arrive at 10:30 in Orlando, but my inlaws don't arrive until 2:00. They did not want to take an earlier flight so it pretty much cuts into more than 1/2 a day.
So I was thinking Magic Kingdom this day with dinner at The Plaza.
10/22-- our son's birthday. Back to the Magic Kingdom to enjoy what we missed the prior day. Breakfast at The Crystal Palace and Dinner at Liberty Tree.
10/23-- Disney Hollywood Studios. Dinner at Mama Melrose
10/24-- Animal Kingdom. Breakfast at Tusker House. Lunch at Yak & Yeti's.
Dinner this night will be the Luau at the Poly.
10/25-- Epcot. Lunch at the Biergarten & Dinner at Le Cellier.
10/26-- Not sure. Our flight is at 6pm. I am not sure what time Disney's Magical Express will require us to leave the hotel area. Maybe Epcot? Maybe Hollywood Studios? Hmmm....
Thanks for any input.