Well the thread title just about says it all. This August, I'm planning on taking a road trip across country, visiting all the "tourist-y" sites this nation has to offer, and one of those sites, naturally, is WDW. This will be my first trip to the resort in over 10 years. The only problem is, 10 years ago I was still able to count my age on my 10 fingers lol, so I don't remember too much of my last trip.
I therefore have a number of questions for you, fellow MiceChatters:
1) Which resort hotel do you recommend I stay at? I will probably be there for 4-6 days and would like to stay on property. I was looking at the WDW website, and the Animal Kingdom Lodge one looks nice, the one where you can get a room facing out onto a savannah. Is that worth it? would I really be able to wake up and see animals out my window? or will I just be paying a lot of money to see trees and grass?
2) what are the best places to eat/best food in each park/around the resort? This is a big one for me cuz I would really like to enjoy the best food that WDW has to offer, whether it is tasting a little of everything at the World Showcase, or a hotel's restaurant that I absolutely shouldnt miss. which ones should I go to? and remember, I'm only going to be there for 4-6 days, so I won't be able to eat everywhere lol
3) I'm have an AP to DL in California, so I'm fairly familiar with the Magic Kingdom concept, but what are the big differences between the parks? like, if both DL's and WDW's Peter Pan are identical, I may consider not making a ride such as that a priority on my To-Do list.
4) What are the highlights of the other parks? I know EE over at AK, M:S at Epcot, and ToT in MGM, but what other things are considered "musts" at the parks? for instance, which countries should i make a priority in the World Showcase? that sort of idea
5) Is there anything else I absolutely should not miss while I'm there? I was thinking about maybe spending a day hopping between the two water parks. Is there any special ticket I can get that lets me do that?
and finally, 6) since I'll be roadtripping, I'll already have a car. Is it best to drive myself from park to park? or are there other modes of transportation that can get me around instead? things like the monorail and whatnot.
help with any or all of these questions would be greatly appriciated, thanks!!!
-One Grateful MiceChatter who is anxiously awaiting his trip to WDW.