Monday, September 10, 2012

WDW from the UK Perspective: Nine's Disney Adventures Continue


You join me today with just 12 days left till our first family holiday with our 2.5 year old DD Tink to WDW. While I won't bore you with an hour by hour guide to what we plan to do on our 2 week vacation I thought I would share with you a basic itinerary.

Sat 22/9
Fly to Florida!
Straight to hotel - if Tink has slept on plane/in car may just grab something from Taco Bell for dinner, if not DH will drop us off and just pick up a couple of sandwiches from the hotel shop.

Sun 23/9
Hollywood Studios
Since we'll be up at the crack of dawn we will just have a quick breakfast in the room then head to HS for rope drop. Straight to ToyStory Mania - DH to get FP and Tink and I to the regular line. Depending on when Tink woke up we may just spend an hour or so here before heading back to the hotel for a nap/rest. Lunch will probably again just be a quick sandwich from the hotel shop.
After nap we plan to head to Super Target to stock up on supplies for the room and then grab something easy for dinner, like Subway.

Mon 24/9
Animal Kingdom
Today we will head to Ponderosa for breakfast as early as possible, then get to AK for opening. Again we'll just see how long Tink lasts in the park but aim to at least see some of the animals in Rafikis Planet Watch and do the Kilimanjaro Safari. Plan to just grab a pizza from Pizzafari to share. Then back for a sleep and a wonder around LBV and probably just a Quiznos for dinner.

Tues 25/9
Magic Kingdom
The day I can't wait for! Breakfast in the room and off to MK for opening. Straight to meet Mickey then off to Tink's fave, It's a Small World. Hoping for early lunch at Cosmic Rays then back to hotel for nap/rest. Maybe back to MK for another hour, if not just another explore, maybe a quick visit to LBV Outlet. Cici Pizza for dinner.

Wed 26/9
Animal Kingdom
Golden Corral for buffet breakfast then off to AK again. Hopefully stay a bit longer to see the Lion King or Nemo and just grab fruit cup, pretzel for snack. Back to hotel then maybe DTD? TGI Friday's for dinner.

Thur 27/9
Quick breakfast in the room then off to EPCOT. Head to Spaceship Earth. Can imagine we'll spend a lot of time in the water fountains. Hoping each day to stay a bit longer, so we aim to have lunch in the American Pavilion. Then it's back to the Hotel for a nap then over to Prime/Premium for a shop. Dinner at Sweet Tomatoes.

Fri 28/9
Magic Kingdom
Breakfast at IHOP then off to MK ASAP. Straight to meet the Princesses then back to Fantasyland or else! Hoping for lunch at Pecos Bills then back for a nap. Back to MK for bit more then grab a quick dinner at Chick-Fil-A (for DH and Tink anyway!)

Sat 29/9
No parks!
Today we'll grab a coffee/donut/bagel from Dunkin Donuts then just have a relax and swim in the morning. After lunch (a quick bite in the room) and nap we'll head off to City Walk. Here I must have a Cinnabon! We'll just soak up the atmosphere and have dinner in Hard Rock.

Sun 30/9
Magic Kingdom
Perkins for breakfast today, looking forward to their bakery! Then off to MK again. Today is meet the Fairies day. We may just grab some fries for lunch if we've filled up at breakfast or head to Pinocchio Village Hause. Hotel for nap then back to DTD. Wendy's for dinner tonight.

Mon 1/10
Quick breakfast in the room and straight over to EPCOT for it's birthday. We aim to be there ASAP but only stay an hour. Then it's off to Fudruckers for an early lunch then nap. Then off to the Altamonte Mall. Tea will just be something like Subway from the food court. Hoping to stop at a Dairy Queen for ice cream.

Tues 2/10
Hollywood Studios
Today we have our first ever ADR and character breakfast at Hollywood and Vine, Play n Dine is a buffet breakfast with June from Little Einsteins, Jake, Oso and Handy Manny. It's not til 1025 so we aim to wander around HS for a bit first and after. Hotel for a nap and then back to HS, must make sure we fit in Beauty and the Beast. Dinner tonight will be my fave - Olive Garden.

Wed 3/10
Our 2nd ADR and character breakfast is at Cape May on the Boardwalk with Minnie, Donald and Goofy! This is at 935 so will then head back into EPCOT to do anymore we missed before. Back for a nap and maybe a quiet afternoon in the pool with a quick trip to Mall at Millenia. Dinner tonight is at Denny's.

Thur 4/10
Magic Kingdom
Breakfast in the room today after 2 big Disney buffets in a row! Back to MK and lunch at either Cosmic Rays or Pinocchio's. Hotel for a nap then off to the Florida Mall. Dinner at Sizzlers tonight.

Fri 5/10
Magic Kingdom
Ponderosa or Golden Corral for breakfast then back to MK again. Imagine just a snack for lunch, maybe a cinnamon roll from Main St Bakery! Hotel for nap then off to see Celebration hoping some pumpkins might be out by now. Dinner at Rainforest Cafe if we can get in and final shop at DTD.

Sat 6/10
Fly Home
Hoping to get late check out. May head out breakfast or probably just have final relax by pool/swim. DTD for lunch so I can have my Caprese from Earl of Sandwich then off to Sanford to fly home.

Since there is now Wi-Fi in MK and in our hotel I'm hoping to send some live tweets and FB updates which Amy can update the blog with!

If not, be sure to check back in October to see how it all went!

Contributed by Janine P. of Swindon, England. She is a proud wife, mommy to Felicity and one of our Minnie Moms. Check out her monthly series which followed her as she planned her family's first trip to Disneyland Paris. Learn more about Janine here.

1 comment:

  1. This might seem a bit random, but I'm SO impressed with this schedule! As a Florida resident and WDW annual passholder, I can't tell you how many visitors pack their schedule too full of parks and expensive meals. But this schedule is relaxed and logical and won't break a budget! The trip to the Altamonte Mall makes me giggle though, because while I know it has some of the best stores all in one place, it's "my" mall so it seems strange that visitors from other countries would want to spend time there. :) Enjoy your trip, and if you have questions about family activities in the Sanford/Altamonte/Winter Park area, feel free to send me a message on Twitter (@Midnite592) or an email (erin@dreamingwithmidnite).


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