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    So yeah, I have a friend coming down to Florida. It's mainly more to visit me and less to see Disney World. I figure he was crazy for only having a day and a half to spend down here but this was the best way he could work out his schedule. But I figure I have time to plan this out...you know find a way to visit attractions in all four theme parks. I think we're both crazy but if I plan it right, it may work.

    I think he'll want a no thrills park experience. His plane wont get in till 5pm on Mon 22nd, but we also have to factor in the amount of time that the Disney's Magical Express will take to bring him to the resort plus any possible delays. So I am thinking maybe we will just go to dinner and shopping at Downtown Disney on Monday.

    Then on Tuesday we plan the ultimate crazy hit three parks in a day craze. in an effort to factor out possible lines and crowds, here's a possible plan of main attractions that we will probably hit.

    9am - MGM Studios: Star Tours, Great Movie Ride, Muppets 3D, Indiana Jones Show (first show usually starts around 11:30am)

    After Indiana Jones we will take the boat over to Epcot and enter the park via World Showcase (we will be there around 1pm) and possibly get lunch at one of the sit in restaraunts (I'm thinking either Nine Dragons or Tokyo Dining).

    1pm - EPCOT: Maelstrom, Gran Fiesta Tour, Nemo Ride, Circle of Life film, Living with the Land (possibly: Imagination and Honey I Shrunk the Kids which I havent done either of yet so tell me if my friend should see those shows)

    We will have dinner either at EPCOT or at MK. We're gonna get tickets for the Mickey's NSS HP. We may or may not meet up with the micechatters who will be at the event. But yeah take the monorail to MK. I'm think we be at MK by...

    6pm - Magic Kingdom: any good rides we can hit till midnight (please suggest rides)

    And then Wed 24th, his plane leaves around 5pm and we have to factor in time for him to get to the airport so I am thinking the day will be over around 2pm. We will devote this entire day to Animal Kingdom.

    AK: Kilomajaro Safaris, Festival of the Lion King, time to explore the animal paths, and then I dunno what else.


    So what do you think of this plan so far? If you have any advice and tips let me know. Like I said, I am pretty sure that he doesnt want to do thrill rides and I kinda dont either. Do you think that I should switch the days we do MGM and AK?
    Last edited by toonaspie; 10-13-2007, 07:27 PM.

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    Re: Disney World in a day and a half

    If your doing MNSSHP you 'should' have no problem getting in all of the MK attractions you want to do. The thrill rides and mansion will obviously be the longest waits. But last year on MNSSHP the longest we waited for any ride was about 5 minutes.

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    • #3
      Re: Disney World in a day and a half

      Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
      If your doing MNSSHP you 'should' have no problem getting in all of the MK attractions you want to do. The thrill rides and mansion will obviously be the longest waits. But last year on MNSSHP the longest we waited for any ride was about 5 minutes.
      Haunted Mansion was 30 minutes plus on 28 September this year. It may continue to be long because of the recent upgrades. But I agree about seeing all of the Magic Kingdom during the party.

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      • #4
        Re: Disney World in a day and a half

        I am too old to tackle WDW in such amount of time...

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        • #5
          Re: Disney World in a day and a half

          skip the circle of life show!





          It's kind of fun to do the impossible- Walt Disney

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          • #6
            Re: Disney World in a day and a half

            Originally posted by tayakaleb View Post
            skip the circle of life show!
            It's on the list because we're both Lion King fans. I'm aware of it's pointlessness. If I wanted to take him to a really pointless attraction it would definitly be NARNIA!!!

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            • #7
              Re: Disney World in a day and a half

              i would say that is crazy but doable .
              HKDL : Done !!!

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              • #8
                Re: Disney World in a day and a half

                Hi - I think it sounds more stressful than fun to be honest with you. Plus you'll be spending a lot of time on transportation between parks. Perhaps 2 parks instead of three? For me the intense rush takes the fun out of things.

                I liked your MGM ride picks.

                You mentioned EPCOT: Maelstrom, Gran Fiesta Tour, Nemo Ride

                In my opinion three things I would skip with limited time: For two adults Gran Fiesta Tour is kind of dull, Maelstrom is a very physically intense and not so much fun. The Nemo ride is so much less than I expected it to be. A lot of folks are finding it pretty disappointing. I'd skip it with such limited time. there are many things at epcot that are more fun.

                On the other hand, Soarin is my absolute favorite at Epcot. It's not at all a thrill ride in the sense that it's not physically demanding, yet it's a real thrill. Since you're doing living with the land (another of our favorites), you'll be right there.
                Sarah

                Walt Disney World with Disabilities

                www.Diz-abled.com

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                • #9
                  Re: Disney World in a day and a half

                  I think it is definitely doable! And you will have plenty of time to talk while you are going park-to-park. I think it sounds like a lot of fun!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Disney World in a day and a half

                    Have fun. I think it is definetly doable. Ihad done 3 parks in a day before- very hectic and crazy but still fun! Kind of like a contest
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                    • #11
                      Re: Disney World in a day and a half

                      I once hit 8 parks in a day, but that doesn't mean you want to do it. As far as Epcot - I don't think the attractions are the big draw, I love just being there. The Gran Fiesta is a letdown for me, though it is also over quickly and pretty painless. I would go and do the Food and Wine Festival, and skip most rides. My favorite attraction currently open is Impressions de France. I like being able to walk between MGM/Epcot, it makes it quick and easy to get between the two.
                      Denise

                      www.mousesteps.com




                      Favorite TDL Typo:

                      Originally posted by TDLFAN
                      I think it will give more pipping pervs the reason needed to go parasailing
                      on Bay Lake.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Disney World in a day and a half

                        Originally posted by nbodyhome View Post
                        I once hit 8 parks in a day, but that doesn't mean you want to do it. As far as Epcot - I don't think the attractions are the big draw, I love just being there. The Gran Fiesta is a letdown for me, though it is also over quickly and pretty painless. I would go and do the Food and Wine Festival, and skip most rides. My favorite attraction currently open is Impressions de France. I like being able to walk between MGM/Epcot, it makes it quick and easy to get between the two.

                        Yeah, Epcot may be the park to cut out only if absolutely necessary. I also agree that Gran Fiesta and Nemo ride are letdown rides. If Spaceship Earth was open I would definitly take him to Epcot. I'm strongly considering walking from MGM to Epcot instead of taking the boat because the boats tend to be time consumers.

                        Please provide dining suggestions. I want to make reservations in advance if necessary.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Disney World in a day and a half

                          Originally posted by toonaspie View Post
                          Yeah, Epcot may be the park to cut out only if absolutely necessary. I also agree that Gran Fiesta and Nemo ride are letdown rides. If Spaceship Earth was open I would definitly take him to Epcot. I'm strongly considering walking from MGM to Epcot instead of taking the boat because the boats tend to be time consumers.

                          Please provide dining suggestions. I want to make reservations in advance if necessary.
                          Remember you have the food and wine, so you might not need dining reservations. But you might want to otherwise check Teppan Edo or Tokyo Dining. I also like Morocco. But some of the food booths this year are wonderful (Morocco and India are two favorites of mine).

                          Epcot is my personal favorite park. If I was going to cut out a park, it'd be MGM (though I do love TOT and the GMR).
                          Denise

                          www.mousesteps.com




                          Favorite TDL Typo:

                          Originally posted by TDLFAN
                          I think it will give more pipping pervs the reason needed to go parasailing
                          on Bay Lake.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Disney World in a day and a half

                            Originally posted by toonaspie View Post
                            Yeah, Epcot may be the park to cut out only if absolutely necessary. I also agree that Gran Fiesta and Nemo ride are letdown rides. If Spaceship Earth was open I would definitly take him to Epcot. I'm strongly considering walking from MGM to Epcot instead of taking the boat because the boats tend to be time consumers.

                            Please provide dining suggestions. I want to make reservations in advance if necessary.
                            While it might be fun to have those dining reservations - it will constrict you time wise to a certain location at a certain time.. and if you're trying to see a lot in a short amount of time, then it limits you. You could always walk up to certain locations and see if they have any openings or call the dining line to see if they have any same-day openings, possibly due to cancellations as you wait in line.

                            Also, don't forget that FP is your friend. :cgrin: Have fun and don't overwork yourself girl!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Disney World in a day and a half

                              Originally posted by BigPigletFan View Post
                              While it might be fun to have those dining reservations - it will constrict you time wise to a certain location at a certain time.. and if you're trying to see a lot in a short amount of time, then it limits you. You could always walk up to certain locations and see if they have any openings or call the dining line to see if they have any same-day openings, possibly due to cancellations as you wait in line.

                              Also, don't forget that FP is your friend. :cgrin: Have fun and don't overwork yourself girl!
                              Yes we may definitly have to do FPs at Magic Kingdom especially, but I am still very concerned as the crowd situation as well as the fact that they say that only certain attractions will be open. My friend says that he wants to see one parade and the biggie attractions at least. To make a list of biggie attractions to see at MK is impossible really. Will any restaraunts at MK be open during the Halloween party? Anyone?

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                              • #16
                                Re: Disney World in a day and a half

                                Originally posted by toonaspie View Post
                                Yes we may definitly have to do FPs at Magic Kingdom especially, but I am still very concerned as the crowd situation as well as the fact that they say that only certain attractions will be open. My friend says that he wants to see one parade and the biggie attractions at least. To make a list of biggie attractions to see at MK is impossible really. Will any restaraunts at MK be open during the Halloween party? Anyone?
                                Do the "biggie" attractions that have the fastest lines. Haunted Mansion and Pirates are two good ones. Then get a fastpass or two, for Splash and Big Thunder. The thing is - with a day and a half, or a year and a half, you are likely not to see "it all". I have been more times than I can count, and I've not seen and done everything.
                                Denise

                                www.mousesteps.com




                                Favorite TDL Typo:

                                Originally posted by TDLFAN
                                I think it will give more pipping pervs the reason needed to go parasailing
                                on Bay Lake.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Disney World in a day and a half

                                  HUGE BACKFIRE IN MY PLANS!!! (Dammit, it could only happen to me.)

                                  I was lead to believe that the Blue Seasonal pass we were given would allow guests into the parks for a day six times. WRONG AGAIN of course! the fine print does say that the pass can only allow me to use the pass ONCE...meaning one park...PER DAY! In case you havent noticed the title of the topic I have a bigger bit of a dilemma on my hands now! I do have one possible option...I should be getting my holiday package which features a free park admission ticket. I dont know if I can get it in time. They were supposed to be mailed to us but I can see my manager if I havent gotten it yet by tomorrow. I can use that along with my one use a day pass and that way he can see most of the parks. We will still have to cut one park out unfortunatly. Dunno which one but I'm considering Epcot unless someone has other ideas.
                                  Last edited by toonaspie; 10-21-2007, 04:05 PM.

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