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So we fly from Indy to Orlando Saturday morning and plan on spending six days at the parks and a few at the beach before returning home. But now I am starting to wonder if Sunday and Monday are going to be super busy being that it's a holiday weekend. So that's where I need your help.
My proposed plan was:
(NOTE: We are not staying on-site and hoping to avoid Extra Magic Hours)
- Sunday: AK (open until 8)
- Monday: MK (open until 10)
- Tuesday: DHS (open until 10)
- Wednesday: Epcot
- Thursday: MK*
- Friday: Epcot
* Extra Magic Hours Day
But as I mentioned above, I am concerned that Monday is going to be crazy at MK and now I am wondering if Epcot would be a better park for that day since it is larger and there is more room to move about.
Here is the Extra Magic Hours schedule for those days:
- Sunday: MK (12A-3A), Epcot (8A-9A), DHS (8A-9A)
- Monday: AK (8P-11P)
- Tuesday: MK (8A-9P), Epcot (9P-12A)
- Wednesday: AK (8A-9A), DHS (7P-10P)
- Thursday: MK (8A-9A), Epcot (9P-12A)
- Friday: MK (11P-2A), DHS (8A-9A)
- Saturday: AK (8A-9P)
I know Memorial Day isn't a major holiday so I don't know how bad it could be but want to make the most of the days we are there. Thoughts?
Still, the old standby of showing up when the park opens is not bad, especially for AK. In regards to Magical Hours, I have never seen it be much of an issue for MK. It usually is crowded regardless!
Date | Crowd | Best | Notes
29 | 9 | AK | Star Wars Weekend at HS
30 |10 | EP | SW Wknd at HS
31 | 7 | HS | Memorial Day
01 | 9 | AK
02 | 3 | MK/EP/HS
03 | 6 | HS | Gay Days At AK
04 | 4 | MK/EP | Gay Days At HS / SW Wknd at HS
05 | 3 | EP | Gay Days At MK / SW Wknd at HS
06 | 6 | AK | Gay Days At EP / SW Wknd at HS
07 | 6 | EP/HS
Please note that "Gay Days" are not an official Disney event, however the dates are noted because crowd levels will be impacted.
"Star Wars Weekends" are an official Disney event and will also impact HS crowd levels. If you decide to attend the SW fun, check studiocentral.com for details on what to do and when during the festivities.
Sunday 5/30: EP
Monday 5/31: HS
Tuesday 6/01: AK
Wednesday 6/02: MK
Thursday 6/03: MK
Friday 6/04: EP
I hate to wait four days to make it to MK but it sounds like it will be worth it.
I don't think we're going anywhere this year and I'm going NUTS. It's just too expensive to fly from the West Coast to go where we want (Hershey Park or Orlando). I'm refusing to bite the bullet to pay over $2,000 JUST to fly.
I'm curious, what beaches are you planning to go to while down there? We want to go next Summer, possibly in August and spend 10-11 days there. Do the usual parks, heat some beaches, perhaps check out the Everglades, Kennedy Space Station, etc.
Totally off subject and didn't even respond to your question. I've gone into depression because usually by now, I'm doing a countdown until we leave...
Note One: Epcot cannot be properly accomplished in a single day, so I split the park in half and provided two touring plans.
Note Two: For best results, avoid Magic Hours when utilizing these plans.
@ James: Thanks J! Appreciate it. I'll definitely check those out.
@ Angela: I am really happy with our adjusted plan. I think going to DHS on Monday will work out well for us. Thanks again for everyone's input.
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