Orlando vacation itinerary helpWalt Disney World: I am trying to plan a 2 week itinery for our hoilday!!
From simon geldartHi I am off to Orlando with my faimly this June for 2 weeks i have everything covered with regards to tickets, accmodation and car hire. What I after is a little advice on and itinery for the 2 week. There are 3 children in our party aged between 10 & 12. Any advice or even a prooven itinery would be much apriciated. Thank you..
Posted April 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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From Anthony MurphyHi!
Posted April 14, 2013 at 2:24 PM
What hotel are you staying at? If you are staying at a Disney resort (or Universal for that matter), take advantage of the early access/late access to the parks.
What do your kids like too? Are they thrill seekers? Are they into shows? Music? Animals? Learning? (I am!). Speaking for Disney, you probably want to only spend a day or so at EPCOT. There is lots of very interesting stuff, but there is a bit of a learning aspect to it (still fun) and geared more to adults. Magic Kingdom might seem full of younger kids too, but you came all this way! Why not see the Mouse?
Another great tip is to start thinking about if you want to get reservations to eat somewhere.
Let me know what your plans are and what you want to do!
From simon geldartHi Anthony and thanks for the response.
Posted April 15, 2013 at 1:23 AM
We are staying in a Villa on a place called the emerald isle. as for the kids they are into everything to be honest but the more I think about it, it will probably be the rides lol. as for eating out we havent given it much thought about booking is that strongly advised or can we just turn up ?? any help and advice is much apreciated especially as i dont know what part to hit first ect.... thanks once again
From David L.Quick question, do you want like an hour by hour tour guide as in go ride this then that for each day?
Posted April 15, 2013 at 4:01 AM
As for food, depending on your budget, and how much you like fine dining in theme parks, you will need reservations. Some restaurants are booked months in advance. Typically, my family will make 3-4 reservations for nice restaurant, splurging on one, and erring on the cheap side for the others.
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From simon geldartHi David thanks for the response. Not after and hour by hour gide mire like a paln on day to day ie what park to hit first and then day to and so on and so on. as for fine dining not really sure but mainly middle of the road and somthing nice and worth the money. thanks once again and i look forward to hearing more :-)
Posted April 15, 2013 at 9:11 AM
From Tammy GeldartHow do I book a reservation for meals in a restaurant at the parks
Posted April 15, 2013 at 11:06 AM
From David L.Reservations: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/
Posted April 16, 2013 at 5:12 PM
Before booking a restaurant, read some reviews (either here or elsewhere) and tips regarding a specific restaurant. Not all nice restaurants need reservations. And don't be afraid to look at the restaurants at the Disney hotels.
For Universal, I have found (in my one recent trip to Universal) that reservations made before you go aren't needed even for Mythos on a weekend. Though we did get them the day of (or day before, I forget which).
I'm not experienced at all with fine dining at Sea World.
From Tammy GeldartHi, thanks for your infomation much appreciated.
Posted April 17, 2013 at 4:27 AM
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