359.4 #672 (DL Qual #556

Sep 5, 2012 7:00 AM  WDW Talk Land
We are very excited to be heading to Florida next week from southern California. We are very experienced with Disneyland/ Cal adventure but haven't been to WDW in 20 years!! So, what sort of tips do you have for us as far as time savers, must see, best spot for fireworks, etc. thanks!!

Great time to visit. You will fit alot in. Scan the maps pic what you really want to do and do it first. Get fast passes earlie in day for attractions you want to do. If you are a show person see them all that is my favorite part including parades and fireworks. If you haven't already do the Mickey not so scarry Halloween party, it is a great time. Take your time and soak it all in. Enjoy your return visit - mmddgp  1094.4 #7 7:15AM
Thanks for the info! Yes we love the shows so that will be a must. It will be a very different trip this time with adult 'kids'. ; ) - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 7:31AM
Yes it will be different but it can still be magical. Do you have any dinning planned? Where are you staying? - mmddgp  1094.4 #7 7:33AM
We are annual pass holders here and truely appreciate the magic of Disney! We are staying at the Coronado and have the dining plan. We have dinner reservations each night. - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 7:52AM
We are annual pass holders here. Coronado is a cool hotel. Enjoy the dinning You are going to have a great time. If you have any other questions ask away - mmddgp  1094.4 #7 12:14PM
You must do Rock n Rollcoaster!! My kids fav! - Deppsfan  37.7 #126 7:19AM
Yes! That looks really cool and we love roller coasters!!!! - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 7:31AM
I love getting on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad right when Wishes starts! I love the feeling of seeing the fireworks while on the ride! Its so pretty! - LionKingGirl  9.3 #267 3:48PM
Yes! Soooo prettyyyyy - mickeynme  178.1 #52 4:17PM
Yay! Have fun! We usually sit near Casey's for fireworks. Do not sleep in and get there early! You can accomplish so much of the park while everyone else is snoozing! - justGoofin  162.4 #56 9:47AM
That's so true. Almost everyday we're up at 5 and get to the parks for opening. The first couple of hrs are dead. We get a lot done - Schramke  687.3 #12 10:28AM
Great idea! We will take advantage of that! - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 12:18PM
Eat as much as you can in Epcot! Maybe a few drinks to :-) - mkigos  48.9 #109 12:04PM
Sounds good! I think we are going to a German place for dinner. - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 12:18PM
And we usually munch our way through all the parks. : ) - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 12:22PM
Oh you'll love the biergarten. One of our favorite - mmddgp  1094.4 #7 12:23PM
What are the age ranges of your kids and what are your main interests as a family? Shows,rides,dining,etc? - mickeynme  178.1 #52 12:30PM
The 'kids' we will have with us are all in their 20's. We love roller coasters but also enjoy fireworks and all the details Disney offers. - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 12:47PM
Ok then..here i go.lol...must-do's at HS are rock n' roller coaster,ToT,great movie ride,toy story mania,and muppets (if you're fans of theirs..lol) At AK,must-do's are dinosaur,everest,and the safari ride. At MK,the classics like space mountain,splash mountain,big thunder mountain,and philharmagic is an excellent show too (tomorrowland transit authority and carousel of progress are also nice) since u don't have epcot at DL,maybe spend more time there. I would def say test track but it's closed for refurbishment. Go on soarin' if u haven't done so in cali. Spaceship earth and Ellen's energy adventure are good ones too. The countries are fabulous so def take your time in each one (a lot of ppl also like to do "drinking around the world" where they go from country to country having a drink in each...if you enjoy that..up to u.lol) There's so much culture and different foods,shops,shows,and rides at the world showcase so i would spend two days here at least. It's a lot of fun and you learn a great deal. Def don't miss illuminations at epcot at night (great fireworks show at 9pm every night!) and wishes at MK. Blizzard beach and typhoon lagoon are great water parks (blizzard beach has the tallest fastest water slide in the world i believe and typhoon lagoon has a large awesome wave pool) Def also spend the day at DTD for shopping or at night. Great shops,stores,food,and ghiradelli:-) hmmm...i think i covered a lot but if i think of anything else,i'll be sure to let u know! Lol...everyone else here has excellent input so if u follow their wonderful advice,you'll have an amazing time...have fun!! :-) - mickeynme  178.1 #52 1:43PM
And you're going at a great time of yr btw...usually comfortable nice weather and not too crowded! - mickeynme  178.1 #52 1:44PM
Ooo and miniature golf is great fun at Disney! Either winter/summerland near blizzard beach or fantasia gardens near the swan and dolphin hotels. And u can also rent watermouses (they hold up to two ppl) to ride around bay lake near the magic kingdom. There are also parasailing and jetskiing opportunities and u can also rent a family bike at the polynesian,or do horseback riding near the wilderness (i think) U also def have to take the monorail while you're there and the ferryboats and catch the fireworks from either contemporary,polynesian,or grand floriduan. The possibilities at WDW are truly endless. I can babble on and on all day,but i think i need to stop...lol:-) Enjoy whatever u do!! - mickeynme  178.1 #52 1:51PM
Yep what mickeynme said πŸ‘ - 5disneylovers  1166.9 #6 2:22PM
Wow thanks for all the great input! If possible I am even more excited!!!! - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 3:09PM
Oh my gosh...so sry for the long response! Lol....I get excited about anything Disney-related and I ramble! I just realized. Sry about that. Argh...lol. - mickeynme  178.1 #52 3:19PM
Haha no problem! It's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again!! - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 3:59PM
I have a tendency to babble when excited about disney...bad habit:-( lol...no problem..enjoy your trip and post pics for us if u can! Have fun:D - mickeynme  178.1 #52 4:16PM
Ok...ONE more post i swear..lol. There is also a fireworks cruise and a dessert party where u can watch the fireworks at MK from. Those are separate events. Others on here know about these events,so look into them if u get the chance. Ok,i'm done...no more! Lol - mickeynme  178.1 #52 4:36PM
Lol well thanks for all the info. You have been a lot of help. Maybe you should join us! : ) - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 5:51PM
Lol..oo how I wish! Lol...I wish I could sneak into everyone's luggage here..haha:-). Have fun!!! =D - mickeynme  178.1 #52 9:18AM
Mickeynme has a lot of great information. Just try to arrive early if you can and grab a FP for a major attraction and then go in a certain direction with somewhat of an idea of what you're going to see and do plus factor in dining. At Epcot, there are tons of food options even for snacks! The World Showcase is really fun especially for adults so explore the pavilions and take your time there. Norway has a boat ride, maelstrom and Mexico does also, Gran Fiesta Tour. The American pavilion has a patriotic performance that is recommended in front of the QS restaurant. Check out the drummers in Japan, the wonderful acrobats in China and an interactive dance in Italy! Fish and Chips are really good in the UK. If you get the chance, take the monorail from the ttc to Epcot and see the great view as the monorail ride circles around inside future world before you disembark. Also, don't rush things and wear yourselves out. Take the time to absorb everything or else you may find it overwhelming. WDW is enormous compared to DL so enjoy it little by little! - JetsamsTwin  379.9 #24 2:20AM
Really looking forward to Epcot! What special snacks are you referring to? We love our churros and pickles. : ) we have dinner reservations at the place in germany but still will have a quick service there and snack too. - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 6:53AM
Qs we like are Mexico china great britan ( fish and chips) then we take that back and watch British invasion show. Snacks from Germany (cheesecake ) France ohh so many , funnel cake. Can't wait we do Epcot or first day on Friday 14. Have a great time - mmddgp  1094.4 #7 7:02AM
You can get the churros at the QS in mexico. Like Mmddgp said, France has a ton of delicious desserts. Biergarten has some cool beer steins if you like beer. - JetsamsTwin  379.9 #24 7:57AM
Don't miss Expedition Everest in the Animal Kingdom! - goofygal  11745.9 #7 4:51AM
I am really looking forward to this one!!! - MicheyMouse  359.4 #672 6:51AM

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