Disney World Trip Countdown: 15 Days
As I count down the 15 days remaining until my family’s Disney World trip, I am I walking through the agenda step by step. Once the trip is done, we’ll see how well the plan was executed. Because there’s no way everything goes according to plan. It never does.
When we left off, the trip was winding down. We started our departure day with breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Once we finish breakfast, we should be able to spend the rest of the morning doing whatever we want in the Magic Kingdom. Our flight leaves at 4:30, so we’ll have to head back to our resort in time for our Magical Express bus.
As I mentioned before, there is a chance we’ll cancel that breakfast reservation. There are a few reasons for this. If we are tired and feel like we have seen and done everything we want to do, we might opt to relax on our departure day. Maybe hang out at the pool or Downtown Disney.
There’s also another possibility. I have talked a lot about the Fantasyland Expansion and the potential to see a “soft opening”. Currently, Disney has a schedule for previews for everyone from cast members to annual pass holders to DVC members. Sadly, we do not fit into any of those groups.
It is not expected that Disney will allow regular guests into the previews for annual pass holder or DVC members. Although it is possible that when they see my girls’ smiling faces, they will make an exception. I can’t really count on that.
Our first day at the Magic Kingdom is actually the last day of cast member previews scheduled. That makes it one of our best chances to get into the Fantasyland Expansion. But currently, our best chance is on our departure day.
At present, there are no previews scheduled for our departure day. In theory, that should leave it wide open for regular guests like us. After breakfast, we should have at least a couple of hours to explore the new land which should be sufficient.
However, Disney just announced that they will be adding additional previews for annual passholders as demand exceeded supply. Honestly, I can’t say as I was surprised to hear this. It is almost always the case when Disney offers an exclusive event with limited availability.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Nov 6 will remain open to all. It’s election day. What could be more democratic than allowing the masses into Fantasyland? Or at least my family. Come on, Disney! Have a heart!
I like to think I won’t beg, but there is potential for a scene on our last day.
Assuming my tears fail to gain us entry into Fantasyland, I have nothing scheduled for our remaining time in the Magic Kingdom. We will use the time to catch any attractions we may have missed in our previous two days. Or to revisit favorites.
When the time comes, we’ll head back to our resort to await the Magical Express bus back to the airport. Hopefully, my children can console me. We haven’t even left yet, and I am sorry to see this trip coming to an end.
Next up, changes to the plan.
Posted on October 17, 2012, in Magic Kingdom, theme parks, Trip Countdown, Walt Disney World and tagged Disney, disney world, family, Fantasyland, magic kingdom, travel, vacation planning, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Resort. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.