Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Disney World: Itinerary

We spent last week in Disney World to celebrate Tatum's second birthday a little early.  My parents and brother joined us and we had the best time.  Even though he is young and won't remember, we will remember and we came home with the best memories and tons of pictures!  Tatum was so happy and excited the whole time.  

I'll have a bunch of posts recapping our trip along with tips and tricks but am starting it off today with our four day itinerary.  I've learned fast passes and dining reservations are everything and well worth the early wake ups months in advance to plan them.  With these you really do have to stay on schedule during the day.

I think four days/three nights was the perfect amount of time for a toddler.  We did two parks and plenty of relax time at the hotel.  Next time I think we'd either do Magic Kingdom each day or Magic Kingdom plus a different park we haven't tried yet.

Monday, October 7th: Magic Kingdom
Morning flight to Orlando, Car service to hotel, check in
Afternoon at Magic Kingdom, pictures on Main Street, lunch at Pinocchio's Village 
1pm - Royal Friendship Fare at the Castle 
2pm - Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade 
1:45 - 2:45pm: First fasspasses - Space Mountain for the guys, Little Mermaid for girls and Tatum 
2:45 - 3:45pm: Dumbo Fast Pass
3:45 - 4:45pm: Peter Pan's Flight Fast Pass
4:20 - 5:20pm: It's a Small World Fast Pass (picked up after our first three were done)
4:40pm: Move it! Shake it! MousekeDance it! Street Party Parade (modified for the rain)
5 - 6pm: Pirates of Caribbean Fast Pass for the guys (while my mom Tatum and I shopped), picked up after It's a Small World was over.
Ferry back to the hotel
7:45pm: 1900 Park Fare Character Dinner at Grand Floridian

Tuesday, October 8th: Epcot
8:30am: O'hana Character Breakfast at Polynesian 
9:40 - 10:40am: Spaceship Earth Fast Pass (missed by a few minutes because the monorail broke down)
10:40 - 11:40pm: Nemo and Friends Fast Pass
11:45 - 12:45pm: Journey into Imagination with Figment Fast Pass (picked up since we missed our first one of the day)
12:45pm: Chip & Dale's Harvest Lunch at Garden Grill
1:45 - 2:45pm: Frozen Ever After Fast Pass
3:05 - 4:05pm: Picked up an extra fast pass for Spaceship Earth (since missed this morning) for the rest of the group and Derek, Tatum and I headed back for pool/nap time.
7:45pm: Chef Mickey's Character Dinner

Wednesday, October 9th: Magic Kingdom
7am: Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom for hotel guests - we were able to walk on/off a bunch of rides in this hour and the early wake up was well worth it... Seven Dorf's Mine Train, Peter Pan's Flight, It's a Small World, Winnie the Pooh
8am: Enchanted Tales with Belle, Under the Sea, Dumbo, Prince Charming's Carousel (all waits under 10 minutes)
9:20am: Breakfast Reservation at Be Our Guest
9:40 - 10:40am: Tomorrowland Speedway Fast Pass (switched our 11:45-12:45 fast pass pass to Winnie the Pooh for this since we road that first thing)
10:40 - 11:40am: Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Fast Pass (then short line after to meet Buzz
11:40am: Move it! Shake it! MousekeDance it! Street Party Parade 
Final things at the park - waited about 20 minutes to meet Donald and Goofy, got some snacks and shopped
1pm: Back at at the hotel for the afternoon for lunch, swimming, naps
5:50 - 6:50pm: Mickey Meet & Greet Fast Pass (got back to the park around 6pm)
7:05pm: Dinner at Tony's Town Square Restaurant 
9pm: Happily Ever After Fireworks -- watched from the boat launch at Grand Floridian

Thursday, October 10th: Character Breakfast 
8:40am: 1900 Park Fare Character Breakfast 
Time at the Hotel
2:30pm: Flight Home

Our recap of our first day at Magic Kingdom is up tomorrow... 


  1. SO much fun, and truly the most magical place on earth. Believe it or not we still haven't taken Serena to Magic Kingdom even though it's "right down the street", but after how excited she was meeting the characters on the Disney Cruise I know she's more than ready! Plus I want her to have her first haircut in the park. Happy almost 2nd birthday to Tatum, what a wonderful way to celebrate <3

    Green Fashionista

  2. I'm so glad y'all had a good time. It sounds like you made the most of it! I can't wait to hear more about it!

  3. What an awesome family trip!!! Can't wait to hear more!