Friday, January 6, 2017

January 2017 Walt Disney World Trip Plans

By Nick

Our trip is just 2 weeks away from tomorrow, and there is so much to see and do, as well as so many people to see and spend time with, it's going to be a jam packed visit!
What we have planned so far:

Saturday, January 21st: 

Fly out of Philly EARLY. The earliest ever, a 5:55am flight! There are reasons why I booked that flight. Weather. I find the 1st flight of the day is the least likely to be delayed if there are weather issues. And it is non-stop. That is pretty much essential. As an extra bonus, it was the least expensive flight.

Finally, more park time=more better. This is especially true because there is a new special event at Epcot, International Festival of the Arts, which is going to be held Friday-Monday, January 13th-February 20th.

I hope to experience as much as this event as possible early Friday, as we have plans for dinner with long time friend and frequent blog contributor, Gaylin, at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the evening, as well as, hopefully, a meet up with friends Heather and Rich.

Sunday, January 22nd:

As mentioned in a previous trip planning article, our itinerary is an ever evolving thing. On this Sunday, I'd hoped to spend the late morning and early afternoon at Disney Springs, shopping and having lunch. But because of the above mentioned International Festival of the Arts, we've decided we'd just do Epcot for most of the day, and visit Disney Springs Tuesday. That evening Barbie and I have ADRs at Flying Fish on the Boardwalk.

Monday, January 23rd: 

We are doing the Keys to the Kingdom Tour at the Magic Kingdom at 730am. After this 5 hour experience we're meeting with friends Kandi, John, and their 2 kids at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for dinner at Sana.

Tuesday, January 24th: 

Morning and early afternoon at Disney Springs.
The Magic Kingdom in the evening and dinner at Skipper Canteen with Kandi, John, Gaylin and the kids.

Wednesday, January 25th:

Our friends Meghan and Todd and our Godson Flynn will be in, so hopefully we'll meet with them at Epcot. That evening we meet up with the gang at Whispering Canyon at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, followed by another evening at the Magic Kingdom.

Thursday, January 26th:  

Animal Kingdom to start the day, with an evening at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and dinner at 50s Prime Time with most of the group.

Friday, January 27th:

Magic Kingdom in the morning for a couple of hours before flying home.

So, like I said jam packed, but if you will be there that week, please let me know, we'd love to say hello!

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