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Brittany's Birthday ticker

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Walt Disney World 2015 Plans - Finalized

Operation Abu: 2015 Kruse Family Disney Vacation 




Updated Operation Abu plans as we will be Flying on Delta into Orlando International Airport (MCO) riding Disney Magical Express to Bay Lake Tower at Disney Contemporary Resort with all Table Service and FastPass+ reservations are locked in for the duration of our stay.

Table Service Reservations:
Below are the establishments that we have reservations.  We may be stopping at one of these places multiple times during our trip.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Character dining with various Disney princesses.
Tusker House – Character dining with safari themed Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy.
Chef Mickey’s * – Character dining with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy
Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine – Character dining with Jedi Mickey, Princess Leia Minnie, Darth Vader Goofy, Storm Trooper Donald, and Ewoks Chip ‘n’ Dale.
The Crystal Palace – Character dining with Tigger, Pooh, Eeyore, and Piglet.
T-REX – Dinosaur themed dinner with interactive environment.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant – Fun at the drive-in and watching 50’s era cartoons and shows on a big screen.

Quick Service:
Pizzafari
Rainforest Café
Pizza Planet Arcade
Gaston's Tavern 
Tony's Town Square Restaurant
Casey's Corner

FastPass+ Reservations:
Day 1 – EPCOT
Day 2 – Animal Kingdom
Day 3 – Magic Kingdom
Day 4 – Hollywood Studios
Day 5 – Magic Kingdom
Day 6 – Animal Kingdom
Day 7 – Hollywood Studios
Day 8 – EPCOT
Day 9 – Magic Kingdom

The following is a listing by Park or location of Stores, places to eat, rides, or attractions that we will working to fit into our busy vacation schedule.  Items highlighted in YELLOW require FastPass+ or a very long wait in line.

Downtown Disney:  For nights with shopping or a quick lunch at T-REX…;-)

Stores:
Goofy's Candy Company
The LEGO® Store
World of Disney

Food:
T-REX
Planet Hollywood
Rainforest Cafe® at Downtown Disney Marketplace

Attractions:
Splitsville Luxury Lanes
DisneyQuest

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:  I am sure the kids will also want to stop at The Boneyard.  Food options include Pizzafari, Rainforest Café, or Tusker House

Rides:
Dinosaur
Kali River Rapids
Primeval Whirl – Maybe for Josh and Dad
TriceraTop Spin – Maybe for Brittany and Mom
Kilimanjaro Safaris

Food:
Pizzafari
Rainforest Café
Tusker House

Attractions:
It's Tough to be a Bug
Festival of the Lion King
Finding Nemo
The Boneyard

Disney’s EPCOT:  Josh really likes using Park Hopper to avail us to get to his two favorites rides (Mission: SPACE and Test Track).  I am not familiar with all of EPCOTs food establishments, but thought we could hit Akershus Royal Banquet Hall for a character dinner with all of the Disney Princesses.

Rides:
Mission: SPACE – Josh and Dad only
The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Soarin
Spaceship Earth
Test Track
Maelstrom – CLOSED

Shows:
Turtle Talk With Crush
Captain EO
The Circle of Life

Disney's Hollywood Studios: While there are a couple of rides that Josh and Britt really like the Park Hopper would be useful to avail us to get to their two favorites rides (Star Tours and Toy Story Midway Mania).

Rides:
The Great Movie Ride
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster – Joshua and Daddy
Star Tours
Toy Story Midway Mania

Attractions:
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow - CLOSED
Muppet Vision 3D
Studio Backlot Tour - CLOSED
Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage
Disney Junior - Live on Stage
Jedi Training Academy
Indiana Jones
Meet the Stars of Cars near Streets of America
Meet the Stars of Disney Junior at Animation Courtyard
Voyage of The Little Mermaid

Food:
50's Prime Time Café
Hollywood and Vine – Character
Pizza Planet Arcade
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Disney’s Magic Kingdom:  There is plenty to keep the kids entertained, the question will be do we have enough time to get to everything.

Rides:
Astro Orbiter
The Barnstormer
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
“it's a small world"
Jungle Cruise
Mad Tea Party
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Peter Pan's Flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Splash Mountain
Tomorrowland Speedway
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

Attractions:
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Stitch's Great Escape
Country Bear Jamboree

Food:
The Crystal Palace
Gaston's Tavern – Cinnamon roles
Tony's Town Square Restaurant
Chef Mickey’s – At Contemporary
Be Our Guest Restaurant
Cinderella's Royal Table – Possible character dining if not being renovated
Liberty Tree Tavern
Casey's Corner


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