July Trip Game Plan Advice

IanDLBZF

Member
Ok guys, I'm going back for Fourth of July at Walt Disney World this year! So with that said I'm figuring out gameplans for July 3 and 4th, the former a three-parks in one day trip and the later being likely either a full MK day or a MK/Epcot hopping day, here's what I have in mind.
July 3 - Park Pass for Epcot (Three Parks in One Day)
Bus from WL to EP 7:30-8:00amish
Epcot - 8:30am EE
  • Soarin'
  • Living With The Land
  • Mission Space (G+ LL Possible)
  • Test Track (SR)
  • Gran Fiesta Tour
  • Remy's Ratatouille Adventure (ILL)
  • Lunch - Via Napoli (1:30pm ADR)
Park Hop After Lunch - Bus from Epcot to AK
  • FOP (ILL)
  • DINOSAUR (G+ LL)
  • Kali River Rapids (G+ LL possible)
  • Expedition Everest (SR)
  • Quick Snack somewhere (TBD)
Park Hop around 6:30pm-6:45ish - Bus from AK to HWS
  • Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway (G+ LL)
  • Slinky Dog Dash (G+ LL possible, only if available/time permitting)
  • Dinner - Sci Fi Drive In (8:15pm ADR)
  • Fantasmic (if a second show is being run) or Wonderful World of Animation
Bus back to Wilderness Lodge

July 4 - Park Pass for Magic Kingdom (Option 1 - Full MK Day)
Boat from WL to MK - 7:00am or so?
Assuming an 8:30am EE
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - EE
  • Peter Pan's Flight - EE
  • Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh - EE
  • Splash Mountain (G+ LL likely)
  • Big Thunder Mountain (G+ LL possible)
  • Jungle Cruise (G+ LL - if possible)
  • Lunch - Plaza Restaurant (11:40am ADR)
  • Haunted Mansion (G+ LL - if possible)
  • Space Mountain (G+ LL)
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority
  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin (G+ LL or if time permits)
  • Mickey's Philharmagic
  • COP
  • Journey of The Little Mermaid (G+ LL or if time permits)
  • Adventure Friends Calvercade
  • Dinner - Diamond Horseshoe (7:40pm ADR)
  • 9pm - Celebrate America Fireworks (from Main Street if at all possible!)
Or.....
July 4 - Park Pass for Magic Kingdom (Option 2 - MK till 2pm, then hop to Epcot, and return to MK)
Boat from WL to MK - 7:00am or so
Magic Kingdom (Assuming an 8:30am EE)
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - EE
  • Peter Pan's Flight - EE
  • Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh - EE
  • Splash Mountain (G+ LL likely)
  • Big Thunder Mountain (G+ LL possible)
  • Jungle Cruise (G+ LL - if possible)
  • Lunch - Plaza Restaurant (11:40am ADR)
  • Haunted Mansion (G+ LL)
Park Hop at around 2pm - Monorail or Ferry to TTC, then Epcot Monorail
  • Guardians of The Galaxy Cosmic Rewind (ILL)
  • Frozen Ever After (G+ LL)
  • Test Track (SR)
  • Gran Fiesta Tour
  • Spaceship Earth (G+ LL)
  • Dinner - TBD
Park Hop at around 6:00pm or so - Monorail to TTC, then Ferry or Monorail to MK
  • Space Mountain (G+ LL)
  • COP
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority
  • 9pm - Celebrate America Fireworks (from Main Street if at all possible!)
Ideas? Thoughts? Comments?
 

hizouse

Active member
For Day 1 it will be tough to get all the LL you are hoping for: You'd have to get Slinky first thing and then hope to get MMRR 2 hours after park open (I think, but don't know, it would be 2 hours after DHS and not Epcot opens), and it might not be available then on a busy day.

Day 2, either version, would also be tough to get those G+ on a busy day--it would be especially tough to grab Splash, BTMRR, and JC back-to-back with return times that early in the day. At 8 am this morning (not too crowded), the return time for JC was 6 pm, Splash was 10:45, and BTMRR was noon. You'd want to get JC first thing, and if you get a return time early enough, you might still get a Splash or BTMRR time before lunch.

I'd rather stay in MK the whole day to reduce transportation time, give myself more flexibility for G+.

I think I'd try Cosmic Rewind on Day 1, which means dropping or doing standby for Rat or FOP. You may have time to standby Rat that day; you could be over on the Mission Space side of the park 9:15ish--2 hours to do Cosmic Rewind, TT SR, and MS, then 2 hours to standby Rat? And if that doesn't work, you could come back on Day 2.
 

IanDLBZF

Member
Day 2, either version, would also be tough to get those G+ on a busy day--it would be especially tough to grab Splash, BTMRR, and JC back-to-back with return times that early in the day. At 8 am this morning (not too crowded), the return time for JC was 6 pm, Splash was 10:45, and BTMRR was noon. You'd want to get JC first thing, and if you get a return time early enough, you might still get a Splash or BTMRR time before lunch.

I'd rather stay in MK the whole day to reduce transportation time, give myself more flexibility for G+.
So I may just keep my plans for day 2 at Option 1 for now. And I have tweaked it since then.

July 4 - Park Pass for Magic Kingdom (Option 1 - Full MK Day)
Boat from WL to MK - 7:00am or so?
Assuming an 8:30am EE
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - EE
  • Peter Pan's Flight - EE (IF TIME PERMITS ONLY)
  • Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh - EE (IF TIME PERMITS ONLY)
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Splash Mountain (G+ LL - aiming for a 9:45-10:45am return time)
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Lunch - Plaza Restaurant (11:40am ADR)
  • Jungle Cruise (G+ LL - if available)
  • Haunted Mansion (G+ LL if available by then)
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority
  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin (G+ LL or if wait times permits)
  • Mickey's Philharmagic
  • COP
  • Journey of The Little Mermaid (if wait times permits)
  • Adventure Friends Calvercade
  • Dinner - Diamond Horseshoe (7:40pm ADR)
  • 9pm - Celebrate America Fireworks (from Main Street if at all possible!)
  • Space Mountain (G+ LL - 10:00pm time frame if possible)
 

Mrs Darling

Well-known member
Flip flopping CoP & Philharmagic would save a lot of walking.
Also - (forum) friends don’t let friends Diamond Horseshoe. Just no. Trust me on this. (Or trust Josh. Look up his review) Even Tony’s or any quick service would be a better bet.
 

IanDLBZF

Member
Ok so I've modified my gameplan for 7/3...
July 3 - Park Pass for Epcot (Three Parks in One Day)
Bus from WL to EP 7:30-8:00amish
Epcot - 8:30am EE
  • Remy's Ratatouille Adventure (EE)
  • Soarin' (RD or G+ LL)
  • Living With The Land
  • Mission Space
  • Test Track
  • Gran Fiesta Tour
  • Lunch - Via Napoli (1:30pm ADR)
Park Hop After Lunch - Bus from Epcot to AK
  • FOP (ILL)
  • DINOSAUR (G+ LL or stand-by if wait times permit)
  • Kali River Rapids (G+ LL or stand-by if wait times permit)
  • Expedition Everest (SR)
  • Quick Snack somewhere (TBD)
Park Hop around 6:30pm-6:45ish - Bus from AK to HWS
  • Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway (G+ LL - 7:00pm time frame if possible)
  • Slinky Dog Dash (G+ LL possible, only if available/time permitting)
  • Dinner - Sci Fi Drive In (8:15pm ADR)
  • Fantasmic (if a second show is being run) or Wonderful World of Animation
Bus back to Wilderness Lodge

And for 7/4....

July 4 - Park Pass for Magic Kingdom (Option 1 - Full MK Day)
Boat from WL to MK - 7:00am or so?
Assuming an 8:30am EE
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - EE
  • Peter Pan's Flight - EE (IF TIME PERMITS ONLY)
  • Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh - EE (IF TIME PERMITS ONLY)
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Splash Mountain (G+ LL - aiming for a 9:45-10:45am return time)
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Lunch - Plaza Restaurant (11:40am ADR)
  • Jungle Cruise (G+ LL - if available)
  • Haunted Mansion (G+ LL if available by then)
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority
  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin (G+ LL or if wait times permits)
  • COP
  • Mickey's Philharmagic
  • Journey of The Little Mermaid (if wait times permits)
  • Adventure Friends Calvercade
  • Dinner - Diamond Horseshoe (7:40pm ADR)*
  • 9pm - Celebrate America Fireworks (from Main Street if at all possible!)
  • Space Mountain (G+ LL - 10:00pm time frame if possible)
*Might switch to Liberty Tree, Skipper Canteen or California Grill (IDK Yet)
 
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