After watching the All Ears videos about the after hours events at Epcot and Harambe Nights, we started talking about a possible trip to WDW. We’re not sure we can make it back there before next spring for Flower & Garden but that seems too far away. At this age, you don’t want to plan that far ahead – not to the next birthday year – lol!
So what if we could pull off a trip this fall for the Food & Wine Festival, our favorite time of year at WDW? If we could, this is what it might look like:
Who: Rich and Kathy
Where: Wilderness Lodge
When: October 2014
Why: Food & Wine Festival
First of all, we would upgrade our Disneyland APs to a Premier Pass on our next trip to Disneyland in September. Due to time constraints, we would make it an extended weekend – from Thursday to Monday. Short, true, but we made a shorter trip that that last time when we flew to Orlando for Rich’s job interview.
The good news is, we’ve heard that there’s a nonstop flight from Las Vegas to Orlando again. The bad news is, Rich doesn’t even begin to earn vacation until September – how backwards is that? We’re a bit frustrated for sure, because now that I’ll be earning extra cash, we really want to be able to squeeze this trip in somehow this year – not next year.
Morning: Depart Las Vegas for Orlando
Late Afternoon: Arrive Orlando (rent car or use Disney transportation?), check-in at Wilderness Lodge
Evening: Arrival could be quite late with the time change so perhaps a before bedtime drink and snack at Territory Lounge
Morning: Epcot (Test Track, Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy, Imagination) and then Food & Wine booths
Afternoon: Pool (Trout Pass Bar?), nap
Evening: Dinner at Spice Road Table (Disney Food Blog Review Part 1 and Part 2.
Morning: Magic Kingdom (new Fantasyland, mine train, Be our Guest peek, Big Thunder, Pirates, HM, Peter Pan, People Mover)
Lunch: Trails End at Ft. Wilderness (boat over)
Afternoon: Walk around Ft. Wilderness, boat back to WL, pool, and nap
Dinner: Narcoosees at the GF (a first for us) and after dinner drink at Mizner’s
Morning: Parisian Breakfast (Food & Wine Festival)
Afternoon: Food & Wine Booths, pool, nap
Evening: After hours at La Cava de Tequila
Of course, looking at this, I’m thinking we might need to take an extra day. If so, we can add Artist Point to the list and maybe even Yak & Yeti and Animal Kingdom. And then there’s the Sushi bar at the Poly – where will that fit in? Well, some things may have to wait until spring.