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Episode 736 - Arrival Day

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa , & Mike Newell


Arrival Day

Running Time: 20:40

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Episode 736 - Arrival Day
Authored by: Robnmo on Monday, June 21 2010 @ 09:27 AM CDT
Great episode, we usually arrive around 11:00 am and head over to Magic Kingdom. Walking down Main St. and seeing the Castle helps us feel the Disney Magic. We usually stay at one of the Magic Kingdom resorts and eat at one of the resorts restaurants.
Episode 736 - Arrival Day
Authored by: jengirl824 on Monday, June 21 2010 @ 09:03 PM CDT
I use my 1st day as my pool or water park day. After packing the night before,I wake up at 3am to leave my house at 4am to get to the airport for 5am to catch a 7am flight. I get into Orlando at 10 and by the time i get to the hotel and check in it's 11:30am. After all that I've usually exausted so running around a theme park is a bit much. I usually get lunch at the hotel and either relax at the pool, or enjoy the lazy river at Typhoon or Blizzard. After relaxing (and perhapse an hour long nap), I would head out to Downtown Disney or The Boardwalk for dinner and shopping. I honestly don't know how people who do all that AND have kids in tow manage to spend a full day at the park.
Episode 736 - Arrival Day
Authored by: parks422 on Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 12:44 AM CDT
I liked the episode and would like to add that the cost of 'blowing' a day of MYW park admission, IF
you are planning on purchasing MYW tickets that expire in 14 days after first use (reguardless if you add or do not add park hopping and /or water park fun and more options)
is an additional $6.39 ($239.63-$233.24) to add a day, to a 3 day adult ticket
and as low as $3.20 ($258.80-$255.60) to add a day, to a 9 day adult ticket.
Even if you only go for a couple of hours, going to the park(s) on the first day, within this ticket range situation, can be one of the cheapest things you can do. The cost to add a day is higher for less than 3 days or if you purchase the no expiration option.
Episode 736 - Arrival Day
Authored by: llastovica on Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 09:33 PM CDT
We drive from Houston, and that takes 2 days. We normally stay at a local hotel using some free nights that I have acquired during the year. After having driven 965 miles, the last thing we want to do is get up early, so we will usually take our time checking out and head to The World. By the time we get checked in to our resort, it usually 12:00 or 1:00 in the afternoon. We simply don’t feel like hitting a park that time of day, so we will usually go to Downtown Disney and hag around the resort.

We deviated from this plan last year since we were traveling with another couple. We tried to go to Epcot at 2:00 in the afternoon, After a 2 ½ hour wait for Soarin’ and 1 ½ hour wait for Test Track, we headed back to the resort, and have never deviated from the plan again!
Episode 736 - Arrival Day
Authored by: rogattdm on Monday, June 28 2010 @ 11:10 PM CDT
When my family arrived in September at around 2pm, we decided to check in and get settled in our rooms. We then proceeded to take the WL ferry to MK and we rode the monorail from the MK around to the GF where we had a character meal. We ate at the 1900 Park Fare with Cinderella (my daughters favorite princess). Being able to "tour" Disney on an air conditioned monorail gave us a magical feeling and we got our bearings, while taking in the attmosphere. Eating with Cinderella allowed us to get that excitement without having to spend a day on our MYW tickets. It started our trip out with a bang!
Episode 736 - Arrival Day
Authored by: Jul on Tuesday, June 29 2010 @ 08:26 AM CDT
A lot also depends on what resort you are staying at and how much of a creature of habit you are. For us, we have a routine--we tend to arrive at the resort in that noon to 3 block and stay at AKV (DVC). We go to check in right away. If the room is ready (and it usually is), we go and unpack and get our grocery delivery. Then it's time for a pool bar trip (Poolside Lemonade!) and sitting on the balcony until an early dinner at Boma. That night, it's off to Epcot for Illuminations.

Pretty much any time we arrive after noon, a trip to the pool bar for a toast is a must. It takes away the edge from the stress of travel .


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