by London Diva
14 Day Disney World Itinerary – Part Two
This plan Follows on from part one of my 14 Day Disney World Itinerary
This 14 Day Disney World itinerary includes options for days outside of the Disney World resort (with recommendations and prices for tour companies, current as of Nov 2016) but also gives flexibility for those wanting to stay on site throughout their trip.
We used this itinerary as 2 adults, but it can be easily adapted for those with children or for those staying for a shorter period. Any unwanted experiences can be taken out.
There are a lot of early starts in this plan and yes, we did them all!
Whilst there are some later starts, it always pays off to be at a park as soon as it opens. Most parks will open 5-20 minutes before official opening times (both Epcot and Universal Studios allowed us in a full 20 mins before!) You can usually achieve more in the first hour of opening than you can in three hours later on in the day.
Your Fastpass options may vary to those we included. However, with this plan we fit in the majority of all main attractions, mostly during the morning.
Day 8 – Busch Gardens and Fireworks From The Beach
Prior to you visit you should arrange a FREE shuttle bus from SeaWorld to Busch Gardens. The shuttle we used was provided by Mears Transportation. The Journey is quite a distance. You can take a taxi all the way but the free shuttle is well worth it.
To get to SeaWorld; Take an Uber taxi ($10) for the entire distance or the LYNX bus 50 from Disney Springs or from the Ticket and Transportation Center.
The Mears shuttle (comfy coach for 20+ people) will pick you up from the SeaWorld car park at your pre-arranged time. For this plan we were picked up at 9.15am. The shuttle was completely free.
A 1 day ticket for Busch Gardens costs around $89 pp. We received a discounted ticket as part of our Discovery Cove package.
10am arrive at Busch Gardens.
Top Attractions :
- Cheetah Hunt
- Cobra’s Curse
If you’re staying the full day at this park you do not need a plan of action whatsoever. It’s easy to explore and fit everything in.
Serengeti Safari – $29 per person : Catch a ride on the back of a safari truck and drive across the Serengeti! This was such good value. Our guide was informative and entertained our small group of 5-12 throughout.
There is little interaction with the animals and it was lovely to view them in a natural way. Then, you get to the Giraffes! As soon as we pulled up, a female Giraffe locked eyes with the truck. From afar, she slowly walked towards us until we were able to offer her a snack!
The experience was so unique. The guides are knowledgable and a pleasure to interact with.
In other parts of the park, see if you can track down a kangaroo petting zoo. For $4 you can feed them too. The babies were so cute and it was an amazing to see view so close.
5.30pm Mears pick up
7pm Arrive back at your hotel. Shower and have dinner in the hotel food court.
TIP : To get from Disney Resort to Disney Resort your best transportation option is to take a bus to the nearest park and then onto the second hotel. Buses do not take you directly from hotel to hotel.
Alternatively grab a taxi. An Uber taxi usually costs no more than $10 anywhere within Disney World, we paid $5-$7 for most trips.
9pm (check the Disney World Website for up to date Happily Ever After showtimes) take your preferred method of transportation (you’ll be getting it back again) to Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
On arriving at the resort, walk through the lobby out through the back doors.
You can grab a dole whip from a little window on your left 🙂
Once equipped with dole whip, head further out past the pool to the beach and grab a seat on the sand.
We arrived at 9.30pm and the beach was empty. We snagged 2 of only 4 sun chairs. I recommend getting here at this time (or earlier for earlier showtimes) as it did get very busy. But the view of the fireworks is well worth it!
We also saw the Electric Water Pageant from the same spot around 15 minutes before the fireworks.
Day 9 – Universal Studios
14 day 2 park ticket (Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios) £464 for 2 people with Attraction Tickets Direct.
Arrive at Universal Studios by 8.40am, ready for rope drop at 9am.
Top attractions :
- Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
- Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts
- Revenge of The Mummy
- Shrek 4-D
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
- The Simpsons Ride
- Exploring Diagon Alley
Lunch recommendation : Springfield
Day 10 – SeaWorld
Arrive at SeaWorld by 10am by Uber Taxi – $10
Top attractions :
- Journey To Atlantis
- Antartica Empire of Penguins
- Blue Horizon – Show
- One Ocean – Show
6pm – Take a taxi or bus to the Orlando Eye. We received tickets for the eye as part of our Universal Studios tickets package with Attraction Tickets Direct. ATD often have free tickets or free dining vouchers on offer as park of their ticket packages.
Ride the Orlando eye and grab an ice-cream Sundae at the nearby Sugar Factory.
The Sugar Factory also have a full food menu.
Day 11 – Typhoon Lagoon and Disney Hollywood Studios
10am Arrive at Typhoon Lagoon as the Waterpark opens
Top Attractions :
- Keelhaul Falls
- Humunga Kowabunga
- Crush n’ Gusher
- Storm Slides
- Surf Pool
- Castaway Creek
Have a shower at the Waterpark and at 3pm take a bus to the nearest resort and then on to Hollywood Studios.
Fast Pass selections:
4pm Beauty and the Beast
7pm Bus to hotel. Early night
Day 12 – Discovery Cove and The Boardwalk
To get to Discovery cove we took an Uber taxi to SeaWorld ($10) and then took the free shuttle from SeaWorld to Discovery cove.
Discovery Cove is an expensive day out, but, one that’s well worth it.
We paid $259 per person, for a Dolphin swim package directly through Discovery Cove.
This ticket included:
Access to all areas at Discovery Cove for the whole day
All food and drink
Snorkel gear and wet suit
30 minute Dolphin swim
We upgraded our ticket to an ultimate package for an extra $74 each.
This upgrade included:
SeaVenture experience ($49)
Entry to Busch Gardens ($25. Saving $64 on the gate entry price)
All tickets for Discovery cove, with or without upgrades, also include access to SeaWorld and Aquatica.
Discovery cove opens its attractions at 9am
TIP: Doors actually open at 7.15am for check in and breakfast. Arrive early like we did and be ready to enter the Aviary at 9am ahead of those just arriving.
Explorers Aviary. Head here first. The birds are most active in the morning!
SeaVenture. You are given your time for this at check in. As we arrived early we were able to choose our slot of 11.30am. You are not allowed to consume any of the inclusive alcohol before your SeaVenture experience so keep this in mind if your reservation is later in the day.
SeaVenture is an underwater diving experience for all levels. Having never dived before I found this thrilling! Participants wear ‘astronaut’ type helmets, which contain air in a bubble around your head. This means no breathing equipment is needed and you’re able to walk around under the water with ease.
I would recommend this experience for anyone new to diving and wanting to test the waters. Although, there were at least 2 experienced divers in our group that also really enjoyed it.
The Grand Reef
Wind Away River. There’s no better way to end your day here other than grabbing a frozen pina colada and floating down this river in a rubber ring.
Park closes at 5pm.
Take your preferred method of transport back to your hotel.
If you have younger Disney Divas and Devos with you, grab a pizza and watch the nearest movie under the stars (Available at most resorts every other night around 7.30pm)
If you’re child free, grab a quick dinner at your resort food court and head to the Atlantic Dancehall club at Disney’s Board Walk inn.
The Atlantic Dancehall Bar/Club, lets you request songs, the DJ then plays the music video on a big screen next to the dance floor. There is no cover charge and the club is open until 2am.
Day 13 – Animal Kingdom
Have a well deserved lie in and spend the morning lounging around the pool.
2pm Animal Kingdom
Fast Pass selections:
3pm Festival Of The Lion King
4.30pm Meet Disney Pals At Adventurers Outpost
At park closing (7pm for this plan) take a bus to the nearest resort and then onto Magic Kingdom.
10pm Watch Happily Ever After.
Tip: My fave spot to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks is on Main Street. The road in front of Casey’s Corner has a slight hill. If you position yourself at the highest point of this slope you’ll be directly in front of the castle without other peoples heads obstructing your view.
Enjoy your last night at Disney World. Stay in the park past official closing and experience the Kiss goodnight (usually an hour after the park closes).
Day 14 – Be Our Guest and Senses Spa
9.30am Breakfast (ADR) At Be Our Guest (Magic Kingdom)
Fast Pass Selections:
11am Space Mountain
Take the Monorail to Grand Floridian Resort
5pm Massage for 2 at Senses Spa ($275)
Enjoy spa facilities and head back to your hotel for dinner.
Day 15 – The last wake up at Disney World!
10am Breakfast (ADR – Advance dining reservation) at Boma. $55 for 2 adults.
If you have more time on your last day head back to Animal kingdom.
I hope this 14 Day Disney World Itinerary has been helpful! LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!
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