14 Day Disney World Itinerary – Part One
by London Diva
This Disney World Itinerary is designed to show you what can be fit into 14 days at Disney World.
This plan 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 5-20mins 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 1 – Arrive and get your bearings
On arrival, it’s always best to gather yourself and get your bearings.
Check in, confirm any last-minute reservations at reception, buy your unlimited cups and grab some food from the food court. If you arrive early, explore the resort grounds and take a dip in the pool.
The next 14 days are going to be tough so unpack, lay out your best Disney T-shirt ready for the morning and get a good night’s sleep!
If you are staying for a shorter period and arriving in the morning, I definitely recommend heading straight into the parks. Aim for an afternoon/evening at Disney Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom or Epcot’s World Showcase where crowds should be lighter.
If you’re travelling with adults and want something to do in the evening; take a bus to Magic Kingdom and then the monorail to the Contemporary Resort. Watch Happily Ever After (Usually around 9-10pm) from the observation deck, and get a feel for what lies ahead of you during your stay without using a days worth of your park tickets!
Disney Diva Tips: The observation deck at the Contemporary Resort is open to everyone but you will want to arrive around 30 minutes before show time for a good spot. Staying during Christmas celebrations? Don’t want to shell out for a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? You can see the holiday version of the fireworks from any of the many view points, outside of the parks around Disney World.
Day 2 – Magic Kingdom
Arrive at Magic Kingdom by 8.40am, ready for rope drop at 9am.
Fast Pass selections:
9.10am Splash Mountain (use at 9.40am)
10.20am Peter Pan’s Flight
11.30am Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
12.30pm Lunch (ADR – Advance Dining Reservation) at Cinderella’s Royal Table. $121 for 2 adults.
2pm Bus back to hotel
2.30pm-5pm Free time/shower at hotel
5pm bus to Magic Kingdom
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party(MVMCP). $81 per person. Park open from 7pm until 12am for party guests only
Disney Diva Tip: If you have a ticket for MVMCP but not for the park, your party ticket allows you entry into Magic Kingdom from 4pm.
We visited Disney World in November during the Christmas celebrations.
Alternative option to MVMCP: Rest of the day at Magic Kingdom/movie under the stars at resort/dinner at hotel food court
Day 3 – Epcot
Arrive at Epcot by 8.40am, ready for rope drop at 9am.
9.20am Soarin’ (use at 9.30am)
10.30am Turtle Talk with Crush (We DID NOT need this fast pass as we went in at the same time as the regular line)
12.10pm Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot (Great option for meeting characters as there are 3 characters on offer! We had Mickey, Minnie and Goofy)
When entering the park head STRAIGHT TO TEST TRACK. We waited 20 minutes and after riding, we headed to our Soarin’ fast pass .
4.35pm Lunch (ADR – Advance Dining Reservation) at the Rose and Crown Pub in World Showcase, UK Pavilion.
$116 for 2 adults.
Dinner package included reserved seating for the Eat To The Beat Concert Series.
We saw Boyz ll Men!!!!
7.30pm Eat To The Beat Concert
We visited Disney World in November during the Eat To the Beat Concert Series.
Alternative option to concert: Explore World Showcase
9pm Watch Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Watch from Japan or between Mexico and Norway
Day 4 – Chef Mickey’s and World Showcase
7.15am Limousine pick up for breakfast at Chef Mickey’s. Bought through Attraction Tickets direct, $71 per person.
You do not have to arrange a tour with Attraction Tickets direct in order to have breakfast here. However, this was a last-minute decision and there were no reservations available. Taking the option with Attraction Tickets Direct and paying a little extra meant we could guarantee this reservation (and who doesn’t want to get picked up by a limousine??)
8am-10am Breakfast at Chef Mickey’s
Take the monorail to Epcot
12pm Explore World Showcase
6pm Bus to resort
Movie under the stars at 7pm and dinner at hotel food court
Day 5 – Islands of Adventure (Universal Studios)
14 day 2 park ticket (Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios) £464 for 2 people.
Arrive at Islands of Adventure by 8.40am, ready for rope drop at 9am.
Skull Island Reign of Kong
The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman
The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Hogwarts Express – return trip requires tickets to both parks
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Jurassic Park River Adventure
Day 6 – Day Trip To Miami
Full day tour with Attraction Tickets Direct £160 for 2 people
6.15am pick up from hotel and breakfast box
Return coach ride to Miami
Airboat ride in the Everglades. We saw gators!
Visit to recreation centre with gator handling
Free time in South Beach area
Free time in Bayside Market Place area
Star Island Boat Tour
10pm Return trip to hotel
Day 7 – Disney Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs
Arrive at Disney Hollywood Studios by 8.40am, ready for rope drop at 9am.
Fast Pass selections:
9.30am Toy Story Midway Mania
10.30am Voyage of the Little Mermaid
12.30pm Take bus to nearest hotel. Take a 2nd bus to Disney Springs
2.30pm Lunch ADR at The Boathouse
Disney Diva Tip: Take your food receipt to the ship’s store before 3pm and get $25 off of an Amiphicar ride!
Explore Disney Springs and do a little shopping.
Enjoy part one of this 14 day itinerary? Look out for part two coming next month!