By the co-author of The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2017, from the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series ever. Paperback available on Amazon here. Kindle version available on Amazon here. PDF version available on Gumroad here.—Disney World Instructions for the First-Time Visitor

Seven Night Saturday Arrival Version of Basic 2016 December FastPass+ Itinerary

By Dave Shute

This Walt Disney World itinerary is designed for the three weeks following Thanksgiving 2016.

It is a seven night variant of the Basic December 2016 FastPass+ Itinerary, with a Saturday arrival.


If you aren’t going one of those weeks, see Other Itineraries for alternatives the rest of the year, which are published about six months ahead.

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A detailed To-Do List covers all the step you need to undertake.

Specific instructions for each day of your visit are in the links:

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1 Maria { 09.15.16 at 12:27 pm }

Hello! Great site, thank you!!! Going to WDW with a 2 y-o and 70 y-o who are first timers, 7-day hopper tickets, 12/1-8, probably renting a car at MCO, staying off-site. Do you suggest we take a late lunch break when at MK and EP? Planning to cook to lower costs. Also planning to visit SeaWorld (very close to hotel) and a beach day ideally (worth it in Dec?). Very preliminary itinerary:
12/1: EP by 4:30-5?
12/2: MK
12/3: Not sure. SeaWorld or Beach? Is this even a good day for a break or a park is better?
12/4: AK, son will nap in stroller, back to hotel and Disney Springs/Boardwalk night?
12/5: HS
12/6: am break (SeaWorld?), MVMCP (already purchased tickets)
12/7: EP, leave early?
12:8: ?, 7pm MCO departure.

I have read that it is recommended to drive to/from parks if we do have a car, shuttle service is provided by the hotel but the schedule is not convenient if planning to take pm breaks. Renting/parking will end up being cheaper than shuttles and taxis.
Is a character breakfast meal really worth it?

Any ideas, suggestions are very welcome!!!

2 Dave { 09.16.16 at 1:50 pm }

Hi Maria, December weather can be great or cold, so while reserving a day for the beach be prepared to skip it if it is cold! 12/2 is not a great MK day. Having your own rental car will make everything much easier.

3 Maria { 09.17.16 at 12:55 am }

Thanks Dave, you really are a savior. Planning all this for the first time is totally overwhelming and your website and knowledge are trully amazing and helpful!
So since 12/2 isn’t a good day for MK (I suppose bc it’s the short day), should we go on Saturday 12/3 when it closes at 10? Aren’t EMH to be avoided? What about going on Friday 12/2 for part of the day, take a break and go to another park? Since we’ll have a rental, I’m sure we’ll break as much as possible and use 6 FP+.

4 Dave { 09.17.16 at 11:39 am }

Maria MK has EMH the 2nd, but not the third.

5 Maria { 09.26.16 at 10:13 am }

Thanks! I am confused as to what other days plan to go to MK. Sat 12/3 and Tue 12/6 (MVMCP 4pm). Do you suggest Fri 12/2 or Wed 12/7? Planning Sun 12/4 at AK and Mon 12/5 at HS but trust your opinion to avoid crowds. I can park hop if necessary. Thanks!!!!!

6 Dave { 09.26.16 at 2:27 pm }

Maria, 12/2, especially if you are staying at a resort eligible for EMH and can arrive before they start

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