Designing Your Own Walt Disney World Itinerary
By Dave Shute
This site provides
- Shorter and longer options here for the basic December trip
- 8-night itineraries here for all of the rest of the year
- And shorter options for the most of the rest of the year here
If these aren’t enough, here are a few thoughts on designing your own shorter itinerary for the rest of the year.
AN OPTION OR TWO THAT MAY HELP
First, before you go to the trouble of designing your own itinerary from scratch, if the above shorter options don’t help, still note that the Autumn-Winter-Spring itinerary
- Gives you Tuesday morning, and mid-day Saturday, off
- Gives you Thursday off
- Does not schedule you in the parks on Sunday morning
If you can arrive on Tuesday morning and depart Sunday afternoon, you can
- Use the portion of the Autumn-Winter-Spring itinerary that covers these days as is, saving three nights of hotel and food expenses, but missing the Animal Kingdom entirely, most of the Hollywood Studios, and short changing Epcot, or (and better),
- To keep from missing so much, you could make the following changesto the Tuesday-Sunday portion of the Autumn-Winter-Spring itinerary for your targeted week. (Some of these changes require a park-hopper add on to your tickets, costing your family another $200 or so.)
- Instead of taking Thursday off, spend it entirely at the Hollywood Studios (recommended) or at be the Studios until late afternoon and then at Epcot (park hopper required if you see two parks in the same day).
- Use the free time you have on Saturday to go to the Animal Kingdom, using the appropriate part of the Autumn-Winter-Spring Animal Kingdom itinerary for the part of the day you are there on Saturday (requires park hopper), and
- Skip the Gospel Brunch on Sunday, and finish up at the Animal Kingdom first thing Sunday.
DESIGNING YOUR OWN DISNEY WORLD TRIP
(This guidance continues on this page.)