- Mar 17, 2011
Anyone else waiting to see Southwest fares for January? We'll be flying out of Houston or Austin, TX the week of Jan 21st!
ours were not that cheap. 10716 points each outgoing, and 8539 coming backx7. My flights were free. I think cash price was a bit over 2k for 7 ppl.Got Southwest flights for DS and I. 6797 points each way per person. Cash price was $108. This is a nonstop flight from Michigan. That's the best deal I've gotten for the last few years. And usually we go in September when no nonstops are offered.
We’ll be there those exact dates with a party of 7, staying at Boulder Ridge Villas. Me and DH, our son, his wife and two kids 10 and 18, plus my sister-in-law. As DVC members, DH and I have been countless times, but have never planned for this many people. I too have our ADRs all set and anxiously awaiting news of EMM.We have a trip booked from Jan 11-19 for 11 people, including 4 kids and 3 grandparents. ADRs are secured and we got what we wanted, but I’m a bit nervous about getting FP+ for such a large group. But I know we have time to worry about that! Where do you all watch for announcements about EMM/DAH? Do we think they will start up Toy Story Land EMM after the extra extra magic hours are done? I wonder if they will have a Star Wars version.
We have an 8:40 am reservation at the Garden Grill, but I rrally wanted one at 8:00 AM.BoG ADRs fill up immediately, but there's lots of cancellations over time, so you should be able to get it. Remember they can enter at 8 if their ADR is any time between 8 and 8:45. Also, I have checked many times just out of curiousity for a BoG ADR for the next day and most of the time there is something available. People cancel while they are on their trip and they decide to switch their plans around. You should be able to get what you are looking for.
I’ve used this a couple of times with great results and i’m using it again for our Jan. 11-19 trip, trying to find an 8 AM reservation for 7 people at the Garden Grill. So far, the best I can get is 8:40, but I’ll keep trying.Touring Plans has a reservation finder tool. I usually get their subscription to help with our daily planning, so I'm not sure if you have to have a subscription to use it or just an account. It says it's just testing, but I've had success with it on past trips. You put in what restaurant and the time range you want and it basically constantly searches for it and will notify you when something comes up, you log in to Disney and reserve it if it's still there.
That sounds like a great plan you have set up.I am in the process of booking dining and which days to go. Does this sound like a good plan?
Tuesday January 21: Magic Kingdom
Wednesday January 22: Hollywood Studios
Thursday January 23: Epcot
Friday January 24: Animal Kingdom
Saturday January 25: BREAK DAY AT UNIVERSAL
Sunday January 26: Magic Kingdom
- I have read that extra magic hours are very crowded since that benefit is allotted to more people, so I avoided doing the parks on days that happens. We will try and do rope drop or go early, I’m just worried about jet lag since we are coming from the west coast.
- I know park hours are shorter since it’s winter, and we are ok with that, but what is a good way to maximize time when you don’t have full park hours?
I was in HS this past February and yes, you might want to make it an all day park. Just getting a drink at Toy Story Land made me want to climb under one of the tables, there were so many people bumping into me.Been lurking for a long time, but finally joined We are booked for a short stay at ASM - Jan 28-31, with an additional 2 nights off property. Oga's reservations are made! We ordered and received upgraded magic bands! I'm just waiting now to see if a discount comes out for rooms, and then to book our fastpasses in November!! Can't hardly wait. Haven't been to Disney since November 2017, so there will be two new lands in Hollywood Studios that I haven't seen! It might be an all day park now!
I am making dining reservations in the parks. What I am a little worried about is planning fastpasses around the dining reservations. Right now dining reservations have good availability, but who knows how that will be come November. I don't want to have to cancel b/c of a fastpass.That sounds like a great plan you have set up.
So I guess it really comes down to your dining. Are you making reservations for table service meals at lunch at the parks or going to the hotels? When I book table service for lunch, I try to go for an early lunch or a late lunch, which has had some success in getting shorter lines for some attractions, though not the most popular.
I've found the evening extra magic hours aren't too bad crowd wise, though that is always in the eye of the beholder. If you have a park hopper pass, you can always spend the better part of the day at one park and go to another if they are having evening extra magic hours.
Also, not to plug Universal on a Disney board, but if you can get on the motorbike ride, it's awesome.