We will be leaving our island paradise for Walt Disney World early Saturday morning. Wake up time that day will be 5:00am. The drive is about two hours from Anna Maria Island to the Grand Floridian resort at Walt Disney World.
I purchased our park passes and I made all of our dining reservations. This is trip number twelve to Disney so we pretty much know the drill. I find the unofficial guide to Walt Disney World a handy reference. Bob Sehlinger updates this book each year. 800 pages and counting. I also find the unofficial online guide to have some useful material particularly in the discussion forums.
We have always booked into Walt Disney World during off peak times to avoid crowded parks. Unfortunately we will experience both on this trip: huge crowds on New Year’s Day and relatively light crowds on the Monday and Tuesday.
We fly back to Toronto next Wednesday morning from Tampa International Airport. Another early morning that day as we will need to leave Orlando and drive to Tampa in enough time to check in at 8:00am.