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Old 11-18-2018, 09:33 PM   #1
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My first trip in 10 years

It's been 10 years since my last trip and with Iliminations about to go away, I'm planning a short trip to go down and see it before it ends.

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My favourite park is Epcot and my favourite charter is Donald. My Favorite attraction is spaceship earth.

My plans so far: staying at Pop Century from August 29th to September 2nd, 2019, Currently, I have the regular dining plan and four-day park hopper tickets but I'm thinking of making it five-day park hopper ticket after looking at possible flights.

I number of things have changed since I was last there mainly magic bands and FastPass +. Any advice or tips are welcome.

As of right now, I'm thinking of DAK on my first-day probably an afternoon and evening. Day 2 will be the morning at DAK and the rest of the day at Epcot. Day 3 I'm thinking of being a Magic Kingdom day. Day 4 will be at DHS and Epcot day.DAy 5 if I add it will be another day at the Magic Kingdom.

I have been using touring plans to give myself a rough idea of a possible plan for in the parks.
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That's great that you can get back down to see Illuminations one last time. I'm a little leery of your dates though. From what I've see, It is ending "during the second half of summer" or "at the end of summer." I would think it would run through the Labor Day weekend, but no one seems to have a solid date yet that I've seen. Good luck with your planning and I hope you can make this happen and have a great trip back to the World.

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Jealous that you get to go back to see IllumiNations again, but I must admit I'm not sure of the final date at this stage, given what we know. I'm guessing it will go until the beginning of September, but I couldn't say that for certain...

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Great plans! I hope your dates work out for you! Iím not sure yet if Iíll get to see Illuminations one last time or not.

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Seeing Illuminations one last time seems like a great reason to return to WDW! Great plans, too!
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