Our DLP trip starts on the 28th July, and finishes on the 1st August. Now, i know this its just about the peak time to visit DLP so i'm mentally prepared for the park to be packed.....
My DP and I are taking my DS(6) and my DSS(8) neither of them know that we're going to DLP. We're driving down to Spain on the 18th July to visit my DP's parents for 10 days, then on the way back we're talking our little detour via DLP.
I've been a bit worried about not telling them in advance, mainly because they aren't going to have that excited build up about their trip and sometimes when you know your holiday is over you just want to get home...I'm sure it will be fine....
So, here's the plan for DLP. We're staying at santa fe, the plan is to get up early and either have breakfast at the hotel @ 7am or at the park if that's an option. We're going to try and get on as many rides as possible before the park gets too busy. Then around lunch time head back to the hotel and have some lunch in our hotel room, and then try and get the kids (and us) to have a little siesta.
Hopefully, after a few hours sleep we'll head back to the park watch a few shows. We'll have a nice evening meal at one of the restaurants, then if the kids are not too tired we'll get on some more rides as the park starts to get a little less busy in the evening.
Obviously the main part of the plan is to get the kids to have a siesta (easier said than done), if we can't do that then i think we'll all struggle with the long tiring days.
This leads me to my first question, Santa Fee doesn't have a pool, are there any pools that we can use within the park? Are there things to do around the hotel? I know that sounds a bit strange as we really shouldn't have a problem finding things to do at DLP but i really want to avoid the main parks between 12pm to 5pm mainly because of midday sun and the crowds.
Sorry about the long post, guess i just wanted to sanity check the plan with some of you that have already experienced DLP during peak season.
Thanks for reading!