Arrive in the Magic Kingdom before the gates open. March down Main St to Fantasyland, and hop on Peter Pan’s Flight and the Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train before the lines get long. Scurry over to Splash Mountain, zip across to Space Mountain, and finish your race to cover the biggies before the lines swell with the Pirates of Caribbean.
Eat lunch with Winnie-the-Pooh at Crystal Palace, take in Mickey’s PhilharMagic and Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor, hit other rides and watch the Festival of Fantasy parade. Wander the shops of Main St, USA, and go to the FastPass+ kiosk to try for nighttime return-times for your favorite attractions.
Leave the park and catch a boat to Disney’s Grand Polynesian Resort for cocktails at Tambu Lounge and family-style kebabs at ‘Ohana. After dinner, hop on the monorail back to Magic Kingdom, return to FastPass+ attractions and catch the Night-time Spectacular (called 'Happily Ever After' at time of research, though it can, and does, change).
Be one of the first into Epcot and ride Soarin’ Around the World, Test Track and Spaceship Earth. Eat, drink and shop your way around the world at World Showcase, stopping for lunch at Cantina de San Angel or try to make an advanced reservation at a table-service spot at World Showcase.
Walk or take a boat to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Ride Star Tours, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, and take in Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage. You’ll want to arrange FastPass+ reservations for these rides, if you can.
Walk over to Disney’s BoardWalk and wander along the waterfront. Head upstairs at the seaside inn for a drink at the Belle Vue Room and eat dinner at Flying Fish. Catch a Disney bus, or drive, to Disney Springs for Cirque du Soleil La Nouba.
Alternatively, spend the entire day in Animal Kingdom, enjoy a night safari and catch a bus to one of Animal Kingdom's fabulous eateries in Animal Kingdom's Lodge.
It's time to take a breather from the hectic theme-park scene. Drive to Wekiwa Springs State Park. Rent a canoe and paddle past alligators and turtles on the quiet waters of Wekiva River, take a hike along a woodland trail and tube down the creek at Kelly Park.
Alternatively, if you've slept in and there's no time for nature, head to historic Winter Park. Don’t miss the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, home to the world’s largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany art. Rent a bike from Breakaway Bikes and take a spin around the neighborhoods, or hop on an intimate one-hour boat tour.
Head to Universal Studios when it opens and go straight to Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley; if you’ve spent the night at a Universal Orlando resort hotel, you can get into Harry Potter attractions one hour before the gates open to the public. Ride Escape from Gringotts then hop on the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade. Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and take in the wand experience at Ollivander's.
Wander the shops of Hogsmeade, ride Dragon Challenge and have lunch at Confisco Grille & Backwater Bar. Hit the rest of the roller coasters and water rides in Islands of Adventure before catching the Hogwarts Express back to explore Diagon Alley. Finish off with rides at Universal Studios and head out of the park.