I love the live musical things that they do on stage. You will have plenty of good opportunities for Big Thrills. The key to it all is understanding the Daily Events schedule which is something you can halfway memorize the day before. Do not show up to the parks without a schedule and a plan, then put the smiles on and go have fun!
We have be more impressed than ever on what is offered during the various seasons at the theme parks. So many people around Orlando, Winter Park, and Lake Buena Vista have the annual passes. The cast members have to keep all of the events fresh and exciting.
One of the things people always discuss is, whether it is better to go during the day or in the evening. You want to do both, but the excitement and enthusiasm really builds with the nightlife. Just think back to when you're a child, doing things at night on your bicycle or playing tag at night with flashlights was just way more fun than anything you ever did during the daylight hours.
I think Walt Disney really thought about this a lot and that's why the Magic Kingdom is open so late each evening. The summer time is really good because it stays open super late and they have some big parties and celebrations.
Each day we would either go to a theme park or explore the city. I think going back to back days to the theme parks is a little bit too much when you have great places to explore and eat like the Brick House Tavern for example and the Dragon King restaurant. We stayed at the Hyatt Place and loved it as that is a step up from the Comfort Suites hotel we stayed last year, which was nice as well.