I had to bust out a decision tree for this one, y’all.
I stopped lurking here for a while because I have had this trip on the books for a few months and I was dead sure it wasn’t going to happen because people trust youtube more than people with actual scientific and medical training, but I’m officially boosted w/ my third shot and allowing myself to get excited!!! I also needed to meet a sales goal to qualify for my TA discounts, and I wasn’t sure it would happen but it finally (last minute) did, and I snagged 2 nights at a TA rate and 2 at the conference rate, and tickets are free through conference and TA stuff!
Dates: Oct 16-20
Occasion: Work conference at UO
Party: JUST ME THANKS!!!
Stay: Boardwalk Inn & Sapphire Falls
I’ve been trying to figure out how to fit some disney time into my conference at UO, and after literally sketching decision trees because my brain is a mess, I think I have a plan. I have 3 back up plans. I have reservations. BWI wasn’t even on my radar, but it was that, AoA or GF with the TA rate, and BWI is the only one I haven’t stayed at, so let’s ROLL!
I only have two shots to get on Remy, so I’m making EP reservations for my two major park days. The rest of the trip will be determined by whether or not I get VQ.
If I get Remy VQ on Saturday:
Fly in 10/16 Saturday arrive 1pm on Delta assuming I make my 40m ATL layover
DME to BWI, drop bags, walk to EP, if my VQ window has passed play dumb and beg. Enjoy WS a little. Try to walk into Space 220 lounge. Hop to MK for Enchantment.
10/17 MK then AK then HS
If I don’t get a Remy VQ on Saturday:
10/16: drop my bags and then bus to MK and stay til close
10/17 Get a nice spot in Remy VQ at 7, have chocolate waffles at A&C, and hit EP til hoppin time with a walkup to the Space 220 lounge. Hop to AK til close then to HS.
Remy or no Remy:
10/18 - check out of BWI and Uber to Boma (!!) for a 7:35 ADR, then uber to SF. Conference all day starting at 10:15, conference party at UO IoA for Velocicoaster, Hagrid’s, Hogsmeade
10/19 - USF early entry for Diagon Alley if I’m not yet dead.
12-5 conference stuff
5-close uber over to MK or HS, depending on which I feel like I’ve missed, cause I just like WDW better
10/20 conference stuff all day, 5p flight out
If my flights are delayed or I miss my connection, I have that after conference evening on 10/19 free and can fit in some time there. I do want to hit all 4 parks because the atmosphere is the thing for me. I need me some AK and MK at night!
Now this could definitely fall through. In the last month, my 3 year old has had RSV, bronchitis, pneumonia and a sinus infection. My son’s BFF had covid and it’s only because his tiny private school is super strict about covid (and a whole lotta luck) that he didn’t get it too. DH has been gone or working every single weekend. My mom, who is the one graciously watching my kids cause October is also MY BIRTHDAY MONTH WOOHOO, has had an awful bout of TMJ and hasn’t been able to eat or sleep for two weeks.
So, ya know, I’m trying not to get TOO excited. But guys! This would be my third trip this year and I can’t even fathom that actually happening!!!
I don’t have boo bash tickets or a dessert party booked. My ADRs are A&C and Boma. I currently have one for Citricos. I’ve never been and wanted to fit it in but I just don’t think it’s gonna work if I wanna hit all 4 parks in essentially 1 day, 2 evenings and 1 afternoon. Fun fact: Boma was my choice for my 30th bday dinner back in the days when I thought 1 kid was hard, and I’ve never done breakfast there. I’m considering it my birthday breakfast even though I’ll be a week or so off
I would probably buy a boo bash ticket resale if I could find someone I could trust that would transfer it to my MDE, just so I could fit some time in there to ride Kong or, ya know, sleep. But so far I haven’t seen anything. Dessert parties are booked up except the ones where you have to check in so early that you might as well sit on Main Street for free with some Casey’s.
Anyway, feel free to poke holes in my plan. Besides getting videos of Space 220 and Remy for some clients, my only goals are to hop/wander and eat freely a la @Randall1028 and to calm my inner @mousematt that says this trip will actually never happen because life just doesn’t work that way.
I’m also curious whether you think Will Smith Genie (what I’m calling the program, to distinguish from Robin Williams Genie, who cannot be disgraced with such a blind Chapek money grab and is still the best disney character of all time) will have been released from the lamp at this point. It’s less than two weeks out, but who knows?