We cancelled our 8/8 - 8/15 trip
Our primary reason was because both kids have quarantine advisories from their colleges which we just could not work around. Our secondary reason was the anticipated heat and humidity, while wearing masks. We have been to WDW in June, which is pretty hot, but never in August with the extreme humidity. Lastly, we were concerned about traveling to FL with the recent case spikes. (Although in my heart, I truly believe that my kids would have been safer at WDW than they will ever be on their college campuses this fall. We are very afraid for them.)
This trip was intended to celebrate DD’s HS graduation after a dismal senior year. We had extended AP’s, a 40% AP discount on the hotel, and enough SW travel funds to cover the airfare. It was an opportunity that was so hard to pass up, and we really tried to make it work. We don’t have a new countdown because now that the kids are going to different colleges, their schedules don’t line up for the foreseeable future. We believed that this might be our last chance to travel as a family for some time.
Fortunately, we did have a lovely trip in early March before the parks closed and got to experience the Flower and Garden Festival as well as all of the latest attractions at HS. Thanks to all of you who helped me plan that trip as well as this one. I love this forum! I’m so sorry for many of you whose trips were cancelled in the Spring. The weather was terrific, and we had a great time. Here are a few photos from our March trip to give liners something to look forward to next Spring (hopefully):
I just wanted to share one last thought… Everyone on this forum has been terrific and helpful. These are stressful times and emotions run high. Individuals feel passionate about the pandemic right now and have strong opinions. However, this is a travel forum, where people should feel free to ask questions and solicit opinions about traveling to WDW without fear of being judged. None of us really knows what others might be dealing with in their personal lives, or their reasons for wanting to travel at this time. Please continue to be kind!
I hope those of you who are following through with your plans have wonderful trips, and I will be following all of your trip reports with much interest. Thanks again for always giving great advice, and I really hope I can plan another family trip soon! (Sorry for the long post!)