Towards the end of last week and over the weekend, I started really obsessing about my trip at the end of June. My FPP date is coming up (next week) and I thought, “well, surely I should have a plan just in case”. At the same time I was thinking, “there is zero likelihood of WDW being open by then, you’re wasting your time.” To which I answered myself with, “You don’t know that. Maybe it will re-open.”
I actually made myself a little sick over it. I had a headache that lasted for a couple of days and I’m sure it was stress-related.
On Tuesday I woke up and thought, “Look. It’s not happening. Cancel it. Get your money back. Focus on your next trip.” So I wrote to Disney. I had actually tried this about a month ago and — after a two week wait for a reply — they said they’d cancel the trip but would charge me $130 to do so.
But this time, I got a reply in just a couple of hours. No problem to cancel and they’d refund me in full. Which they did in two days. The trip disappeared from my MDE immediately.
And I actually felt a real sense of relief. The uncertainty was gone. I’m not going in June. End of story. Maybe I felt satisfaction from taking back some control of the situation, albeit perhaps negatively.
My countdown reset from about 68 days to around 188 days. My October trip is six months away. I feel no confidence that that trip will happen, either. But at least now I get to plan it — after all, my ADR date is next week!
Actually, I’m looking at Disney trips very differently right now. I won’t be stressing over rides and restaurants. Just being there feels like it will be enough.