I know there has to be a lot of other people in this situation, and I kind of just want to chat about it and collect my thoughts. Over a year ago, I bought tickets for my family to go to Disney in May. I bought the ticket package where you get four tickets to use one at each park for my family of five PLUS for my mother and in-laws. Then I bought an additional two day ticket just for my family of five, so we had four days of park time with grandparents, and two days to do the not-so-grandparent-friendly attractions while they vacationed at the resort. We were staying at my in-law’s time share resort, not on property, so this wasn’t a package and didn’t get refunded. The dates of the tickets were simply extended to September 26 2021. At the time it seemed like of COURSE we would be able to go there safely by September 2021. Even a couple months ago, this seemed like it was hands down going to happen. The five of us went in December to use our two-day tickets, so everyone in our party still has the four day tickets
Now, I’m really despondant that this won’t be possible. It really seems like it will be the same or similar in August or September as it is right now. We might all (the adults in our party) be able to get vaccinated, but now that seems uncertain. So what do I do? What are other people doing in this situation? Are you still banking on going before the tickets expire? Are you going to let them expire and put the money towards the purchase of new tickets in 2022?
My biggest concern is that off site hotels and resorts are really booking up fast, and it seems like if we are going in August we need to get something booked soon. But everything I find is “pay up front, no cancellation.” Which I get; they’ve lost a lot of money this year… We really prefer staying offsite to save $$$ but those rooms are going fast. Maybe I should book and my family of five should go regardless, leaving the poor grandparents at home? I really just want to open up the discussion to know what others are doing