Hey all. I was here earlier this year and like many had to cancel due to covid. We had been planning June 2020 and then a fall trip once I retire in 2022 or 2023. Many of you were exceptionally helpful back in Feb/Mar. I had to step away from all things Disney for a bit because June 2020 would have been the first time back to WDW since our Honeymoon in July 1996.
I wouldn’t even be thinking about a trip yet because of covid except for one major difference in our situation. My husband had a kidney removed in Jan 2019 due to kidney cancer and unfortunately it has metastasized to his lungs and is now stage 4. He got his first infusion yesterday so this is all very new. We are looking at prolonging life and quality of life not curing the cancer.So, I asked him what was one thing he would want to do, if we could, and he said go to WDW like we planned. So that must be this summer because I have no guarantee that he will be around when I retire. I don’t want to do a memorial trip. I know the biggest hurdle is getting there safely and I’'m working on that but once at WDW I know that they and Universal are doing pretty well with trying to keep things safe for everyone. Also, I’m hoping we will be vaccinated by then since we are both high risk (even before this new plot twist).
Anyway, I have a few starter questions for this trip. Of course all of these are contingent on my husband’s health.
We want to stay about 2 and half weeks with a couple of days at Universal. My thinking is for Florida earlier is better with heat etc. Am I correct? The earliest we might get there is May 29 or 30th and we have until the end of July. (I’m a teacher and school starts early August). When would be the “best” (least humid (ha!) and least hot(Ha!) time to come then. I realize there may not be a good answer.
Also, I’ve forgotten when you have to actually pay for the accommodations etc. if you make reservations through Disney. Would you advise making some now just to have them and then possibly modify as things change?
We will be renting 2 EVCs as I have mobility issues. We will want an accessible room. With the on property resorts as they are now and transport as it is, what are your recommendations
as to where to stay for convince and comfort. We are interested in all the parks.
Thanks in advance for your help.