Celebrating the Gift of Life! **UPDATED QUESTION - HELP**

EDIT TO ADD NEW QUESTION**
We need a scooter! I have been looking and looking at the companies. Buena Vista pre arranged pick up and drop off times SUCK for our schedule- like we will miss out on HOURS of time at the parks. Scooter bug drops off at bell service but has horrible reviews. ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? I convinced him to get the scooter and now I’m struggling finding one that works with out arrival and departure times.


My husband received a liver and kidney transplant after a long illness (and having a previous transplant as a child) on October 4, 2021. Pretty amazing! Guess what else? He has been CLEARED TO TRAVEL by his transplant doctor after only 3 short months (with the stipulation of ALWAYS wearing an N-95 while out of our room)! Even more amazing. Guess what we are doing with that? Last minute (and extremely expensive - spending all my pandemic pay lol) trip to Disney! I am an ER and ICU nurse (which completely sucks by the way lol) and managed to schedule myself off for 6 days. January 28-Feb 2 we are hitting Disney! So excited. I never thought we would make it back after the hubs got sick. We haven’t been for like 6 years. I know there have been tons of changes. I have been researching non stop but I literally have 4 days off before we leave LOL. I have made my park reservations. We have Genie +. Photo pass was a no brainer- we need family pictures and always love our Disney ones. We have two rooms this year (my oldest is 21 and her and her SO need their own space apparently). I have some dining reservations but may cancel. Don’t want to spend all our time sitting at table service. We’ve done most of them anyway. So - what am i forgetting to do? Any tips/tricks for navigating the new WDW? Quick service suggestions/favorites across the parks? Best rides to hit? How to maximize our experience without completely wearing out my hubs (LOL- fat chance- he’s gonna have to suck it up!).
Here is a picture of my husbands first night home- only NINE days after a double transplant!

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Congrats to you and your husband! And thank you for all you do as an ICU nurse! You deserve this trip.

It sounds like you have all the bases covered. Have a great time!

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Rejoicing with you on your DH’s amazing recover from transplants! THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your tireless labor as an ER and ICU nurse. You are one of the many selfless, faceless people who have carried us during this pandemic. You have kept on caring and loving irregardless of exhaustion, chaos, and your personal safety. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Enjoy soaking in WDW!

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Having no experience with DAS (and not suggesting anyone abuse it), but just wondering if this scenario legitimately qualifies for DAS or not?

Exhausted is an understatement! Thank you for your response. It is definitely encouraging to see positive views of my profession. I get a lot of anger from family/patients at every shift. Because I can somehow control the current situation insert facepalm here. Anyway- enough about that. I am SO EXCITED to escape it all for a few days. Will be nice to just be normal people enjoying a normal thing as a family. It will be nice for my husband to not think about what he has been through, my kids can be kids, and I will be present. I haven’t been around but to sleep for 2 years.

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He has zero interest in even considering a DAS. He says those are “reserved for disabled people and I am not disabled” (*he is disabled according to his doctor and social security lol- but to him he is not). He has no interest in trying to “prove” he needs help at the park because he says he can manage and doesn’t want anyone to look at him like he is different. I am not going to argue with him. I am, however, trying to convince him to let me get a scooter. He is not budging on that either LOL. Genuine pain in the a$$ :slight_smile:

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This is such a wonderful thing to read! I am so happy for both of you and I hope you have the most amazing time!!

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Thinking of @Beth33 's post here Coronavirus Outbreak: Part 3 - #6241 by Beth33 on what we can do, seems like we could all collectively put our Liner knowledge to work to help out a HCW (ER/ICU even) to plan :smiley:

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Thanks! Was unaware of res finder. Would LOVE Space 220 but know it’s not likely. I’ve been in the app hourly checking lol- this seems much easier.

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I’m so excited for you guys! A well deserved trip. You will enjoy it all the more!

Wow! I hope you have a great trip!

Have you looked at all the mobile order options in MDE? If you want to try some quick service restaurants it is a great way to quickly check menus and options.

Yes! I’ve been looking at all the menus. Found some that had some amazing options. Would love to hear what favorites other people have!

I would suggest Docking Bay 7 at HS.

Congrats on your hub’s transplant and getting cleared to travel. From one RN to another (I work in high risk L&D, and we have our share of crappy patients and their entitled family members as well), thanks for continuing to show up every day even when you just want to quit. Have a wonderful trip!

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Thanks to you too! Hang in there! I had to get better at some point, right?

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Yes, it has to!

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Wow, you guys have been thru a lot. You deserve this trip and I am happy you are able to do it. Quick service recommendation, Satu’li Canteen in AK. I must go here once every trip.

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I hope it’s a fabulous trip!

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My family enjoys Columbia harbor house for QS at MK. It is always quiet upstairs.

Thank you for the suggestion! I will check out the menu!

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