Yeah, yeah. I started another thread about this yesterday, but not everyone reads every thread and this one’s different anyway, so quit your moaning. It’s Christmas. I’m on my own. Cut me some slack.
So I’ve booked a trip for three weeks time. Got great deals on flights and accommodation. Everything has slotted into place incredibly well. A very productive afternoon has been spent booking trains and hotel airports and all the little things you need to do. In many ways, it’ll be a perfect trip.
Oh, except legally I can’t actually take the trip. I can’t fly to the US, despite having tickets to do so. Well, I can, but they’ll send me straight back home. I think. I dunno.
Unless, President Trump (I call him that now, I’m trying to suck up to him) rescinds his presidential directive and allows UK peeps back into the US. There’s talk that he might. Well, he might do a lot of things. There’s a lot of talk.
Anyhoo, there it all is. Booked and ready to go.
But dare I dream? Not wanting to jinx it, I haven’t even put it in my calendar. I’m over 50% sure it’s not going to happen. Maybe over 60%. I haven’t done the math. It’s complicated.
It’s an odd position to be in. I’m not going to let myself do any planning because that will, you know, jinx it. And make the fact that I have to cancel it at the last minute all the more disappointing. I’ve already had two major WDW trips cancelled under me. Ouch.
Yet I can’t resist the temptation to have a sneaky little look at crowd calendars and opening hours. And maybe think about goals for the trip.
As it’s a sneaky last minute trip, I kinda want to use it to do things I wouldn’t do on a regular trip. Like eat at places I wouldn’t normally consider, or I wouldn’t normally have time to squeeze in. Like TuneIn lounge. If it’s open. It’ll be pretty much quick service all the way — this trip is very much being done on a budget. (Well, OK, I’m flying first class, but if you saw how cheap the ticket was, you would have booked it, too. And I’m not some kind of hobo. You really don’t expect me to fly coach, do you? Those people back there don’t even wash. I’m pretty sure of it. Besides, I’m not even staying on Disney property. I’m staying at UOR. On an AP rate. Crazy cheap.)
So . . . do I casually flick through lists of quick service locations, and maybe ponder ride priorities? Or do I forget about the whole thing and wait until the day before I’m scheduled to fly before actually giving the trip serious thought?
It’ll sort of be like Christmas! I’ll open a box and inside will either be a “Yay! You’re going to Disney World tomorrow!” Or “Boo! Better start cancelling everything.”