I just took a trip to Universal in December. I adore Universal and always like to have an idea when I’ll be going back, even if it’s in a couple years. Right now, I have no upcoming trip on the horizon. But here’s the weird thing. I’m not upset about that. My trip in December was an absolutely perfect vacation. The weather was perfect. The crowds were low. The waits were short. I finally got Voodoo Donuts. I finally rode Simpsons. I got to ride Hagrid. Three times! I clearly remember sitting in Carkitt Market waiting for a show to start, looking around and thinking that it was total bliss. When I came home, I actually felt like I had a vacation because I was able to relax and enjoy it all and it all went smoothly. I feel like no future trip will ever top it.
I feel the same way about my last trip to Disney World. I went in early 2016 and it was the same magic cocktail - low crowds, low waits, exactly the FPPs I wanted, Jedi Training exactly where I wanted it, my youngest got to meet Darth Vader! We were the last people to leave BOG one night and exited to an almost entirely empty Main Street, where we walked very slowly to the front of the park and took in all the magic with no one around. It could never be that great again. In fact, for our next Disney trip, we are going to go to Disneyland, primarily because the kids have never been there, but also because with how chaotic (and expensive!) it seems Disney World has gotten, I think I would rather keep my amazing memory.
Does anyone else ever feel this way?