No - really - I am Dutchess. See my Magic Band?
Actually, the band is from 2016. I have no idea if it will work.
And this is “Marie.” She graduated high school 5/6 and in lieu of a party, she and I will enjoy a whirlwind, four-night trip to WDW.
After the wheels coming off our May trip to UOR (no, really - the wheels came OFF),
I am speaking only encouraging words in my thread title.
I’m starting this thread tonight, because my alarm is set for 4AM (I am normally up at 5AM, so not too much of a stretch) and we will hit the road after I have coffee. Will it be 4:20AM? Will it be 4:45AM? Hard to say. But “Marie” (ok - going to drop the quotes from here on out, and I might call her DD, too) will likely spur me on and I probably won’t have much time to post in morning. And certainly not while I m driving.
This is a budget trip, big time. It was almost completely paid for by Disney Chase Visa Reward points.
We will have breakfasts in the room, and try to survive off packed snacks, Disney treats, one decent meal, and a few more treats. I’ll mention this again later.
This trip is decked out with some firsts for me.
First time on property.
First time in a group fewer than 3.
First time in late June with temps in the bazillions.
6/23 DHS 2PM(?) to 9PM.
Oga’s ADR at 9:20PM.
6/24 AK 7:30AM - 8:00PM
8:30PM Fantasia Gardens
6/25 MK 8:30AM - 11:00PM
6:20PM Skipper Canteen
6/26 EP 8:00AM - 9PM
6/27 HS 8:00AM - ??? 2 ish???
Hoping to get a Sci-Fi diner lunch via ResFinder (it found me Oga’s).
We are driving from upstate SC with a projected 8 hour drive time.
The plan will be to start stacking LL at 7AM for our evening at HS.
There WILL BE stops at Buc-cees.
Breakfast from somewhere that sells More Coffee, and we packed a lunch.
Our goals will be RD to closing. That’s always been our MO, BUT we’ve also never gone in this heat and I’m usually herding a much larger group with rest days in between and off-property housing. We did pack bathing suits, JIC. If we find we are killing it attraction wise, we may be willing to do something I would never have considered before: leave for a while.
***As far as dining goes - we are trying to keep this as low-expenses as possible. And now it’s going to be a fun challenge. We have our rewards card that still has $66.10 on it, and a rewards card from my mom with $90.86. We also have been gifted two gift cards of $50 each. And I will have more reward dollars mature WHILE we are there - about $95. But I don’t know if it will be accessible Sunday, or Monday. Don’t worry. We won’t starve. It’s a challenge not a death sentence.
What did I leave out??
We do have G+, and know my way around MDE and will be trying for both a BG and an ILL$ for GOTG.
How about another photo?
I need to move away from tech and finish packing and get my brain to calm down so I can deal with the drive tomorrow. It’s the only part I’m not excited about. After the last trip…
SEE Y’ALL TOMORROW!!!