We did our big post Covid trip early in 2022, the one my Disney tolerating husband was completely on board with. We had a great time, came home and my husband joked with our kids about how we didn’t need to go back now for 10 years.
Then I started thinking about what I wanted to do for my 40th birthday in December. Around that time, my husband mentioned our favorite trip to Florida being the year we went around Thanksgiving (not a Disney trip that year, but to see my parents who are snow birds). We talked about maybe going down to spend Thanksgiving with them this year. From there my brain started spinning… Hey look! I found cheaper flights into Orlando than Tampa. Look there’s a Christmas party and I’ve always wanted to do the Christmas party… And before I knew it my husband was saying if that’s what I really wanted to do for my 40th then he was on board with two Disney trips in one year!
Of course this has evolved over time. I added another night for a resort day, but then we decided we needed to do Hollywood Studios that day. Flight schedules changed giving us an evening at Disney Springs to do the tree trail and try to eat all-the-things. I kept myself in check mostly but we’re packing in all my top Christmas things to this short trip!
Arrive at MCO 11/20
Check in Wyndham Disney Springs- Christmas tree trail and aforementioned eating all-the-things
11/21 Hollywood Studios
Stacking LL for afternoon arrival while we transfer to Wilderness Lodge by way of Gideons at opening (unless we luck into cookies the night before)
Resort day, Geyser Point late lunch before party
Check out, might play mini golf and head to the west coast
Travel party - me, DH, DD11, DS6, and my parents otherwise known as Gramma and Pop
As a long time Easy WDW fan I’ve really missed Josh’s reports to give me an idea of what to expect when planning my last two trips . But trip reports have filled that void and helped me immensely to see logistics. It’s a short trip but I thought it might still be useful or interesting to some. I’m not positive I’ll be good at updating super often and am feeling a little shy about sharing, but I’m going to try!
I’m also trying not to stress about the rain every day in the 7 day forecast! I’ve been in many a passing tropical rain at Disney but the forecast is looking a little more ominous (and colder) than that. But we’ve got ponchos and extra shoes and warm clothes and we’ll roll with it if we have to!