My wife likes to talk about the “seasons of life”. 2023 so far has definitely been a new season in our family. For one, my job has been going through a bit of crazy time, resulting in a bit more time needed for work. Family-wise, we lost our cat of 18 years in January, and have also been dealing with some other heavy stuff (nothing super serious, but still stressful).
The result of all this is that for the first time probably since our honeymoon in 2004, this trip has had little in the way of planning, which is something I am usually very diligent about. Sure, we have park reservations, but that’s about it. No real plan about what we are actually going to do, which is both a little bit terrifying (for the uber Disney planner in me) and a little bit exciting.
Now I’m not flying completely blind - I have my liner knowledge and my experience of many Disney trips, including two others in the last year, so I think I’ll be OK. We will also be using Genie+, which I think I’ve gotten the hang of, and am especially looking forward to trying some strategies with the new modify feature that was added after our last trip in early December.
So this will be a different kind of trip, and I’ll be interested to see how it goes. It couldn’t come at a better time for us either - we all could use the break from reality in our happy place.
When: We leave on Monday, April 17, and are there through Tuesday, April 25.
Who: Myself, DW, DS12, and DS5.
Where: Yacht Club Resort (yes, we love being near Epcot).
We’ll be using Genie+ and ILL where we can to minimize our time in line. I’m glad the price has come down from its $35 high - that would have been brutal.
We’re again using Cast and Crew Transportation to get us to and from the airport, with a grocery stop. We used them on our last two trips and they were great.
As is typical for me, this won’t be a pure live trip report - I like to focus on my family during our trips - but I will post photos and offer observations throughout.
So relax, sit back, and enjoy! Let’s see how a go with the flow trip armed with liner knowledge works!
Also - bonus points for the first person who can identify the Disney reference in the title of this thread without Googling it.