I’m planning my family’s first WDW vacation for early November. (Land+Sea with 2 days in the parks + 4 days on the Dream)
I found this site a month or two ago, paid my pound of flesh, and then spent an embarrassing amount of time creating TPs, searching for ADRs, tweaking the plans, changing the ADRs, etc.
My friends and family all gave me that “what’s wrong with you why are you obsessing over every last detail can’t you just wing it like a normal human” look.
And for a moment I thought “yes, what’s wrong with me, why can’t I just wing it like a normal human?”
But then I read more of these topics and I realized that some of you people are just as hopelessly OCD as I am. I love the acronyms and the strategizing around ways to shave a few minutes here or there off of a plan, or to save a few dollars here or there off of an entire vacation. I love that some of you look at vacation planning as a form of problem solving: “how do I maximize our experience on this trip?”
Maybe it’s the rum talking (I’ve had a beverage or two tonight), but I really appreciate all the information that’s been shared here. I feel so much more prepared for the vacation than we did when we first booked it. In fact, I sort of get the impression that my TA is wondering why the hell we bothered to hire her in the first place, since I’ve pretty much taken over all aspects of the planning
That’s it. Just a thank you post. Carry on.