I’m continuing to plan a UOR-based trip for late October. My intention is to do day trips to WDW on four of my six days. I have park tickets.
My understanding is that FPPs are no longer a thing. I’m not that bothered. The focus of my visits will not be getting loads of rides done. Just some rides. And I’m willing to wait. I think.
But the new thing to worry about is getting into the parks at all. My understanding is that at some point I will need to get up early or panic or something because a park-reservation window will open up and I have to book the one park I want on each of my days. No hopping. And that I might not actually get anything because I have no on-site hotel booking and no AP. Just a 14-day ticket.
Meanwhile at UOR, if I don’t pony up for EPs, I’ll be lucky to ride anything because people will be stacking the deck with multiple phones and groups of people with phones who’ll be able to book reservations for each other and have their whole day planned.
Oh, and I have to have my temperature taken and wear a mask all day.
Also, if I don’t come, I lose my non-refundable flights that cost twice as much as normal because I was going to come with a friend, whose flights I paid for, but now I’m coming solo.
Maybe I should just take the financial hit and try to forget about Orlando altogether until — what? — 2022?
Oh. No. Wait. My two 14-day park tickets (I bought one for my friend, remember?) expire in September 2021. So I have to come before then.
PS Presumably WDW and UOR don’t care if I don’t come because they’re banking on low numbers of visitors anyway. And Virgin Atlantic doesn’t care because it already has my money and it’s not giving it back.