It happens to me. Often because of something I saw on here, then I go and investigate it, it is usually something small but then it leads me to change so much and makes my trip even better. I always feel like, “why didn’t I think of that to begin with?”
oh so much! i’m always learning as i plan or new ideas come into play and i make adjustments constantly. i also like to think it’s all for the better, in spite of the time lost making adjustments and obsessing until arrival day. even then you never know what may change day to day!
wishing you the best as your plans continue to evolve.
You’ll post a trip report eventually about the final, realised version of your excellent plans, right? I hope the plans get even better in the next week.
I seem to be a compulsive plan tweaker (I haven’t been posting much about it because it feels like it’s only interesting to me). My plans keep getting better because I keep adding more days. I’m resisting adding after hours/dessert parties because adding extra park days is way cheaper (our dates have flexibility because it’s a roadtrip) but I’m almost out of potential days to add so that may happen yet.
Because I know you so well and we’re best friends, I know that this wasn’t intended to be patronising
It’s not about FOMO. Last night’s changes involved cancelling an FPP for FOP and an FPP for SDD.
It’s about making the best use of the time. And certainly with one eye on the enormous cost of the holiday and another on how (relatively) infrequently I take it.
One thing I tend to do a lot is build in back-ups and redundancy. So yesterday’s changes were about giving me another UOR day. A major goal of my trip is getting to see Diagon Alley on a clear, bright day. I wanted an extra chance to do that in case my other day for this is rained out, which happened to me last year.
Where new information comes in it seems to me sensible to take it into account. And — after all — we are advised not to make our trips merely repeats of previous trips. If a new restaurant opens up, it might be worth substituting it for one that I’ve already been to.
If I’d stuck with the very first iteration of my plan, I’d be staying at Pop for nine nights. Instead — and at no extra cost — I’m staying at CSR for nine nights. Which led me to Toledo and Three Bridges.
If I’d stuck with my original plan I wouldn’t be riding Hagrid’s Motorbike.
And — as many people here agree — the planning is quite fun. It allows you to immerse yourself in thinking about / dreaming about your trip. It turns a two week experience into a six month one.