I really enjoyed my recent trip (see endless trip reports by me for details) and I think about it more often than I expected.
I don’t exactly have regrets, but there are things I would do differently knowing what I know now.
Which kinda makes me want to go back and do it all again, but better.
Also, I feel like I never really stopped to smell the roses. I had a plan and I pretty much stuck to it, and that involved a schedule.
I’m not going to go back any time soon. I’m not leaving my dog alone again. So, you know, I’ll have to wait till that’s no longer an issue. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. By then Star Wars and Toy Story will be built and bedded in. And Epcot will have all kinds of new stuff. Oh, and Tron.
What would I do differently?
I’d stay in a resort property. I think it would make things a lot easier, and I think you miss out on some experiences if you don’t. I really liked AKL, though maybe Yacht/Beach/Boardwalk would be more convenient.
I’ve realised I’m not really an MK kind of a guy. I’d give it half a day — mostly for HEA and Tron.
I really liked DHS and I’ll like it even more with all the new stuff. Ditto Epcot.
I was mostly meh about AK, except Pandora — so that’s worth a half day.
And I’d go back to Universal and do it more calmly.
Maybe I’d even do the Kennedy Space Center. Or try one of the other parks? None of the rollercoaster type rides thrilled me as much as the ones at Alton Towers in the UK (I’m talking Oblivion, Rita and maybe Smiler). But the motion-simulator type rides (FOP, Soarin, Spider Man, Kong, Minions, Simpsons, Jimmy Fallon) blew me away. Incredible.
I’d do the HEA dessert party but none of the others. And I’d give CRT and BOG a miss. I might risk California Grille provided I could be guaranteed a table with a decent view.
I might try one of the water parks. Or, at least, the hotel pool.
I think it would have to be Florida. Disneyland is missing Epcot and AK.
I really don’t enjoy flying. I might push the boat out and fly Virgin Upper Class to make it slightly more bearable.
Crikey. I better start saving now!