@qwerty6 I totally get what you’re saying about ROI. It’s not a cheap vacation, so the magic better be real! This is actually one of my concerns about repeating a visit too soon. Everything is so magical the first time you see it in person, but the 2nd time through isn’t as good. And we definitely want to do other kinds of vacations and visit other places too.
@momfourmonkeys 20 new things sounds like loads of fun! We missed quite a few things for refurbishment this year, so there will be several on my next ‘must do’ list just from that!
@DumboRunner I agree. The sentimentality of doing your favorite happy things is where a lot of the magic is!
@quicha I’m drawing a total blank. What is MOtFO?
@hollinj I was so bad at aiming on Buzz! I thought TSM was a lot easier.
To answer my own questions…
I think we’ll do a Disney-Adjacent trip in late 2020. (Resort fun but no park tickets.) And maybe another week long trip in 2022?
My short-list of must dos are Dole Whip, OUAT/HEA, Small World in MK, Soarin, FEA, Tangierine Cafe in Epcot, FoP and KS in AK, and TSM & AS2 (it’s really cute!) in HS. If DS2 continues to be as obsessed with the Beast as he has been since our trip, we’ll definitely be doing ETWB in 2022 when he’s 5 to see if he can play the Beast. If not, the 3 of us would skip that one.
Things we missed that are on next trip’s must do list: PPF, Tiki Room, Pirates, Magic Carpets, and the railroad in MK, KRR, Gorilla Trail, and Boneyard in AK, Frozen, VoTLM, Jedi Training, and F! in HS, and TT in Epcot.
Assuming our family/vacation group doesn’t change at all (which would obviously mean we’d do some of these again), my ‘one and done’ rides are: Little Mermaid in MK, Spaceship Earth and 3 Caballeros in Epcot, ROL in AK (I loved FOLK and Nemo shows, but not sure I’d need to see them again). DH would add Small World to that, but I loved it.