Today, Tuesday, 12/8 is our departure day! Our flight leaves Houston, TX at 5:30 this evening, so Hubby & I are both currently at work trying not to throw up from excitement. I am going to attempt to post daily (or more, depending on my excitement level), but I’ve never done a “live” trip report, so I may stumble. My husband is one of those “doesn’t even have Facebook” guys and is a perfect balance to keep me in the moment and off my phone. That being said, he knows how much Touring Plans & Liners have added to the Magic of our recent Disney trips and says things like “Well, why don’t you ask your Forum People?” So, he will definitely allow for Trip Report phone time
Here’s a quick backstory for this trip:
Who: Me & Husband only. We have 3 small children (9, 6, 2) staying home with sweet grandparents. (Bless you, Mimi & Paw Paw!)
Why: We’ve never been to WDW at Christmas time and have been craving quality time together. I’m impulsive and said- LETS GO TO DISNEY! He said YES.
Plan: Staying at The Swan (first time)
Tuesday (today!): Arrive late and get settled
Saturday: AK and departure
Goals: 1) Hard core rope dropping to get in the rides that I can’t live without. I’m a ride enthusiast.
2) Sit down meals with drinks and conversation as much as possible (ADRs include: Chefs de France, California Grill, Hollywood Brown Derby, Ogas Cantina, Yak & Yeti. Food/drink plans also include The Holiday Festival at Epcot, Baseline Taphouse & … the sacred space (FIRST TIME!)
3) Hold hands and stroll and enjoy the holiday spirit when we can. If we feel crowded or
uncomfortable, head back to our room to watch Disney+ or maybe a lounge or MAYBE the pool.
4) See the parks at night
I’ll try to put as much intel about rope dropping as I can, as I know that’s an important topic right now. I’ll also try to get some great photos of decor and food for those interested. Thanks for following along!