So it looks like I might have to travel to Orlando for work this May for about a week. Now, how could I be so close to WDW and not stop by? I’ll have a couple of free afternoons/evenings (possibly a day), so I should be able to get some good park time in. I also might be able to procure a couple of cast member complimentary tickets, sweetening the deal even more.
So if this does come together, it’s going to be a bit strange for me. For one, I’ve never been to WDW and stayed offsite. I’ve also never been solo. I went as a kid, did adult-only trips with DW, and now family trips with the kids. But never solo… So this will be a bit different. Oh, and DS8 and DW are extremely jealous, although neither blame me for taking advantage of the situation…
I don’t have a lot of goals for this trip if I do end up going. My main ones are that I want to see Illuminations one more time before it ends, and I want to see HEA as I haven’t seen it before. Other than that, I’m kind of looking at it as bonus time, so whatever rides/attractions I get on, great.
I’m debating how much to actually plan. Part of me wants to just see how much I can actually get done without planning, given that I know the parks pretty well, and know how to work the system, grab and modify, etc… On the other hand, planning Disney trips is kind of in my nature, so we’ll see. The challenge there is I won’t know my work schedule for a little bit, so any planning I do may have to be late in the game.
I’m also not sure what to do about food… My time will be somewhat limited, so I’m not sure if I should spend what little time I have on a TS meal… But we haven’t done TS in our last two trips, due to DS1 not being particularly patient during mealtimes , so it might be nice to enjoy something.
So many decisions for such a short trip. I’ll post here as I find out more, but regardless of what happens, it will be an interesting experience.