So my current state of play* is this: six nights at Endless Summer, the budget resort at UOR. I have an AP, and a couple of days worth of Express Passes that I assume they will honour, despite being out-of-date.
(*Subject to finding a way of dealing with the masks issue.)
Where does WDW fit into this?
Well, depending on whatever booking system exists at the time, I plan on taking some day trips to WDW. If park hopping is allowed, maybe only two (two parks each time). If not, maybe three or four.
I’ve been thinking about what is the minimum experience that would be acceptable to me. (I’ve taken five trips in the last three years, so my priorities may not be the same as yours.)
I think I’m going to be easy to please.
I basically just want to walk round and look at stuff. This would actually make it a new experience for me and, therefore, exciting and valuable. I don’t need any rides. I don’t need any table service restaurants. I can live without FPPs and ADRs. I can even live without HEA.
But here are some things I really want to do.
1 Slowly walk down Main Street, with a Frappuccino
2 Circumnavigate the Castle, with a Dole Whip
Honestly, none of the rides are must-dos for me. If I had to pick one it would be Splash. Although I love HEA, I don’t think it’s practical and it may be too overwhelming.
3 Slowly walk round WS, with a Frappucino
4 Ride Soarin’ — I have realised it is a top pick for me
5 Slowly walk round SWGE, with a green / blue milk
6 Ride at least one of SDD, TSM and TOT
7 Eat at Sci-Fi Dine-In (never been, looks fun)
8 Slowly walk around the park, with a Frapuccino
9 Slowly explore Pandora, ride NRJ, eat at Satu’li
(10 Walk the SB line at FOP, ride FOP)
That last step is gravy. I wouldn’t be traumatised if I missed it.
11 Ride the Skyliner
12 Visit GF and chill out in the lobby, while live music plays
If I achieved all of that I would feel very satisfied. I think they’re all things that are doable under the present circumstances. This list also has the advantage that none of it really needs planning, and there’s very little waiting in line. Also, social distancing should be easy.
(If I just constantly have a drink on the go, could I almost entirely avoid mask-wearing?)