Stressing out, trying to hedge my bets toward a lovely visit during 50th Anniv (I turn 50 with Disneyworld-yay/fun!). Help with thoughts/advice, please.
Would like to go during the 50th Anniversary, but
-no desire to go during that actual Oct Anniversary (crazy crowds totally outweigh “fun” )
-am really averse to shoulder to shoulder crowds (not interested in Christmas and super scared about Easter)
-am really averse to summer heat (not interested in summer 2022…just too miserable June-Sept)
-am limited by daughter’s school breaks (HS 11th grader can’t afford to miss more than, let’s say 3 days?)
-want a longer trip so that we don’t have to pack things in/stealth speed, but the only way to do longer is maybe Easter break which then has terrible crowds (crowds=misery/bad moods/too much struggling). WHY do I read that Easter is the 2nd busiest time and yet the crowd predictions aren’t bad at all on April 7 8, 9, 10 and not bad April 15, 17 (actual Easter) and 18th? Why doesn’t it already predict 9 and 10s? Makes me tempted to do Easter despite reading everywhere how busy that time is.
I’ve been in February (loved it, but can’t take daughter out of school for so long this time), November (again, it was a longer trip and now daughter doesn’t have a week off in her school system), and went last October 4 nights (pretty hot, but we had a great time cuz 2021 COVID times were still not super crowded).
I have a reservation for Easter 2022 and can’t decide whether to cancel it (9 days) and go for 4-5 nights later in the month. My worry is that if we go later in the month, crowds will still be bad and without FPP, it’s too much time in lines and not relaxing at all.
What would you do? What am I not considering? Seems as though the general consensus is that FPP isn’t coming back so what is expected to play out with rising crowds, lack of cast members/capacity, bigger crowds? What’s the consensus about where things are moving and what the new experience will generally be this upcoming 2022 winter/spring?
THANKS in advance! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Haven’t been on here to read much in the last several months so am looking forward to getting caught up. As I write all of this, I suppose I’m leaning to a shorter trip outside of holidays.