Normally I get as much fun from the planning process as I do from the actual trip; however, I have planned almost nothing yet for the trip 4 months away. I had more fun planning an upcoming long weekend for my husband and son to NC than I have been having for our WDW trip in November.
Backstory - we have been to WDW many times and went to DLR last summer. Last fall my DD(then 14) mentioned how much she’d like to see WDW at Christmastime someday. My DD is my right hand and she asks for nothing. I want nothing more to make this happen. DH agreed wholeheartedly. I quietly started investigating the ins and outs of a holiday trip based on last year’s information and DH and I determined it would likely work if I could get decent airfare.
A few months ago a friend at church mentioned travelinghomeschoolers.com to me and I learned that I could get 5-day hoppers for $379 pp that included a special event and a “free” educational piece. I reserved a campsite back in February or so once I knew the dates of the homeschooling group’s programming. Once I was able to secure airfare in my budget a few weeks ago this trip has been official.
(This trip is for my four daughters and I, as well as my mom and my sister. My son’s are in college (or taking college classes) and my DH doesn’t really care about going; he and my son-still-at-home will for sure have a good week without us.)
You may notice that my confirmed ability to travel was well within my six month dining window. And with only imaginary dates, I even missed my opening window for reserving dining… I remembered late in the day. I HAVE reserved Artist’s Point for two evenings in the hopes I can make it fit in.
I only realized that Trattoria was a “thing” last week and I clearly can’t find that for my trip at this point.
I feel like I so far behind the curve.
I can’t get excited about any of this.
My dates are officially Monday, 11/11 - Thursday 11/21.
We want MVMCP and I am leaning toward Thursday 11/14.
Where should I start?
@Randall1028 mentioned a few weeks back how he starts a plan, so I go to my dashboard and select each park for each day to get the numbers. Numbers are pretty low across the board except for DHS, obviously.
Oh - and her is another confession -
I’ve been buying UG for a dozen years and for Touring Plans I’ve always just ripped the thing out of the back and called that my plan. I can make individual plans? HOW? (Don’t throw tomatoes!)
I probably am leaving out important info. OH - I have to be in AK on 11/19, which is fine. And we have a special event on 11/20 at AK from 8PM - 10PM that we don’t need a park day for .
Can someone point me a good starting direction? Thank you!