So we (me, DH, DD4, DS2, plus my mom and aunt) were meant to go in January to celebrate my mother’s 70th. Looks like we’re going to push that to May because Covid (Mom finished chemo six months ago so needs to be a bit more cautious). But seeing all the Liner reports has me jonesing. My daughter starts kindergarten next year so this is the last year we can just go whenever plus my son had another year as free admission. My daughter has had a rough go - she’s very intuitive and wiser than she should be at her age. In the last 2 years, we have moved houses, took away her only child status, lost her favorite grandma, lost her only grandpa, and dealt with this stupid effing quarantine. We had gone this past January and the kids LOVED it. They frequently ask about a return trip. And it looks like we can go easily - in less than a month. Without much concern about the cost - except that we’d stay at Pop and yet spend two days at MK and one other at either EC or AK (HS has no availability) so not ideal transportation/location. And DD’s favorite thing was meeting the characters, which obviously isn’t a thing right now. And I’d have to bring the kids solo. (DH has to work.) And of course there’s the risk that comes with travel right now. But also Halloween at Disney…So tell me: am I crazy? Should I not go? Or, if you think we should go, should I book AK or EP for our other park day?
AK - park hours 9-5. Kids are awake 6-8. No skyliner use. Can only do NRJ, KS, and the triceratops spin for rides given heights and solo parenting status. No FotLK. But DS lurves animals.
EP - park hours 11-7. Kids are awake five hours before opening. Optional rides: SE, LwtL, Figment, Nemo, Mexico boat, FEA (though DD was scarred by the marshmallow sequence and refused to go on it in January). I’m super interested in Remy’s hide and squeak (shout out to @DumboRunner, @Julianne_fki, and @ppehap for fanning those flames of jealousy) and would think the kids would enjoy it too, but they’d otherwise be “meh” about WS without princesses to meet.
And then - if anyone has traveled with two toddlers by themselves and has any advice, I’m all ears (ba dum tss).
- Animal Kingdom
- Don’t go. You’re crazy.