Edit: had to reschedule the trip because of some side effects of the chemo preventing me from flying.
Who: Me (he/him), 50 and Beth (she/her), 32
November 23rd-27thFebruary 1st-5th (5 days!)
Where: Contemporary Resort
How: Flying WestJet, YYZ to MCO
So, a run-in with cancer really jammed up my ability to complete my previous trip report. So of course I’m heading back to Disney World now that I’m finished treatment, hopefully this report will be a good one!
My partner, Beth, has been to Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea, but has never been to the parks in the USA. She’s a big fan of The Incredibles, so staying at the Contemporary was a no-brainer for us, not just because of the room decor, but the entire aesthetic of the Contemporary just oozes the same flavour of modernism that the movies have. I’m excited because I didn’t really think I’d ever have a reason to stay here, despite planning multiple trips. We’re staying in the main building, theme-park view room.
The biggest change for this trip is Beth is very into Disney bounding and character interaction. In her words, “if you didn’t bound, did you even go to Disney?” (Yes. Yes you did.) She’s spent the last few months gathering all the pieces of the outfits we’re wearing, so that should be fun. Expect a lot more photos this time as we show off a bit. In general, I expect this to be a different pace of trip, focused on meet-and-greets with characters more than the go-go-go of attraction after attraction.
All our ADRs are places I’ve not been before: Cinderella’s Royal Table, Round Up Rodeo (illness prevented me from my ADR in April), Chef Mickey’s and Yak & Yeti. After watching a video about it, Beth suggested I try to time CRT so we’ll be able to see the fireworks while we dine, so hopefully that works out.
Because we’re not going to be in the Magic Kingdom until early afternoon on arrival day, my intention is to get an ILL for Tron, and hope to get a boarding group in the 1pm call.
I’m delighted to see that BG1 is back, that will be very helpful on what will likely be a busy few days over Thanksgiving weekend. I have also qualified for DAS again for this trip, something that was invaluable last time in making things easier on me.
7 days. I feel both under- and over-prepared.
- Day 1: 10:30am, Magic Kingdom, Cinderella’s Royal Table (Beth Afternoon: Jacque, Evening: Cinderella; Me: Cinderella “before”)
- Day 2: Hollywood Studios, Round Up Rodeo (Beth: Marion; Me: Indiana Jones)
- Day 3: Chef Mickey’s, EPCOT (Beth: Daisy Duck; Me: Donald Duck)
- Day 4: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Yak & Yeti (Beth: Judy Hopps on the farm; Me: Nick Wilde)
- Day 5: TBD. Hit some highlights, maybe go to Disney Springs, 8:40pm
 Found by a routine colonoscopy when I turned 50. It literally saved my life. Also seems to have been the cause of a host of other physical issues that have been plaguing me for over 2 years.