Is it incredibly self-absorbed and presumptuous to make a trip thread for myself? I hope not! I’ll lay out my plans (hopes? dreams?) for this trip, and then while I’m traveling I’ll try to update occasionally in real time. I’ve never traveled by myself before, so I have no idea if I will check in often or only at the start and end of the day.
I thought I’d start tonight with a little background. My husband and kids are out trick-or-treating, and the house is pretty quiet, so now is a good time to write.
The idea for this trip was born about 4 weeks after our once-in-a-lifetime family trip to WDW last February. We had such a great time, and my interactions with Liners on Chat in the months leading up to that trip were marvelous. I was so sad to think that I might never return. Plus, I was a bit disappointed that I had missed so many interesting things during our family trip. We focused on our boys (then 6 and 9) so I didn’t do any of the princess things or the more grown up things.
I posted something whiny on FaceBook about how sad I was and the next thing I knew a bunch of my college friends and I were planning a Girls’ Trip to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Most of my friends are just going to do Epcot for two days, but I’ve managed to expand my trip to 6 days and 5 nights. I’m not quite sure how that happened, but I do know I’ve called Disney at least 10 times to change my reservation or tickets.
So here’s the plan as it stands right now. I’m trying really hard to do new-to-me things. I think that if I can cross most things off my WDW bucket list, maybe I’ll be OK with not going back for a long time. Maybe.
Feel free to use this itinerary to accidentally-on-purpose bump into me. I’ll have my Liner button on my purse, and I have a short flow-chart of conversational responses prepared in my head just in case anyone says hello. I’m not really very social in real life, but I think I would like to meet some Liners. You all seem like nice people.
Monday 11/3 - travel day - arrive at POFQ around 2:30 - Magic Kingdom solo in the evening
Tuesday 11/4 - MK with 2 of my friends - Crystal Palace breakfast, BOG lunch, Dinner with all 5 of my friends at Raglan Road
Wednesday 11/5 - Epcot with all 5 of my friends - Food & Wine festival, early dinner at Via Napoli, Illuminations Dessert Party
Thursday 11/6 - Epcot with all 5 of my friends - Akershus breakfast, Food & Wine Festival, Restaurant Marrakesh Dinner
Friday 11/7 - Hollywood Studios solo in the morning - lunch at Hollywood Brown Derby with Liner friends
I have no idea what will happen the rest of Friday and Saturday morning before I fly out. I’m trying to stay flexible, so I’ll be available for anything my Liner friends might plan.