“Mom, do you think we can go back to Disney again soon?” Ben asked not too long after our trip together last August.
I had been able to get his AP back for our August 2021 trip and knew I’d get my money out of it since we have our family trip coming up in June. He knows though that once you have that AP, it’s soooo easy to say yes and of course I said yes!!
DAS Info below for those interested.
At the 30 day mark, I did our video meet to get his DAS. I wasn’t sure how this was going to go. When we got it in person in August, his anxiety was painfully on display as he paced the room like a caged lion while we waited for our turn. Thankfully, it was no problem. I had to wait about an hour before the video chat started. I was anxious because it kept freezing up and I had to close out of the chat box a few times, but it held my place.
After explaining the situation to the cast member, we were approved, Ben’s picture was taken and we were passed to someone to make our advance selections.
The advance selections were interesting. You tell them what you want, 2 per day and they cannot be the ILLs, and they come back to you with times. There isn’t much flexibility. Our choices were Small World and Tomorrowland Speedway for MK (yeah, I know, interesting choices) but we could not get morning times. I wasn’t expecting that with those selections! FYI, you can only choose times for the park you have a reservation for even if you want to hop later. We actually lost connection with the CM before our final selection was made. The CM made it on her own and we won’t end up using it but I was pleased that I didn’t have to try and get back in touch with someone. All of the advance selections are in our plans. I will post our experiences if it’s helpful to anyone. This will be our first time with the new system.
Back to today…
After our 3:45 am wake up call, yikes that’s early but no worries, Disney is worth it, we headed to the airport and snagged an awesome spot in the garage.
We boarded what was going to be a completely full flight (aren’t they all these days ) and got a row near the front. There was a nice businessman on the aisle leaving Ben his window seat and my inevitable middle seat. The things we do for our kids . He was super nice letting us in and even helping me with both of our bags. I had not fully assessed the seats around us though and missed the small and agitated child behind us. This was not a good start for Ben who I tried to get settled as quickly as possible. I was so glad we had brought the noise canceling headphones which still don’t block enough sound for his liking but helped enough. Poor little guy behind us did indeed whine and cry almost the entire flight. What was worse was that whatever adult he was traveling with had to make frequent use of the little bags tucked away in the seat pockets, motion sickness I think . Thankfully, Ben missed that this was going on.
All ended well though. We landed 40 minutes early! Nice guy once again got down our bags and we were on our way.
Waiting on Mears right now. Boarded at 9:15. Departing now at 9:37.