Thanks, all, for the input. Now for a long story…
It was actually my wife who suggested that if I really wanted to, I should do it.
Backing up…a couple months ago, when there was rumor mill talk that Remi’s might open up in time for our trip, we came up with a plan. I secured an APR for Epcot. We would drive to HS, and then I’d boat over to Epcot to try to ride Remi and then pick up some snacks (aka, School Bread!) and head back out while the rest of the family more leisurely would ride the Skyliner and check out the Boardwalk, etc, before we all headed over to DS for the afternoon. Well, as you all know, the whole Remi thing didn’t pan out.
Then, about a week ago, my wife said I should cancel the Epcot APR. We modified our plans for that last day. My daughter really wanted to see Universal at night. Typically, we have always spent time in amusement parks after dark as our final day, and it is usually our most memorable part of the trip. By that point we are all relaxed, having done everything, and just enjoying the sights. We have typically found DS at night to have a similar vibe for us.
Well, since UOR will NOT be open after dark for our trip, my daughter thought maybe we could do DS on our last day…but in the evening. This, being a Friday, does mean crowds will be high…but in the very least, as this is her graduation trip, gives her some of that nighttime vibe.
Since we leave early Saturday morning, my wife said we will spend Friday morning packing up and cleaning everything, and get all but our most basic necessities packed in the car so that when we leave for DS in the later afternoon, we don’t have to worry about coming back to do cleaning/packing.
It was at this point she noticed that there was availability for MK for those with an AP, and suggested that maybe I would consider going to MK to ride People Mover if I wanted, since the family was just going to be packing up and cleaning. At first I wasn’t keen on the idea of going alone, so I tried to see if I could get an APR for my wife to come with me. Since the park opened early, we could have time to go and be back with still time to get things packed. My wife wasn’t keen on the idea of leaving the kids (despite the fact my adult son and DIL would be there!) alone while we went into MK…plus, she felt spending ~$120 for a MK ticket for just a couple hours wasn’t a good use of our money.
Now, considering we are eating at Olivia’s the night before kind of late (for us), we will be getting back to the house later. This means on Friday morning, I could up and out and actually AT MK before my wife even stumbles out of bed. Most of my responsibility for the packing is getting things into the van. The rest of it she kind of prefers to handle anyhow…so she could be getting that stuff done while I’m at MK. I get back and get things loaded into the van before DS.
So I think all that’s good.
And yet…despite all that, it feels weird to leave everyone back at the rental while I head into MK. On the other hand…PEOPLE MOVER! Missed opportunities to ride it in August and December, since it was closed. Now is my chance. It is my favorite ride in all of Disney, after all.
Maybe if I do go, I could bring back cream cheese pretzels for my wife. I’ll ask her. But…I’m wondering if they will still be good after about an hour and a half (how long it probably would take from the time I purchase them, to making it back to the rental).
In December, I twice went into the parks without my wife, briefly. Once, I went back into AK to meet up with @drvillarejos as well as bring back some Lumpia for my wife (and to see Pandora at night). (Lumpia doesn’t hold up well, BTW…must be eaten fresh!) Second time was when I went into Epcot on our “off day” to buy some F&W food booth items and bring them back to the room. In BOTH cases, being there alone felt…lonely.
So, while I KNOW I’ll love being able to ride PM…I fear my memory of the experience will be missing my wife. But then if I DON’T go, will I feel like I missed my opportunity for a few more years to ride PM?
Sigh Still floundering.