We’ve had the dates picked for our next Orlando trip since late 2019: the first week of March 2021. Our last trip was January 2018, we had great weather, but my thought was adding in some extra daylight.
I very much enjoy the planning. I had a good idea of my touring plans, even before Covid. In prior conditions, you could pretty much nail down your plan/day many months ahead. But, wow, did everything change. Now I have to tell myself that I may not have my plans nailed down until the week before the trip! I’m just a little bummed that so many things are up in the air and I won’t be able to finalize my plans well in advance.
- Picking a park for a specific day
- Old way: Crowd calendar and EMH were factors to consider. A mid-week day was always best for the most popular parks in order to avoid the worst crowds.
- New way: Not a big difference currently, but how about 6 months from now? What will capacity look like and who know what else could be changed by then. Also, will I be able to park hop?
- Making Touring Plans
- Old way: Choose reservations, plan FP+, rope drop. Get a good estimate on wait times months ahead. (I was so looking forward to FP+drops )
- New way: Do I even need a TP? Will there be some kind of ride reservation system that replaces FP+ by March? Who knows what the wait times will be. Will there be more shows and special tours running by then?
Oh well, guess I have to keep telling myself to have patience! Anyone else feel like they are being jipped out of your normal trip planning habits?