I’ve just been joking with some friends about cancelling my December trip. I said the flight wasn’t refundable, so I’d just show up at MCO and spend the week there. It’s indoors, it has QS locations, there’s the monorail, . . .
Even though I was joking, I could almost feel the relief of the weight of the planning lifting from my shoulders. It reminded me how simple UOR planning is. I’m spending a day there in December and my plan simply says “Go to UOR”.
It occurred to me that we all go nuts about WDW because the whole place is engineered to be a festival of FOMO. I hate to agree with @ryan1, who is wrong about everything, but the FPP system really is a monster. The ADR system is not much better.
And then a thought occurred to me. I’ve booked my June trip but made no plans as yet. I’m not really sure what the “theme” or “agenda” for that trip is. But now I’m wondering, maybe the theme is “no plan”.
The Brickers (disneytouristblog) once wrote about how they’ve done trips with no prior in-park reservations, either FPPs or ADRs. They just go where the mood takes them each day. When it’s time to eat, they see what’s available. This is particularly easy if you’re a solo traveller.
Me being me, I’d want to do some cheating: book some upcharge events to make sure some essentials are covered — DAH, HEA dessert party, maybe the WAT (ask @OBNurseNH what it is). My UOR AP will be current, so that’s easy enough.
And I’d want to book the most primo FPPs, but I’m really only talking FOP (if I don’t do DAH AK) and SDD (if they don’t bring back DAH HS). And MMRR if FPPs are a thing for it. And Ratatouille. And some kind of meal at Space 220.
It will be my sixth trip in three years so I can afford to be casual about it.
Because I do worry that I spend far, far, far too much time thinking about WDW and planning it. (I worry about how much I spend, too, but one thing at a time, eh?)
Why not decide on the day? I’m really tempted to give it a try.
What do you think?