I don’t know if there’s some weird psychological craziness going on in my head (we can’t rule it out!) but I don’t feel like I’m at all excited about going to WDW. Occasionally I have a short flash of it, but then it goes.
I don’t know if it’s exhaustion from thinking about it all so much and putting so much time and effort into planning it, or anxiety about my plans and what could go wrong (I’ve been tracking my flight each day and yesterday it was cancelled – that would be a day lost in the park, including a lost pre-paid dessert party, if it had been my flight). Maybe I’m anxious about leaving my dog behind.
Do other people live in a state of non-stop euphoric excitement in the build up to their trip, or is what I’m feeling “normal”?
I wonder what it’s be like if WDW was like Universal. I’ve put almost zero thought and effort into that part of my trip. I paid $199 for a VIP tour, which covers our first day – front of line access to a dozen or so rides, plus a QS lunch and valet parking – and I bought Express Passes for our other two days, so there’s just no stress. A bunch of fun rides and experiences.
I have other vacations that I’ve booked coming up later in the year. I won’t think about them until the week before. They’re not WDW, but they’re relaxing and fun nonetheless. All this ADR and FPP is a real stress. At least for people like me.