Disney Planning is not for the weak.
I, trying to embrace the philosophy of less stuff and more memories, had the brilliant idea that our kids’ Christmas gift should be a trip to Disney. From mom and dad of course!! It wasn’t last minute by any means, but well past the 180 start of when you can make reservations.
Here are 5-ish things planning a Disney trip will make you say and do:
1) You will cry to a Bippity Boppity Boo person after being on hold for 30 minutes when they tell you there is not a single appointment available during the week you are at Disney.
2) You will look at so many Disney restaurant menus figuring out where your picky eaters can all agree on, that you’ll feel like a travel guide on the Food Channel.
3) Like having your first child, everyone will offer very welcomed advice. TAKE IT!! You can weed out the tricks and bits that you know won’t work for your family.
4) FastPass planning will make you psychotic. Elsa and Anna FastPass? I’m willing to sell a kidney to obtain one.
a. Having a Disney Certified Travel agent you can message at 1 am in full blown planning melt down mode will help! I’m looking at you Angela Wilson from Archer Luxury Travel ([email protected]) You deserve a spa day for helping me plan this. *Did I mention her services are totally free?!
5) My most sparkling moment of the planning….Screaming at the family in full ugly cry mode “I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M WAISTING ALL MY TIME PLANNING THIS TRIP ALONE WHEN I KNOW NONE OF YOU WOULD DO THIS FOR ME!” Let’s just say the stress of solely planning Christmas and a vacation at the same time came to a head!
*Bonus* 6) When you get the FastPasses figured out (I spent $12 on a suggested travel plan from WDW Prep School. It broke it down by park, 1st hour, 2nd hour..Etc, and the height of the kids you’re traveling with. What to FastPass. Best $12 investment from!) And the Magic Bands arrive, you’ll feel a HUGE relief and you can start to focus on the fun!!!
Have you been to the “happiest place on earth”? What tips do you have?