I cannot think about anything except our upcoming trip to Disney World. We are 106 days out and it gets worse everyday. I believe I have read your entire site. Twice.
I am using a lovely travel agent named Melanie at Blue Sky Journeys and I am really afraid she is going to fire me as a client if I make one more change due to my obsessive reading of reviews.
There is a question in here, I promise! Here it is: How do you stand the wait?!
I can only tinker with my plan so much and my family may kill me if I run through it one more time.
Save me from myself!
Dad’s easy girl Answer
I may not be the best person to answer this question. I turned my small part time Disney obsession into a huge, full time Disney obsession. Your planning has nothing on mine.
How do you pass the next 100 or so days before your Disney World trip? I answered a similar question a few months ago …
How to wait for a Walt Disney World vacation
My answer to you would be much the same with just a few additions. First, relax a bit, I know Disney can be intoxicating, but make sure you’re not neglecting the fam. You wouldn’t want to miss the babies first steps or words while surfing the internet. (I’m exaggerating a bit, but I’ve been very guilty of not paying enough attention to what’s going on around me while I’m in the middle of a Disney fix.)
Next, feed your Disney fix with family activities. Rent classic Disney movies with Disney World themes and watch them together while you talk about the rides and attractions. Use the time to talk about how your plan will work in the parks.
Hey, I found out what happens when you don’t share the plan with the family, it’s not pretty. Dad makes a plan.
Quit reading all the Disney noise. It will make you crazy. The problem with reading reviews is unless you know the reviewer, you don’t know if they have an agenda or what their point of view is. For example, I’m a meat and potatoes guy so I like pretty basic food. My reviews of say, Victoria and Albert’s will be skewed by my meat and potatoes upbringing. I’m not a big fan of the Grand Floridian because I’m a pretty simple guy.
Someone with more refined tastes might hate the Pop Century and ‘Ohana. (Silly people.) So reading lots of reviews can really confuse you.
It’s hard to believe but when Buzz Lightyear first opened, the first reviews talked about how cheap it looked, how all the targets were cardboard and it was not up to Disney quality. Boy were they wrong.
Instead of reviews, read and reread all of Dad’s pages. When your done with that, move on to Youtube. There are thousands of videos about Disney World. That alone will take you the next 100 days.
Dad’s Bottom Line
There are lots of ways to pass the next 100 days. (Flickr is a good source of pictures.) The main thing is to make sure you take care of the family. If you get too bored, send me a note. I can always use some help.