Hey Dad, my family and I are just 26 days away from our next trip to Disney World. I went several times as a kid. My wife and I went around the time of our first anniversary. But last November we took our 3 year old daughter for the first time. I have to say without a doubt, Disney World had never been as much fun as it was when we took our daughter!
I guess my question is how do I wait for a Walt Disney World Vacation or how to I contain my excitement for the next 26 days? I have a job to do and responsibilities to tend to. But with Disney on my mind, it's tough.
How I wait for a Walt Disney World Vacation is by reading everything I can about what's coming. So, I'd suggest you spend hours every day looking at Dad's site. There are over 1000 pages here so even at 2 minutes per page, you should have enough material to keep you busy for a while.
Your timing is pretty good, this weekend Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides comes out this week. It would be a good prelude to your Disney World Vacation. Look for the dog and check out the characters and see just how much they look like the ones on the ride.
Learn how to say "Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas" so you'll be ready to ride one of Dad's all time favorite Disney World rides, the Disney World monorail. I just love hearing that phrase because it means that I'm at Disney World.
Finally, make sure your in good shape. Have everyone walk a couple of miles a day together. If you have little ones push them around in the stroller. Pack your backpack and wear it. While your walking, sing Walt Disney World songs like "It's a Small World" and "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirates life for me". Break in those shoes, get your bodies ready you'll thank me.
Dad's Bottom Line
Larry, it's great that you're so excited. That's natural. (Look at the bill and maybe that excitement will wane a bit.) It's hard to wait for a Walt Disney World vacation of a lifetime. Keep the countdown going. Spend a little time each day on Dad's site (OK, you can go to others too, like Touringplans.com, that's OK.) Go over your plans, your lists and make sure everything is ready. But most of all, spend some time with the family and have a great time together.