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I need some advice on the 100 day blahs

by Michelle
(Ontario, Canada)

Help !! I have hit the 100 day blahs!! I have been planning since 244 days and I am now at 105, I keep asking my hubby if it’s time to go yet? everyday, (like a kid would ask are we there yet? )lol.

Got any help for me, advice, anything to help with this miserable feeling ?

I have hotel booked OKW, 16 sitdowns and one castle breakfast, plans for the no park days like mini golfing, bowling, going up in the balloon and some down time at the pool. Oh I forgot to mention we are going for 16 nights 🙂 Now there is nothing for me to do, I have been cheating a bit too by packing some items that won’t be used between now and then… now what ??

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Dad’s been there done that Answer


Boy do I know that feeling. I had the very same thing happen to me last year right before our 16 day trip to Florida. Yes, it was 16 days.

If you don’t know what Michelle is talking about, she’s talking about the empty feeling you get at around 100 days (really more like 130 or so) before your WDW vacation.

You know how it goes. For the first few weeks when you start planning you are covered up every day. You have to get ready for that big day when you can make ADR’s (Advanced Dining Reservations). Then there’s the day to day planning once you know what dining reservations you got. All that keeps you very busy until about day 150 or so. Around day 130, the 100 Day Blahs settle in.

Dads’s wrote all about the 100 Day Blah’s here.

Yes, it’s a big deal. I don’t know if it’s a documented illness (I know I took a few days off work with it), but it should be. So, what can you do about it?

Don’t worry, Dads coming to the rescue. The day after introducing the concept of the 100 Day Blah’s, I did (as all good Dad’s should do) talk about how to get over the illness. Check it out … Dad’s ideas for overcoming the 100 day Blah’s. Please, I was just kidding about canceling all your ADR’s. That will get your blood going and you’ll get over the Blah’s pretty quickly, but it’s not a good idea. At all. Don’t do it.

There are some great ideas there, but I think the best idea came up the next day. Dad’s 100 day Blah’s Challenge. Start some kind of challenge. For Dad it was to get healthy. Truthfully, because of some health issues and a 100,000 degree summer Dad wasn’t very successful, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. A trip to Walt Disney World is hard on bodies that aren’t in shape. You walk between 5 and 10 miles a day. That’s tough. Get ready for it. (I mean the whole family.)

Oh yeah, one more thing you could do. You could get the WDW Discount Club and see how you can save the most money possible on your trip.

Hey, those are Dad’s ideas, what other ideas do you have out there. Send them in as a comment.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Michelle, I hope this helps. Dealing with the 100 Day Blah’s is a big deal. It’s hard, but you’ll get through it. Before you know it, you’ll be strolling down Main Street. Trust me!

Comments for

Aug 19, 2013 Read your 100 day blah post
by: Michelle

After sending the post I was reading you 100 day blah page and decided to do the challenge. So far we have missed only two days but have been extending the distance. Tonight my husband has to work so me and my daughter went with out him. We did 2.94 km in 42 mins. I am feeling better with each walk and it has been talking my mind off the blahs. Can’t wait till I get to use this walking at Disney.

Dad responds

That’s great Michelle. Keep on working. It’s amazing how just a little exercise is just the thing. We walked together for months and talked about the trip every walk. It was a great way to get ready.

Aug 19, 2013 100 day Blahs
by: MyAmos

We are at 104 and I REALLY needed this post! Thanks for the pick-me-up!

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