Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-06-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
GOOFY4DONALD
DH finished his plate at 50's Prime Time. They were so proud they made it a Hidden Mickey!
 
GOOFY4DONALD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 3,770

Not Excited At All

I am hoping for some encouragement because I am just not excited about our upcoming trip. This trip has been harder to put together that the others. The last 2 times we went we still lived in our old house and a part time job was all it took to pay for the trip. Since we moved I have been working full time (not because of the move). Having a larger mortgage and a car payment meant I had to work even harder for our upcoming trip (we don't like to charge). Some days I feel like this trip has become more of a burden. Before I loved the planning and waking up early to make my ADRs but none of that is fun and it seems like all the fun planning of before has now turned into a chore. I was excited when I snagged an ADR for Candleight Processional w/Neil Patrick Harris. But I'm not even excited for that now. I am sure I will feel differently when I get there...at least I hope so.
__________________
Disneyland 1975-Present...Too Many Times To Count
WDW 2007 Our First Trip FW Cabins
WDW 2009 Polynesian
WDW 2012 FW Cabins




Last edited by GOOFY4DONALD; 10-06-2012 at 09:33 AM.
GOOFY4DONALD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
debbiedana
DIS Veteran
 
debbiedana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: outside Chicago
Posts: 639

Try stepping away for a week. You might be on Mickey Mouse overload. Happens to me too every trip. Usually just a few days and I can't wait to get back to planning.

Good luck and pixie dust!!!
debbiedana is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-06-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
NHKristy76
Senior Mousketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Merrimack, NH
Posts: 747

Say the word and I'll go in your place!
__________________
Poly 10/86 Sports 12/97 CB 12/98 WL Nov/Dec 99
ASMu 9/01 POR 12/2003 WL 9/04 WL 12/04 ASMo 9/05 CS 12/05 POFQ 10/06 ASMo 2/09 WL 10/09
CS Nov/Dec 11 BC 8/12 WL 11/12 ASMo 1/13 AKL 8/13 CS 10/13 DLR-GC 2/14 POR 4/14 Dream 4/14 YC 8/14 WL 8/14 AKL 12/14
NHKristy76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #4
mattsdragon
DDC #595
Lookin' for the Bare Necessities
 
mattsdragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mobile, Al. . .Charleston, SC. . .Washington, DC
Posts: 3,556

Too many of the abbreviations overlap.

CP, I'm thinking was Crystal Palace, and I thought "how do you get to eat with Barney Stinson, that would be legen. . .wait for it. . .






DARY!!!!!"

Then I realized you meant Candlelight Processional, and sure, that's awesome too.

But I think that statistics reveal that 83% of all people think CP is Crystal Palace.
__________________
First Trip to WDW: Oct 1971 (I was 3 months old)
Many other trips since then. Not enough room to list them.

#595
mattsdragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #5
GOOFY4DONALD
DH finished his plate at 50's Prime Time. They were so proud they made it a Hidden Mickey!
 
GOOFY4DONALD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 3,770

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattsdragon View Post
Too many of the abbreviations overlap.

CP, I'm thinking was Crystal Palace, and I thought "how do you get to eat with Barney Stinson, that would be legen. . .wait for it. . .






DARY!!!!!"

Then I realized you meant Candlelight Processional, and sure, that's awesome too.

But I think that statistics reveal that 83% of all people think CP is Crystal Palace.
It has been changed
__________________
Disneyland 1975-Present...Too Many Times To Count
WDW 2007 Our First Trip FW Cabins
WDW 2009 Polynesian
WDW 2012 FW Cabins



GOOFY4DONALD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
Art 1
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 6,753

Quote:
Originally Posted by GOOFY4DONALD View Post
I am hoping for some encouragement because I am just not excited about our upcoming trip. This trip has been harder to put together that the others. The last 2 times we went we still lived in our old house and a part time job was all it took to pay for the trip. Since we moved I have been working full time (not because of the move). Having a larger mortgage and a car payment meant I had to work even harder for our upcoming trip (we don't like to charge). Some days I feel like this trip has become more of a burden. Before I loved the planning and waking up early to make my ADRs but none of that is fun and it seems like all the fun planning of before has now turned into a chore. I was excited when I snagged an ADR for Candleight Processional w/Neil Patrick Harris. But I'm not even excited for that now. I am sure I will feel differently when I get there...at least I hope so.
Good luck.
Art 1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 10:09 AM   #7
CajunMomof3
DIS Veteran
 
CajunMomof3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Where the Army sends us!
Posts: 2,721

I agree with PP that some times there is just overload. I always get to the point in planning that the magic is overshadowed by the reality of what we are spending. Then we actually head out and have a great trip. And start the whole cycle over again.... Lol
__________________
Pop Century (11/07), All-Star Movies (10/08), Port Orleans- Riverside (6/09), Coronado Springs (10/09), Boardwalk Villas (11/10), Boardwalk Inn (4/11), Port Orleans- Riverside/Polynesian (10/11), Grand Floridian (3/12), DisneyLand Hotel (12/12), Disney Magic (3/13), ** AP**Wilderness Lodge (7/13), POR (7/13), POFQ (8/13), SOG (8/13)
CajunMomof3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #8
Granny square
Always planning a trip!
 
Granny square's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,732

Don't sweat it. You are in a different place and sometimes we don't have the spare adrenalin for manic planning or excitement. My suggestion would be to just do the tasks as needed and know that in the end you will probably have a delightful trip. I loved the cp. we saw Gary sinese and it was wonderful.
__________________
wishing I was at the beach!
Granny square is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 10:20 AM   #9
ghtx
"In this times that all strategies seem to be death and you pay to eat fart and make a line in the parks of DW and just a few rides..."
 
ghtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Posts: 4,829

Quote:
Originally Posted by debbiedana View Post
Try stepping away for a week. You might be on Mickey Mouse overload. Happens to me too every trip. Usually just a few days and I can't wait to get back to planning.

Good luck and pixie dust!!!
Ditto this. No DIS, no reading guidebooks, no planning, nothing for one week. It'll work wonders.
__________________
-----
BLT Jan 2014; BLT Oct 2012; SSR Feb 2010; BWV May 2008; SSR June 2005; Earlier: OKWx3, Treehouse Villas (old version), CR, Poly, GF
ghtx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #10
katieandrob
Earning My Ears
 
katieandrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 69

Am I the only one thinking that maybe it's not the right time to go. I would think about putting the money in a vacation account and rescheduling to a different time. I sometimes feel if a trip doesn't come together easily it just isn't meant to be.
__________________
katieandrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #11
DRDISNEYMD
*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* *+*~The Snow Queen~*+* ~A girl should be two things: *+*~Classy & Fabulous~*+* +*+*~Coco Chanel~*+*+*+ *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
 
DRDISNEYMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,483

Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by GOOFY4DONALD View Post
I am hoping for some encouragement because I am just not excited about our upcoming trip. This trip has been harder to put together that the others. The last 2 times we went we still lived in our old house and a part time job was all it took to pay for the trip. Since we moved I have been working full time (not because of the move). Having a larger mortgage and a car payment meant I had to work even harder for our upcoming trip (we don't like to charge). Some days I feel like this trip has become more of a burden. Before I loved the planning and waking up early to make my ADRs but none of that is fun and it seems like all the fun planning of before has now turned into a chore. I was excited when I snagged an ADR for Candleight Processional w/Neil Patrick Harris. But I'm not even excited for that now. I am sure I will feel differently when I get there...at least I hope so.
~After this trip, maybe you should take a break for a couple of years, and you will also be able to budget more money. Just try to relax, it sounds like you've planned a fabulous vacation! It's just that your priorities have changed since you've accepted more responsibility. Have fun!
__________________

DRDISNEYMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #12
chiburple
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 347

Maybe it's time to try something a little different... A disney cruise instead of a disney world vacation perhaps or maybe just see if you can find different things to do at disney world than you've done in the past (fireworks cruise or a visit to Islands of adventure for example...). Perhaps an itinerary full of things you've never done before will give you something to be excited about.
chiburple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #13
GOOFY4DONALD
DH finished his plate at 50's Prime Time. They were so proud they made it a Hidden Mickey!
 
GOOFY4DONALD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 3,770

We are planning on doing other things next year. We had an unfortunate accident with our fur baby that wiped out our WDW fund. We leave in 52 days and we already have the flights and everything set.
__________________
Disneyland 1975-Present...Too Many Times To Count
WDW 2007 Our First Trip FW Cabins
WDW 2009 Polynesian
WDW 2012 FW Cabins



GOOFY4DONALD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #14
GOOFY4DONALD
DH finished his plate at 50's Prime Time. They were so proud they made it a Hidden Mickey!
 
GOOFY4DONALD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 3,770

Quote:
Originally Posted by chiburple View Post
Maybe it's time to try something a little different... A disney cruise instead of a disney world vacation perhaps or maybe just see if you can find different things to do at disney world than you've done in the past (fireworks cruise or a visit to Islands of adventure for example...). Perhaps an itinerary full of things you've never done before will give you something to be excited about.
We are doing many different things that we have never done before. HDDR, Festival of the Lion King, Candlelight Processional, MVMCP. I'm pretty sure this is just a funk.
__________________
Disneyland 1975-Present...Too Many Times To Count
WDW 2007 Our First Trip FW Cabins
WDW 2009 Polynesian
WDW 2012 FW Cabins



GOOFY4DONALD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 03:44 PM   #15
Granny square
Always planning a trip!
 
Granny square's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,732

I'm so sorry about your pet issue. :/ they are sad, scary and expensive.
__________________
wishing I was at the beach!
Granny square is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.