Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-14-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
SumWhrOvrThRanBo
Mouseketeer
 
SumWhrOvrThRanBo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Kentucky Mama
Posts: 207

Strange feeling of bitter sweet sadness...

I'm in the midst of planning our very first WDW vacation and for months have been doing research on where to stay-- on site, off site, family suite, 2 value rooms, renting DVC points...
Ultimately I decided to bite the bullet and last night signed and contract & rented DVC points-- we have a reservation at AKV Kidani Village in a 2 BR villa. I'm SOOOO excited-- although there is part of me that is sad. All the research & anxiety & decision making is over... I now feel kinda sorta 'empty'- it's hard to explain... Yes I may have lost my mind!! Haha!
__________________


Keith (daddy) Jayna (mama) Alyssa (17)
Ryan (15) Jacob (9) Nolan (7) Macy (06/15/12)
SumWhrOvrThRanBo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
amym2
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,898

Oh yes, I am sure many of us know how you feel! We are DVC members and just hit our 7 month mark to book Aulani yesterday and now that it is booked, I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders but also the feeling like the fun part is over. For me, the planning is as much fun as the trip (well maybe not quite). That's why we spend time on the disboards living vicariously through other people's planning!

You are going to love AKV! Congrats on making your decision. The first WDW trip is so magical but can be so stressful. Now you can relax and look forward to it! Assuming you have made all of your ADRs and planned out which parks to do when and which rides to hit first and what to wear each day and what souvenirs to buy...
amym2 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
mmmears
DIS Veteran
 
mmmears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: California
Posts: 8,249



Don't worry -- you still have plenty left that you can plan. ADRs, park touring schedules, etc. There's still plenty to keep you busy.

Oh -- we love AKL -- it's just an amazing place -- I hope you like it too!
__________________


* Disneyland * Walt Disney World * Disneyland Paris ** Disney Wonder Bahamas * Disney Wonder Alaska *
*Grand Floridian Resort* Animal Kingdom Lodge * Polynesian Resort * Yacht Club * Beach Club * Disneyland Hotel * Grand Californian Resort *
mmmears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
goofy4tink
Likes little devils
I know I'm getting old...I get it, I really do
Prisoner of Toy Story Mania
 
goofy4tink's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Central Ma
Posts: 47,021
DISboards Moderator

Oh sweetie...you've just begun to plan!!! Silly you!!!! Great choice of resort. And great decision to rent points.....now you'll be spoiled for those regular stays!!!
You still have dining to look forward to....and just so you know??? You may 'think' you've made your ADRs at that 6 mo window, but you haven't. You'll keep going back and tweaking them..we all do. It's an addiction!! Then, you get to plan which parks on which days. Oh, the planning doesn't end until you're on the plane going home. And then?? Why, you start planning the next trip!!!!
__________________
goofy4tink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 03:02 PM   #5
scdak
DIS Veteran
 
scdak's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 828

[QUOTE=goofy4tink;47799217]Oh sweetie...you've just begun to plan!!! Silly you!!!! Great choice of resort. And great decision to rent points.....now you'll be spoiled for those regular stays!!!
You still have dining to look forward to....and just so you know??? You may 'think' you've made your ADRs at that 6 mo window, but you haven't. You'll keep going back and tweaking them..we all do. It's an addiction!! Then, you get to plan which parks on which days. Oh, the planning doesn't end until you're on the plane going home. And then?? Why, you start planning the next trip!!!![/QUOTE
Truer words I have never read! Your planning is just starting, and the ADR addiction is really bad sometimes, I swear my fingertips could have bled from punching the keyboard so many times looking for reservations and changing reservations!
__________________
5250 Best friends for 13 years!
Offsite: Many times since 1978
Onsite : Split stay POFQ/Poly Dec. 2010
POR Jan 2012
POFQ Oct/Nov 2012
WL / POFQ Fall 2014 - maybe sooner
SOONER IT IS - March 30-April 5 - offsite with family
scdak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 03:09 PM   #6
Shaden
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,794

You know whats funny, is that we actually booked our ADRs first, while waiting for the Jan 3 promotion to launch (we didn't even KNOW a discount would be coming actually) ... booked ADRs for May. Had that all in line and then had to wait for a promotion, jumped on the Jan 3 spring deal.

Admittedly we did decide to extend the trip be a couple days in Feb, so got to add a couple more ADRs. But really on this trip and our trip last year, once we made our ADRs we didn't change them.

Thats not to say there is no more planning, oh the park planning, the imagining your trip in the many forms it could take .... yes yes, this is (almost) half the fun.

Actually already thinking about our NEXT trip, thinking that we could upgrade to APs and then book a Bounceback while we are there, so we could get a "discount" trip in.
Shaden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 07:51 PM   #7
Mynamewastaken
Mouseketeer
 
Mynamewastaken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 331

Ahahahha I get it. I am the same way. I also got the pleasure of booking my sisters trip... I just love all the planning. I will be so depressed when my vacation comes to an end
Mynamewastaken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 01:51 AM   #8
Robbi
DIS Veteran
 
Robbi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,694

Go to the Creative Disigns board. There will be more than enough projects to keep you busy-journals, autograph books, candy wrappers, t shirts, and much more:
http://disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=105
Robbi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 06:14 AM   #9
bnk1120
Forget filet and champagne. Give me chicken wings and beer!
 
bnk1120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 710

I love planning and feel "empty" any time I'm not planning something! I drive my husband nuts!

The worst is when the trip is over and the post-vacation blues set in
__________________
Me DH and DD(10)

Easter at Disney!

Love that summer sunshine! VWL in July
bnk1120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #10
abner1776
DIS Veteran
 
abner1776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West of Beantown
Posts: 951

There is never a down time for planning when it comes to WDW.

As a DVC member I booked our DD's into OKW for an April trip sometime around last Xmas.
You would have thought that that was it...flights booked, resort booked, ME booked, ADR's booked...done, right ? Wrong
You've got the countdown calendar, advanced checkin at 60 days, podcasts to listen to, new wristbands or room keys, etc., etc. Just dropped off the ME packet with the DD's the other day, so now they can plan on which bags to take...the planning never ends.

I will admit that when you book at the 11 month window(for DVC'ers) there does seem to be a lag time, but the vacation will be here before you know it.
__________________
abner1776 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 12:09 AM.

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

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