Anyone who has bipolar disorder can you let me know any strategies or things you did differently going to Disney world? Or at least tell me how it went for you? My friend and I wanted to go to an event in Orlando during thanksgiving week (not this upcoming thanksgiving but the one after). We were both going to be in a competition but I decided that the trip itself would be enough for me and I wouldn't do the competition actually, so I am just going for the trip so we can go together and I will just be helping her out to the competition and cheering her on to win. I am a little worried because I normally don't travel much and try to keep my day to day routine very structured. I am excited about the trip and want to do it, and the good thing is we have plenty of time to plan and adjust since it's not til the following Thanksgiving. I'm also happy that it's during thanksgiving as holidays tend to be really stressful for me , which of course they are for everyone! But after a holiday, even if I had a good time, I always get depressed after it so I'm sort of glad this trip with a friend will be right through a holiday so we will miss it. I'm not that worried about the cost of the trip because I already saved a lot that I will need. What I am worried about is handling the planning and the traveling and being at Disney. Just the change in environment and routine and different amounts of sunlight and lots of people and noise etc. Note-I copied this post from the theme park strategy part of the board, I had originally posted it there and they suggested I copy it here because the disability part of the board might be more helpful.