How to bide your time until your next trip...

mouschievous

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jul 14, 2019
We have more than a year to go and I'm already at the point of watching youtube videos of the walk from the various hotels to DLR 😂
 

pixeemom

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 1, 2009
After spending the first part of August (three days of tickets with park hoppers, one day of rest in between, then an additional day at FW) in the Disney bubble 😍 I'm crazy eager to go back!!! I turn 45 next July so I'm hoping an end of July trip 2020 is possible! I'm going to write the trip report for our short Disney trip, and start daydreaming/planning for the next one! 🥰
awesome!! I turn 50 next month and i really wanted to go for my birthday but I didn't plan too well because the girls were playing softball, my last time there was the wine and dine 2017 with NO KIDS it was awesome, but my kids are dying to get back there and my plan got messed up, money is tight and now with school starting, my oldest going to college next year I can not pull them out of school, my only option is feb break or spring break and i am so scared of the crowd levels :(
 

jbehr12

Mouseketeer
Joined
Aug 18, 2018
So how do you guys use your time up until your next trip?
278 long days for us (countdown widget, I'm not at the sad point of counting on my fingers) and by this point poor AJ from DFB is failing to surprise me with any of her 'surprising things about Disney' videos, I already know everything on the menu everywhere and DH is sick of hearing about rope drop.
I may have a problem.

Am I the only one???
If you have any footage from past trips dabble in making your own YouTube videos, its pretty fun and not very hard.
 
  • Glittercat

    Mermaid on Wheels! ^_~
    Joined
    Dec 5, 2010
    awesome!! I turn 50 next month and i really wanted to go for my birthday but I didn't plan too well because the girls were playing softball, my last time there was the wine and dine 2017 with NO KIDS it was awesome, but my kids are dying to get back there and my plan got messed up, money is tight and now with school starting, my oldest going to college next year I can not pull them out of school, my only option is feb break or spring break and i am so scared of the crowd levels :(
    *hug* Feb break probably won’t be as crazy as Spring Break, though I could ge wrong on that. Happy 50th a bit early! This may sound whacky but can you go to WDW during the week while they’re in school and have them come out and join you for a weekend?
     

    pixeemom

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 1, 2009
    *hug* Feb break probably won’t be as crazy as Spring Break, though I could ge wrong on that. Happy 50th a bit early! This may sound whacky but can you go to WDW during the week while they’re in school and have them come out and join you for a weekend?
    Thank you for the bday wishes, I am def considering Feb. break......I could possibly try and work up a week where they have a long weekend and just come down for that, i'll have to pull out the school calendar, thanks :)
     
  • PollyannaMom

    I was a click-clack champ!!
    Joined
    May 16, 2006
    Am I the only one???
    Definitely not!

    ...and by this point poor AJ from DFB is failing to surprise me with any of her 'surprising things about Disney' videos.
    I love AJ!! - I've been watching her videos while walking on the treadmill lately, and I'm convinced that's why I've stuck with it!

    So how do you guys use your time up until your next trip?
    I watch videos, scrapbook photos of past trips, enjoy using my Disney mugs and stuff, and spend far too much time here on the DIS!

    I also have a "future trips" folder where I stash notes and tips picked up from the videos, DIS threads, articles I happen to see, etc.

    Some people do full-on Disney theme nights with movies and matching menus.

    Check out the family board too (even if you're not going with kids) - I think there are some "stickies" (threads that stays at the top) about learning how to say hello in each of the Epcot languages and stuff like that.
     

    BrandonH

    Disney Fan+
    Joined
    Aug 28, 2019
    I'm a little less than a year out from a Disneyland trip, and it feels like a very long time from now. The point earlier in the thread about focusing on joyful activities closer to home is well taken. If you need to scratch a Disney itch, though, it will get easier in November with Disney+ starting up.
     

    Disney Frenhines

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 28, 2013
    I'm going in a couple of weeks and trying to avoid all videos about Galaxy's Edge, but, apart from that I watch videos from select channels, ones that are helpful and also SoCal 360 who post a lot of POV ride videos, the Shanghai POTC is amazing. I get a bit sick of those people who churn out video after video of big old lengthy nothing, but, pointing the camera at themselves at Disney and other parks. AJ at DFB and the Dis guys are my favourites, I could spend hours watching them, can never start planning your next trip too soon.
     
  • DiscoRaptor

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jan 11, 2016
    I’m currently 5 months out from my first trip to WDW since 2007. This will be my first time taking my children, which is something I’ve truly dreamed about since I was a teenager. I’ve been casually planning aspects of this trip in my head since I was pregnant with my oldest but it’s just thrilling to be able to plan in earnest now. I’m passing the time by making a planning scrapbook/bullet journal, trying to immerse myself in all the information here and watching lots and lots of YouTube videos. Although the anticipation is already killing me, I’m truly enjoying the planning process.
     


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