Slow Down the Counter!!

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by lucysdad, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. lucysdad

    lucysdad <font color=teal>You've touched my heart<br><font

    Jan 17, 2003
    i know this sounds nuts, but the time is going by so fast and before we know it, it will be time to leave, and then we'll be there. But, then we'll be home and it will be all over! I enjoy the anticipation and hate the return home. I go into a postDisney funk. It always happens and it almost colors my time in The World because I know how quickly our time there goes. Does anyone feel the same or am I all alone in this weird world of mine?
    Lucy's Mom
  2. Dixielady908

    Dixielady908 Grandma's Little Princess

    Apr 20, 2003
    No I agree...I think the anticipation just adds to the trip..I'm always in a Disney funk on the day we leave.

    I cant belive I have this little time and I still have so much to do to get ready....

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  4. Kaycee

    Kaycee <font color=FF66CC>Magic is everywhere if you know

    Mar 3, 2001
    On the one hand, I wish the countdown timer would move faster because it feels like my WDW trip will never get here. On the other hand, I always end up feeling so sad when we get back, and I dread that feeling. I even start thinking about it while we're still at WDW! And I love the planning process and the anticipation of a trip. So I know exactly what you're talking about! ::yes::
  5. lissawynn

    lissawynn I drink Coke with everything.<br><font color="deep

    Dec 17, 2002
    I enjoy the trip planning so much that it kind of leaves me feeling a little empty when it's finally time to leave. That changes pretty quickly when I get my first ride on the monorail and see the castle for the first time.
    I am probably in very miniscule minority in that I actually look forward to coming home with about a day left in my trip. That quickly changes when I get home. ::MinnieMo

    I think my countdown is stuck or something...
  6. Vivianne

    Vivianne <font color=green>Close enough to enjoy what Mass

    Apr 6, 2004
    I get into a deep funkdom when I have to come back home from a great vacation :(

    That's why I try to clean my house as much as I can before I leave. That way it's one less routine I have to face when I get back :smooth:
  7. Beanie

    Beanie ~*Snoopy Fan Forever*~

    May 15, 2000
    Hey Kaycee!!:wave: I was just noticing your countdown...seems we will be there just about the same time!! :)

    I agree, I wish it would slow down and then just stop on the day! LOL Then I wouldn't have to leave Disney!! ;)
  8. Wish Upon A Star

    Wish Upon A Star DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2000
    I'll gladly trade my countdown timer with any of yours!:teeth: ::yes::
  9. theSurlyMermaid

    theSurlyMermaid DIS Veteran

    Apr 1, 2004
    Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. For me, the Disney funk starts setting in around mid-week if we are there for 7 days. It drives my husband nuts. When we did our two week honeymoon in 2001, the funk started the monday of the second week, believe it or not.

    It's a powerful thing, that feeling of dreading the routine at home.
  10. figment95

    figment95 <font color=006633>DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue

    Nov 25, 2001
    I'm glad I'm not the only one! I always plan my next trip on the way home to avoid the funk. I still funk but it's not as bad if I know I'll be able to come back. Luckily, my DH understands.
  11. Johnfish

    Johnfish <a href="" targ

    Mar 28, 2004
    I dont know how this is going to work for us. We are going to the WDW parks for 4 days first then US /IOA for 2 then seaworld for one. I think having all those different things spread out over the week will keep us from getting into the mid week funk mentioned above.

  12. JKanownik

    JKanownik <font color=green>Pack up the Tag Fairies in your

    May 1, 2003
    I agree that the anticipation is part of the fun. I am so excited! May 11th needs to get here already! On the other hand, I don't want to have to come home. So, if my counter could please speed up until May 11 and then slow down I would greatly appreciate it! :laughing:
  13. bethbuchall

    bethbuchall <font color=deeppink>Had to make sure she was in D

    Jul 10, 2003
    I'm right there with you...and I thought I was the only one.

    When I saw my counter in the teens, I was so excited. Then almost immediately, I wished that I had some more time. It's something that I inherited from my mother, I think. I'm already lamenting that the trip is almost over, and it hasn't even begun yet.

    I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in this (however weird I may be).

  14. skiwee1

    skiwee1 DIS Veteran

    Sep 1, 2000
    I agree! I only have 6 days to go before I leave and I haven't started packing yet! I am usually so much better at this but have had so much going on that I am now far behind.
  15. dznyntnh

    dznyntnh DIS Veteran

    Jun 2, 2001
    I've been trying to make this sucker go faster since I got back last October. :p

    I don't even let my mind wander past my last day there until it's that time. I'm only focused on getting through the next two weeks and getting there!! :hyper: ::yes::
  16. zakatak

    zakatak <font color=deeppink>Cinderella looked at me like

    Jan 18, 2001
    :bounce: :bounce:

    I'm looking forward to our trip because at the end of it I know I will be very excited to come home (to see my kids again! :bounce: ). So I'm excited about going and sometime around the 4th day I tend to get VERY homesick and miss my kids, so I know the next day I get to hug them again so it makes my trip home exciting too! :hyper:

    So much to do this week, it'll fly by!
  17. tinkgrl

    tinkgrl Love Johnny Depp & Captain Jack Sparrow! Love bein

    Jul 5, 2003

    I agree. We NEVER want to leave. Don't laugh but I cry! :(

  18. frannn

    frannn <font color=blue>please stop the madnesssss alread

    Nov 2, 1999
    I feel the exact same way as all of you have described. I love the planning and the anticipation. When we are finally there, the reality of the trip being over soon hits, and I get a bit depressed. You can mark the days of the trip by my face in the pictures. First day, full grin with teeth, mid trip, half smile, no teeth, last day, big time hysterics! DH acts all bent out of shape when I plan now (4.5 months before our "maybe" trip) for all the details, because he doesn't understand the big deal about "where are we going to eat", and "which day is EMH", and "which day is Wishes in Sept", but he does brag that I am on a first name basis with a lot of CMs at the DS, and also at WDTC once I converse with them! So far, I have begun getting stuff together to bring, started thinking about which character meals, etc.
  19. cindy21494

    cindy21494 <font color=660099>Just the facts, ma'am<font colo

    Oct 14, 2003
    I can't wait for our trips to get here. I usually have more than one trip planned at a time, so I always have one to look forward to. Even if it is over a year away, it keeps me going.

    My problem is when it is time to come home. Our last trip this past February seemed worse than usual for me. We were walking around the AKL our last morning killing time before the car service was to pick us up. I started to get all teary eyed! I have never gotten this upset before. Usually we are happy to be going home. Even my DH (who could care less if we go to Disney or not) didn't want to go home yet. This was our first trip in the winter, so maybe it was the thought of going home to all the cold and snow.:(

    I am definately addicted to the Mouse!!;)

    HANDYMOM DIS Veteran

    Feb 24, 2004
    If it goes any slower I'll really be crazy before May 8th gets here. I too will be in a funk once the trip is over (boy is that 9 1/2 hr. drive home going to be a killer!) but DH and I have made the waiting almost unbearable by not telling DS's (2 and 4) that we're going. I've been counting down for more than 90 day. Only 18 days left!

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