Sunday, August 9, 2009

Great News!

We have decided that rather than wait until April for our next trip to Walt Disney World, we are going to go in February/March. The benefits of the time we are going will be escaping the New Hampshire winter, we will actually be there the week the Flower and Garden Festival opens, and the weather will hopefully be warm.

We used to travel to Disney in February until the one year that we flew out the morning after a blizzard. Let's just say, all flights out of Logan had been cancelled the afternoon and night before, so the airport was a nightmare and a sea of people! Never mind the shuttle we hired to pick us up that never showed or travelling on the yet to be plowed 495 and Mass Pike! We arrived as they were making the final call for our flight and the woman checking us in at the desk said, "How did you guys get so lucky to be on the only flight going to Orlando today?" My entire family was already in Disney awaiting our arrival, so to think they would all be there in Disney without Pierre and I was stressful to say the least. My adrenaline was going and I think it took at least three days at Disney to get myself calm! Anyways, because of that, we had vowed we would never go again during the winter. But it has been 9 years since then, and I think I have recovered (though if it happens again, we definitely will avoid all winter months! I don't think I could take that experience a second time!). :-)

I have already calculated the date we can make our ADRs (Advanced Dining Reservations), which is November 30th. My husband and I have already been discussing where we think we are going to eat. Every trip we say we are going to try something new, but somehow always end up going to our old favorites. Hopefully, we stick to our word and attempt something new this time around.

I just finished reading, cover to cover, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2009, by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa. If you have never read this book and are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, I would definitely borrow it from the library or purchase it. I know I mentioned this in a previous blog, but it is worth mentioning again. Also their website, TouringPlans.com is a great resource for touring guides, crowd patterns/calendar and news.

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