Friday, September 25, 2015
It's Fall again! And even though I'm a warm weather fan that exclamation point means that it's time for my fall trip to Disney World!
Aaaahhh, Fall in Disney..... What else can I say? Disney in the fall has always been like a delicious treat to be savored. For most years it meant low crowds, warm weather, special deals on rooms and that all elusive Disney Free Dining. And let me tell you we ate it all up. Again and again and again.......
But, (Isn't there always a but?) In the last few years people have caught on to our little secret. And of course Disney has monopolized that time of year with public announcements of all the "deals".
Fall now means every fall break in every city of America will converge on Florida. Trust me. We play the license plate game. We have gone from getting about half the tags of the US to last year even getting a Mexico and Hawaii. WHAT??????
The crowds will be thick my friends. The deals are absurd. $706 for one night in a standard room at Polynesian???? $160 for Pop Century? Which we used to get all the time for $54 when we wanted a cheap trip!!! We have stayed at them all but I think the rest of our future trips will be at a value resort. Which are better than none right? My Disney snob teens call these resorts Disney's ghetto. Shame on them! And I can't repeat what my husband calls shoehorning 4 people in a Pop room for 7 days. All 3 of my guys are 6 ft or over..... Those beds while comfy feel like sleeping on a twin. It takes family love to a whole new level. And dimension.
Thank you baby Jesus for Petals Pool Bar.......
Ok, back on track. Be cool. If you are a Disney Fanatic, Disney Fan, Disney Lover, Disney Nerd you will know what to do.
Book Early!! Book Early!! Book Early!! As soon as you have a vague idea when you are going book it. You can arrange and change later. Just get something booked. If you have to have a $260 (which is the current rate for 4) dinner a Hoop De Doo Musical Revue Book it!!!! Are you seeing a pattern here?
I have several reservations lined up for next year just in case.
And most importantly. SET UP YOUR FAST PASSES. Yes, it goes against the grain for me too. I loved the freedom of seeing events and riding rides when I felt like it as I wandered from park to park. That's in the past folks. For the past 2 visits I've been nagging my son to make sure I get on Toy Story Mania. We would spend our first evening eating and setting all that up. This past spring trying to set up fast passes when we arrived didn't fly. Sure we got some but not everything we wanted.
We set ours up a month before we left. Thank goodness. I couldn't handle the stress if we didn't.
Now we are 7 days away and I can relax and pack. Relax and pack?? Ha! Fall also means making sure your entire family have costumes for the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party which also books up. Then of course you want to decorate your hotel window to let everyone know YOU are the biggest Disney fan at the resort.
In fact, I'll have to post more later. I've got to get up in the attic and see how I can top last years decor........lol True Disney fans do all this because we love it!!!!!