I’m scrolling through the Disney.com website and crunching numbers and making note of the attractions I think we would be interested in.
The numbers: Wow. Granted, I ran through the program on the Disney site, which is most likely the most expensive of any other options open to us at this time, but at least it gives us the maximum amount we can expect to pay.
Which is still about $1,500 more than I was braced for. Wow. Though I would love to go, even more now that I’ve had a look at the attractions, I’m not sure if we can justify spending that much money. It just seems so … outrageous.
We went on the AAA website yesterday and requested a travel agent contact us. We went through AAA because we’re members and I read that they offer (small) discounts to their members. I plan on sort of pinning the agent to the wall when he/she calls (nicely, of course) and telling the agent, “look, we can get the whole enchilada through Disney for X number of dollars. Can you beat that?”
We’ll see what he/she says.
When we first threw out the idea of going to Disney World to the kids and they rolled their eyes, I confess, I was a little worried there wouldn’t be enough for teenagers to do, but after looking at the attractions, I don’t think that will be a problem. We’re not big roller coaster people (we all get motion sickness, except for the husband) so the rides weren’t really a consideration when I looked through the attractions. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to find quite a few things in The Magic Kingdom that I think the boys would like to do. And I was equally surprised that there wasn’t as many things that appealed to us in the Animal Kingdom. In fact, I’m predicting that’s the park we spend the least amount of time in.
I think my favorite will be the Studios. I want to do everything that’s listed – it all sounds like so much fun and so up my alley. I’m sure we’ll be spending most of our time in either Epcot or the Studios.
IF we go. And that’s IF I can wrench the money from my husband’s fingers.
We’re planning on going in mid-June. Two reasons: It doesn’t sound like it’s QUITE as crowded as opposed to late June through August and that’s the only time the husband can justify taking off work. We are planning on staying six full days, not taking our travel days into consideration.
I’ve learned a thing or two about Disney vacations through this – I’ll have to share my tips and resources with you after (if?) we iron out the details. It’s quite overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of things, it’s still overwhelming, though a more manageable overwhelming.
It’s now after two in the afternoon and I’m on my way to the grocery store to buy some hash browns for tonight’s breakfast (for dinner). After that I will be cleaning bathrooms and vacuuming the floors so the house looks nice for the husband when he gets home. This is his stressful time of year and he’s on edge and cranky. Having a clean house tends to calm him down a bit.
I’ve been so distracted with the Disney vacation that I’m a bit behind in my regular work, so, I will spend the rest of the afternoon tweaking some pages and making changes for the schools.
The boys start the 2nd semester tomorrow with fresh classes. GD does in fact have PE this quarter so hopefully, all of that walking will pay off. He’s also got Geometry, Chemistry and Shop. I have a feeling this semester is going to be a lot busier for him as opposed to last semester.
MK’s classes stay the same save for one – he’ll get rid of PE and have a health class instead. I’m REALLY glad PE is over for him, having PE in the spring is hell for him because of his allergies.