September Pre-Trip report (aka, am I insane?!)
So I'm still all kinds of excited about my upcoming August trip with my friend and her niece. 11 days total, split between Pop Century, Beach Club Villas, and Carribean Beach. It'll be great. 113 days and counting...
HOWEVER.... last year, my sister and I went on a 6 day trip during the Free Dining promotion. My parents at the time said that if I ever saw a good deal like that again, I should let them know. And so, last week, I did. To my amazement and shock, I now have another trip planned. 6 days at All Star Sports, just me and my parents. 154 days and counting.
*Gulp*. Please try to understand, my parents and I have NEVER vacationed together. Ever. They either didn't have the financial means or the desire to vacation until after I was in college, which means my younger siblings and them are forever going on cruises and such, but I've never gone anywhere with the family. Last year's trip with my sister was the first time I'd gone anywhere with any member of the family.
Also understand that my family is NOT Disney-obsessed like I am. They have a tendency to roll their eyes when I tell them I'm going *again*. My youngest sister tries to pretend she doesn't even know me when I talk about it.
So you can imagine, this trip's more than a little nerve racking. I don't even know what kinds of attractions they're going to want to do. I have a hard time picturing my 50-something mother and 60-something father going on Space Mountain or Expedition Everest. But for all I know, they might really enjoy them.
Like I said, we're doing Free Dining, and I've booked reservations at Cape May Café clambake, Teppan Edo, Tutto Italia, Yak & Yeti, and Cap'n Jack (the list they gave me said they like Italian food, buffets, seafood and "new stuff", so I think I'm covered). I'm planning on doing at least one day at each of the parks, and possibly hitting up Epcot a second time around if they enjoy the World Showcase live entertainment as much as I'm expecting them to.
Also, their birthdays are 2 and 4 weeks before the trip, so as my birthday present to them, I bought tickets for La Nouba. I've never seen it before, so I'm hoping they enjoy it - I'm not telling them about it until we're in Downtown Disney that night.
Also, my mother has MS, and doesn't so much walk great distances. So this may also be my first experience renting an ECV and having a member of the party using that throughout the park. I'm mentally preparing myself now for the looks people will be giving us as my mother drives her ECV around and then stands up to get into an attraction....
This is going to be one heck of an experience. I have *no* idea how it's going to go....