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Opening Magic Kingdom

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Monday, May 30, 2016

We've Got The Disney Bug!




We’ve got it bad!  The Disney bug—we’ve been bitten!  I blame the Annual Passes. 

Knowing that there is a little card in my purse and a MagicBand attached to that little card that gives us access to all the magic 47 square miles can hold is an incredible pull.  All we have to do is get ourselves to Orlando!

So, as of right now, we have 4 countdowns to Disney vacations.  Yes, 4!  I said we have it bad!

The first of four vacations is a lengthy summer sojourn that includes eleven nights at a Walt Disney World Resort followed by a several day stay in Houston to see family.  The husband asked me just last night what I was looking forward to.  My response:  Seeing our family and strawberry shortcake at Hoop Dee Do. He smiled, nodded, and said, “Good answer.” 

We have new restaurants and new experiences planned for this trip—Tiffins, Boma, La Hacienda de San Angel, Yak & Yeti along with Jungle Book: Alive with Magic show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, new Soarin’, and Frozen Ever After at EPCOT.  We are returning to restaurants that we haven’t dined at in several trips such as Coral Reef, Teppan Edo, 1900 Park Fair, and the dinner show Hoop Dee Do. 

We’re returning to Coronado Springs Resort this trip and are looking forward to some relaxing time by the pool.  The Garden Grocer order is done, we’re checked in on-line, and the packing list is commencing.

The next trip to take is the most recent trip booked.  We’re planning for a long week-end to celebrate the boy’s birthday and have a reservation at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.  The research has begun for this trip and there are so many things to do at this resort that we may not even make it to a theme park!  Annual Passholder discounts have not yet been released so am still looking for additional discounts for this trip.  Flights to Orlando—done.  Waiting a bit for flights home.

And, we have a reservation during the holidays at Pop Century.  Again, all we have to do is get ourselves to Orlando.  I told the husband that if airfare is an issue—we could drive.  He didn’t say no!

The last Disney vacation to take in the upcoming months was the first one planned—and that is our next Disney Cruise.--#8—celebrating the husband’s big Birthday!  We took our first Disney Cruise when he turned 40 so it is only fitting to sail again for his 50th. 

There you have it—the next ten months with a family who enjoys Disney vacations.  Our friends and family have stopped asking.  They don’t get it but they have resigned to the fact that our enjoyment of all things Disney isn’t going way.  Others shake their heads, but that is okay.  What I want people to know is that there are more people who have been bitten with the Disney bug worse than us!  We’ve seen them at the parks so they do exist!