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Need motivation to go to WDW
I NEVER thought that I would be saying this, but I am thinking of cancelling our trip in 24 days. We just became empty-nesters in August. My daughter has been my Disney buddy since 2012 when we started going to F&W festival and loved it Dh and ds had lost interest, and our "Girls Gone Disney" trips were great! We added other mothers/daughters to our trip after a couple of years and always had a great time.
I talked dh into going this fall thinking it would be fun to be able to do some of the adult events at F&W. We are less than a month out, and I am not the least bit looking forward to our trip. It actually kind of depresses me to think about going with my daughter. In my head, I think it would be a great (though expensive!) distraction of missing the kids. My heart just isn't there. I haven't even added our tickets to MDE, let alone make any FP selections - that's how bad it is!
This is a tough one, given that I am always looking forward to times when I can make my next trip to WDW. I think if I were in your situation, I would still go. When you get there, don’t you think you’ll be excited and happy and ready to do your Disney thing? Can you play some Disney music to get yourself motivated?
Oh my gosh.... Most of my trips to Disney were with my 2 kids. Now I am going solo...WITHOUT THEM! And even though it would be Fun with them...I am having a blast WITHOUT THEM! It is different but it is a different fun!
I would go...and make new memories....Enjoy your time!
I just bought my airfare for my next Solo Trip in May 2019! This will be my 7th Solo Trip.... Looking forward to it!
Have a Great time....and you will!
Kate in PA All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them- Walt Disney
We are fortunate to take annual trips to WDW and have owned DVC for many years. When we first started going I really looked forward to the trips. However the last couple trips I have started becoming like the OP. I looked forward to the trip when we booked it but as the trip got closer I didn't really want to go. A couple weeks before those trips it became worse. I swore this would be the last trip and we would be selling our DVC membership. When the day came to go I started looking forward to getting there and once we were there it was great and didn't want to come home....as usual.
As I get older it seems like I prefer to be home more and maybe that's my issue. Nevertheless we have another trip planned and so far I'm looking forward to it.
We had a house fire in the spring of 2017. We had a trip scheduled for that August. I considered canceling it many time because it didn't sound fun right then. We were settled into a temporary trailer and work was starting on the house but I wasn't feeling the trip. I finally let my co-workers talk me into going anyway and we had a great trip. It was a much needed break in the routine.
Go and just relax, Do whatever strikes you at that time.
The past couple of trips, just about a month out, I didn't want to go, didn't care that I was going and thought "why am I bothering?" I think I was just burnt out from planning, from life, etc. Even though I was tempted to, I did NOT cancel either trip, I did go and I had fun. How close can you cancel? I'd give it a few more days and maybe as it gets closer, you'll get excited to do this trip differently. Adding your tickets is a simple thing it'll be done in no time and not making FP? There will still be plenty for you to do there and unless you'll still be able to get FP. Maybe not for "big ticket thinks" like FoP but if you go with realistic expectations, you'll do fine.. We went last month and I cannot tell you how many "extra" FP's we were able to get during the day, especially in the MK.
Oh I'm right there with you with the empty nest syndrome. My youngest is in college and I retired this year! I thought it woulld be great, I can do Disney at any time of the year now! However, my husband only tolerates Disney, sooo I'm not sure if we will be going anytime soon. The kids would rather do a nondisney cruise and I'm not even sure I will like it. What I really need is a Disney fanatic travel buddy!
I'd say go ahead and go - it'll be different, but try not to compare it to your experiences in the past but as a whole new thing. I agree with Ginger - try to meet up with some other Passporters.
I've felt not too excited sometimes and I think in the most recent years this has happened because of the way we have to do so much pre-planning compared to how we did it years ago. It involves some work.
But of course once there, we all love it.
Keep us posted.
Don't let your heart be filled with sorrow, for all you know, tomorrow, the dream that you wish will come true.