We take it easy when we vacation at Disney and have out own routine by now. Since we live so close (about only 90 miles away) and are Disney Vacation members, we visit Disney World frequently. We usually have two – three long trips and a bunch of shorter weekend trips during the year.
I used to stress out about leaving my family behind, but things are much better now. I don’t worry much about leaving my elderly mother alone at her home any more because she has a Medical Alarm in case anything happens. The company has my contact information. No worries about my Aunt since she’s in a nursing home. And our cat is boarded.
During our week long trips, we’ve fallen into a routine that helps us relax and enjoy our time at Disney World even more than rushing through the parks commando style. Of course, packing in advance lessens stress. It’s easy to know what to pack because I use a packing list especially for our Disney trips. We have either a full kitchen or kitchenette, depending on the type of room we choose. With a full kitchen, we bring along more food because we cook a few meals, especially breakfast and prepare lunches.
When we arrive at Walt Disney World, our first stop is at our hotel. Even if our room isn’t ready, we leave our luggage with the resort and then head out to lunch. Getting to the hotel early makes it more likely that we’ll get the room in the area of the resort that we’ve requested in advance. We never plan where we’ll eat lunch, but just decide on the fly.
After a good meal, If our room isn’t ready, we hang around the resort, look at the store, visit the community center and people watch. If our room is ready, we unpack our stuff, check out the park times, and rest up. My husband goes to the closest grocery store to get some of the refrigerated items we don’t like to pack in our cooler. Dinner is usually small and in our room. My husband goes to either another resort, or a restaurant and gets some take out.
We go to bed early so that we can get up early the next day. Sometimes that happens, sometimes it doesn’t, but either way it’s OK. The most important thing about our Disney vacation is having fun!
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