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Why planning a Walt Disney World vacation reminds me of Monica from Friends…

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When it comes to Disney you are either a Disney person or not. I am a full blown Disney person and proud of it. You can tell me to grow up, you can tell me its for kids, you can tell me I’m not normal (but seriously we all know I’m not normal and its for many different reasons, this is not one of them), you can tell me it’s hot and crowded and full of screaming kids and parents and generally a nightmare. I will listen then tell you to bibbidi bobbidi back up out of my life but nicely with a smile because I’m a Disney person.

There are two camps when it comes to a Walt Disney World Vacation. First is the most crowded camp which is plan your meals, Fastpasses, Touring Plans etc months in advance and down to a tee. Second is the rebels who like to go with the flow and see what happens, don’t make plans and try to work it out when there. Anybody who knows me know I am very clearly stationed permanently in camp one, though I must admit I am envious of those in camp two.

Now planning a Walt Disney World vacation is a lot of work. It involves making plans months in advance. It involves research for everything from Fastpasses to dining reservations to transport. If you want to dine at Cinderellas Royal Table or Be Our Guest and want to get a FastPass for Toy Story Midway Mania or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train then you need to plan.

Basics you need to know are do you plan on staying on or off site? What restaurants do you definitely want to eat at? What do you want FastPasses for? If staying off site how are you going to get to parks? Shuttle, rental car or taxi? Villa or hotel? If staying on site what days are Extra Magic Hours? Dining Plan or no? I feel the inner Monica Geller come out as I write this!

If this seems like too much work for you then its probably not the best place for you to go. Alternatively you can use a travel agent who can take care of all of this for you. I will reccomend Jacquie Skurla over at A Touch Of Pixie Dust Travel for all your Disney needs. Jacquie is so helpful and has a great knowledge of every aspect of Disney from cruising to the parks. I use her as my TA for cruises and couldn’t recommend her more.

Over the next few days you will be seeing some posts about planning. How I do it and tips I have found useful. Hope you enjoy.

Until next time, let your gypsy soul wander.

Just Me · Lifestyle

It’s been too long…

Hello-Im-back

So my resolution to blog at least once a week is well and truly been broken but lets get back to it.

It’s been over a month since I last blogged about my goals and today honestly I don’t really have anything overly insightful or interesting to write about. So why you ask am I writing? The answer is simply because I want to. I am trying to get back to this blogging thing. A little update on my goals:

I am slowly but surely getting to my goal weight. I for the first time since my surgery put on weight in the second week in January. It was only 1.2lbs but I was a bit upset with myself if I’m honest. I haven’t been putting as much effort as I should into meal planning and was going for what was convenient instead of what was healthy but I’m back on track and am working towards the goal weight (which by my calculations I should hit by September 9th providing everything going to plan which lets face it it usually doesn’t). Health wise I finally got rid of the wisdom teeth and baby tooth that were causing all the problems and I have been drinking my water (mostly) and taking my supplements. This one has been harder to keep to but I have managed to whittle our grocery budget down to €35 a week by shopping at Aldi and not buying crap. College is going fantastically. I am on track (for the first time ever) and starting my second module.

Apart from that I have been in planning mode for our Disney trip in March! I can’t wait. There will be lots of planning posts coming so if you don’t like Disney I apologize. My life is pretty much taken up by dancing, scouts, work and college. My social life has never ever been exciting but seriously there are corpses with better social lives than me at the moment. So I need to start making time for my friends and you know actually spending time having fun. It’s on the list for next month.

Well this was just a short post to dip my toes back into the world of blogging. Hope everybody has been good. Hows the resolutions going for you?

Until next time, let your gypsy soul wander.