Trying to get back to my Saturday Disney blogging. I miss it so much and after talking about Disney last night with someone planning a trip over Spring Break I decided I needed to revive my Disney Saturdays!
It has been slightly more than 16 years that I have planned an adults only trip to Walt Disney World. It is strange to be thinking of a trip that is all about what do “I” really want to do? I don’t have to think of what the kids will want to ride, what the kids want to eat or what will keep my son calm and happy.
We have decided to do a few things differently this trip. Having teenagers the amount of food they eat is always near the head of the list when we plan our trips. Buffets and family style meals are at the top of the list because we know that once a day they will get their fill of food and we won’t have to break the bank to feed them! Because there are four of us we usually buy the Disney Dining Plan that gives us one Counter-Service (CS) restaurant, one Table Service (TS) restaurant and one snack per day. It is just about right for us but because we like to do one “fancy” meal each trip – such as Citrico’s, Narcoose’s…, we end up buying one TS meal, usually a breakfast and a few extra snacks during our trip.
This time we have decided we want to eat at more of the Signature (2 credit) restaurants this trip so we are moving up to the Deluxe Dining plan, 3 (TS or CS) credits per day with 2 snacks. This is our 20th Anniversary and my (cough, cough,) birthday so we want to celebrate in style!
The above picture was from our 15th Anniversary trip to Walt Disney World with my then, 93 year-old mother-in-law (on her 1st trip to Disney!), my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. We had a great trip but I realized today that ALL of our pictures from Disney are either one of us with one or two children or just the children. We have almost no pictures of just the two of us at Disney. That is going to change because I plan on purchasing the Memory Maker for this trip and take advantage of all the ride, dinner and photo spots we can!
We have also decided to focus less on rides and more on the shows and attractions. Yes, after 20 trips to Walt Disney World there are still things that we have not seen or done. I have never seen Birds of Wonder. I want to see the new River of Lights at Animal Kingdom that is opening April 22nd. I have a whole list of things I want to do and the best part is this trip is all about me (well, us)! 🙂