In our last post we mentioned we were interviewing pet sitters. Well, the first did not do at all, and on the day the second was scheduled to stop by, Rich wasn’t feeling well so his doctor squeezed him in and he ended up in the hospital for 3 nights, had an operation, and is now recovering, which might take a couple of weeks. So, we cancelled our pet sitter trip to WDW next week.
Yep, if it’s Florida, Rich must be in the hospital. Just about the same time as the last time we were here, 6 years ago. And then we cancelled my birthday trip to Disneyland that year. But then moved back west. So far, it’s feeling like deja vu. I’m really hoping we’ll make it to Disneyland for my birthday this time.
I have mixed feelings about Pixar Fest – while it looks ok, have we heard enough about it already? Every blogger/vlogger thinks they need to cover it. I’d rather experience it for myself, I think.
Anyway, we’re staying at Paradise Pier so I had to grab that photo of the Pixar Pals sign with Paradise Pier in the background. I know, I know, I said we’d never stay there again. Let’s just hope they don’t give us the “Big Kahuna Suite” again. 🙂
We decided against the Premier AP but will be getting 2-day tickets through the hotel and adding MaxPass, although as I’m writing this, I kinda wish we were getting the Premier so we could drop in each day. Because we also need to make some sort of AP decision for WDW – renew the gold, get the silver, or do the Epcot after 4. If no Premier, I think we’ll need 3 days for Disneyland.
The plan so far is pretty loose. But here are the priorities:
Napa Rose for birthday dinner
It’s a Small World
Peek at Star Wars, New Orleans Square, Main Street, Fantasyland
Radiator Springs Racers
Golden Vine Winery
Toy Story Mania
Pixar Pier, Cars Land, Hollywood Land, Grizzly Peak
MCO to LAX, rental car, drive to Paradise Pier, check in
Downtown Disney, Hearthstone Lounge
DCA – get MaxPass for Racers
Disneyland (Premier or 3-day) or the beach if no pass for today, although I really think I want to be inside Disneyland Park on my birthday – I’ve been going there since I was 3 years old
Birthday dinner at Napa Rose
Would like to do Disneyland for Date Night but Saturday is a busy day so may pass on that
Church and then meet Rich’s aunt for lunch at beach restaurant
Downtown Disney or back to DCA if pass allows for this
LAX to MCO
Hmmm… writing this down I’m struck by how thin the plan is without an AP or 3-day pass – don’t think a 2-day is going to do it. More planning is required.