We'll be leaving in a week to take on WDW! Our cast stars the amazing trio of DD8A (Morgan), DD8B (Chelsea), DD6 (Sydney). As they are only Irish triplets (twins plus a surprise 16 months later), rest assured we will be asked multiple times a day if they are indeed triplets. I am considering renaming them Harris, Hubert, and Hamish. Though I think Huey, Duey and Louie would work as well, Morgan, errr, Harris, is very excited about the upcoming movie, Brave. As she is also very fond of our Scottish heritage (read: our last name is Scottish and our genealogy proves us to be mutts), the Brave triplet names seem more appropriate. DH came up with "Troublets" a few months ago, and thus they are dubbed collectively.
Co-starring in this production are my MIL (Elaine), DH (Patrick), and myself (who am I again?). MIL will be happily enjoying her grandchildren while tolerating theme parks. DH is still trying to fathom how he is going to tolerate 10 days in The Land of the Mouse while focusing on his mid-trip one day fishing excursion. I am, of course, stalking this website frequently in my impatience to be there already.
Though I have been planning this trip in earnest since about last August, this is the trip DH and I spoke and dreamed about taking our as yet unborn twin daughters on many years ago, right about this age. A ton has happened since then, and it turned out that we made a trip to Disney in 2009, courtesy of Make-A-Wish. Luckily, DD8A has been in remission from her very rare childhood cancer (alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma) for 3.5 years now. They consider this cancer "cured" after 5 years, and they hardly ever see a recurrence after about two years. Anyway, the same three very small girls and the same crew of adults have been to Disney together, but there was no planning on our part. We got our itinerary about a month beforehand, we had special access to avoid lines, they were all too short for most of the heavy hitters, and it was January so the parks were about as empty as they get. We had a good time, but truthfully my girls remember more about Give Kids the World than Disney itself.
We'll be staying at "Ethan's Little Disney" 3 bed/3bath townhouse in the Windsor Hills Resort, with rental "elite SUV" (read elite as "7 passenger"). DH will have his own little economy rental for the day he goes fishing. I bought 5 day MYW+WPFAM tickets from UCT. We will be upgrading these to at least 6 days midway, with the possibility of adding another day or two if we need a little more time somewhere, but it was more cost effective to get the 5 day and do the upgrade.
Th 6/14: Fly out of local airport at 7:00am, arrive at MCO at 9:30am. Get car, go somewhere to eat, go to either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon for the afternoon. Check into the the townhouse, get groceries, chillax.
Fr 6/15: RD AK, TH @ 11:10am, stay until done, early night
Sa 6/16: RD MK, BBB @10:10am, CRT @ 12:00, stay through 3:00 parade, early night
Su 6/17: RD HS, Sci Fi @ 11:00am, break from 1:30-5:00, F!
Mo 6/18: Sleep in, go to other waterpark (from 6/14)
Tu 6/19: DH is goin' fishin', the girls will sleep in, probably go to DQ and DTD.
We 6/20: RD MK, break 1:00-5:00, MSEP+Wishes
Th 6/21: Sleep in, arrive at Epcot by 10:30 at the latest. Do the "Highland Games" thing, do a little FW, WS, Illuminations
Fr 6/22: Sleep in, repeat whatever waterpark the girls liked best, chillax
Sa 6/23: RD Epcot, stay until done
Su 6/24: Leave for our 8:00am-ish flight