Due to unforeseen circumstances for the first time in 4 years, my husband and I are missing our fall trip to Walt Disney World. We are missing multiple visits to the Epcot Food and Wine festival, seeing Eat to the Beat concerts, and hanging out in the Chase lounge to recharge and rehydrate during our week long vacation. We are missing Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, including Hallowishes and the Boo to You Parade. We aren’t really sure what to do with ourselves since we aren’t packing and planning right now, but we’ve found a few creative ideas to pass our time.
Kenny has started wearing his tunic shirt for his MNSSHP costume around the house. Now that we can watch You Tube videos on TV, we’ve already started watching Boo to You Parades, including this year’s. For Halloween night, we plan to pretend we are at MK and put on as many videos as we can. Funny thing is that we’ve seen the parade so many times we can tell when things are in a different order. I’m also going to find all of our decorations that we use in our rooms, including the “Boo to You” window cling.
To take care of our Food and Wine Festival withdraw, I’m looking at recipes from past festivals and from Epcot World Showcase restaurants. I’m going to make a meal out of some of our favorite snacks to pretend we are “snacking our way around.” Two of my favorites are the Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote and Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey’s Ganache, but I don’t think they would count for a meal according to Kenny.
But the most important way to cure Disney Withdraw is to book a vacation! So we’ve already booked our trip for March 2015, complete with dining reservations. Hopefully the Flower and Garden Festival will once again have food booths to enable snacking and walking through Epcot. By the time you read this, it will be roughly 160 days to go!!
Have a Magical Day!!
Adrienne is originally from the Chicago area but lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. She went to Disneyland when she was 7, which started her love of Disney. She even named one of her dogs after her favorite princess, Aurora. She and Kenny, her husband, celebrated their honeymoon at Walt Disney World in 2007 and have returned for every anniversary. They have stayed at variety of resorts on property and traveled with friends and family. Adrienne and Kenny bought into DVC in May 2011 and rewarded themselves with their first fall trip for some of the special events. Adrienne and Kenny consider WDW their “second home” and have become the go-to people for any Disney related questions and advice from friends, families, and acquaintances. Kenny is now a travel agent with The Affordable Mouse and you can follow him on Facebook and contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.