Part of the reason Adam and I decided to forgo the more formal wedding set up is that we really would rather to go to Disney World for our honeymoon than spend money on a whole wedding doohickey. We have a strict budget, and we knew that because of that, it was going to be a matter of wedding vs. honeymoon. When family members heard that, they kind of tossed out the idea of having a very simple wedding (or even eloping!) and spending all the money on the honeymoon. Makes perfect sense if I say so myself. I’ve been married before, so my heart isn’t set on any sort of wedding (unless I could somehow have a Disney wedding planned completely by some sort of fairytale expert). I’m way more eager to be married to Adam than to plan a wedding. When I found out that Adam’s heart isn’t set on a wedding, I was relieved. My party planning skillz have fallen by the wayside, and the thought of all the details really freaked me out. I’d just stopped thinking about it, unless someone asked me “how are the plans going?”
For the past six to twelve months, I’ve been having periodic dreams of waking up at Disney World and finding out that someone surprised me with a trip, or I’ll be on a roller coaster and realizing that HEY, I’m on a coaster at Disney World! Waking up always makes me sad. So yeah, I’ve had Disney on the brain for quite sometime. I mean, I often literally dream of being there!
Last night, Adam gave me his debit card, a budget, and told me to go to town! Basically, I get to plan whatever I want (leaving room for him to go on the Tower of Terror, Haunted Mansion, Carousel of Progress, and see the Hall of Presidents), and you should see all the papers I have! Funny, I can plan a Disney trip for hours, but give me wedding plans to work out and I want to crawl into a corner and rock back and forth for a while. I guess I’m just weird that way.
I called and booked the trip last night. It’ll be my first time staying at the Pop Century Resort (I’ve been wanting to stay there for a while!), and this morning, I made all the dining reservations. My heart was set on Garden Grill, and we get to do that, so I’m happy. Garden Grill was my first ever character dining experience (and the first place I actually met Mickey Mouse) and it’s my favorite sit down place in all the park to eat. My heart was also set on 50s Prime Time Cafe, and we get to do that! I really wanted to try a few new places, so I am THRILLED that we’re going to get to do the 1900 Park Fare, because Mary Poppins is there! And we’re doing a Princess Storybook lunch at Akershus. I’ve never been there, either. We didn’t get Chef Mickey’s (people start making reservations six months in advance, and reservations for couples are almost impossible to come by), but I can keep trying for it. Honestly, I’m so excited about meeting Mary Poppins that I’m OK with skipping Chef Mickey’s this time. Adam promised me that because Disney World makes me so happy, he’ll make sure we get back there often. ♥
Oh, and the best part (besides getting to see Spectromagic again)? I get to go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!!!!!!! YAY!
Here are the things I need to do before we go:
– get a hold of some bride and groom Mickey ears
– get a new multi-purpose lens for my camera (anyone have any suggestions??)
– get a new memory card for my camera (or at least clear the one I have!)
Exactly three months from now (OMG an entire season! How will I be able to wait so long?), we’re going to be lining up to watch Wishes, the fireworks show in Magic Kingdom! I am so excited! YAY!