[QUOTE=Pam&Rich;1089438]Rule #1: THIS IS TIME FOR YOU TO RELAX!!! If you sleep in, so be it. If you stay up late and MUST make AM EMH the next day, so be it. And if you want to eat cotton candy and popcorn for dinner… well, I hope you’ve picked up on where I’m going by now. :laugh:
Rule #2: DO NOT OVERBOOK ADR"S. Pam and I will book 2, max 3 ADR’s for a special night or 2 and then the rest of the week is based on what ““WE”” want to do at that moment. So most times we are not in the park or even close to where an ADR is scheduled. Call in the AM and see what is open near the park you ‘think’ you will be at that afternoon or evening. Many times we plan to stay at a park for the day and and then change our minds and hop to another spur of the moment. We’ll just cancel the ADR we made that morning and find out what is open where we are going.
Rule #3: TRAVEL LIGHT/SMALL CAMERA ONLY. I travel in cargo shorts and a small waterproof hiking day pack (6"x3.5"x2") around my waist. It holds my tix, cards and $$$. Also add sunglasses, disposable poncho, powdered drink mix packs for water bottle refils, motrin tabs, a couple bandaids if a blister pops up (that will kill your day if not attended to quickly), and a few other small items. And I have not put anything in my cargo pockets. Pam has a really small draw string bag with a shoulder strap. She usually has items like mine and the camera, but sometimes it ends up in a cargo pocket.
I’ll shift my hiking pack to the front when I am on a ride.
This is not a trip where you carry everything, for everyone, in the family. GO LIGHT. It can be done. You don’t have to be a walking Walmart this trip.
Rule #4: CLOSE MK ONE NIGHT. When Wishes ends hit the bakery for something with lots of dark chocolate and then the ice cream shop for your favoite flavors to go with. Don’t forget 2 forks and spoons. Then go into the hub and grab a bench and people watch. Look for the parents rushing out of the park. Do they look familiar??? You know, the guy with 2 kids draped over his shoulders. Or the mom trying to break the ankles of someone infront of her because the crowd or 10,000 is not moving fast enough. We’ve all been those exact people.:laugh: Enjoy the peace and solitude of a quiet Main Street. We’ve been known to sit there 30-45 minutes after everyone has gone down Main Street. When it looks like you have the street to yourselves, go arm in arm out the park. It just might be all yours.
I can go one with tons of ideas. Just remember to enjoy each others company. Oh yeah, one more thing. One phone, and turn it off when you leave the resort. You can check every couple of hours (3-4). It might be hard in todays crazy electronic world, but our parents survived a week at WDW without a phone on 24/7. You can too.[/QUOTE]
This is awesome!!!:flowers: