Hi, everyone! My name is Hope. I’ve been here for a while, lurking around :ninja: and I guess I just got so comfortable reading everyone’s posts that I forgot you guys had no idea I even existed! In my defense, I was usually surfing during my lunch break at work and didn’t reallly have time to post and by the time I got home every day I just forgot! So! Hi and I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed reading all of your posts and soaking in your Disney knowledge! Everyone at work thinks I am the biggest Disney fanatic around… Ha! If they only knew about all of you… of course, then they’d probably get you all to help plan their trips instead of me so I will keep you as my little secret!
I have a dilema. My DD, Mallory (almost 18), will be graduating in 2013 and I want to do something amazing for her. At the same time my DS, Brody (almost 12 and who up to this point has NOT been on the Disney bandwagon with his sister and I) has decided that he wants to be the leader of our little 3 person band on our next trip! For me, this is just as exciting as my baby girl graduating because for YEARS I’ve had to publically face the shame of having a child that did not share my WDW love. People have gone so far as to ask me if he was adopted! :pinch:
Brody has been to WDW twice in his life, the first time he was really too small to remember (around 3). The last time he went (around 5) was just days after a very unfortunate go-cart accident so needless to say he was VERY skittish of anything that moved. It was a horrible experience and he has, until now, refused to go back! I feel kind of torn! I want to make Mallory’s graduation trip something to remember and I also want to make this the trip that finally brings Brody back into the Disney fold!
I would never consider a trip to WDW “old hat”… but I’m afraid if that’s all we do it will just be another trip to Mallory. I’m really trying to figure out a way to make it a special event for both kids at the same time… Any suggestions? I’ve considered a combination cruise/WDW trip… we’ve never done the cruise thing before. If I cruise I definitely want to cruise with Disney. I guess I could even do the trips separately… I really don’t want to go to WDW during the busy summer months. I’d rather do a spring or fall trip. We rang in 2012 at WDW so I really don’t want to do that again. I’d like to go during milder weather. I’m open to suggestions and I know if anyone can help me get some ideas it’s all of you! :mickey:
I look forward to hearing what you think and thank you in advance!