Help me find a cure.

For all of us, at some point, there comes a time when you have to accept that despite all your best efforts, hopes and dreams, a trip to WDW is just not going to happen any time soon.

I can’t complain (although I probably will during this post), as we have been extremely lucky to visit WDW many times in recent years, despite it being a long, long way away.  This time of year is traditionally when we start to really get the urge to go again, and I spend my days, I mean evenings (don’t tell the boss) looking at flight prices and reviewing accommodation options.

Those urges have kicked in again, make no mistake, but for the first time in a long time, we can do nothing about them.

So what do you do when you can’t scratch that itch?  I guess that everyone handles it differently.  For example, my eldest daughter spends her days doing this.

Her Disney obsession is at manic levels, and she is feeling the withdrawal worse than I, if that were possible.

Watching a marathon of such DVDs is probably a healthier way to deal with it than mine.  What’s mine?  Well, I sulk.  I sulk and moan and tell everyone who will listen, and some who don’t want to, how sad I am that we have no trip planned.  I tweet about it, and look, I blog about it too, right here.

I still check flight prices, even though I know we simply cannot go.  Some part of me is hoping to stumble across a flight price that is about 10% of the usual full fare!!

I also read my old trip reports.  This has to be the biggest benefit of writing those things.  Years down the line, coffee in hand, to be able to read the odd day from a trip gone by is really nice.  It is a double edged sword of course.  It brings back lovely memories and reminds me how lucky we have been, but it also increases my want and desire to go back there too!!

Real life is often an inconsiderate interruption to WDW, and for us, with a recent house move, with renovations to pay for, and two teenage girls with proms, and 16th and 18th birthdays coming this year, we have others things that will confiscate our Disney money.  Boo!!

So help me.  What are your tactics for getting over the lack of WDW?  How do we get through the summer, and the months leading up to it?  Surely there is a cure for this disease??????

Till the next time…..

4 thoughts on “Help me find a cure.

  • February 12, 2013 at 5:55 am

    I’ve felt exactly the same as you in years gone by, in 2011 we had to cancel a booked Florida holiday due to a bad time at work.

    Sadly the only cure is booking again, which we have done for Oct this year!! (sorry I know that info isn’t any comfort)

    I feel your pain though, hope you get to go back soon

    ps: your trippies were one of things that kept us sain when Florida was off the table

  • February 12, 2013 at 6:25 am

    There ain’t no cure! We went in 2011 after 13 (THIRTEEN!) years away. Every year was a nightmare with fares going up year on year on year. It was always a case of ‘next year’. I found that cold turkey works for a while, but you will drift back. Whatever you do don’t go to Disneyland Paris. That is the equivalent of trying to ween a crack addict off his gear using vimto and crisps that cost almost as much as the crack would have done.

    • February 12, 2013 at 8:26 am

      Yep, already priced up DLP. Shocking prices. 4 nights costs us close to £3000 plus spends!!


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