So you have your dining reservations, your FastPasses, completed online check-in, and you have everything laid out so you know where you are supposed to be and when. Now what?
The last month before your trip can easily feel like the longest amount of time. You have so many decisions to make and plans to think about, even before 180 out (if you are staying on property), but you want to keep the fun going and make the last month go quick. So here are some suggestions to get you through the last month.
Make a List of Foods (and Drinks) You Would Like to Try
If you are like me, and if you are reading this blog then you probably are, then you like to research things before your trip. After you have your table service restaurants booked, you can start researching quick service options. Disney has a lot of different kinds of food to try, like the waffle breakfast cone at Boardwalk Bakery (which is definitely on my list!), and making a list can help you keep track of the things you would like to try.
Things can get very busy when you are in Disney and it’s easy to forget things you thought about before the trip. This happened to me before our last trip. I have never been to Club Cool (in Epcot) and really wanted to get there during the last trip. We had a pretty busy day in Epcot and I completely forgot about stopping there.
So this time around I am making a list of the different foods and drinks I would like to try and their location. This way I will definitely remember to go to Club Cool before we leave. Though I don’t think I am going to put Beverly on the list of “must-tries.”
Make a Packing List
This is something that is good to start a few weeks before you leave. That way you can add to it as you remember things. I always start about a month before we leave and by the time we get to two days before the list has definitely grown.
In addition to a packing list, you can also make a list of things you want to get done before you leave. For me that list usually includes things like shoes I need to buy for the trip, memory cards for the camera, getting a pedicure before the trip, and other things along those lines. Anything that you want to get before the trip I would put on this list.
Make a Countdown
In addition to the Countdown to Disney App, you can make a countdown for the last couple weeks of the trip. We like the chain countdowns. I will usually make one for each of the kids and then they get to remove a chain each day. They are already excited for Disney, but this just adds to that excitement and it gives them something to do each day to keep that excitement going .
Try For Any Reservations You Were Not Able to Get
When you make reservations at 180 days out it can be hard to get the reservations you want, especially Cinderella’s Royal Table or Be Our Guest Restaurant. People tend to over book, because they are excited they can make reservations and they don’t want to miss out on the good reservations.
As time goes on though, they realize they don’t need all those table service reservations, so things will start to open up the closer you get to your trip. My neighbor was in Disney in April and they were able to make BOG reservations while they were on vacation. So why not fill the last few weeks with reservation hunting? This can also apply for things like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservations.
So there are things you can do to keep yourself busy until you leaving for your trip. I know how long that last month can feel and it’s good to have things to keep you busy.
Thanks for reading!