Friday, 7 October 2016

Countdown to Disney 2016 // The Even Lower Down


4,579,200 seconds 
76,320 minutes 
1272 hours 
53 days 
7 weeks and 4 days


This is the penultimate Countdown to Disney post. Say whaaat?! As I've pretty much done all the posts I want to do and the last one I have saved for a certain topic, I decided just to have another little chatty/ramble-y kind of dealio.
My first post in this mini-series was back in May and just like I knew it would, time has flown. At this point, I'm not as organized as I expected (though still more organized than any sane person) as I'm trying not to be that annoying anal member of the holiday party with every moment scheduled. If it was just Mam and I, maybe I would be a little more crazy about it all but as we've done it all a few times before I need to step back, take my time and just enjoy it.

The stress has been building more and more as when I first went back to DLP as an adult in early 2010 there wasn't all this hype around the place. As it's grown in popularity, as has the 'blog community' now it's more likely to see someone you recognize. Disneyland is my safe place, I feel more comfortable and happy there than most places, perhaps only minus Kielder. I can relax, be myself, enjoy myself, not feel self-conscious or afraid, but now I kind of do have a slight feeling of all of that. I'm hoping the week I'm there is a good quiet lull in visitors. We are going off peek after all and it's after Halloween but before the Xmas crowds. Either way, it's my holiday, my one holiday since 2014 and only one for a while by the looks of it, so I have to make the most of it.

I'm making it sound like I'm not looking forward to it but with all my different ailments and issues at the mo I struggle with most social situations, so of course it's heightened with people that dislike me. I'm not stupid, I know not everyone is going to like everyone but it's obvious when you are left out and evidently not liked so who would want to lock eyes with anyone like that?
Excitement is a feeling though, otherwise why would I have made a chalkboard countdown or planning what clothes I'm going to take and stuff. Most of all I'm looking forward to seeing Kerri again and finally meeting Kris. Kerri, for someone I met through blogging...online.., has been an incredible friend to me so it'll be amazing to see how she reacts to one of my favorite places in the world haha.
We're also at the under-2-month-mark meaning we can see what attractions are going to be open or closed for definite. Obviously, I've known the major closures (as I mentioned in a previous countdown) for a while because we wanted to book our trip avoiding the main ones that we would miss. We are very lucky that these are limited to only one thing that I will actually be sad about, Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing, which is one of my favorite things at DLP. However, it seems there have been a couple more added to the list along with one of our newer faves, Ratatouille! Boo! Luckily it reopens on the 2nd and we leave the evening of the 3rd!

I don't think there is anything much more to mention so I'll end it here and November will be the final post until the actual trip posts start going up in January...eek!


Until next months countdown post, come have a read of the previous posts in this series -
Countdown to Disney 2016 // The Low Down
Countdown to Disney 2016 // Ride Hitlist
Countdown to Disney 2016 // Meet and Greet Wishlist

Countdown to Disney 2016 // My Shopping List
Countdown to Disney 2016 // The Bucket List


15 comments:

  1. Not long to go now! I'm excited for you! Haha. It's been 10+ years since I last went to DLP! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. It'll fly in now yeah. It's technically the 20 year anniversary of my first visit ever this month! Do you fancy going going at all or prefer the US parks?

      xo

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  2. Oh my goodness you are so much more organised than me, and I'm there the week before you! I'm just not ready at all and I need to get my act together because I go in 6 weeks and 4 days! xx

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    1. Ahah no way! You need to get cracking ;) I've been packed for weeks and have all our restaurants ready just to make reservations as soon as we get there lol.

      xo

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  3. I've really been enjoying your countdown posts Danielle, and I really, really hope you have fun with Kerri and Kris as well. It's always nice to meet people online and have them be just as nice in real life as well. I hope the anxieties lessen once you're there too and you can fully enjoy your time at DLP, as you deserve it! :D On with the countdown and I hope it speeds along quickly for you so you can enjoy it sooner. - Tasha

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    1. Thank you :) They haven't been too popular but it's literally just me planning out loud ha. I don't want it to go too fast because then it'll be all over lol

      xo

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    2. Ah, very true! I understand :D I'm living vicariously through you as I can just imagine how exciting it is. Thank you as well for the lovely comments on my last post too! <3

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  4. Ahh, it's so close! I must get the plans that we've put together from you, I keep trying to remember and then I forget haha. I will message you later for them :)

    I'm so looking forward to it! I totally forgot that it was on my birthday too haha! I was just thinking last night what I was going to do for my birthday and then I remembered we were going to DLP!

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    1. It's stressing me out how fast the time is going :/ Once I get on my laptop later today I'll message you, yeah.

      How could you forget that?! haha!!

      xo

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  5. Ah so exciting I would love to go back, I went last in October 2010 and loved seeing all the pumpkins there. I find the number of people there a bit overwhelming at times, I hope when you go it's nice and quiet so you can have an amazing time.

    http://fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy x

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    1. I think October is the best ever time to visit. I went for my birthday in 2014 during Halloween and it was fab, then before that it was end of Feb 2010 which was nice because it was quiet.

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  6. We've got just over a month and I haven't even started to figure out what clothes to take or anything I feel so unprepared but I could cry with excitement every time I think about going haha.
    Kloe xx
    skullsandkisses.com

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    1. I can't believe we're just going to miss each other! It's like just under 6 weeks for me now. Oh gosh I've packed, unpacked and repacked my bag a million times now lol I'm over the top prepared though. I dunno how people do the packing the night before thing. I bet! Hope you have the best time.

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  7. Ah it is so exciting! I'm excited for you, never done DLP but if it is anything like WDW it will be magical!

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    1. As far as I've heard it's nothing like WDW...but it is it's own type of wonderful :)

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