This time of the year, cooped up from the cold, is a great time to daydream about vacation plans. We’re thinking into the future, about planning around school schedules, balancing Disney and non-Disney adventures. Here is a sampling of the fun we dream of for the future-
Pony Ride at Fort Wilderness
Ok, this one is obviously for the kid. There is so much recreation at Fort Wilderness that I could easily list any of it on my wish list. Having a kiddo who has enjoyed pony rides at festivals and fairs at home, I’m itching for him to have the Disney experience too. On his next trip he should be the perfect combo of age and size to have a great pony ride experience.
Stay in a Fort Wilderness Cabin
Continuing in the same vein, I would like to stay in a Cabin at Fort Wilderness one time. This would be part of an overall laid-back trip, and I imagine having a full Fort Wilderness experience with lots of Trails End, Hoop Dee Doo dinner show, a carriage (or wagon or sleigh) ride, campfire sing-a-long, and archery.
Stay in a Copper Creek Villa
Wilderness Lodge is one of my favorite resort experiences, and after touring the new villas I’m chomping at the bit to stay in one. In person, the luxurious camp design feels right and modern. This will likely be the next place we stay when using our DVC points.
Animal Kingdom Lodge Kilimanjaro Club Level
I’m always eyeing ways to sneak a Club Level stay in at a deluxe hotel. So far we’ve stayed Club at the Contemporary, Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, and the Boardwalk. Kilimanjaro Club is often regarded as one of the best Club experiences, so it’s a natural progression to stay here next. We love the unique savanna experience at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and soon the kiddo will be old enough to appreciate just how cool that is.
Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary
We don’t plan vacations around park anniversaries, but I think we’ll make an exception for Walt Disney World Resort’s and Magic Kingdom’s 50th Anniversary in October 2021.
We’ve done several tours, but the VIP Tour holds the crown as the top tour experience. This private tour comes with your own VIP Tour Guide and lets you design your day with the help of your guide. We have no plans to book one, but maybe one day we’ll treat yo’self.
An Alaska cruise aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship checks off so much on a travel wish list. Glaciers, temperate rainforest, the Last Frontier, whales, Minnie in an adorable fur coat, what’s not to love?
Basically all of Disney Cruise Line’s Itinerary
Ok, I would sail on nearly every itinerary offered by Disney Cruise Line. From the Southern Caribbean to Norway, from Panama Canal to the Mediterranean. A cruise lets you sample new destinations all while unpacking your bag once. Even more fun is on the horizon…
Cruising Aboard Disney Cruise Line’s Three New Ships
From 2021-2023 one new ship a year will debut in Disney Cruise Line’s fleet. Besides being excited for the new ships themselves, I’m doubly excited for the expanded itinerary offerings of 7 ships.
Disneyland Paris is the most easily accessible international Disney park for those of us in the Midwest. I look forward to visiting what’s often called the most beautiful Disney park and seeing their stunning castle in person.
Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise
I could barely contain my excitement when Adventures by Disney first announced they were starting family friendly river cruises with AmaWaterways. I’d been eyeing river cruising, seeing that it wasn’t family friendly, and putting that off in my mind for a few decades. We have a few years to go before our family will be the right age for this experience, but I’m excited to make it a reality. To top it off, they offer special holiday sailings to coincide with Christmas market season. Bam! Two bucket list items rolled into one!