If I have to cancel AGAIN....

ELG13

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We got a quick 2 night trip in January for a Christmas gift for the kids. Now I'm wondering if we will be able to go. From everything I've heard, disney is safer than our local grocery store which I believe because most sanitizing efforts gave greatly decreased in most stores. I know there's time but I'm wondering if we may be better off saving it as a surprise blast minute trip. I'd hate to give it and then not go. We've cancelled 2 trips so far and have a week long at the campgrounds scheduled for April which I'm fairly optimistic about. Anyone else getting a little uneasy with everything??
 

RememberWhen

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We canceled our late December and mid-January trips (which were rescheduled from our July 2020 trip). I have a reservation for July, but I’m not sure we’ll keep that one. And we have a reservation for mid October that I’m really really hoping will be closer to normal Disney. We plan to try to go February 2022, but I feel ridiculous planning out that far. We’re DVC, so we plan ahead, but those plans have been on the books for a couple months now...
It’s really hard. We’d love to go. I’m half kicking myself that we didn’t just go in August. I think crowds were legitimately low then and the risk was much lower. Now people are just tired of dealing with this and want to have a “regular vacation.”
I don’t know how old your kids are, but I’m not sure it matters. Mine (8 and 3) would be devastated to have to cancel. They know nothing about our current future plans. If it was me I would hold onto the hope and save it as a surprise instead of as a Christmas gift.
 
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JIMINYCR

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Everyone has to make that call depending on how they personally determine the risk they are willing to take. I could just as easily and probably more so be at risk going to work, going grocery shopping or getting a take out meal. There are those on here who feel its safe to go to WDW vs those who see it as a path to certain death. So far those who have gone and have reported on how it was, say they had a safe trip, feeling their health wasnt compromised and had a great time. There have been no posts about numbers of guests who've come home from WDW and gotten ill or dropped dead. Personally, we are going in May 2021 as long as Disney stays open, we will take precautions and be careful.
 
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ELG13

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Everyone has to make that call depending on how they personally determine the risk they are willing to take. I could just as easily and probably more so be at risk going to work, going grocery shopping or getting a take out meal. There are those on here who feel its safe to go to WDW vs those who see it as a path to certain death. So far those who have gone and have reported on how it was, say they had a safe trip, feeling their health wasnt compromised and had a great time. There have been no posts about numbers of guests who've come home from WDW and gotten ill or dropped dead. Personally, we are going in May 2021 as long as Disney stays open, we will take precautions and be careful.
This is my thought for April. We have been at home avoiding everything since March and even a little before because it was here and I knew about it from my clients in China. Masks are a non issue now because we wear them everywhere anyways. I guess I'm more worried about DISNEY cancelling us. I can't see the state of Florida shutting down again just knowing how DeSantis is but that's my concern for our January trip. I think by April with the vaccines and whatnot it will be on the up and up.
 
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ELG13

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We canceled our late December and mid-January trips (which were rescheduled from our July 2020 trip). I have a reservation for July, but I’m not sure we’ll keep that one. And we have a reservation for mid October that I’m really really hoping will be closer to normal Disney. We plan to try to go February 2022, but I feel ridiculous planning out that far. We’re DVC, so we plan ahead, but those plans have been on the books for a couple months now...
It’s really hard. We’d love to go. I’m half kicking myself that we didn’t just go in August. I think crowds were legitimately low then and the risk was much lower. Now people are just tired of dealing with this and want to have a “regular vacation.”
I don’t know how old your kids are, but I’m not sure it matters. Mine (8 and 3) would be devastated to have to cancel. They know nothing about our current future plans. If it was me I would hold onto the hope and save it as a surprise instead of as a Christmas gift.
Mine are 6 and 9. They yo is autistic and wouldn't know. Last time I told him about our April trip he grabbed his stuff to go right then and then had a melt down because we weren't going right then (same here buddy 😂). The 9 yo is looking forward to April so much so I think a surprise trip may be better.
 
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RememberWhen

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Mine are 6 and 9. They yo is autistic and wouldn't know. Last time I told him about our April trip he grabbed his stuff to go right then and then had a melt down because we weren't going right then (same here buddy 😂). The 9 yo is looking forward to April so much so I think a surprise trip may be better.
I would love if someone planned me a surprise trip! Hopefully it works out and you and the kiddos can have an awesome time. I can’t imagine DeSantis is going to shut anything down. And I’m right there with your kiddo. Always be prepared to go to Disney at a moments notice!
 
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Shouldigo12

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I think April is a much safer bet. In January there's a strong possibility we'll be dealing with another spike due to the holidays. It remains to be seen whether the spike will be big enough that you'll be forced not to go, but from a safety perspective January doesn't seem like the best time.

They know about the April trip, but do they know all the details? Maybe take whatever you wanted to spend on January and put it towards a fun surprise for April.
 
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MickeyCB

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It's interesting. We just went the last of October. We flew Southwest with n95's, masks at Disney, distanced etc. It worked out fine.
But, both of us agree with the volume of increasing cases the last few weeks, had our trip been now, we would have probably cancelled.
Obviously no one knows what Jan will bring. Maybe with the new clamp downs it will settle again.
I really like the suggestion from the poster above @Shouldigo12, to consider using some of that Jan money as a special treat while you are there in April. An upgrade on your hotel choice, special dinner, or toy for the kids?
 
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networkpro

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It's not Being at Disney that's of concern to most, it's what they have to go through to get there, and back that's the issue. My wife and I went for a week in September and are returning the week after Thanksgiving for 10 more days. We drive so we're not in contact with loads of strangers like those that fly. I've been working from home since March and we also only go to the grocery store, Doctors office, and a few restaurants that we're comfortable with their distancing and sanitation. We've also been out to our other place in Texas as well, but again it's rural, and not lots of strangers milling about with randoms.
 
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ELG13

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It's not Being at Disney that's of concern to most, it's what they have to go through to get there, and back that's the issue. My wife and I went for a week in September and are returning the week after Thanksgiving for 10 more days. We drive so we're not in contact with loads of strangers like those that fly. I've been working from home since March and we also only go to the grocery store, Doctors office, and a few restaurants that we're comfortable with their distancing and sanitation. We've also been out to our other place in Texas as well, but again it's rural, and not lots of strangers milling about with randoms.
That's my thought about it all ..my husband's as well. We are driving ourselves from the Florida panhandle. We agreed that we are saving the trip as a surprise in case we end up not going(either by force or choice). I know several people who have gone since reopening and I think that living in Florida the numbers are what we are used to. Where I am it's amazing the people that don't think masks and social distancing are worthwhile. I had to take the kids to Walmart with me and oh my Gosh I couldn't believe how many people didn't have masks. I guess so figure if we deal with that, then going to Disney where they are enforcing strict rules, I'll probably feel safer there than anywhere I've been in town recently.
 
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