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Pre-Trip Pandemonium in a Pandemic! A DisneyGigi Pre-Trip Report.

Pandemonium in a Pandemic! A DisneyGigi Pre-trip Report 11-1~11-7

Even if this can’t happen this trip and I wish it was 2019 again- I am going home!
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2020... what a year thus far. I don’t like you very much by the way. I can’t wait to slam the door as you go out the door. Here is hoping for a much better 2021!

I am going to skip most things to not be ridiculously long winded and give the highlights. Aka, the cheat sheet. ;)

May trip cancelled due to concerns about Covid, then called Corona.
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Quarantine and really bad hair. Being bored and dressing up as Tiger King.
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(Thank God for Netflix and no we had not had any drinks, it was 9:00 am after binge watching Tiger King.)


April, getting hair done, at home- because the threat of Corona wasn’t near as bad as bad roots. Disney still closed.

I will never drink another Corona again as long as I live. To be fair, I don’t care for beer anyway.

May, Pool time! I am happy to have the sun and pool. Staying home still so getting to me.
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Also made a to go lunch for my Momma for Mother’s Day and a big bouquet of flowers that I dropped off. Had not seen her since March!

June- Pool is great, garden is great. I am so bored and over it.


July- Figuring out how to host a socially distanced baby shower. Buy an expensive wedding tent to host, complete with portable air conditioning (first haircut & color in a salon)
Worked out beautifully, Gave me something to do and nobody got sick.
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August- Stressing over not going for our Anniversary, then a little girl showed up. A bit early, and had some struggles. Made everything else seem so unimportant.
Seeing a baby with that many tubes, takes away anything else.

Being home in August/September let me can, something I haven’t done in a few years, and I have put up over 150 jars. I am very appreciative for getting that love back for putting up my own food.


September- Tinker is doing amazing. So thankful and blessed- and thankful to all my Magicians for thoughts, love, prayers and pixie dust sent our way. *credit to @Darstarr for the name. ;) *

Bright open eyes and healthy as can be! 😘
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I am still canning like a crazy lady, and keeping Stinker, so this may take awhile to get everything posted-

The cast-

Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin-

Oh wait, DisneyGigi, and DisneyB,


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The where- November 1-7 Coronado Springs, of course.

Driving, which means a short stay at the beach so I don’t have to be in a car for 8 1/2 hours and drive B nuts.

I have to be here for Halloween, as messed up as things are in 2020. The kids will get gallons of candy at my house. Oh wait, they get that every year.

As soon as I have time will update with parks. Just blessed to be going. I have been smothering in this whole new world.

No dining reservations at this point, again just glad to be going. So many of our faves are still closed anyway. It is a wing it kind of trip. No fast passes, a park a day? For Notorious Park Hoppers.

Pure Pandemonium in a Pandemic for a Planner.

Say that 3 times fast.

Stay tuned, and as always thanks for following. Planning and posting here is half the fun for me.

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tommcp516

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The forecast is calling for up to 8 inches of snow Thursday and Friday... I know for my Northern friends, that isn’t anything, but for here, it will be insane. We have a 4 wheel drive and just have to make it out of the southern mountains, til we hit SC. I hate winter with a passion, so glad to be heading south. Upper 60s and low 70s- I will take it!

4 full days left and I am headed home - with my Stinker. Had a few moments judging if we should go, with Covid. This is likely my last chance to take him before school, if there is such a thing. A germaphobe goes to Disney in a Pandemic. 😷It should be entertaining to say the least. I was bad enough before Covid. My goal is to be careful and have fun, enjoy my baby. Fingers crossed, that as little places, that I have been since Covid, I will not freak out.

Cue all my Magicians that have been to reassure me! 😂

So weird to be so excited and so nervous at the same time.

Stinker is home til the trip, but he is keeping a countdown.

How cute is he holding Tinker? Such a good big brother!
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I am going to do a live-ish report here, still have packing to finish, so see you guys in a few days!

7 to 8 inches of snow--Yikes!
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I hope the weather improves and it's smooth sailing (driving) out of the mountains to warmer points south :cool:

Sounds like you and Stinker have a magical trip ahead of you!
 

MickeyCB

Well-Known Member
A germaphobe goes to Disney in a Pandemic. 😷It should be entertaining to say the least. I was bad enough before Covid. My goal is to be careful and have fun, enjoy my baby. Fingers crossed, that as little places, that I have been since Covid, I will not freak out.
I am not a huge germaphobe but am very respectful of the virus.
I hope this helps you, but I think you'll find it's not too much different than home.
A few exceptions are you touch stuff more, hand sanitizer is your friend.
Masks are a constant at home or there, no big deal. (I took the advice of several people on this board regarding surgical masks, that they felt they were better in the heat, all day etc.) and thought it was good advice.
If people ride up your rump in lines just give them the stink eye! (Sometimes it works)! 🤣
You get to take breaks with meals (and table service in Oct was nicely spread out from your neighbors), and in your room and balcony. And whether people want to or not, I feel they are definitely more compliant at Disney (excluding Disney Springs) than any stores around home.
Have a wonderful time!
 

DisneyGigi

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
7 to 8 inches of snow--Yikes!
cold kristen bell GIF by Walt Disney Animation Studios

I hope the weather improves and it's smooth sailing (driving) out of the mountains to warmer points south :cool:

Sounds like you and Stinker have a magical trip ahead of you!
It already looks and smells like snow! As much as I hate it, Stinker loves to play in it, so happy he will get a snow day then heading to Florida Saturday. Just hope it isn’t one of those cases where we get a ridiculous amount. You never know in the mountains in January.
I am not a huge germaphobe but am very respectful of the virus.
I hope this helps you, but I think you'll find it's not too much different than home.
A few exceptions are you touch stuff more, hand sanitizer is your friend.
Masks are a constant at home or there, no big deal. (I took the advice of several people on this board regarding surgical masks, that they felt they were better in the heat, all day etc.) and thought it was good advice.
If people ride up your rump in lines just give them the stink eye! (Sometimes it works)! 🤣
You get to take breaks with meals (and table service in Oct was nicely spread out from your neighbors), and in your room and balcony. And whether people want to or not, I feel they are definitely more compliant at Disney (excluding Disney Springs) than any stores around home.
Have a wonderful time!
Thank you for reassurance. I have always been a hand sanitizer, lysol and Clorox wipe freak. Probably the only person that had huge stashes before Covid hit. If you have ever watched Monk, that is me... 😑

I have decided after yesterday that I am not reading or watching news other than weather. I just get anxious when I do and no sense in that. I haven’t been to a restaurant dine in since February of last year, with the Covid. I don’t work so it is really just grocery shopping or shopping just miles from home once a week or so. I really, really need to get away. Staying home, no vacations, movies or eating out has taken it’s toll on me mentally.

If someone invades my space I will give the evil eye and also if that doesn’t work, I will say my two cents as well. I am a little short thing, well mannered and polite, but I am also sassy if I need be. 😂

Hope that precious baby, you, Gary, and the rest of your family are doing well.

Almost time to say hello to some faces I missed more than Mickey’s.
My Disney 🦆’s!!! 🥰
 

MickeyCB

Well-Known Member
I don’t work
Yes you do!! I've seen all of the cooking, canning, decorating etc. that you do!!
If someone invades my space I will give the evil eye and also if that doesn’t work, I will say my two cents as well. I am a little short thing, well mannered and polite, but I am also sassy if I need be. 😂
I hear you sister, I'm 5'1" on a good day!! My son is always trying to get me to chill when someone is not behaving and I react!
Hope that precious baby, you, Gary, and the rest of your family are doing well.
We are back in Pittsburgh and that is sad, but I feel better that we're not exposing the kid to anything. She is so stinkin cute in the photos and videos they are sending. She's the one that appears to have sass even at 2 weeks old! 🤣 Gary is doing well, Grumpy as usual!
I hope you have a great trip and can't wait to read all about it!
 

DisneyGigi

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Continuing here-
 

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