View Full Version : I'm getting nervous for some reason
05-28-2008, 04:45 AM
Well were 3 weeks from going to the big WDW for 9 days. I have been planning for a year now. Just ordered our tickets from UCT paid for the room, have the airlines tickets so why am I so nervous about this trip. It is for our 20th anniversary with no kids. You would think I would be so totally excited. But in all honestly Im scared. Anyone else have these feelings right before they leave? Could it be that I have planned for so long im afraid something could go wrong? Is it because im leaving my animals behind? I cant place my finger on these feelings...I dont get it. Here's a airline question for anyone. We bought air tickets in February on American Airlines does anyone know if we will be asked to pay for our first checked bag $15.00 for travel June 21-29? Thanks so much I need a drink..lol....:)
05-28-2008, 05:02 AM
Don't worry, it's very normal to be so worked up before a trip. I usually get pretty nervous in the few weeks before our trips. It is probably worse this time because it is different going with out kids. I always feel much better once we are on the plane. One thing to take into consideration while you are there- we are always more tired when we go with out kids since it is a whole different place with out them. You won't have to stand in line for rides you don't really want to ride or lines for shows you don't want to sit through. You can walk as fast/slow as you want. Just think about this- if you are not standing and sitting in those lines and in those shows you are probably moving more. So try and take it a little slower and really take in some of the stuff you would usually skip with the kids (no matter their age). Above all have fun!!
05-28-2008, 06:14 AM
The American Airlines - first checked bag = $15 is for tickets PURCHASED ater June 15, so you should be fine. Here's a link (http://www.aa.com/apps/netSAAver/ViewPromotionsDetail.jhtml?anchorLocation=index.jh tml&repositoryId=16075429&repositoryName=PromotionContentRepository&itemDescriptor=PromotionContent) to their web page that talks about it.
05-28-2008, 06:39 AM
My mom always called that nervousness before a trip "start fever". I think it's really common and as KJSJpipe said, it should be gone by the time you board that plane, if not before. I get nervous I've forgotten something, but then figure as long as I have our tickets and a credit card I'll be ok :p
Have a fantastic trip!!
05-29-2008, 06:56 PM
COMPLETELY normal to be nervous. I can hardly sleep for days before. Just know that not everything will go perfectly--you've planned, you've packed. Now relax and roll with the punches....It will be JUST fine....
06-06-2008, 03:24 PM
My wife and I will be at WDW for 10 days in October to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. I've been planning off and on now for about 8 months, since we bought a resale DVC contract. It's gonna be great!
The nice thing is you are only responsible for yourselves (no children to keep happy) and you can take a more leisurely pace. On our previous visit, we did a park in the morning, then went back to the hotel after lunch and took a nap, swam, engaged in marital recreation, or whatever. We went out for a lovely dinner, then off to another park for the evening.
We knew we'd get around to seeing everything sooner or later. So, if the Fastpasses for Test Track were all gone, we strolled over to The Seas or The Land and did stuff there. One trick we used at Disneyland Resort a few weeks ago was the Single Rider ticket. We got on Soarin' in 5 minutes--about 30 feet apart--with a 75 minute wait for regular riders.
Another neat thing is to get to meet families on the rides and join in a little of their fun as their children experience the park. I had a blast riding the River Rapids with two families--one were old hands and one that was new to it all.
So, relax, and make up your mind that in every picture taken, you're going to have the biggest smile on your face. Go out of your way to speak kindly to cast members and others in line, and you will come home with terrific memories. Do carry refillable bottles of water and sip all day, wear sunscreen and hats, and when you are tired, head for the exit and get some rest!
06-11-2008, 12:31 PM
My husband and I took our first couple trip in 2004 for our 20th anniversary. After years of going with the extended family and running from dawn to dusk commando style (fast food and hardly any sit down meals), it was an absolute joy to go at our own pace. We have been every year since just the two of us. We may not see or do as much but we sure have great time.
06-13-2008, 11:30 AM
We decided to go to Key West for our 15th in 2 months...and we've been asking ourselves why we weren't going to WDW (we honeymooned there - hi there to all the Dixie Landings alumni!)!?!?! Most likely the old "lets go somewhere else, somewhere different this time:rolleyes:.
Truth is probablay would have changed plans if I could change our flights without a huge hassle!
We are going sans the kids ourselves. Can't wait, & won't feel guilty since they will be traveling with the grandparents!
06-13-2008, 12:41 PM
1 week from going and Im still nervous some. Our 17 year old son is heading to New Orleans with his church youth group helping to re-build at the same time frame were gone. Just nervous for his safety and us being so far away. I think once I get on the plane I should be fine after wiping the tears away. lol
06-14-2008, 02:18 PM
Happy anniversary & I feel your pain about your DS, mine is working with my brother this summer 170 miles away but I know he is with responsible adults as yours will probably be and that makes me feel a little better. We are moms and we will worry about our kids whether they are 4 or 40. Take heart, at least at WDW you are closer to New Orleans than in Michigan.:) Have a wonderful time & enjoy each other.