Since I usually only go yearly - twice a year if I am lucky, I find there are lots of things I miss when trying to fit everything in. If only I were a Florida resident, these regrets if you will would never exist. But what are you gonna do? All I can do is put them back on my list and make sure I hit them "next time."
It's craziness but I feel like we zoomed right through Tomorrowland on our first night to hit the TTA and I swear we never went back there. This makes me sad. I really wish we had taken some more time to explore Tomorrowland. It is safe to say it is my least favorite land, but I still love it. So I definitely need to get to know it much better. Regret # 1 is that I didn't slow down and mosey around this land. I would have liked to get a snack here, definitely wish I would have gotten on Space Mountain, and it flat out sucks to miss the Carousel of Progress. Damn you New Fantasyland, why did you take up so much of our time this trip?
2. Starbucks in Epcot
I love Starbucks! What is my problem??? We walked by this Starbucks on our way to somewhere that I can no longer recall. I remember saying, "we need to go into that Starbucks for a beverage on our way back." Do you think we ever made it in there? Of course not. It's the classic "let's make sure we do that on our way back through" comment that almost never seems to actually happen. I might as well of said, "we are never going in there, ok? Everyone good? Awesome! Moving on...." Long story short - totally bummed I didn't get my favorite Valencia Orange Refresher from the new location. Luckily since it's brand new I would assume it's not going anywhere any time soon. So put it back on the list for next year.
3. Fort Wilderness
For some idiotic reason I had thought we would have so much time to fit everything in that I needed to make additional plans for our "down" times. Yeah right! What down time????? Months before the trip I had been talking about how I would like to go over and visit Fort Wilderness. Maybe take a carriage ride, maybe a horse ride, maybe just stroll around and check things out. The possibilities were endless. I have only been to Fort Wilderness once and it was for the Hoop De Due Review in 2003. I don't remember much about the resort as we arrived in the dark, went to the show, and left immediately after in the dark. I wanted to get to know the resort a little more, decide if it was ever a place I might stay, etc. You might have guessed already, but we never made it. There were so many in park experiences that we had still wanted to do. It didn't make sense to use up valuable time at a place that didn't require a ticket. *Sigh* Maybe someday.
4. World Showcase Movies
I absolutely love all three World Showcase movies. Impressions de France is my favorite, followed by O'Canada at a close second, and lastly Reflections of China. I am sad to say, we did not watch one of them. Granted, we were mighty busy drinking at La Cava de Tequila. Perhaps a movie that wraps around your head with the use of several screens might have ended in disaster this time. But regardless, I am actually disappointed in myself that I did not at least get to Impressions de France. I seriously need two weeks next time guys, this is ridiculous!
5. Food Trucks at Downtown Disney
I have been listening to the news about these food trucks for what seems like forever prior to our trip. I was so excited to get my snack on and try several of the options. I was really excited about it. The times we were in Downtown Disney, not only did I not try any of them, I never even looked for them or saw them. Epic fail!
Am I alone on this type of reflection? Do you ever leave the World and think about all of the things that could have been?
Yeah yeah I know. I am super lucky to have even went, and I tell myself this all the time. But damn....why is there so little time when you actually get there?