Some Sad Disney News

Beauty and the Beast falling rose

I’ve been putting off and putting off writing on this blog for a little while, so I wanted to come in with an explanation before I jump straight back into posting again. I have a million ideas for posts, plus our trip to WDW is in less than a month now (all the Fastpasses are booked, so watch out for a post on that), but I have some sad Disney-related news about our trip.

The trip has been booked for over a year now and I’d posted about how excited I was and joked about how basically half of Yorkshire was coming with us as family members and family friends had booked up at the same time so we could all experience it together with my young cousins. But here comes the sad news: nearly half of them can no longer make the trip and are in the process of cancelling it all due to unexpected health reasons. It means that my grandparents, uncle, aunt and cousins will no longer be coming to Florida with us.

So it’s been really hard to talk about it during this period of uncertainty over who will be there and who won’t, and it’s still just as hard because I feel bad to share my excitement when the people I was looking forward to sharing it with won’t be there. I’ll still experience Disney through First-Timer’s eyes (which I’d posted about being super excited for) as our family friends have never been, but I won’t see it through a child’s eyes as Mollie and Eva won’t be there. We won’t get to experience their excitement and share it with them.

My first trip to Disney was my family, including my grandparents. And it’s these same grandparents who now wanted to visit with our younger cousins so they can have that same trip with them. It’s really sad that they won’t get to have this experience now, although fingers crossed that they may be able to in future – at least Disneyland Paris if not Disneyworld.

So I’m sure you can understand why it’s been so difficult to talk about. I’m still super excited about Disney – I swear I get more excited the older I get! Yet it’s bittersweet as it’s not the way we expected it to be. We’ll still have the best time, but there will always be that back-of-the-mind sadness that we’re not sharing it with the people who were supposed to be there. I’m still hoping for another trip in future, but it’s difficult to say at this stage. I will of course be posting plenty about the trip afterwards and I’m hoping to take photos-galore from it for future blog posts (as strangely enough, I’m lacking in images for the blog that don’t have lots of people in them!), so I’m looking forward to sharing that afterwards too.


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