I'll give you a bit of recent history, just to put this in context......
We've been to WDW a few times, but it had been 14 years since our last trip when we went in May. This time it was just DH and me - no kids! It took me a bit to convince him to go - he was worried it wouldn't be the same without our son, and that we would be disappointed. Well, it wasn't the same, but we had a great time. He's told everyone how much fun he had, everything we saw and did, until I suspect they wish he would just shush!
Anyway, today he told me that since he still had a couple of weeks vacation to use up, he'd like to go back in the fall. This year!!! We had talked about maybe the fall of 2013 for our next trip, so I was completely surprised! Of course I said yes! yes! yes!
Now we have some decisions to make, and maybe you all could help us decide. I'm thinking October - maybe around the 9th? That is right after our (Canadian) Thanksgiving, and I believe after your Columbus day. Is this a good time weather wise? I know if we went in September we could get free dining, but the one year we went in September, I remember a lot of rain. Any pros and cons you can point out would be appreciated.
Next is where to stay. We love POR, and that would be my first choice. But, if we decide we need to budget a bit more this time, what do you think about Pop Century? Has anyone stayed in both? I know Pop would be not as nice, but I think it's nicer than All Star Music? We stayed there twice, and it was OK, but I'm not eager to go there again. If we have to budget, I think it would be better to try somewhere new.
Finally, the airline. For my fellow canucks, would you give Air Canada a try? We flew with them in May, and spent the 6 weeks before we left worrying about strikes. It's my understanding they come out of mediation sometime in August, and heaven only knows what will happen then. It's convenient for us to fly AC, since we can catch a connecting flight from London to Toronto. Does anyone have any inside info as to the state of affairs with the pilots? Do you think they will be legislated back to work if they do strike? I really don't want to worry the whole month before we go again, but I don't want to spend the extra to fly West Jet if we don't have to. Let the dithering begin!
Sorry this is so long. I think I'm still in shock!
Time marches on. Eventually you realize it's doing it across your face.