Summer Holiday Planning

We’ve just got ourselves sorted for our summer holiday – and surprise, surprise it’s a Disney location. This year we’re taking the Charleesi and her cousin to Disneyland Paris, somewhere I’ve not been in nearly ten years and that as far as I know neither Lady M or Charleesi’s cousin have ever been.

It’s the first time we’ve booked anything since we joined the Disney Vacation Club, so we needed a bit of a helping hand from the person down the phone, but with only a few hiccups due to transatlantic differences in idiom we’ve got the resort and tickets for the park all sorted. Tickets for the Eurostar journey to and from St Pancreas International have been sorted too, so we appear to have the basic components of a holiday all sorted.

This is both very cool and slightly terrifying – but the idea is to give both Charleesi and A a treat for finishing their exams and celebrate their sixteenth birthdays so it looks like this will be another summer of awesome. Excellent!

Holiday plans

We’ll have to make one hell of an effort to beat last year when it comes to holidays. Two weeks in Disney, with side trips to all things Harry spotter, Universal and NASA casts a long shadow that I’m almost afraid to try and challenge.

This afternoon, while the roast dinner cooks, we’re running points comparisons on different Disney locations under the Vacation Club and trying to coordinate around a busy few months for the Charleesi. She does the bulk of her exams this year, leaving a frighteningly small window between the end of exams, prom night, exam results, enrolment at her new college and the start of the new term.

We think we’ve identified a clear week at the beginning of August, and Disneyland Paris seems to be waving at us – or the new hobbit-like hotel at Alton Towers, which do look truly epic. I think Disney is still going to win though.