Papa has a saying that I have heard many times, "Wish in one hand and spit in the other. See which one fills up faster." What that means is that if you can wish all you want but if you don't actually do anything your wish will not come true. If you know me well enough you what my deepest desire is and that is to return to Disneyland for a visit after 20-plus years and meet all you wonderful Micechatters in person. Being around here for almost three years and not meeting one of you in person is starting to drive me "Bonkers!" (pun intended).
That is why today I am putting the money I received on my Birthday (around 200 dollars) last week into savings. After this I am going to put at least 10 dollars a week down as well (when my budget dictates I will save even more). My question is how much do I actually need?
This is what I do know/want already (I am being very specific because I have special needs and I am a unique case):
- I know that airfare is going to cost me at least 300 dollars roundtrip from Atlanta.
-I want to stay for three days and one of those days needs to be a Sunday for a hub meet. If I could pick a weekend it would be my Birthday weekend next year but beggars can't be choosers and I don't know if I'll have enough money saved up by that time anyway.
-I do not want to visit during a peak period, especially because of the high crowds. The higher the crowds, the harder it is for me to get around with my disability. Also the higher the crowds are going to be the more likely the AP'ers will be blacked out and I know many of you are Annaul Passholders.
-I am going to need to stay at the resort. My visual impairment won't allow me to stay at a budget motel down the street because I am not going to hoof it and risk being run over by a car. Plus I might as well splurge for this, right?
-I would like to have a companion with me but I don't think that is possible at this point. Most everyone that I do know either does not have the ability to go or plan to go at this time, or does not want to (they don't understand the sentimental value of the difference between DLR and WDW to me).
If you have any more questions before you can answer please ask and I will fill in the blanks. All I want to know is how much I need so I have a realistic picture of how much time this will take. I really don't care if it takes me a few years realisticly to come up with the money. I just want to know going in. Thanks for your help!