Peggy
Devoted May 2019 Alberta

Honeymoon indecision

Peggy, on 13/June/2018 at 14:19 Posted in Honeymoon

Well, we are still 325 days, 3 hours and 15 minutes from our wedding (but who's counting?), and we're not going on our honeymoon until February 2020 (once we can afford to pay for it!), but we're trying to figure out what our plan is so we can book next spring.

Originally, we wanted to go to Italy, but it is far too expensive for us to manage.

Next we discussed going to Disney World and Universal studios for 7 or 8 days, followed by a 7-10 day cruise. This is likely what we're going to do, but we're still not sure. We both love Disney, but we've never been on a cruise.

Lately I've been back on the 'Well, maybe Europe' kick, despite the price!

Has anyone else had trouble picking where to go?

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  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Thanks! I definitely will. Unfortunately our Disney trip isn't for a few years (FH's parents are taking the entire family and want the grandkids to be a little bigger), so I've got lots of time to look forward to it

  • Peggy
    Devoted May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    Feel free to PM me if you want any tips.

  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    That's hilarious. I seriously have no idea that was such a thing, but I'm definitely going to talk FH into doing this with me when we go to Disney World (eventually).

  • Peggy
    Devoted May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    Sort of. They aren't led by Disney employees, like other tours are. But they have become a 'thing' among Disney guests. You can google either one very easily - lots of tips and suggestions out there.

    1 - Drinking around the World at EPCOT. This will usually cost you somewhere in the 80-100$ per person, depending on what you decide to drink and if you stop in each and every country. Starting in either Mexico or Canada, make your way around the 'world' and have one or two drinks in each of the 11 countries. This becomes far more difficult during Food and Wine festival in the fall when there can be 30-40 countries represented, and will cost you 300-400$ to do, depending on what you drink! Best to break this into a few days activities at this time of year! This has sort of become an 'official' Disney thing - they now have a 'passport' you can buy and get stamped in each country.

    2 - Monorail Pub Crawl. The cost of this depends on how many bars/lounges you visit. Definitely not official! With this one, you get on the monorail at the Magic Kingdom (we usually do it after a day spent in the park). You then make your way around the monorail resorts - either Contemporary, Polynesian, Grand Floridian, or the opposite direction of Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Contemporary. At each resort, visit 1 (beginner), 2 (moderate) or 3 (advanced!) lounge/bar and have a drink.

    My fiance and I have tried both - we ended up pretty tipsy by the end of the Monorail pub crawl and only visited 2 bars/lounges at each resort - we shared an appetizer at one of the pubs at the Poly and at the Grand Floridian - in total, we spent about 350$ with tips! We split the World into 3 days because we were there during Food and Wine.

  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    They have drinking tours at Disney World? That sounds awesome lol.

  • Alexa
    Curious June 2019 British Columbia
    Alexa ·

    I have so many troubles deciding what we will do! I was thinking we would travel Europe!

  • Stephanie
    Featured July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·

    We did. We knew we wanted a relaxing trip. We knew we wanted to go right away. We eventually decided to stay in Canada as my passport has expired and it was cheaper than any destination we had looked at.

  • Valérie
    Super September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie Online ·

    Totally! My indecision goes a little like this:
    - Let's go to an all-inclusive and just not stress about it;
    - ...nah, let's go on an adventure. How about going back to Nicaragua?;
    - ...we've been there recently, so no. How about Greece?;
    - ...for that price, we could hit Thailand and go island-hopping for two weeks!!!;
    - ...so much planning...how about an all-inclusive?

  • Peggy
    Devoted May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    Yes, if you go all out and stay on site at Disney or Universal, it can get VERY expensive, VERY fast. I've been to Disney numerous times and know how to make it awesome without spending too much - we spent 5000$ Canadian 2 years ago for a 14 day trip spent split between Disney and Universal, in the park 10 of those 14 days, two 'drinking tours' around WDW, and all our souveniers.

  • Peggy
    Devoted May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    We tend to have champagne tastes. Part of our problem with Europe is that he will likely only get 7-10 days off (he won't have enough seniority to get more than 1, maaaaybe 2, weeks off in a row), and I don't want to fly all the way to Europe for that short a trip!

    I have heard that about cruises - We are pretty frugal, and so will wait for a good deal that includes the drink package, or an on board credit. I'm too cheap to pay what the on board shops will price things at!

  • Peggy
    Devoted May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    England is on our 'to travel' list - I'm super into history, but he isn't so much so it's not that close to the top but I'm sure you'll love it. We also are doing a honeymoon registry.

  • Peggy
    Devoted May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    Please feel free to DM me for tips! I'd love to pick your brain, too.

  • Peggy
    Devoted May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    Please feel free to DM me for tips! I'd love to pick your brain.

  • Peggy
    Devoted May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·

    I've been to Disney before - this will be my 12 or 13th trip. It will be the 3rd trip for my fiancé. Because it's not our first trip, we don't go all out - we spend 4-10 hours in the park in a day, depending on how we feel, and take breaks for pool days. I know what it will cost, and I know how to do it affordably! If anyone needs tips on that, feel free to message me directly!

    I'm mostly looking for sympathy, haha, and if I'm the only one who seems to be having trouble choosing from all the amazing places you can go! Just venting really, but I truly appreciate the feedback from everyone. And any tips on cruising are VERY appreciated, so feel free to message me with those too!


  • Tyanna
    Expert June 2019 British Columbia
    Tyanna ·
    We are in this struggle too.. literally debating between Europe and Disneyland!

    What about Paris Disney?
  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·

    Hey Peggy!

    I don't have any insight for a cruise (never been on one) but I have lots to say regarding Disney World/Universal Studios.

    Last summer the FH and I went to Florida for 6 days and spent 5 of those at Universal Studios using their flex pass. SO, this pass cost us approximately $800, we were unbelievably exhausted after spending 5 days going park-to-park enjoying everything, and it was surprisingly the most expensive trip of our lives. Between the flight, hotel accommodations, food (we went really cheap with food too, often sharing lunches because the portions were massive), transportation, and some very modest entertainment, the whole trip cost us nearly $4000.

    Don't get me wrong, it was an awesome trip, but I was shocked by how expensive it was (since we thought Florida would be a cheaper vacation compared to the Caribbean).

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