Post # 1
Warning: this is more of a rant than anything. Darling Husband and I have been planning to book a Disney vacation for over a year now. We wanted to book a stay at a WDW resort for our anniversary in April, but the prices were a little more than we were willing to spend for just a few days at the parks. However, we found a fantastic deal for a longer trip in their off season at the Wilderness Lodge! This is a deluxe resort and is one that I have always wanted to visit. We are planning to count it as our “late” anniversary trip, since April is not an option. I was SO excited when we decided to book the trip that I may or may not have shed a little tear. We got the dining plan, and we plan to book dinner reservations at Cinderella’s castle. This is something that I have wanted to do since I was little!
Two days later, Darling Husband gets a call from Mother-In-Law, Father-In-Law, and SIL to say that they had just booked a vacation to Disney, were planning to go five months before we were going, and guess where they booked their hotel? The Wilderness Lodge. Same hotel, same trip length, they have already made their dinner reservations for Cinderella’s castle, etc. When Darling Husband told me the news, my heart sank. I couldn’t help but feel like this was taking away my excitement. Darling Husband could tell that I was disappointed and brought the hotel thing up to Mother-In-Law, who basically told him “too bad, we’re not changing our plans”. I know this is probably ridiculous, but it was like they heard what we were doing (which we had been planning for over a year now) and just couldn’t help themselves, so rushed to book the same thing 5 months sooner to rub it in our faces.
This is probably completely petty, but I can’t help but be disappointed. I feel like the fact that they are basically taking the same trip at the same resort is taking away my excitement, and now I feel like our anniversary trip won’t be as unique or special. TBH, I am also kind of ticked that they splurged the money to go during the busier season only a month after our actual anniversary. I don’t plan to say anything to the ILs about it, and I am sure that I will be less mad over time, but it feels good to get it off my chest at any rate. Does anyone else hate when people steal their thunder??
Post # 2
Thor must be angry so much of his thunder is stolen.
Seriously? This is a vacation thousands of people do every year. It is not like your plans were unique. Now they can give you tips from their vacation so you can enjoy yours more. I highly doubt they did “just to rub it in your faces a month after your anniversary”. Still be excited for your trip. It will just as great if not better despite their plans
Post # 3
How in the world is this stealing your thunder? You’re right, this is incredibly petty. Don’t you have any real problems? Haha. Seriously though, why let this bother you?
Post # 4
Please. It’s a Disney vacation, not some unique undiscovered out of the way spot your Darling Husband and you discovered. Forget it and enjoy your trip.
Post # 5
They can only take away your excitement if you want them to. Unless they are normally spiteful, awful people it’s unlikely they planned their trip to in any way take away from yours. If anything they may return with useful tips from their experiences–let them be the guinea pigs!
Post # 6
theatrejulia: Have to admit, the Thor thing made me LOL.
You’re absolutely right about the popularity of Disney vacations. It’s true, I guess I just need to get over the initial jealousy of it. I think what bothered me is that we have planned and saved and pored over spreadsheets of our finances for months before making this decision, and they just booked it willy-nilly. I know, I know, it’s shallow. I am sure the excitement will return full force when I get to start more in-depth planning.
Post # 7
blushblossom91: I’m sorry that you’re hurt…but you’re right, this does sound petty. You’re ILs going to the same place as you for vacation doesn’t take anything away from the trip you have planned. I don’t really see why this would bother you. Maybe you can take it as a compliment to your trip planning skills/taste?
I can see being a little jalous that they have the fiancial ability to just book the trip out of the blue. But I’ll bet your young and it sounds like you are very good with money. You’ll get there eventually.
Go on your trip and have fun!
Post # 8
You are hardly the first person to go to Disneyworld on vacation. You are right, you are being completly ridiculous
Post # 9
blushblossom91: “I know this is probably ridiculous…This is probably completely petty..”
Ok. As long as you know. Keeps me from having to tell you.
Post # 10
You will still have just as much fun on your vacation. Honestly, you won’t even be thinking about thier vacation once you walk through those wonderful doors. As for it being a unique vacation…it’s not really. My husband and I just got back from a vacation there where we stayed at the Wilderness Lodge and ate at Cinderellas Castle.
My only tip is to make sure you are on the phone at 6am 180 days before your vacation because Cinderellas Castle reservations book up quick!
Post # 11
You’re right. It’s petty.
Post # 12
My ILs have a little bit of history of one-upping people…so I guess this was sort of the straw that broke the camel’s back for me in a way. The thing that bothered me most is that they found out about our trip and booked two days later at the same exact hotel and everything. They know how special this trip is to us. I would probably feel the same if they booked at the same resort on a private island that they knew we were planning to vacation to. I know it’s dumb.
Post # 13
I’m not gonna kick you while you’re down, OP. At least you can admit you may be overreacting. But to echo what PPs have said, you aren’t the 1st person to book a Disney vacation nor will you be the last. No one is stealing anyone’s “vacation thunder” 🙂
Post # 14
At least they didn’t book it for the exact time you were there….
And there is no such thing as vacation thunder. I couldn’t give two shits if everyone I knew and their 3rd cousin went on an exact non unique vacation that I had planned. MY vacation will still be special to ME. They can go or not go anywhere and I DGAF.
Post # 15
pinkshoes: True. I think that would have triggered me to turn into a a full-woman-rage-monster.