600 Not Out.

The life of a WDW obsessed freak is seldom a boring one. There is always some new thing, rumour or experience to obsess over. This past week has been a glorious extravaganza of news and new stuff, all related to the 50th celebrations of Magic Kingdom from October 1st.

Our move to the 3rd of October now seems like strategic genius until of course we are still not allowed to travel to the US until 2025 and we all have a collective nervous breakdown and sit sobbing in a corner remembering the old days when we could go on holiday.

So you will have all heard the news I’m sure. My weekly slot will never give you new information but here we go with the main headlines.

A new fireworks show at MK

A new fireworks show at Epcot

A new day time show at DAK

(By the way, Fantasmic…it’s fine to join in!)

Ratatouille ride at Epcot opens October 1st

Add to that the stream of daily news about restaurants and shows reopening and basically WDW is seemingly determined to show that the pandemic was a figment of someone’s imagination and normality has always been the norm. I’m all for it. If you’ve done your bit and had the jab (if you can) then we should be heading back to normal (whilst being sensible).

By the time we go (if we go), all of our party (Freddie aside of course) will be double pricked and ready to party.

It is ironic and painful to see this dash to normality in and around WDW when we are sitting here watching our case numbers sky rocket and our ability to travel is restricted to the UK and holiday hot spots such as the Falkland Islands.

It’s almost as if folks who should be concentrating on pandemic related stuff had other things on their minds recently and forgot to lock the door to a more contagious variant.

I’ve been mildly enraged by the incompetent and fraudulent handling of the pandemic for some time now, but luckily for you, I hide it well. With Hancock’s disgraced exit over the weekend I am noticing a good number of folks join me on that particular journey.

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The weapons grade hypocrisy layered on top of the fraudulent lining of their mates’ pockets and spectacular incompetence is too enraging for words.

If there had been any suggestion just a couple of months ago that we would be staring down the barrel of another wave, prolonged restrictions and still no holidays by the end of summer, even I may have believed that to be beyond the ability of government to achieve and yet here we are, with even our October dates still looking unknown and uncertain. Maybe we will just roll seamlessly into the inevitable winter lockdowns and really make sure the airlines die a slow horrible death.

You see, it is positive and cheery messages like this that has seen you enjoy endure 600 of these posts now. That’s right, I noticed as I started this one that I have to date posted 599 of these things and today will make it 600. Some may argue, and be absolutely correct, that this is about 599 too many, but on the odd occasion I don’t post, my inbox is full of a message asking where it is. I have to listen to the will of the people.

I suppose my growing anger is fuelled by seeing WDW racing back to normality and really, really missing being there and having any chance of rectifying that being pissed away by chancers with no concern other than their own personal gain and gratification. Let’s keep it about trivialities like holidays and not get started on what the NHS has been through or folks who have lost close ones and had to say goodbye on an iPad and not have a proper funeral.

And breathe.

So, by October, it’ll all be fine right? This is the equivalent of those unending posts on the various Disney Facebook groups where (daily it seems) some poor soul posts a

“We’re booked for (insert date a few weeks away). Anyone else still hopeful?”

This is followed by a mixture of views ranging from absolute certainty that by “then” it will all be OK and doom mongers who predict that anyone travelling outside of your own post code will be shot on sight. It’s just all so bloody draining isn’t it?

Yep, I’m tired and emotional. I have next week off work though so that’ll fix that. Next week’s 601st post will be a deluge of positivity and delight. Indeed, last week Johnson “hinted” that double jabbed folks may be able to travel “somewhat freely” at some unspecified point in the future to destinations not yet made clear. It is this clear and precise messaging that is the reason he is in charge.

Somebody take this keyboard away from me….

Till the next time……

7 thoughts on “600 Not Out.

  1. Happy 600th birthday 🎂
    I’m booked for 26th Sept, postponed from last October. Didn’t think we’d be still playing the “will we won’t we” game again this year!

  2. Hubbie has decreed!! That we will book once the borders are open. On his head be it if the flight are several 1000s each ! Seriously the suspense is too much now. When nothing was open and the whole world was in a similar boat it was bearable but seeing every where else opening up and us looking down the barrel of a how many now wave it’s beyond a joke.

  3. Our change of lifestyles 6 years ago means that we’ve lost the habit of holidays, only managing one Florida break in early 2019. I feel for everyone trying to nail down their dates after repeated postponements. I’ll just be happy if we can get back to Siesta Key and Epcot in time for my 60th in 2024.

      1. Cheers Craig. It’s been one very weird couple of years. Love to you all from the two of us.

  4. 600, it seems like you have been entertaining us for much longer 😀

    After cancelling and rearranging so many times that I can’t remember when we were going, I am so confident on going in January 2022 I decided to book a second trip for September 2022. Like lottery tickets, one is bound to come up!!!

  5. The problem now is that everyone is fixated by the infection rate (which is mainly those under 40..) where they should concentrate on the hospitalisations and deaths which thankfully are now low and not following the increased levels of infections. This basically means we can live with this. People also forget or don’t know is that the UK test far, far more people than other countries now so of course we are going to pick up all those cases where people don’t show any symptoms at all or very mild ones.

    More people will get the flu this winter than ever did with Covid19 last year but we won’t go into any sort of lock down of implement any thing at all to stop it.

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