Over the past few weeks I’ve been adding some #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday pictures to the Disney Over 50 Facebook and Instagram accounts. I love looking back. Many of the pictures that I’ve added are from rides or attractions that no longer exist. Some aren’t missed, like The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Others, like The Great Movie Ride, people do truly seem to miss. There has been a lot of change at Walt Disney World in the 13 years that my family and I have lived here. Some changes have been hits, while others have missed the mark. I thought it might be fun to write a short series on these hits and misses.
Here are the hits: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Flotillas, Epcot International Festival of the Arts, World Celebration, Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, and TRON Lightcycle / Run. Misses: Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, Harmonious, and Disney Genie+. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is kind of in between, depending on who you’re talking to. Today, we add one to the miss column, Good-to-Go Days.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Walt Disney World added Good-to-Go Days. These are days when Disney Park Pass Reservations aren’t needed if you’re an Annual Passholder. When first introduced, there weren’t that many days on the calendar. Slowly, a few have been added, as some of the dates have passed. There still aren’t all that many.
We don’t have any dates that are too far away that are Good-to-Go Days. The furthest out date as I write this is less than two weeks away. As a local Annual Passholder, it’s not that big of a concern, but for those who are planning a trip, this isn’t helpful. If an Annual Passholder is in town and staying off property, he or she will have a hard time planning! We’re still limited on the number of Disney Park Pass Reservations that we can hold at one time.
I assume that the whole idea of Good-to-Go Days is to give Annual Passholders a little more flexibility. But so far, that isn’t what I’ve seen. There’s even more stalking than ever, trying to see which days we will need reservations for and which we won’t.
I know that there hasn’t been any shortage of being able to get Disney Park Pass Reservations lately. A few times one park might be full, but it’s been rare that no reservations at all were available. I guess that’s good. I can’t help but wonder, though, how things will look once the summer rolls around. This is speculation on my part, but I doubt that there will be an abundance of Good-to-Go Days in July.
So far, I’m not a fan of Good-to-Go Days. I know others who aren’t as well. Disney is trying, I guess, but it’s a halfhearted effort. Unless we see more dates added and they are spread out further into the future, I won’t be a supporter. Right now, Good-to-Go Days are another miss for me.