Still, the reservations I have are matched by the excitement of experiencing something familiar from a different point of view. It does feel like one of those times in my life when I have opportunities presented to me that I just shouldn't allow to pass.
How about even more reservations? I anticipate reservations in the form of plane tickets and resort arrangements. If selected as a participant, these will be in hand as Disney's Special Events Coordinator finalizes my plans for me.
Speaking of lodging, candidates chosen will stay at the Disney resort, The Grand Floridian - a place that looks like it would cost some $13-1400 per night if I was paying for it out-of-pocket. In the real world, I usually take issue with paying more than $65 for a hotel room, but have forked over twice that much when necessary. I hope the Grand Floridian comes with the awe factor.
This will be a whirlwind of a trip for the selected participants. For me, I want to get in as many life experiences as possible. The primary reason for bringing teachers to the property is to teach them some things about creativity. As much as I don't agree with all of Disney's current political opinions, I see no reason why I wouldn't want to learn about creativity from some of the most creative minds on the planet. I'm especially interested in theming and presentation, and Disney theme parks are a great place to look for those things.
Coming home, my route would take me to Chicago before returning to Springfield. When selected, all will be well when my feet are back on Missouri soil and I'm back in my own bed for a night of slumber. Then...summer break.