When I was planning my family’s first vacation to Walt Disney World, I planned like it was a “Once in a Lifetime Trip,” never expecting to return. Now with my 7th trip about to take place I am met with “that look”…
You know the one that often includes eye rolls and a moment of sure disgust or maybe confusion and is often followed by a heavy sigh and some opinion or comment that I fail to acknowledge, because after all I am going “Home” to that happy/magical place.
Sometimes, however, I do feel the need to reply…
Disney is the happiest/most magical place on Earth because when on vacation everyday life and troubles often melt away and disappear for the time being. I love being in the “Disney Bubble,” that mysterious invisible barrier that surrounds Disney and prevents the not so fun parts of real life to pass through (cooking, paying bills, running from here to there, you know just being an adult/parent in general). Inside of that “bubble” Disney magic takes ahold of me and I escape.
Being able to spend time with family at Disney was Walt Disney’s inspiration for Disneyland. A Disney vacation is time for us to make happy memories from all the smiles and laughter that is taking place. While we might not all agree that a Dole Whip is the best treat ever, we can agree to just have fun and enjoy ourselves. Girl’s trips to Disney are amazing, especially with a few of closest friends who just happen to love Disney as much as I do come along. We get to be girl’s instead of mom’s…being silly, pampering ourselves, doing what we want so that when we return home we are recharged and ready to tackle being a mom again. It’s also a place that I look forward to taking a couples only trip to with my non-Disney loving Mr. Grumpy, a chance for us to reconnect via Disney magic.
There is absolutely no one way to experience Disney. It’s not all about the character and rides, don’t get me wrong I love them, but for me it is about the TOTAL experience that Disney has to offer in a vacation. For me I love the runDisney events, Mickey’s parties, the ever changing dining that allows me bring out my foodie side, and the immersive atmosphere that draws me into the story that is being told. For others it’s the shopping or great live stage shows. With the sheer size of Disney along with seasonal events, continuous updating of beloved attractions and new additions I never feel like I’ve done or see everything. There is always something more I want do experience that justifies another trip.
So when people make the comment, “Oh, you’re going to Disney…again?” I say “Yep, I sure am and I can’t wait.”