Why Disney?

Hi y’all!!

Just thought this would be a good follow up to my last post. Why Disney? Why does my family, specifically ME, love Disney so much? Isn’t it just for little kids? Let me explain.

Did you know that there is a reason the Magic Kingdom is not accessible from the parking lot? Walt wanted guests to truly feel like they had left the stress of everyday life to enter a world of fantasy, magic and wonder. Pretty smart, right?

As we become busier and busier, we become more connected to the world, and less connected to each other. When my family is on vacation, we try to have at least one tech-free day. Guess what? It works. Nobody complains. We actually talk….to each other. Our teens don’t mind being seen with their parents.

Even though we don’t have “babies” anymore, we still enjoy meeting characters. My nephew is still just as smitten with Tinker Bell as he was five years ago. Every visit, my youngest daughter tells Ariel how much my oldest daughter loves her. So, Ariel always takes the time for an extra autograph or picture. Last visit, we got a video message just for big sis.

I’ve even managed to get Big Papa to go on a kid free Disney trip. I can honestly say, I’ve never heard my husband laugh the way we laughed on that trip. We made some amazing memories.

We’re taking a break from Disney to try new places and experiences. Just a small break, like a year….maybe. Then it will be time to go back with the bigs (older kids and significant others) and littles (grandbabies). I say that the middles (teens) won’t get to go. But, when your sixteen year old actually wants to be seen with you, well, that’s magic. Isn’t it?

 

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