Let's stop thinking about all the chaos in the world at this moment. Let's take these next few minutes and dream with Leah about Disney....
If you were to ask me how many times my family has gone to Disney in our lifetime, I wouldn’t be able to tell you. I lost count years ago. No, it wasn’t because we were extremely wealthy, it was something we really had to save for. It was and still is our favorite thing to do as a family. I’m 28 and I still look forward to going whenever we can. I look forward to taking my husband and kids there someday and showing them all my favorite things (mostly all the Mickey snacks).
To me, when they call Disney ‘The Happiest Place on Earth,’ they’re not lying. I feel joy just walking through the gates. And I get just as excited every time I go, there’s just something about it. Some people don’t understand the love my family has for the parks. Often times I hear people say that one time is enough for them. We have gone almost yearly, since I was a baby, and we still see something new each time. A new show, a new ride, new characters, or a new snack. It’s still exciting for us. Some things are overly cheesy, but we still love them. Some things haven’t changed at all since we went 27 years ago, but we still love it.
Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot...we love them all. We have favorites at each place and each time we go, we know that we won’t get everything done. That is the joy of going often. We generally pick our favorite things and make sure we do those first, and then we enjoy what we can with the rest of the time we have. If we don’t get to see something, we aim to do it on our next visit. It’s always exciting to see the parades and watch fireworks at night, even when you’re grown adults.
For some, a Disney trip can be very stressful. There is a lot of planning, a lot of time, and a lot of money spent preparing for a visit. Just have fun, enjoy it, and make the most of it. It’s all about the memories that will be made!