I have a swimmer — an avid, 11-year-old who practices religiously five days a week. She misses sleepovers and parties because she can’t live without swimming. She gets asked if she gets bored staring at that black line at the bottom of the pool, a question she finds crazy — “Of course, not! I’ve got places to go and things to do, and that black line helps get me there.” It’s her passion.
I get similar questions about our family’s passion for Disney World. “Don’t you think you’ll get sick of going to Disney World every year?” “Don’t you think your kids will get bored as they get older?” And the list goes on. My answer is simple: “No!”
Because you see, every time we go to Disney, we experience something we didn’t before. Sometimes we have friends with us who have never been. We love to watch their eyes light up as they take in the Disney magic we adore.
We were lucky enough to get to stay 10 days for one trip in October, which also meant we got to “resort hop,” and stay in 3 different resorts! We started in a savanna view room at Animal Kingdom’s Lodge. It was amazing to awake to the majestic beauty of a giraffe, less than a football-field away, eating its breakfast. We also got to spend the night in a Treehouse Villa at Saratoga Springs. We felt like we were in the middle of the woods, with practically no one around in our rustic 3-bedroom villa. And the best — a two-story Magic Kingdom View room at Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary with majestic nighttime fireworks views.
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue is a staple in our families’ visits – dating to when my husband visited as a child, when it was a staple on his trips. The show is the same, though the actors change. But this year I joined the actors on stage as a can-can dancer! I was sure glad I had 19 years of dancing experience!
The firsts kept coming — some big, some small. At the Lion King Show in Animal Kingdom, my kids were chosen to help begin the show, demonstrating how to do a lion’s growl. We had a creepy bellhop join our elevator ride at the Tower of Terror. My kids played a game with street actors at Hollywood Studios. They took a class with an illustrator and learned how to draw Flynn Rider. My kids tied for first-place in the “Most Disney-Like” Halloween costume contest. We got to be among the first to experience the super cool “Glow with the Show” mouse ears that make you a part of the show at Fantasmic! and other shows. And my 5-year-old FINALLY talked to and got her picture with a princess!
You see, there are new things around every corner. Beyond just rides, there are fascinating things to see such as the African man carving hippos out of zebrawood to trying a new dish surrounded by a giant aquarium at the Coral Reef restaurant in Epcot.
And, as the picture shows, even though I’ve ridden the Dinosaur ride a gazillion times, I can still be shocked, even by what I knew was there! Start planning your first — or 100th — trip with me today! Call 501-772-3137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-obligation quote.