When it comes to Walt Disney World, finding family fun is easy enough. They don’t call it the Magic Kingdom for nothing. It truly is magical. If it needed another name I think “Memory Making Central” would work pretty well, too. Having just returned from a bloggers’ trip where Disney hosted nearly 200 social media moms and many of our families, I thought it would be nice to share my family’s list of the best things about Disney. Here’s their rundown:
Payne (AKA 16 yr old who thought he was too cool for Disney until this trip): “To me, the best part was knowing where everything was and being able to say which rides were worth waiting for (obviously not his first trip to the theme parks). Also, watching my parents get sick after riding Mission Space.” (Yep, I had to throw up after he suggested we take the orange path instead of the lame green one…I truly regret listening to his advice on this one). Payne really enjoyed watching me get ill. Gotta love the heart of a 16 yr old.
Andrew (the 13 yr old who wants to be just like his big brother): “I liked going on more roller coasters than I thought I would”. He was fearless on this trip. Andrew used to hold the title for quickest to get sick on a ride. I own that title now.
Kayla (the 12 yr old princess): “I liked the Magic Kingdom”. Those are her words. That’s what she liked best. The entire place.
Daly (the 5 yr old princess who wants to be just like her big sis): “I liked being there with my whole family and the train (she literally means the train around the Magic Kingdom–not the monorail) and the pool (and she means the pool at the hotel, where she kept insisting that we go back to because it was more fun to her than the Magic Kingdom. She’s a water baby, what can I say?)
Shawn (my husband): “I liked having kids actually get younger, acting like kids again, but Daly being old enough to be able to enjoy it.”
Me: I liked making memories that took me full circle, allowing me to share things with my children that I did as a kid, like posing for pictures with Dumbo and riding the monorail through the Contemporary Hotel where, as a kid, I dreamed of staying, instead of Ft. Wilderness where we ALWAYS stayed. I also liked being able to buy my own Mickey ice cream bar because as a kid we couldn’t afford that. Ice cream and Disney have a way of making me feel like a kid again.