When you tell people that you are going on vacation to a Disney Resort, do they look at you funny? Does your Disney Vacation countdown cause your co-workers to roll their eyes? If so, then you are in good company.
Though each person may have their own reason for reacting this way, I feel the main reason is because they have never experienced a Disney vacation. It is our duty, as Disney fans, to educate others on just how magical and memorable a Disney vacation can be.
As I was leaving work one evening, I made the comment that I needed some adult fun time. One of my co-workers said to me, “But, you’re the one who wants to go to Disney World.” To which I responded that I could have my adult fun time there. He was puzzled by my statement. So I proceeded to tell him that the Walt Disney World Resort was more than just the theme park with the big castle, like he believed it to be.
I explained to him that not only was there the Magic Kingdom but, there is also EPCOT, Animal Kingdom and Disney Hollywood Studios. And let’s not forget the two amazing water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. While these parks were fun for the entire family, there were other options too. He was intrigued now.
I went on to tell him that within the resorts approximate 43 square miles were several hotels, some including full service spas and amazing pools. Dining ranges from counter service meals to all out gourmet meals from such places as Wolfgang Puck’s or Cat Cora’s restaurants. And let’s talk about entertainment. With shopping at Downtown Disney, to Cirque du Soleil or bowling at Splitsville, the options are endless. I told him he could even drive a racecar at the Richard Petty Experience, parasail or even tee off on any one of the several golf courses within the resort. He was speechless.
Nothing excites me more than to share Walt Disney World, then and now, with others. After I have shared my excitement for Disney with my friends and co-workers, several of them have booked their own Disney vacations! Success!.
Being born and raised in Florida, my Disney experiences began when I was very young. I am very blessed to have been a firsthand witness to many of the changes over Walt Disney World’s 40 years Whether 5 years old or 27 years old, my Disney memories remain my happiest memories. There is nothing like them.
I am now in my 40’s and am as excited now as I was as a child, for my next trip to Walt Disney World. Only 166 more days until I am there! But, who’s counting.