What Disney Means To Us

To our family, Disney means excitement.

Not just, “I’m looking forward to this” excitement.

We’re talking, “OHMYGOSHICANTWAITHOWMANYMOREDAYSUNTILDISNEY” excitement!

Crazy Boys at Disney World

Disney means safe. Cast Members bending over backwards to find you food that you can eat. As soon as a Cast Member hears the word “allergy” or “intolerance,” they stop what they’re doing and listen. They’ll make something off the menu. They have gluten free breads available every day.  They have gluten and dairy free snacks for the littles and for moms, too.  You don’t have to worry about getting sick while eating at the Disney parks – they did all the worrying for you, and it’s safe to eat there :)

What Disney Means To Us

Disney means friends. Making new friends and spending time with “old” ones. Everyone is at Disney to have a great time. Ride fun rides. Meet the characters. The kids in line in front of you will probably smile and say hello, and ask where you’re from. Old friends get to experience new things together – and that’s always a recipe for a great time.

What Disney Means To Us

Disney means pure, unbridled fun. No worries. No deadlines. No bills. No to-do list. Once you enter the parks, all of your outside “things” get left at the gate. You concentrate on spending time with and being silly with your family. It’s truly the best family time you’ll ever have.

What Disney Means To Us

Disney means happiness. Happiness and smiles around every corner. I’m not exaggerating. Every cast member brings something special to your vacation. Larry, the co-captain of this boat, sings songs on the way into the parks. Over the intercom. He tries to get people to sing along but if they don’t? He just keeps singing.

What Disney Means To Us

Disney means magic. I know, I know. Everyone says that Disney is magical. But it really is. A theme park that is clean and safe for kids with food allergies. Celebrates life events with their guests. Offers one on one help to everyone in the form of hospitable and knowledgable Cast Members. Makes every one of their guests feel welcome – truly welcome. It’s magical.

What Disney Means To Us

 This post is part of a series about the Walt Disney World Social Media Moms Celebration and our post-conference vacation.

If you would like to view the entire series of posts, click here.

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Our family was invited to the 2012 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. In exchange for a conference fee, I was provided with room accommodations, park passes, several meals, and admission to conference events. I was not asked to write about our experiences at the conference.

Comments

  1. 1
    Dadblunders says:

    Becca,

    I am jealous! I would love to have the opportunity to take my son to Disney World (either one in the U.S would be fine)! My son loves Mickey and all his friends. In fact, he would be super jealous because you have a picture of Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. It turns 4 this weekend and it is theme we have choose for our son (in fact he will then own almost the entire line of products by Fisher Price thanks to us and other family members). My little boy is growing up to fast…sigh

    Aaron

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      Becca says:

      It’s amazing, Aaron. He would love it!

      I can’t wait to see photos from your Jake and The Neverland Pirates party! They do grow up fast… if you find a way to slow them down, please let me know!

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    Trevor Spedding says:

    Never been to Disney either in France or US. Will have to try to get to either sometime in my life.

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    :sniff: SO true!! The day I can finally tell Parker that we are going to Disney World will be the best day in his life lol! Hopefully that day comes sooner than later! Love this!

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    Aww! I love this post! And, that castle fireworks photo?! So good! I’m having memories of being in Disneyland practicing those skills with you! :)

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    Kassi says:

    Saw your blog via Pinterest. Had to read this entry first! It’s like you read my mind!!!! I want to share it with anyone considering going to WDW or DL or to those who wonder why we keep returning. Walt got it right when he dreamed big about a place where kids and adults could interact together. After having gone there with a 76 year old relative and also having taking our daughter as young as 8 mos, those are memories i will cherish forever!!! We had gone to WDW or land every year…or both…or multiple times a year….since our honeymoon in 2001. 2013 is the first year we have to take a break due to suddenly needing a new car and roof. I live vicariously through posts like yours, but will save my pennies til we can go “home” again soon! Have a magical day!!!! ;)

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    Estella says:

    This is exactly how me and my family feel too. Although we haven’t been to Disney World, we visit Disneyland as often as we can. I had the pleasure of introducing my husband to Disneyland and it is a love we share with our kids. A place we go to have fun as a family. With kids every time you go is a new experience. For the simple reason that they have grown both physically and emotionally since the last trip now they get to experience the joy of new attractions. I can’t wait until our next trip in the spring!!

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      Becca says:

      The wonderful thing is that Disneyland and Disney World have the same amazing service and cast members. There really isn’t a difference.

      Now you’re making me want to go!!

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