1. I am grateful that Walt Disney World gives me an escape from reality. While I do (occasionally) enjoy vacations at other destinations, I find myself still tethered to “normal life” elsewhere. When I’m in Disney World, however, the only thing I’m worried about is what time does the parade start and when can I get my next FastPass. From the time you step onto the Magical Express until you drive under the Walt Disney World arch on the way home you are in the Disney bubble and I find that so refreshing!
2. I am grateful that Walt Disney World can bring out the silly in all of us. I mean, where else is it perfectly normal for Grandpa to wear mouse ears and Aunt Jill to hug a mouse? The squeals and laughter coming from people of all ages in the spinning teacups at the Mad Tea Party is one of my favorite noises. And by all means, let’s all skip down Main Street, U.S.A!
3. I am grateful that Walt Disney World has something for everyone. When you ask others what their favorite part of Walt Disney World is, the answers are so varied: dropping 13 stories in an elevator, watching Tigger dance in a parade, seeing fireworks light up Cinderella Castle, people watching from the PeopleMover, flying over Neverland, dining around the World Showcase or swimming at the resort pool. And as we go back, our favorite parts may change. I love that!
4. I am grateful that Walt Disney World inspires guests to be curious and imaginative. There are specific attractions that focus on these qualities, but inspiration to be inquisitive and to make believe is woven into all aspects of a Disney vacation. Every time I go to Walt Disney World there is something new that makes me wonder, “How did they do that?!”