Ahh Disney World.
I guess Disney is so important to me because it was such a big part of my childhood. There was a point in my life where I wasn’t happy with my life and with myself and Disney magic changed that for me. I guess that would be why I visit so often.
Disney has never lost it’s magic. I think if anything it grows stronger for me with my visits. For me Disney is my happy place. A place where I cannot be judged. I can be myself and make new friends and enjoy the magic all around. I leave my troubles at the gates and focus on what makes me happy, and I think a lot of what made me unhappy earlier in life is that I didn’t think about my happiness.
So already to make a already long story short.
I go to Disney because it makes me happy.
Reblogging because I get the “you’re always at theme parks” comment a lot and I think it’s something that people need to understand. Theme parks are places where the end goal is literally that no one should leave unhappy. And of course you see families in unhappy moments sometimes (or a lot, honestly, when it’s peak season), but the overall theme is happiness. I don’t know what it is about stepping into a theme park, but there is so much personal camaraderie between strangers it’s mind-boggling. If someone sees $20 on the ground at the mall, they think it’s their lucky day. But it has never ceased to amaze me that theme park guests have so much integrity. People have turned in brand new iPhones to me. They’ve brought me expensive souvenirs someone left behind, large sums of cash, and one time someone even came over in tears because she had come across a lost little girl and she knew if it were her child she would be so upset.
They don’t lose their appeal because we aren’t there to wait in long line after line, trying to push in everything in a short span of time, we’re there because we want to be. And because every person interacting with a guest, performing in a show, or sweeping up the floors wants to be. They are all happy, wonderful places, why wouldn’t that be important to you?
Adding to this because why not.
Going to Disney and seeing smiling faces is what makes me so happy. Whether I’m seeing someone perform for the first time or someone has the “girl you were here literally yesterday and five days ago and last week why are you here again”, I know I will see smiling faces. It’s where I’m comfortable. I know I can go there and leave my troubles at the door because of all the happiness that lies within.
Be it interacting with a performer, agreeing with an attendant that sitting at Dream Along is stupid or simply saying “thank you” to a cast member, any form of happiness brightens my day and keeps me coming back.
….and also the beautiful men. Those too.
asked by Anonymous
ahh I won’t be there until after noon! Boo! D: I wishhhhhI’m gonna go in the morning before work to watch the parade at noon!