on Sunday, August 14th, 2011
WDW Radio is pleased to introduce Brian Vasil as a new writer for the blog. Brian has been Disney-obsessed since his first visit to WDW in 1971 (he was only 3 months old…and has visited 100+ times since then). He’s been known for leaving hidden Mickeys in the place settings at his wedding, always choosing the “Desert” ending at Horizons, and weeping at the end of “Wishes” (it gets dusty…). He lives in Ft. Lauderdale with his wife Mindy and daughter Brianna. Please join us in welcoming Brian!
Those Who Get It…and those who Marry Them – Surviving the Disney-Addicted Spouse
by Brian Vasil
AKA: “I’m Not Naming Our Child After an Imagineer – A Spouse’s Survival Guide”
AKA: “Our Wedding Song was ‘Hakuna Matata’ – Confessions of a Disney Spouse”
AKA: “The WED in ‘I, thee wed’ Doesn’t Stand for Walter Elias Disney – I Married the Disney Obsessed”
AKA: “I Hope We Never Lose Sight of One Thing… It All Started With a Spouse – A Disney Spouse Survival Guide”
Maybe you’ve been there…
Sitting up late at night with a laptop… secretly planning a trip to Europe for your anniversary…hoping against hope that your spouse won’t come back with the standard “They have all of that at EPCOT” line again.
Making sure that you don’t put a saucer AND a salad plate at the table because you know that your significant other will arrange his place setting into the iconic classic Mickey.
Discovering that your spouse knows more about the history of the Peoplemover than she does about your side of the family.
Dreading when it starts to get cloudy…because your spouse will undoubtedly say “…and it rained…and rained…and rained…”
Hearing your spouse make ADR’s at every opportunity. (Not Advanced Dining Reservations…but Another Disney Reference)
Sound like you?
If so…You’ve married a hardcore Disney fanatic and you feel alone. So very very alone.
Take heart! There are many out there who share your experiences! For the next several weeks here on the blog, join me for a journey through the minds of those who are married to the Disney addicted. We will provide a “survival guide” of sorts through a series of interviews with those who are in the same monorail with you… starting with our own Deanna Mongello!
I understand that a Disney-fanatic writing about spouses of the Disney addicted is like a man describing the intense pain of childbirth… but I promise that I’ll do my best to shed some light on coping (or at least understanding) our need to live with one foot in the real world, and the other on Main Street at all times.