Walt Disney World Again?
This topic is certain to hit home to those of you have vacationed at Walt Disney World more than once every couple of years. As Disney Vacation Club members our family has had the ability to go to Walt Disney World three times a year. Being teachers we are limited to vacationing during Spring Break, Summer, and Christmas time.
Most of our friends and family know of our love for Disney and do not think anything of it. But we do get the traditional comment, “You’re going to Disney again?” That is usually followed up with, “Why?” We always say that we love it, our kids love it, and it is a safe place to be. People ask us all the time, “Don’t you get sick of it” and “Isn’t it just the same thing?” We used to try to explain to others why we love Disney, how it is different each trip, and that we try to do something unique each time, and that each season offers a different feel to the parks. Now we don’t even bother. It isn’t worth it.
The funny thing is that those who question us are the ones who like to vacation at the beach EVERY YEAR, or head to Gulf Shores etc…We never question them as to why they go there every year. We never say, “Isn’t it boring lying around on a beach all day” or ask “How much fun is that for your kids?” If that is what their family likes to do, then more power to them. It isn’t right for me to question them about what they like, so I am not sure why a Disney vacation isn’t held to the same standard.
I have come to the realization that there are two groups of people who view Disney, those who “get it” and those who “don’t.” The ones who don’t get Disney will never understand our love for the place, no matter what we say. Those who get Disney are the ones that continue to go back again and again. I love the people who want to give Walt Disney World advice and say how boring a place it is when they start off a sentence with, “15 years ago when I was there….”
The truth is Walt Disney World is a fun, safe place for our family. It works for us. I am sure that in a few years when our daughters are both teenagers they may not want to go to Walt Disney World with us. That is fine because right now is what is important. They love it and have had some of the most memorable experiences a child could have by going there. I think this quote says it all about Disney, "For those who get it, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't, no explanation will do."
Thanks for posting this. A few members of our family said this once and I thought exactly the same thing. Great work and love the newsletter!
Your closing line sums it up completely. :lol:
Thanks Adam, eah the Newsletter is coming along nicely. I am always seeking any DWT members who would like to blog about anything Disney some week. If you are interested send me an email. I would love to have Lou write a blog some week. Maybe some peer pressure from members would persuade him:yahoo:.
The last line is perfect. I really want to copyright that and just put it on my tshirt. Then when someone starts on their Disney rant I can just point to my shirt;)
I fully agree with you on all aspects.
Due to me being a single mom, we can only save up to vacation every 2 years.
And every two years, we always go to Disney. There's never even a discussion about IF we want to go. It's just automatically assumed.
Thanks Emabee. Hopefully sites like this and mine can provide you with some deals that can help make your trip a bit less expensive. We have been going 3 times a year, but it is becoming TOUGH financially to continue to that. We didnt plan on going next spring break as to save $ for the summer of 2009.
But I couldnt take it and made ressies for Spring Break a few days ago:idea:
Very good topic! My friends and family say that all the time! My uncle said that his kids were to old to go to WDW!! at the time they were 12 and 15 or 16! So we took my youngest cousin (14 at the time) with us and he said it was the best vacation ever and he hopes to go in 09 with his band! Your never to old for Disney!! But my uncle is a tight wad anyways... lol
I think this quote says it all about Disney, "For those who get it, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't, no explanation will do."[/quote]
Love this quote! I may have to use it, with permission of course. :)
My children love to go, I love to go, my husband puts up with it, but the rest of the family doesn't get it at all. FIL and MIL went one day 20 years ago (two parks in one day- sure, they got to see a lot!) and they don't get it. My mom understands but she doesn't want to go back. The only other members of my family to go is my BIL and his immediate family but they are so picky anyway, they don't get it.
Should be interesting when we miss Christmas gatherings because of a trip. Oh well! They don't get it, we do and we love it. Can't wait to go again, and again, and again!
For years I didn't "get it". I was a beach goer and that was that. Finally we decided to take the kids to WDW. They were 12 and 10 then. I was 37 and wife was 33. We had never been before. My whole purpose was to go and get it out of the way, never to do it again!
How did that work out you might ask? We have been 2 more times since that first trip in 2003. I wish I could afford more. We are planning on going back again in January '09. I have been to the beach once in those 5 years. I still enjoy a beach trip but it doesn't compare to WDW in the least.
I am on this web site and others like it a lot. I can't get enough Magic or info on Walt and his amazing dreams.
As for the kids may not want to go back when they are teens; My 17 and 15 year old kids still love it and can't wait to go back. They aren't embarrassed to be seen with Mom and Dad. And a trip back allows us to act like they are still little and act like WE are still little.
Our children and us are already talking about the days in the future when we will take the grandchildren. Have you ever started planning vacations for children who aren't even born yet and are probably 7-10 years away? This is what Disney can do. The beach? Not a chance.:mickeykid
The funny thing is I was kinda the same way. Wife loved WDW and I had never been so I didnt understand. After our first trip in 04 I was a Disney fanatic.
My wife and I want to go to WDW ourselves and leave the kids at home. They are 11 and 9 and the 11 year old sometimes seems like she is too cool for WDW, but anytime we mention that if she doesnt want to go we will go by ourselves. She then snaps out of it and tells us there is no way we can go to WDW without her!
Absolutely! I can't wait to take my grandkids! (My kids are 4 and 6 and the 4 year old hasn't even been yet!)
Originally Posted by ImaMouser
Originally Posted by unc23
As said before the last line sums it up.
At my Job where I am an RPh I get it all the time going to Disney again. most just thing that WDW is just 4 amusement parks. but those of us in the know well we know better
My favorite response is something I saw in a signature from another site.
It's a Disney thing. If you understood, your only question would be....CAN I GO?
I agree with you!
My DH and I get this every year from those that have not been to Disney since they were little or never been there at all.
I remember when we were getting married exactly 4 years ago and people were asking us where we were going for our Honeymoon. Every time we answered Disney we got the only weird looks. Mind you, it was both our first time to Disney, nobody could understand why we would want to spend our honeymoon at "a place for kids". We will never regret going to Disney for our honeymoon, in fact, ever since we have spent our vacation at Disney every year and as soon as we are back from there, we are already planning our next Disney vacation for the following year.
Your last line sums it all up, and if you don't mind I would like to quote you every time I get the "Walt Disney World again?".