It’s like Christmas. The anticipation. The palms getting sweaty. You start counting down the days. It’s not coming nearly fast enough. If you’re a fan of Disney. You know that feeling. And many will look at you and say, why? You’re an adult. You don’t have kids. Why are you so obsessed with Disney World?
The answer is pretty simple. Imagine being Walt. Imagine creating something that millions and millions of people know, experience and love. It’s that magic that happened back in the 50s that still permeates Disney today. It’s knowing that it’ll never be finished. There’s always something new around the corner. I went to Disney every couple years as a kid. And I fell in love with it. I fell in love with the majesty, the storytelling and above else the ability to just escape.
I think that’s one reason why I took up a career as a writer. And, I think that’s why I still love it today. As an adult there’s pressure, there’s stress. And around every corner people are telling you that you can’t do something. But that’s not Walt said. He did it. And he created a company and a culture that continues to do it long after his passing. That is powerful.
I started this blog because I often get weird looks from people when I tell them I’m going to Disney. See I’m in my 40’s, never had children and don’t even watch many of the new films. But it’s not about that. It’s about the magic.
It starts when you get off the plane in MCO. That rush of humid air hits you as you disembark, then moments later it’s followed by a rush of the ice cold air conditioning. You’ve made it. You’re about to embark on a trip inside the bubble. Where you, no matter what your age, can feel like a kid again. You are the one that gets to have the fun. You’re the one that wakes up for rope drop and stays till the fireworks. There’s no place in the world like Disney. And that’s why I go. Because if only for a few days, I can escape the everyday.