I grew up in a Disney family. It's true. I remember every Sunday night, having dinner in front of the TV while watching The Wonderful World of Disney. (Which, in my opinion, they should TOTALLY bring back.) If I am remembering correctly...and I am...I had my 5th, and 6th birthday at Disney World.

Oh yes I did. We piled the family into an orange Tioga motor home and drove from Tiny Town Illinois to Orlando, and parked at every KOA Campground along the way. It must have taken us forever to do that...what, like 3 days? (3 days...forever...what do I know)

Here's what is SO freaky weird about Disney World. I haven't been there in about 12 years...and yet...we dumped our stuff at the Polynesian Hotel, hopped a monorail to The Magic Kingdom, and made a bee line straight to The Haunted Mansion (and proceeded to do the hallway walk of shame when The Little Man chickened out at the door:/) all without even looking at the map!

The place hasn't changed in like ever. Don't get me's completely polished...and's like I walked in yesterday and was 5...and the next day, I'm Mom and bringing my kiddos. To exactly. the. same. place. I'm fascinated how it's completely updated, and completely the same.

I just love this place. There's something really comforting to me that many parts of it hasn't changed (Except Mr Toad's Wild Ride...Who's bad idea was it to get rid of that ride?)...hope it isn't another 12 years til I make it back...


  1. I'm somewhat jealous of you. We have Disneyland, but it is no Walt Disney World. Seriously, someday we will get there.

  2. i too love truly is a magical place

  3. I am in full agreement with your Mr. Toad's sentiment. I remember the last time I was at Disney and realized it was gone. So sad! Still, I can't wait for the day I get to take Abigail!

  4. We watched Wonderful World of Disney too. Loved the beginning when Tinkerbell zoomed over the castle. They should definitely bring that back!

    I have never been to Disney World. I know. BLASPHEMY. I hope in the next few years to take my daughter there. Confession: I think I am more excited at the prospect of going there than she is. I think we are always little girls at heart.

  5. I can't wait to take my grandbabies. Maybe in the spring.

  6. I am so jealous! We love Disney World. Wish it wasn't so expensive... We're hoping to go next winter, but the kids don't know. Heh.


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