Years ago I had dreams of taking my kids all over the
world the USA (budgetary constraints and all), and then in 2004 when my 4 children (at the time) were old enough to make a Walt Disney World Vacation feasible, I took the plunge. I remember it vividly, My ex-husband and his wife were also going with her son. We stayed at the Caribbean for 9 days and they stayed at the Beach Club for 6 days.
We shared responsibilities with the children, did Cinderella’s Castle together, partook in pin trading together and even ran a contest on who could take the “grossest” picture while we were there. It was memorable, it was amazing, it was absolutely Magical… And that
was is the problem…..
Like my first experience, I imagine many of you too got bit by the “Magic” bug on that first trip. You left the parks wishing you were all ready planning to be back. Once home your friends got sick of hearing how WONDERFUL and MAGICAL your WDW vacation was. You started telling everyone who would listen all the tips and tricks to doing the parks….You know the symptoms….
When it came time to do another family vacation, without hesitation, I immediately started planning for another trip to Walt Disney World. Oh I know there are many wonderful vacation spots in the US, that probably would have been cheaper, but after that first trip it seemed like such a, well lame idea to take my kids anywhere but the most magical place on Earth.
I said I wanted to take them to the Grand Canyon, Washington DC and the Badlands. But when it came down to it, after that first visit to WDW, vacation time meant time to go to Disney. Now there were a couple of times when going to Disney didn’t mean Walt Disney World, but rather we headed to Disneyland. Being that I grew up 10 minutes from Disneyland and my parents still live there, and are members of Club 33, it only made sense to include a couple of Disneyland vacations in the mix.
So, since you started taking Family vacations to Disney, have you also taken vacations to other locations? Or like me, did Disney kill the family vacation and birth the Disney life?