For some, I know that this is a once in a lifetime trip. Myself, I never went to Disney until I had kids. We didn’t vacation much when I was a younger and when we did it was to the Outer Banks or Virginia Beach. Maybe that was the same trip, but the bottom line is Disney was never in our travel plans.
That’s all changed with our kids.
I am not going to get into any specifics about how to plan for a trip like this, but needless to say, if you follow all of the advice of everything that you read or hear, you will drive yourself crazy and never fully enjoy your experience. I know people that have their whole itinerary planned out to the second, but if you do that, you will truly miss out on the magic that Disney offers.
Why do we go all the time?
Sometimes I wish we didn’t go as much as we do, but we truly love it. I’ll be honest with you though some of the magic has worn off. Gone are the days where Tyler was running around hugging every character in sight or Carter would scream hysterically at the mere mention of them. The fireworks shows have begun to blend into one another and the parades aren’t the spectacles they once were. But the boys are experiencing new rides every year and while the magic isn’t the same, it’s evolving. The excitement of seeing Donald or Goofy has been replaced with the thrill of riding Space mountain. While they aren’t scared to go in the Haunted Mansion anymore, there is a fear of falling to your death as they ride The Tower of Terror. It’s almost as if something new comes a long every time we go.
The bottom line is, we’ll be going back as long as the boys want to go back. The magic won’t last forever, so we will ride it as long as we can.