My husband and I are childfree (by choice) but everytime we visit Disney I’m torn with guilt and shame by this decision and I hate myself. I know in my deepest heart I don’t want children but being at Disney makes me feel like the most awful person for that decision. Now everytime we visit I’m angry and hateful and I don’t want to break my husband’s heart because it truly is his happy place. We even got married there! I don’t know what to do anymore.
Whenever someone mentions going to Disney it makes me incredibly sad. I never got to go through such magical experiences growing up because I live in a third world country with a government that hates everything that is American. I know that maybe I will when I grow up, but it won’t be the same. I hoped to interact with the characters with such innocence and wonder, and now I lost all that. I just hope my children will get to experience it.
I went to Disney once as a kid. It was so long ago I really don’t remember it, and that’s something that bothers me a ton. I really want to go back, but I have a lot of other life responsibilities and it’s far. I have a friend who visits the California Park a lot because she lives nearby, and I find myself pretty jealous.
For the last ten years now, I’ve created a Disneyland for my own country. Expanding the parks, removing attractions and characters, making hotels and adding a second gate. It’s purely hypothetical and loads of fun. When Disny’s Magic Kingdoms game came out, I was like ‘wow, I have to play this’, but I find I enjoy it, but not as much as I like making my own Disneyland. I just like the fun of choosing what I want and sketching it out. I recommend everyone does it!
I really want to go to Disneyland at some point, but knowing the kind of family I’m stuck with, I may not until I’m at least a young adult and I’m just scared that when I do go I’ll be brushed off by all the characters I want to meet since I won’t be a “kid” at that point.
One of my dreams is to be Peter Pan at a Disney park, Cali or Florida, but it’s very unrealistic because…I’m black. I’d love to make people’s day as a job, but it’s not gonna happen the way I always dream it will. But hey, maybe I’ll have a shot if they ever need someone to play Peter Pan’s shadow, hahaha.
I was tired when my family saw the Main Street Light Parade at DL. Being five years old, I sat and tried napping on the sidewalk. Years later, I’m never going back to DL due to lack of cash and I feel like a brat missing out on the parade. I really blew that opportunity.
We recently bought a house. The previous owner had the Small World tune installed as a doorbell. It drives me nuts every time the door rings (it plays the whole song), but I sort of secretly like it because it reminds me of my trip to Disneyland.
I was in line with my family once to meet Mickey Mouse in Disneyland a couple years ago and there was this guy behind me who made a comment that it was probably a woman wearing the Mickey costume considering the height. At the time I was 20 years old and had known for many years that the characters weren’t real and were just people in costumes but every time I go to a park and see a character I still get excited. But after hearing that guy say that I felt so weird standing with Mickey
I feel bad whenever i talk about going to Disneyland because its one of my special interests but not everyone has the privilege to go