I’m obsessed with trying the cool novelty foods at the parks! Specifically WDW since that’s my home park. I don’t get to go to Disney that often for someone who lives so close (I’m an hour away and I get to go maybe once every couple of years) but I ride myself over by looking at photos of the cool foods they have and imagining what they taste like.
I think the most underrated Disney attraction is the Disneyland/WDW Railroad. Yeah it’s simple and just sort of takes you around the park, bt there is something special about it. It looks and feels like a toy train come to life. Seeing it as an adult makes me tear up and feel like a kid again, even more than Sleeping Beauty’s castle.
Even though it’s unlikely, I’d love to see Disney bring back the Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter ride. I’ve never ridden it myself, but it sounds amazing.
I’ve never been to Disney World, and even as an adult I’m bitter about it. So whenever I’m watching reruns of those old ABC 90s sitcoms like Full House and Boy Meets World, and they show the obligatory “We’re going to Disney World!” episodes they all had, I turn the TV off. Come on! Those episodes were 30-minute infomercials. Screw those cash-in Disneyland episodes.
I love the new nighttime show Happily Ever After. Wishes will always hold a special place in my heart because I grew up with it, but HEA’s finale makes me feel like I could soar when the chorus starts building. I really love how many Disney characters and songs are incorporated into the show and seeing the castle come alive too. I know some people hate the projection/fireworks combo but count me as a fan.
“When I first went to Disney World, I knew that it was going to be an amazing day. Why? Because on the ferry ride to the Magic Kingdom, “Belle” (my Disney theme song) was playing.”
“I recently went to Disney Springs, and while I was there I got to see the new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! I went there as a little girl and absolutely loved it, so when I heard they remodeled it I was so excited to see. I figured the cast members would be weird about a 20 year old girl wanting to see the new salon, but the lady was so nice and sprinkled me with pixie dust!! Afterwards, I even got a free pin at the Christmas tree wall. I felt so magical!”
“A few years ago at Disney World, in Hollywood Studios, in the line to meet Doc McStuffins, I saw a group of adult guys who looked to be in their mid-20’s. Some of them even had full beards. One of them was wearing a Doc McStuffins backpack. And they were all singing the Doc McStuffins theme song. Though I’d been to Disney parks more than 20 times before that, seeing those men was the first time I’d actually felt the magic in the parks. It made me smile all day. I still think about it often.”
TRIGGER WARNING: My older sister ruined some of the magic of Disneyland by telling me stories of the fatalities that have happened in the park. Even though some of the attractions have closed or the accidents were the fault of careless park guests, I still get creeped out recalling those horror stories. I can never go to DL or WDW without thinking about those accidents thanks to my sister.
“I did the IDCP in WDW. Best parts. Free entry to the parks and made lots of good friends. Worst parts. I was threatened by guests on a daily basis, my leaders and coordinators at both locations barely cared about us, full/part timers would barely talk to us, I would work from 6pm until 1am almost every day, I worked during most of the housing events so I couldn’t go, my leaders made people work during anxiety attacks, and after rent and taxes my pay checks were only around $100.”