I did a summer program at Walt Disney World last year. I got back home in September and just a few bars of Happily Ever After or one photo of WDW and I feel like crying. I find it so frustrating sometimes how other people just don’t “get” it -how much I loved it that is. Going back to reality is such a shock. I miss the magic. Disney has always been a huge part of my life. I knew I had to work for the company one day. I’m proud that I have. I loved my role so much I’m convinced I’ll never have another job like it. I’m counting down the days until I can apply for another program. Being from England there are not many opportunities to work over there. But I’m hopeful that I will get to go back somehow. You have to dream big, right? Anyone reading this who loves Disney and is wondering whether to do a program, even if it’s far from home please do it!
Walt Disney World holds a lot of bittersweet memories when I am either with my family or my parents. I have no problem attending the parks with them but since I do have Asperger Syndrome they think I need constant attention. Their actions never fail to get on my nerves. I hope to one day attend the parks both alone and with my siblings.
I’m afraid of going to WDW and getting misgendered by cast members. I want to be able to meet the FCs and have fun, but if someone called me ma’am, Miss, or princess, I think it would really ruin a lot of the magic for me.
WDW cured a lot of my irrational fears. A trip to WDW (and specifically Hollywood Studios) helped me get over my fears of heights and rollercoasters. Exploring different hotels and parts of Disney property at night when I couldn’t wind down and sleep after being at the parks really helped me get over my fear of being outside and alone at night when it’s dark.
When I’m stressed, sad, or bored, I plan imaginary trips to WDW. I went for the first time ever about a year ago, and ever since then WDW has been my happy place. Just the thought of returning one day makes me so happy. However, all the imaginary trips I plan are solo trips, due to some friends and family bailing on me on my ACTUAL trip. I was still able to have the time of my life without all of them, but as a result I can never imagine having anyone there with me when I think about returning.
The Country Bear Jamboree is my favourite attraction at Disney World. I would drag my mother onto it and she would hate it. But this last time we went, she got it and now she suggests going to the Country Bear Jamboree or listening to the music from it. We don’t share much in common, so it’s nice that after almost a year of arguing with each other, the Country Bears were able to bring us together.
I live in Florida and used to work at Disney. Every time a tourist walked into my store I’d feel like I was scamming them out of their money for the high prices
Moving to Florida was the biggest mistake of my life. Living here and working at disney has sucked all the magic and wonder I used to have and replaced it with resentment and hatred. Now I see them as money hungry crooks
I went to Walt Disney World recently, it was at the very beginning of the Halloween celebration. My sisters were so excited and dressed as Floura, Fauna, and Merryweather to walk around and trick or treat in. The thing that warmed my heart the most was when we came in and scanned our Magicbands and the girl helping everyone, immediately recognized us and said to us that she didn’t think that Aurora was meeting that night. It made me happy she thought of us and didn’t want us sad because of that.
I think Walt Disney World is the main thing keeping me from leaving Florida, even more than my family. I hate Florida, but it’s hard for me to imagine a life so far away from Cinderella Castle. I love it so much.