Saturday, 29 December 2012

Greetings from Orlando!


This morning I'm heading to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando with my family. We will be getting up at an ungodly hour to beat the lines, but I don't mind. 

The first time I went to Disney World (that I can remember), I was fifteen. It was the year my Mom passed away, and my Dad spoiled us rotton that year at Christmas in an effort to distract us. I was completely blown away by the park. Everything about it was a million times better than any theme park I had been to before. I abandoned my too-cool-for-school teenager attitude and had a blast meeting Lilo & Stitch, kicking my brother's butts on the Buzz Lightyear ride, and gasping at the Philharmagic. There really is something magical about DisneyWorld. While I never stopped wishing my Mom was there, I have the best memories of being with my family on that trip. 

Nine years later, I know the park will have changed, and so have I. Part of me worries that going back at 24 will take away some of the specialness of that first trip. I hope that I can still feel some of the magic I felt back then. 

Even if I don't, that in no way will stop me from behaving like a 5 year old, I'm sure. 

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