When I think about Disney Time, I think back to my very first visit to the Disneyland Resort and how when we were there for a whole week, nothing else in the whole world mattered to me. I forgot about the mortgage payment and the bills that were due. I forgot about deadlines that would be waiting for me when I returned to work after vacation. I’d completely put all of the regular ups and downs of everyday life completely out of my mind because we were at Disneyland and none of it mattered.
Our family stayed together at the Disneyland Hotel in a huge corner suite. There were eight of us, six adults and our two kids who were 2 and 6 at the time. We had the most amazing family vacation and it started us all on the road to being huge Disney fans…of course, it hit me more than anyone else in the family, but who’s counting, right? We did the Walk in Walt’s Footsteps tour where we learned some super cool things about how Walt Disney thought about things like buildings and decor being built high enough so that no matter where in the Park you were, you could not see any of the outside world. I literally had chills when I learned that because I just love how he thought of those kinds of details. I actually cried as we stood in the gorgeous lobby of the Disneyland Hotel waiting for our shuttle back to the airport because I didn’t want to go back to reality. I knew we’d have to do everything we could to get back there someday, and we did!
Disney Time is such an important part of my family’s life now and we all truly enjoy it. It’s a time where we can just be. It doesn’t matter what we’re doing as long as we’re together. Disney Parks is giving away some Disney Time with their Disney Time Sweepstakes and you can enter every day until January 31, 2013! You may even see a video or two of someone you know!
So, I ask all of you, what does Disney Time mean to you?