The other day someone asked me (and its certainly not an uncommon question) why I go to Disney so often. “Isn’t there anywhere else you’re interested in seeing?” I’m asked frequently.
So, while I don’t feel like I need to defend myself at all, I would like to share with you this morning just a couple of the many reasons why I frequent Disney World as often as I do.
One, its convenient. A two hour flight to a place that I know how to navigate well that doesn’t require me to drive is a great vacation option. Its low stress for me because I know it so well. If I were to go somewhere new (and I do have vague plans for trips in the future to Las Vegas, New York City, and Washington DC) I would be anxious about all the details and transportation and so on. That doesn’t mean I won’t go do that, but especially on a 3 day jaunt like this one, the lack of anxiety is helpful.
Secondly, its relatively cheap for me. Just like Costco and Sam’s Club, the way I do Disney (in volume) is cheaper for me. I have an annual pass, which will expire in September. It cost around $500. A 4 day pass is close to $250. So, if I go for 8 days a year I’ve paid for the trip. Not only that, but I get significant discounts on hotel rooms because of having the AP, which brings the price down again. Add in dining discounts and a vast knowledge of how to have fun here on a budget because of my experience, its a low-cost option for me.
Finally, I love it. In my job, I hear a lot of emotional and often sad stories. One of the many ways I cope with that is to escape to a fantasy world where everyone is happy and joyous. I love it at Disney; I truly do. The little kid who lives in my heart embraces the magic in a way that many of you unfortunately can’t understand. I wish you could. You’re missing out.
So, there’s just a few of the reasons I choose Disney World. And I will continue to do so mainly because I can.