by: guide4wdw – Collin

Why I Think Everyone Should Visit Walt Disney World – How to Make it Happen!  

Every once in awhile you have one of those days that makes you really appreciate the little things in life. You have that moment where you realize that no matter what, it could simply all end tomorrow. Now, I know that sounds a bit sad, but at the same time it’s one of the greatest blessings life gives us. In many ways that simple thought encourages us to enjoy every moment and make the most of any and every situation life throws at us. It could be a terrible day, but it could always get worse and no matter what there’s a silver lining to each and every moment in life. 

It’s About More Than Just the Parks

You may be wondering what this has to do with our topic for the day, but to me it has everything to do with today’s article. To me, more that anything else, Disney is a place that makes you appreciate every moment. The place creates memories that are unmatched by any other location. As I’ve said many times, to me its not about the attractions, it’s not about the food, and it’s not about the many joys of the parks themselves, but rather the moments we share with those who we care the most about. That’s what makes Disney different. It’s a place that fosters incredible memories with a cast that exceeds expectations and stories that many of us hold close to our hearts. 

All of this sounds rather simple, but those of you who have been traveling to Walt Disney World for many years likely know exactly what I mean. That single point, in and of itself is a reason I recommend a Walt Disney World trip to anyone and everyone. Even if you’re traveling alone, there is this incredible online Disney community that will often invite you into their lives like family and help you create memories no matter what your situation is in life may be. It’s a group of like-minded people and while there are a few exceptions, so many of us aren’t in it for the money (trust me, if I was, this would have ended a long time ago lol), but rather for the interaction we get to share with Disney fans and friends each and every day. 

There’s Something For Everyone

In an entirely different way, I recommend a Disney trip to anyone and everyone because it is a place that exceeds expectations and truly offers something for everyone. If you’re into food, there’s plenty of world class options if you take the time to look for them, if you’re into thrill rides, there’s something for that, if you like golf, there’s that too. Even if you hate Disney and everything about it, you drive ten minutes and you’re surrounded by a city of so many things to do that you wont know where to start. 

In all reality, it’s kind of shocking when you think about it, and while we’ve covered many different things to do inside and outside of the parks, there’s no way to cover it all. We continuously strive to share new experiences with you day in and day out, but here are a few of our top recommendations and articles with some unique options to add to or take part in during your stay. As always, if you want to see us cover even more, just let us know and we’ll try it out and let you know what we think! One of the things you history buffs may want to take part in is learning the legacy of this incredible organization and while Walt Disney World isn’t the “original” park, you may be surprised at the history of Walt and the early days of the parks you can uncover even today!   

Unique Activities: 

History of the Parks and Beyond! 

This array only scratches the surface of what’s available on Disney property and a couple of options beyond the parks and resorts. I’ve said t before and I’ll say it again, there’s something for everyone, it’s just a matter of finding what you love and doing it the “Disney way” with a level of quality that exceeds expectations time and time again. 

In regards to how you can make it happen, it may not be as difficult or as expensive as you may expect. Disney can be done on a “shoe-string” budget, and we’ve done that many times ourselves for various reasons, or you can go all out and create the luxury vacation of a lifetime. 

Many of you may be facing another issue, or simply an obstacle to overcome, of a family member that isn’t convinced that Disney is for them. Honestly, you’re not alone. That happens to many prospective guests I know and have tried to convince to head to the parks time and time again. The key to it all is making a special effort to share with that person the one part of Disney that they’ll enjoy more that anything else. Oftentimes, their mind automatically jumps to noisy kids and Mickey Mouse when Disney World is mentioned. Truth be told, you will face both of those in the parks, but that’s not what it’s all about. When you unfold the realm of possibilities for guests, you may be surprised at how their thought process and view of a Walt Disney World vacation changes. 

If you’re concerned about the actual trip planning process, you have a ton of options. First and foremost we have a series of itineraries here on the site (listed below) that can get you started but Disney is pretty good about walking you through the process if you choose on-site resort accommodations. Also, you could consider an Authorized Disney Travel Planner (here’s the one we recommend) to do the majority of the work for you or as much or as little of the planning as you’d like. Disney trips can be intimidating for sure, but when you get the right help and do the research it gets far easier and you continually grow upon your past experiences. If you’re looking for even more Disney trip planning info, don’t forget to check out our friends over at WDW Magazine and their new in print magazine featuring all kinds of awesome Disney content debuting soon (online version already available). As always, we appreciate it when you support those who support us!        

I know this short article has a lot of links to other articles in it, but I do that for one main reason, and that’s to show that there’s no perfect way to do Disney and there’s no one way to tour the parks or even tour Disney property as a whole. It’s all about what works for you and what you want out of your vacation experience. When it comes right down to it, that’s what it’s all about. Use the knowledge you get from research and apply that to your trip to develop the ultimate vacation experience for you and your family. 

One last thing you may want to consider is that Disney spans the globe. So, if Walt Disney World isn’t your thing or you can’t find what you love in Orlando, head to California, Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris, and so many other unique locations. If you’re not a theme park fan, take a Disney Cruise, or check out one of the truly incredible offering by Adventures By Disney to many parts of the world under the watchful eye and leadership of that Disney comfort and level of service. Disney service is part of what keeps me going back time and time again.      

Your Thoughts

As always, if you have thoughts, concerns, questions, or even some tips of your own to share, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Facebook or your favorite social media platform. Give us a follow while you’re there, and we’ll keep the conversation going in the future. We’re not the largest Disney community, but we’re one that’s there and one that listens. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day wherever you are! 

Ready to Plan?

Last but certainly not least, if you’re starting the planning process, a great place to start are with some of our top planning articles! Looking for dining? Check out Disney World Dining Tips For 2018. Want to start with some more tips? 44 Excellent Disney World Tips for 2018 or Disney World Planning Guide and Tips For 2018 are a great place to begin! Looking to save money on tickets? Check out our friends over at The Official Ticket Center for great deals that even made it into our 2018 Discount Disney World Ticket selections and another great way to help us create more content through your contributions at no additional cost to you! You’ll probably even save money along the way.