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Seven Reasons Why We Love Disney Vacations

There is something special about a Walt Disney World vacation. It starts before you ever leave home. Planning the vacation is part of the fun, because there are so many options and incredible choices to make! People who have never been to Walt Disney World might not understand, but if you’re reading this, chances are you get it. Here are seven things that make a Disney vacation unlike a trip anywhere else on the planet.

 

7) Resorts

The Walt Disney World resorts are all themed. There is something to like about each of them. There are some nice resorts off-property, but those that are owned by Disney add to your vacation. Since each resort is different, your vacation will be unique each time you visit. Some of the best pools that you’ll find in Central Florida are located at the Disney resorts, you’ll want to spend one day at the pool. The Disney resorts are also convenient; with transportation and benefits such as Extra Magic Hours and FastPass+ reservations 30 days ahead of everyone else. You’ll want to return to Walt Disney World on your next vacation just so that you can explore another resort.

6) Food

Too many amusement park restaurants have stale pizza and overcooked hamburgers on their menus. At Walt Disney World, you can instead enjoy cucumber rolls, pork schnitzel, and spit-roasted beef top sirloin. The pizza and burgers are magnificent as well. Stray from the theme parks and try a meal at one of the resort restaurants. Some of the best restaurants in Central Florida can be found at the resorts.

5) Details

The little details make a big difference on a Walt Disney World vacation. Hidden Mickeys are fun to look for, and they’re everywhere! The themes for the rides and the queue lines add to many of the attractions. You won’t mind waiting for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train because you’ll feel like you’re stepping into Snow White’s story. In World Showcase you’ll leave the United States behind and travel across the globe. The Haunted Mansion has so many cobwebs and dust that you’ll believe that the place is haunted. While other parks may rush to finish a ride or a new area, Walt Disney World takes its time. Every detail needs to be perfect before the public is allowed a peek.

4) Rides and Attractions

One of the main reasons that people visit Walt Disney World is because of all the rides and other attractions. With four theme parks and two water parks there are certainly plenty of them! While there are some rides that are similar to what you might find elsewhere, most of them at Disney are special. Other parks have drop towers, Disney’s Hollywood Studios has Tower of Terror. You can find water rides elsewhere, but how many of them end with a five story drop? There are also many different types of shows, and all of them are worth seeing. The actors, singers, and other entertainers are a step above those who might be performing at your theme park back home. Don’t forget the nighttime shows! Fantasmic! is awe-inspiring, IllumiNations brings us all closer together, and Wishes! is so beautiful that you’ll want to experience it as often as possible. All amusement parks have rides and attractions, but those found at Walt Disney World are in a class by themselves.

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3) Variety

You don’t get bored at Walt Disney World. There is so much to see and do that you will never be able to hit everything during one vacation. That is why you’ll need to keep returning. Walt Disney World has something for everyone. There are plenty of rides and shows that the whole family will be able to enjoy. If you want a more intense thrill, try Mission: SPACE. If you don’t like rides, enjoy the shows and parades instead. Step outside of the theme parks and go parasailing or horseback riding. Play a round of golf or spend the day in a water park. Unwind with a relaxing spa day. No matter how many times you return you still won’t be able to do everything.

2) Service

Walt Disney World has incredible cast members. Yes, there will always be some who think of it as just a job, but many realize that they help to create the Disney magic. The cast members know their jobs and they are well prepared before they start. You’ll find cast members who want to know about you, and sometimes you’ll even see something special. Stories of small children receiving a special wish or newlyweds being given a memorable moment are common. If you meet a cast member who goes the extra mile for you, remember the information on his or her name tag, and stop by Guest Relations to leave a compliment. Disney likes to know which cast members are going above and beyond.

1) Magic

Walt Disney World is a magical place. You’ll experience the magic the moment that you arrive on the property. You’ll feel like you’re in a different world, one where elephants can fly, little ones can become pirates or princesses, and anyone can blast off to explore a galaxy far, far away. While you’re on Disney property you won’t see a local department store or office complex. Even conveniences such as on-property gas stations have a Disney flair. A vacation is supposed to allow you to escape from the norm, and at Walt Disney World the magic will help you to do just that. That is why people who believe in magic will return again and again.

 

 

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.