What Is Disney To You?

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    This has probably been asked in the past (I’m still a newbie, so forgive me if this is repetitive), but I’d love to know what it is that draws you all to Disney? What is it, in the parks, the movies, the music, that makes you such a fan?

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    SnwhtNdwrfs
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    I wrote a paper in college about how Snow White was made. It was so very interesting the amount of work and detail that was involved. It really put Disney in a new light for me. My hubby had gone with his parents (spent one day at two parks- amazingly didn’t have a lot of fun) so he wanted to go for the honeymoon. We went and I was sold. Then the renaissance of Disney movies began. We saw them working on Beauty and the Beast (or so they said) at the studios. Had a coworker who was a big fan and we would talk all of the time. She went yearly and I had to live through her. Finally took kiddos in ’03, ’07 and ’08. Great trips with great memories.

    I would go tomorrow. I like the attention to detail. The background music and how that helps the story. I love the fact it doesn’t smell like Six Flags asphalt and melted ice cream. My older children have more movie memories and would watch all the time. The younger two- not so much. Need to work on that!

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    I wrote a paper in college about how Snow White was made. It was so very interesting the amount of work and detail that was involved. It really put Disney in a new light for me. My hubby had gone with his parents (spent one day at two parks- amazingly didn’t have a lot of fun) so he wanted to go for the honeymoon. We went and I was sold. Then the renaissance of Disney movies began. We saw them working on Beauty and the Beast (or so they said) at the studios. Had a coworker who was a big fan and we would talk all of the time. She went yearly and I had to live through her. Finally took kiddos in ’03, ’07 and ’08. Great trips with great memories.

    I would go tomorrow. I like the attention to detail. The background music and how that helps the story. I love the fact it doesn’t smell like Six Flags asphalt and melted ice cream. My older children have more movie memories and would watch all the time. The younger two- not so much. Need to work on that!

    My son is like your younger two… I think his way of rebelling against his parents was deciding that Disney just wasn’t all that great!! :)

    Thank you for sharing, Snwhtndwrfs!!

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    Some of my earliest memories are at Disneyland with my parents and brother. Disneyland has always been my happy place and the place I know I can go and not be affected by “the real world”. After my brother died, a huge group of his friends and my family (my boyfriend, my daughters and I) all went to Disneyland to celebrate his birthday because it was something he always did. It was something I’ve always shared with the people I care about most.
    And from Disney, I have met some pretty amazing people. I’ve been to peoples weddings I met because of our mutual love of Disney, I’ve been IN peoples weddings, I’ve been to baby showers and graduations of those people as well.

    #19492

    Some of my earliest memories are at Disneyland with my parents and brother. Disneyland has always been my happy place and the place I know I can go and not be affected by “the real world”. After my brother died, a huge group of his friends and my family (my boyfriend, my daughters and I) all went to Disneyland to celebrate his birthday because it was something he always did. It was something I’ve always shared with the people I care about most.
    And from Disney, I have met some pretty amazing people. I’ve been to peoples weddings I met because of our mutual love of Disney, I’ve been IN peoples weddings, I’ve been to baby showers and graduations of those people as well.

    Beautiful… thank you so much for sharing that. And I bet your brother would love that you continue to honor his memory in this way!

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    What draws me to Disney? Hmmmm… I guess its just the feeling of happiness, and the smells, and the food. Its such a bubble of goodness!! :heart:


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    What draws me to Disney? Hmmmm… I guess its just the feeling of happiness, and the smells, and the food. Its such a bubble of goodness!! :heart:

    Mmmm… food! Oh, uh, sorry… haven’t had breakfast yet! Bubble of goodness is a great description, Acamm… thank you!!! :up: :up:

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    Acamm
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    @chrmarlewis haha… you’re very welcome!!! :D

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    What draws me to Disney? The movies are good, wholesome, family entertainment. My daughter was raised on them and I will put one in to watch and feel good. The soundtracks are great and I can sing a lot of the songs by heart. The parks are our happy place. The place where we can’t stop smiling and laughing. We always have the best time and can do almost all the rides and attractions together, as a family, without having someone sit out. Disney is an escape from the stresses of life. Life in general is tough. Work, bills, responsibilities, worry about family and friends and the problems they are having, Disney helps us escape that. Finally Disney is memories. We have so many wonderful memories, from my daughter watching Beauty and the Beast almost religiously after a bath, to our vacations at the parks, to singing the songs as a family. So many memories, so much love. To quote above, “it’s a bubble of goodness.” That sums it up so well.

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    @nascfan, you just summed up pretty much everything I and my family love about Disney… except with my son, it was the Disney Sing-Along videos after bath!! Thanks for sharing, my friend!!!

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    I grew up with Disney. I live in the L.A. area and watched it on TV every Sunday. To me, it means family and memories

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    I grew up with Disney movies when they were hitting a new high point with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. In those years growing up, I only went to WDW twice and I appreciated it as much as a kid can. Now as an adult, I see beyond the facade and into all they do to sweep you away from reality and into the scene they’ve created and the imagineering and attention to detail alone captivates me! For me WDW is my vacation destination where I can check reality at the gates and sink back into a different world and enjoy life as a child again. :mickey:

    #20124

    I grew up with Disney. I live in the L.A. area and watched it on TV every Sunday. To me, it means family and memories

    Thanks for sharing, Dngnb8!!

    #20127

    I grew up with Disney movies when they were hitting a new high point with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. In those years growing up, I only went to WDW twice and I appreciated it as much as a kid can. Now as an adult, I see beyond the facade and into all they do to sweep you away from reality and into the scene they’ve created and the imagineering and attention to detail alone captivates me! For me WDW is my vacation destination where I can check reality at the gates and sink back into a different world and enjoy life as a child again. :mickey:

    @rocketear99, we took our first trip to WDW back in ’76 (in July… the Bicentennial… you can imagine the heat AND the crowds!). I was hooked from the moment we hit Main Street! The details allowed me (an introverted, bespectacled little kid) to leave the real world far behind and lose myself in the magic…

    Still does that to me to this day!! :) :) :)

    #24032

    For me, I grew up in San Diego where I got to go to Disneyland a lot. I have so many great memories of my trips there with my friends and family. I read a book called Mousetales and I became fascinated by everything that went into creating the bubble. Just little subliminal things like how there are no sharp edges. Walt had the sidewalks torn up and redone to round the corners just so that we would be more at ease moving from one place to another. Things like that just blow me away. Disney is where I go to recharge and get away from the everyday monotony. That’s one reason why I can’t stand that Disney is now pretty much requiring you to bring your phone into the park. It’s so anti-Walt that it drives me crazy.


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