What Disney Is To A Kiwi by Sam from New Zealand

Written by Sam Pratley


My name is Sam and I am a Disney fan from New Zealand, I go to Disneyland whenever I can afford it and it was suggested I do a blog post about how I view Disney being from possibly the furthest place away from Disney.
Now I’m in TMSM Fan Nation on Facebook and I often see people post things or comment on threads about how often they go to their nearest Disney park and quite often I see people saying every second week or sometime relatively close to each other and my first thought is usually “doesn’t it get boring going so often”, now I think this because I’ve only been around 7 or 8 times in the 16 years I’ve been on this earth, and every time I go it’s always very different from before.
When I go to Disneyland I often go for a week or so because of the distance to travel (which often equates to around 30hrs on a plane) and it’s always a fun and really enjoyable time, I always try to do the most that I can because I never know just when my next trip will be. I love Disney not just because it’s such a happy and enjoyable place but to me going to Disney is a real treat and I’m always making memories.
I always try to do different things each time I go, I’m not a big fan of thrill rides but last time I went (last Christmas) I tried the Matterhorn and Splash Mountain, both rides I liked and went on plenty of times.
Disney to me is a place where mothers, daughters, fathers and sons can go to enjoy their time together and forget about the worries of life and be kids again 🙂

10245404_1489737194572748_1394192586250592750_nAbout Sam (by Aut)
Sam is one of the member’s of TMSM’s Facebook group TMSM Fan Nation.  Sam is in school in Dunedin New Zealand and is one of the many members of the Nation that lives outside of the United States that contributes to threads and topics regularly adding to the “wonderfulness” of the Nation. One of the neatest things about Sam is he is an artist and he will share his latest project with the group for insight and input.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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One thought on “What Disney Is To A Kiwi by Sam from New Zealand

  • June 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Great job Sam! I hope if I’m lucky, that someday I’ll get to visit New Zealand. That’s always, my whole life, been a dream of mine. Thanks for sharing your thoughts & art with us =D

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