If you’re like me, and you’ve gone to Walt Disney World more times then you have fingers, its very likely you’ve been asked: “Why are you going back there? Isn’t it your 100th visit?!”
To that I respond, “Nope.” This summer, I’ll be making my 20th visit to the most magical place on earth. I’m 20 years old, and my family has been taking Disney vacations since 2000 when I was 5 years old. The first park that I ever visited was EPCOT on my very first night there. I met my first character, Alice from Alice in Wonderland, after being mesmerized by the amazing ‘Tapestry of Nations’ parade. I was hooked.
15 years later and 19 trips under my belt, I still remember that night, and all of the amazing moments that I’ve had at Walt Disney World. Each memory there is a treasure for me. There is nowhere else on earth where I can feel as happy as I do when I’m there. Where else can a soon to be junior in college get away with wearing a set of mouse years, singing along to Hakuna Matata while stuffing his face with a candy apple shaped like Olaf? A peace comes over me when I’m at my second home. My sister passed away a little over a year ago, and the best memories I have is our yearly vacations in Walt’s World. Every time I go, I can remember awesome moments I have with her, and I have the opportunity to make new ones with my family, friends, and girlfriend. They can experience me at my happiest and create amazing memories for themselves and see their dreams come true.
That’s why I keep going back to Disney World, and why I will continue to until the day I can’t no longer. I don’t care what others think of my love for Disney World, as long as I’m happy. Why do you go?
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