Missing the Magic! Can You Relate?


As most of you know, I’ve been really busy since June. We had to put together our first magazine, which took more time than I ever anticipated. We had a TMSM Mini Meet up at the Studios too. Once July hit, we left town and headed to Michigan to spend time with family up there and were gone most of the month. This summer has flown by, and I’m already dreading the kids going back to school. There hasn’t been enough time, and what might come as a huge shocker, is that we haven’t had time to go to Disney…. and I miss it.

Last summer we were new in town, and everyday felt like a potential vacation day. We got our annual passes, and hit the parks as much as possible. Fast forward a year later, and our AP’s aren’t getting used nearly as much. Life gets in the way, things come up. When we rolled back into town finally last week, we had a ton of things to catch up on. You know how it is, coming back home after being away, all that not so fun stuff is there to do…. unpacking, laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, yard work…. ugh. Thursday night, I pulled an Elsa and said “Enough!” and we went to the Studios to see the Frozen Fireworks. Sure, we still had stuff to do, but my gosh, it had been over a month since we had ANY Disney fix, and for a local, that’s a long time. It was great to be back, even for just a couple of hours, and again, I realized how much I MISSED Disney.


Unfortunately, a couple hours at Frozen Fun didn’t cure my heartache for my happy place. I think the only thing to fill that void will be the Magic Kingdom. I love Disney and all it offers, but to me, the MK is the icing on the Mickey cake. Now here we are, crunch time again, end of the month and the August edition of The Main Street Monthly needs to get completed. Will I have time for Disney, or wait till after the first of the month? I’m praying I can fit in a trip to the MK. Because……. yes, I miss it! I often wondered when we moved to Florida, if I would ever grow tired of the Parks or find them not as fun. Well, the answer is no, and that’s a good thing. It’s a little ridiculous that I haven’t been to the MK since June and my heart longs to see the Castle. I want to ride the Haunted Mansion, see Wishes, and maybe catch the Festival of Fantasy Parade. How did I ever do it, living 18 hours away and only visiting the Parks once a year if I was lucky? Funny how things change. Our perspective changes, but still, I don’t take things for granted, and I know we’re blessed to live so close to Disney property.

True Disney fans know what it’s like to miss Disney. People who haven’t been to a Disney Park may think we’re crazy, because they truly don’t get it. Disney Magic is REAL, and it’s missed when we don’t have it in our lives. Crazy? Maybe. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love that magic, I love how I feel when I see the Castle at the end of Main Street USA, I love seeing my kids have that joy in their eyes. When we don’t go, it’s missed. I’m sure you can relate. That’s what makes our TMSM Family so magical. We understand each other and what it’s like to have our Disney obsession. It’s all good! So, what about you? Does your heart hurt for Disney after so long too? Be sure to tell us about it, of course we understand!

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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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