Disney Magic. We’ve all heard of it, and probably have used the term a time or two personally. For those of us who love Disney, we get it. For those who have never been to our Happy Place, they may not understand. Some say there’s no such thing as Magic, but for me, Magic does indeed exist at Disney.
Everyday life is stressful. We all have so much to deal with. Jobs, family, home responsibilities, etc. Disney is the one place that you can escape from the reality of life, and just feel at peace for awhile. As soon as you arrive on Disney Property, it’s as if the real world does not exist. That was Walt Disney’s vision, and he more than succeeded at his goal. It seems like the whole “World” is full of fantasy, magic, and nostalgia. That is a feeling that is hard to duplicate.
For a true Disney fan, you can feel this Magic in your heart. When you are walking through the entrance of the Magic Kingdom, and see the Mickey Balloons, smell the scents of waffle cones and candy, and of course see the Castle at the end of Main Street…. that’s Magic. The first time you see Mickey and Minnie, and give them a hug, that’s magic. When you see the look on your children’s faces, and actually cry during Wishes, that’s Magic. Seeing a parade at one of the parks, and getting excited to see your favorite “celebrities”….. yep, Magic too!
The list goes on and on. Now, some may say, they don’t understand the appeal of all of these things. Unless you experience it, there’s just no good way to describe the Magic that Disney brings you. When you’re on Disney Property, you wish you could just stay there. You want to have as many souvenirs as possible, just to remind you of your trip. As we’ve talked about before, some of us, ahem, use napkins, shampoo, and Coke cups as souvenirs…. but I digress. Guilty here too!
The last time I was in the Magic Kingdom, I was standing near the front of the park, waiting for Wishes to start. The slide/movie show was playing on Cinderella Castle. Then, there he was. A larger than life sized image of Walt, welcoming all who come to this “Happy Place”. My heart swelled, as did the tears in my eyes. That feeling is hard to explain, but wow, it’s amazing. The tears ran down as well, walking out of the gates, under the sign that says “See ya real soon”. Not soon enough! While sitting on the Monorail, exhausted after a long day, I look back. One last glimpse of the Castle until the next time, knowing that I already can’t wait to go back. All of these feelings combined…… well, that my friends, is definitely Magic!