Thursday, 4 April 2019

A Day Well Spent (at a Disney Park)

Planning a trip to a Disney Park? The reality is that no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot do it all. There are so many attractions and then you need to factor in all that time queuing, eating and drinking, shopping and of course, using the facilities. All that time eats into your fun. So the goal shouldn't be to do everything but rather to have a day well spent.

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This post was actually inspired by a video I saw on YouTube which you can check out below.


In this video, a gentleman shares what he defined as “a day well spent” accompanied by a montage of ride photos.

I absolutely loved the spirit of this video and watched it on repeat for the good part of an hour. It's really made me re-examine my own priorities when it comes to planning out my Disney itineraries.

All of us are different. We all have different interests and our favourite attractions will always vary from person to person. This is one of the things I feel is often missing from guidebooks: the understanding that not everyone wants the same experience from their Disney holiday.

Priorities also change over time and are dependent on many factors including the type of trip, the duration of your stay and the number and ages of guests within your party.

Take our upcoming trip to Disneyland Paris for example:

My focus is on making it as fun as possible for my (soon-to-be) husband and son for their first ever experiences of a Disney theme park. I want them to truly feel the magic but even more so, I want them to want to return.

Is it bad that I want to make Dreamfinders of the men in my life? I don't think so. There's definitely a lot of truth to that "Disney life, happy wife" saying.

(Speaking of the Disney life - don't forget to check out my Disney Tag and my recent Disney haul!)

Since my last few Disney trips were "adults-only", I now need to consider how to make it fun for a toddler while also giving Matt a chance to experience some of the thrill rides.

It's not impossible - it just requires some careful consideration, attention to detail and a sprinkling of pixie dust!

For me personally, if I get to spend my days having fun with my boys and there are Mickey-shaped sugar cookies involved then it's already a day well spent in my eyes.

What does “a day well spent” mean to you? Are you a thrill seeker? A meet and greeter? A Mickey-shaped snack eater? Let me know in the comments!

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