Em eye see kay ee why, em oh you ess ee

17 Mar

“You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”

~ Walt Disney

One option that I didn’t include in my visa trip destination poll was Orlando, Florida. Mainly because I didn’t think of it.

But once I realised that if it’s cheap to go to Miami then it’s probably cheap to go to Orlando, and Orlando is home to Walt Disney World… I couldn’t get the idea out of my head.

Disney! Like most daydreamers I know, I’ve wanted to go there since I was a little girl. Unlike most daydreamers I know, at age seven I had to live through the injustice of my father going to Disneyland without me.

That’s right. I was seven and my dad went to Disney. Without me.

For a girl who used to dance around her bedroom with a dressing gown on a coat hanger singing, I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream…* I can’t even begin to describe how cruel this was.

(In dad’s defence he was on a 3-month work trip to the US, and he did bring me back a whole truckload of Disney goodies, but as we all should know, hearing about Disney is not the same as going to Disney.)

Which is why I’ve decided to visit Disney and experience the magic myself.

At first I was sure about travelling to the Most Magical Place on Earth on my own, but a quick Google search indicated that a solo trip to Walt Disney World could be a super(califragilisticexpialidocious) holiday:

The Top 10 Reasons to Go to Disney World Solo

Travelling alone to disney world

Top 10 reasons to travel solo to Disney World

So it’s settled. I’ve bought my flights, booked accommodation, selected park tickets and even arranged for a Disney holiday specialist to help me out with my touring plans.

I can’t wait. Look out Mickey and friends, here I come!

Princess Aurora

*It took a long time for me to reconcile the fact that ‘being Princess Aurora’ was not a valid career choice.


5 Responses to “Em eye see kay ee why, em oh you ess ee”

  1. MB March 18, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    So now it’s your turn to get me back! Wish I was going there again too Em. Watch out for Goofy – He’s the creepy one!

    • honduranhiatus March 18, 2013 at 6:42 am #

      That’s karma for you. 🙂 I’ll make sure I bring you back a souvineer. Something Goofy-themed?

  2. Murx April 30, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    My dad left for Disney today with his new family and I wasn’t invited. Thanks for the reminder that I don’t need him to take me. And by the way, I’m 21 and still haven’t accepted that Rapunzel isn’t an acceptable career option. (I haven’t cut my hair since I first saw the movie.)

    • honduranhiatus May 2, 2013 at 11:50 am #

      You’re never too old for Disney and you definitely don’t need to wait for someone to take you. Take yourself! 🙂


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