I just recently came back from a trip to Florida. For those not in the know from reading my old blog, I travel to Florida often. My parents live there and I’m a fan of Disney. Most of the time I travel alone and when I head into the Walt Disney World parks, I only spend a few hours taking in some of my favorite attractions or eating at a favorite restaurant. On two occasions in the past I had the opportunity to introduce a first-time visitor to Disney World. This differs from a normal visit for me because we take in more than just the highlights or my personal favorites. We try to do and experience as much as possible. It’s very exciting!
On this recent trip I had the pleasure of going to WDW with my girlfriend, who was not only a first-time Disney visitor, but a first-time Florida visitor. I was really looking forward to once again introducing someone new to WDW. We did all of the major attractions, including a few that I hadn’t done before. As I always do, I had a great time visiting Disney, but my experience was even better as my girlfriend oohed and ahhed all week long as she took in all the neat things that Disney has to offer. In a way it was like I was experiencing it all for the first time again myself.
What I wasn’t prepared for was the feeling of taking in Disney with a significant other. I’ve been going to WDW about once a year since I was 4 years old. Even when I was little, I’d notice all of the couples that would visit Disney. Of course you have your moms and dads, but then you also have couples without children, and teenage children who are traveling with their sweeties. Several times on each of my trips to WDW, I’d see an especially happy couple on their own trip and think to myself, “Someday that is going to be me.” As of last week it was. As of last week, I have vacationed with my significant other. Last week I walked hand-in-hand through the Magic Kingdom with my girlfriend.
It’s already quite a magical place, but being there with her made it even more magical; more than I ever dreamed it would be. She has thanked me time and time again for bringing her to Florida and Disney World with me, but I can’t thank her enough for coming with me. It’s always been a dream of mine to take a big vacation, especially one to Walt Disney World, with a significant other. That dream came true and it was simply amazing. Thank you, hon, for making our trip together even more amazing than I imagined it would be.