Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fantasmic isn’t it. As a matter of fact, it isn’t a show. Indiana Jones, Turtle Talk, Shows in front of the CASTLE, Little Mermaid, The Muppets, Country Bear Jamboree, Philharmagic: I try to get to them all, but they aren’t it.

Not a ride either. So, It’s A Small World, Aladdin's Magic Carpet ride, Soarin, Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan Ride, Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Safari, Tower of Terror, Rockin Roller Coaster, Test Track, Kali River Rapids, Everest, Train ride around Magic Kingdom, Spaceship Earth, Star Tours, Jungle Cruise, Dumbo, Tea Cups, Riding the Monorail while I love them all, they aren’t it either.

I have to admit, I LOVE Mickey’s Ice Cream bars. I try to eat one everyday while I am there. YUMMY. But, it isn’t food or eating at one of the wonderful restaurants. Character meals, Dole Whips, Turkey legs, churros, Breakfast at Chef Mickey's, Crystal Palace are all not it.

“Wishes”, Tinkerbell flying down from the Castle, Fireworks from the California Grill, all make my heart swell from the Pure Magic of it all. But, again, not it.

SpectroMagic and all of the other parades are fantabulous, but not it.

Walking around the World Showcase, sitting on a bench at the Magic Kingdom people watching, animal watching at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, shopping in The World of Disney store in Downtown Disney, trying on the Disney Hats, trading Pins with other guests and castmembers, getting my picture taken with Mickey, sitting on Main Street listening to the piano player tickling those ivories: just thinking about these things makes me want to go there today, but they aren’t it. (Waking Tinkerbell up at her Gift Shop just isn’t an option for this sleepyhead. LOL)

Main Street, the Parades, Figment, Mickey Balloons, who could even think about going to Disney and missing these. But, they aren’t it either.

I believe that the Disney Magic is in my heart, so I take it with me wherever I am. Being there is fantastic and I love the Magic of just being there and breathing in the Magic. But that isn’t what I was thinking when I thought of this thing.

You have all made phenomenal guesses. I am smiling knowing that my cyber friends and I LOVE a lot of the same things about Disney. So I am sure that one of you will key in on this thing.

When I was a kid, we lived in San Diego. My mom is a Disney fan and so we went several times a year. I remember finding a shoebox filled with Disney tickets. It was a short lived thrill. They were all “A”, “B” and “C” tickets. DUH! All of the “E” and “D” tickets were used up everytime we went. We used to have several things that we had to do. It’s A Small World, Storybook Boats, Matterhorn Bobsled, frozen bananas, pineapple spears, Pirates of the Caribbean. But this other thing we also did. My mother started this thing. We would always do this everytime we went, and I have continued to do this. Not because of tradition, but because to me, the trip isn’t complete without it.

GOOD LUCK to you all. (Again, this pic isn't a hint.)


lflax said...

riding the monorail?

Anonymous said...

The feeling you get when you walk into the magic kingdom?

Julie K said...

Buying a balloon on Main Street?

mhalpern said...

Taking a picture in the same place each time - like in front of the castle?