I have always been a Disney lover. In Kindergarten my matching backpack and lunch bag proudly displayed the Little Mermaid. My childhood bedroom was decorated with the magic of Aladdin and his pals Genie, Abu, and Jasmine. My dance class filled with ballerinas performed a carefully choreographed routine to the "Circle of Life" song from The Lion King. When the 101 Dalmatians live action movie came out in 1996 it was the first ever parent-free movie that saw with my friends. Disney is weaved throughout my childhood life at home.
As a kid growing up in Pennsylvania I was lucky to travel to both of the Disney Parks. I visited Walt Disney World, in Florida, a few times throughout my childhood. Since I've got an Uncle on the West Coast I also made it to Disneyland, in California, as a kid and later to Disney's California Adventure as a teenager.
Even as a "grown up" I have been to the Disney Parks in both Florida and California in the last few years. My family in PA includes 5 kids who are currently between the ages of 11 and 15 and we've been to Orlando twice with a varying cast of Grandmas, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins to support and enjoy the Disney Magic for ourselves. My husband is from California and his family lives within an hour of the parks. When we were just dating I demanded we visit Disneyland on my first trip to his hometown and he obliged! Since then we've made a handful visits over the years with friends and family.
Maybe you, too, love Disney. Maybe you don't but your kids are begging for a trip to the parks. Maybe you go often and can't stop reading reviews like this one for just one more nugget of information. Here are a few need to know basics regarding Disney Parks that will be useful for you in considering or planning a trip to the MAGICAL Disney Parks.
Austin, or ATX for short, is located in Central Texas and serves as the the state's Capitol. It is known as the "Live Music Capital of the World" and rivals Portland, Oregon for ownership of the phrase "Keep Austin (or Portland) Weird".
Just last weekend I visited for a long weekend to celebrate a bachelorette party with the bride-to-be and 9 other ladies. A handful of them had visited before, and 1 woman moved from Seattle to Austin in May, so we had a handful of insider tour guides.
Four years ago today my husband and I got married! Our ceremony was inside a beautiful church in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.
The reception was on the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor. She's the ship on which the documents ending WWII were signed and also known as the Battleship Missouri or Mighty Mo.
She, as ships are always female, was also a star in Cher's "Turn Back Time" video, the movies Battleship, Under Seige, and more.
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