Many people my age (and those who are both younger and older) visit Disney one time and decide it's not for them (I'm looking at you, Matt). The long lines and the unbearable heat is enough to shy them away, let alone the childish antics of each classic Disney movie following you around as you make your way through the parks.
I am not one of those people.
I like to think of Disney World (or Disneyland, for the matter) as a place that either resonates with you, or it does nothing; and it all has to do with your upbringing. For example, I grew up watching Cinderella five times a day and quoting the script from Aladdin word for word. Today, I still sit down to have a Pirates of the Caribbean marathon, and I cried during Coco. Naturally, when I visit Disney World, it means meeting the princesses, riding the classic rides that feature them, and pointing out all of the Easter eggs.
My sister, on the other hand, didn't watch many Disney movies growing up. She just had no interest, and like many, would go to Disney World with their family for vacation, but would probably not actively plan an entire trip just for themselves.
I, however, would.
Last week, my family and I went to Disney World! And although I did drink around the world, I also participated in more of the kid-friendly activities, such as meeting characters, buying Minnie ears, and forcing my family to watch the parade and the fireworks at the end of the night.
Because I cannot go a minute without doing something related to journalism, I filmed some of the trip and made it into a video for yinz to experience!
Now that I'm back at school, it's crunch time as I prepare for another newscast of WVU News. As I sit here and look outside at the gloomy rain, I can fondly remember Disney World through this video.
And prepare for my trip back.
(January 2021, if you were wondering.)