Oh dear. Good grief. I have clearly become a Walt Disney evangelist. I have been sent a video of me in a Walt Disney World video guide of things that I enjoyed the most when I was last there. I didn’t realise I had become such an enthusiast! As a child, I went to Disneyland with my family and loved it. Especially because it was during the time that I was obsessed with The Mickey Mouse Club and wanted to be one of the Mouseketeers….as it happened a huge number of them went on to become massive stars – Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Justin Timberlake, I believe were all involved at some point. I really don’t know why they stopped doing it – was great for kids. They should think about bringing it back.
Anyway, I didn’t ever take my children there when they were young, not entirely sure why, I think they missed out – which is why I really want to take them there now – although they are perhaps not the most obvious age, I do really think we’d have an amazing time and there is a lot more to do with teenagers than I realised.
I have been lucky enough to have been invited by Disney on a few occasions now to come and review what they have to offer and every time I have been massively surprised – especially given that by nature I am a grumpy old cynic and I don’t like scary rides. This time I even managed to overcome my fear of rides and actually thoroughly enjoyed myself – which means that when I go back with my kids I will be fully prepared.
It isn’t difficult to accept an invitation from Disney, but I did have to think long and hard about it – because this time I knew it was going to be filmed and I didn’t want to say anything that I didn’t actually believe. I am essentially going to be recommending a place to people that they will have to pay for, so it is not something I would do if I didn’t think it was going to be an enjoyable experience and so it goes without saying that all the opinions are my own.
You will see from the video they have made for me that I am more than positive – I am a little surprised myself at how I come across (mostly very shiny – where was my make-up artist??) – talking far too fast and saying “amazing” every other word, but I do genuinely believe that what Walt Disney World has to offer people is a place that let’s you love life at any age and with any combination of age group and as my daughter said (having watched the following video and fallen about laughing) “OMG mum, you are so weird… but you are certainly loving life aren’t you”…
So here we go, my first ever video and it pretty much sums up how much I enjoyed myself:-