The Dog Days of Disney (Part I)

Ahhh…the snow is falling, it’s about 10 degrees outside, and I just spent the day white-knuckling it through my errands because that is just what we do here in New England.  Around here, it’s pretty much business as usual unless the snow barricades you in your home; then it’s time to snow-blow your way out and get on with your life. In short, it takes a lot of snow to shut things down here.  A wicked lot of snow.

It’s about this time each year that I start wondering two things: first, why do I still live here (seriously…why??) and second, how many more days until we’re frolicking once more in the Orlando sunshine?

Yes, we’re going back for our sixth visit to Disney World.  And even though every year my daughter and I say that we might try something different the following year,  our internal Mickey Mouse clocks start going whack-a-doodle around December and we know that we just won’t have as much fun in a place that does not have a Space Mountain.

We are doing something a little different this year though; instead of going at the end of April as we have done for the past three years, we’ve decided to go in the middle of August.  When it’s super hot. And humid.  But so is every place in the summer, am I right? Right? Hello?

The truth is that I’ve always dreamed of living in Florida, but anytime I mention this to somebody who has lived there, they tend to laugh somewhat derisively when I tell them that I’ve never experienced a Florida summer.  I’m not going to lie; it makes me a little nervous when they do that.

I’m also nervous about the fact that, with the exception of one year where it rained for the WHOLE FREAKING WEEK, we have been super spoiled with the weather during our vacation.  It has never been too hot or too cold and over time we’ve come to know what to expect.  Now, I feel like I’m going in blind and the way people talk about Florida summers makes me think that we should stay close to some source of water at all times, lest we should burst into flames at any given moment. Of course, as I sit her wearing 20 layers of clothing, a blanket and a parka, that almost sounds pleasant…

At the end of the day, it’s Disney World – and not even the heat of Hades is going to stop us from having a good time!  I’ll be sure to share some tips and tricks that we pick up during our vacation so that your summer Disney vacation can be just as magical as I know ours will be. Also, if you have tips of your own, please be sure to share them in the comments below!

Wow, I just realized that after this visit, we will have experienced all four seasons in Disney World.  Maybe next year it will be time to expand our horizons a little and try something different.  Maybe, just maybe, next year will be the year that we finally visit Disneyland.



Author: AmyLynne

I kind of look at life like a buffet...I want to try a little bit of everything! Fortunately, this has given me an opportunity to try out all sorts of things and have a very full life.

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