I’m joining in on the magic that is the Monday Magical Mickey Linkup over run.geek.rundisney today. Because that is what all the cool kids do. Come check it out!
I’m an addict. I freely – and proudly – admit it.
I really am addicted to this place. Whether it’s cheesy gravestones at the Haunted Mansion, or holding intelligent conversations with the locals in Animal Kingdom…
…I just can’t get enough. And that’s never more apparent to me than when I have family visiting, but I’m not able to make my schedule work so I can heigh-ho the day away with them. We do have a tradition in the Black Dog clan though that allows us to virtually do Disney with those of us who can’t be there. It’s an unspoken rule that whomever is there, better make sure they send periodic video updates throughout the day/night. So you can imagine how much my phone was blowing up all day long on Saturday.
The addiction pangs were so strong this weekend that I even momentarily thought about actually getting up at the butt crack of dawn, making the three-hour drive, spending the day on a kamikaze run through the parks, and making the three-hour drive back home. Note I said MOMENTARILY. I don’t think there’s enough cappuccino and Thermonex in the world that could’ve gotten me through that insane of a day. But I thought about it. And realized I’ve got it bad. REALLY BAD.
Ever get that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something’s just not quite right? And I’m not talking about that second helping of questionable-meatloaf-looking-substance-you-found-buried-in-the-back-of-your-fridge kind of feeling. I’m talking about that feeling like you’re running low on a very important vitamin or mineral. Or perhaps you forgot to do something extremely important, but you just can’t quite put your finger on it. Worry no more, I know EXACTLY what the problem is.
So if jumping in your car and driving to Disney World isn’t really an option, I can only offer the next best thing: kick everyone out of the house. Have comfort food readily available, (shrimp pasta and salted caramel dark chocolate work quite well). Find the closest furry black dog and insert on lap. Spend the next six hours watching Maleficent, The Lion King, and 101 Dalmations (BOTH versions). If your Disney itch hasn’t been scratched by then, well, there’s only one thing left to do.
Safe travels. And don’t forget the periodic updates. They’re mandatory. Or else……you’ll be kicked out of the family.
Enjoy the ride.
Did you ever feel like you’re missing Disney World so much that you just might go insane if you didn’t get a quick fix? What did you do about it? Ever do Disney virtually? Did it help, or did you wind up curled up in a ball on the couch, incoherently mumbling quotes from random Disney moves?