Walt Disney World just turned 40 years old. Think about it, Disney World is 40 already. 40 years ago the Magic Kingdom opened its doors to the public. And shall we say...the rest is history. Mickey Mouse has since become a household name. And kids everywhere are begging their parents to take them to see him.
They have deemed the Walt Disney World resort as the 'happiest place on earth'. And while I would have to agree, because I have been going there for many years, there are still times when you see that one child or parent whose face says "I am not happy".
We all know those people right? The child who is in the middle of the Magic Kingdom and is throwing the biggest fit you ever saw because they are simply so exhausted they can't stand even one more minute at the happiest place on earth. It is kind of sad if you think about it. The lengths that some parents will go to just to have their child stand out in the crowd. Like this one particular time I remember it was so hot, I mean it's Florida right? And this mom actually had her little girl dressed up from head to toe in this long gown, crown, long white gloves....well, you get the picture.
Her little 'princess' was dressed up as her mothers, I mean her, favorite princess character. It was scorching out and I just felt so bad for that little girl. Something tells me it wasn't the childs idea to become sweaty Cindy! I'm sure mom had the right intentions it just seemed kind of cruel watching as she was dragging her child through the crowd in that hot get up.
But I digress....Disney World is a wonderful choice for a family vacation. And if you can afford it or you take the time to save up for this kind of vacation I would suggest you do so. It is like no other place on earth. It's magical. It's the total package. And if you do decide on a Disney family vacation, consider staying on Disney property at one of their resort. This is the best way to get the most of all that Disney has to offer. This also offers several perks such as extra magic hours and having the magical express pick you up at the airport in Orlando and bring you directly to your hotel.
So there you have it. Happy 40th birthday Walt Disney World. Go see Mickey Mouse at the happiest place on earth.