Now that I’ve “Aired My Disney Parks Grievances,” I figure it’s time to show the other side of the coin and share why I enjoy the Disney theme parks so much. Shockingly, no, I do not go because I get some misplaced sense of enjoyment out of other guests catching my ire. Most of the time, the little pet peeves I mentioned don’t even phase me; they’re just little, fleeting moments. I’m guessing this is true for most people. While America’s national pastime is complaining (sorry, baseball), I think we all mostly enjoy life or, in this case, the Disney theme parks.
For the most part, what I’m going to list here as the “essence” of what I find endearing about the parks is what makes the experience “complete.” Sure, the parks wouldn’t be what they are without amazing E-Tickets like Splash Mountain and Tower of Terror, nor is there anything quite like stepping onto Main Street and seeing Cinderella Castle in the distance, but I view those things as the foundation of the experience.
There are literally hundreds of different things about the parks that put a smile on my face and make me a hopeless Disney “addict,” but instead of simply posting a laundry-list without much explanation for each, I want to focus on a select few, saving the two most important things for last… (more…)