Thursday, August 12, 2010



Let me clarify.

When I say I feel homesick, I don't mean for my hometown. I mean that I am pining to be in my favourite place in the world. I'm talking about... the World.

Walt Disney World!

My obsession with this wonderful, magical place began eight years ago last month. A family trip to celebrate my brother's graduation from college sparked one of the biggest passions (and expenses!) in my life.

I know that many people have many varied thoughts on Disney and all that it does, but I love it. I love being immersed in a completely different world. I love the theming and how everything in the World fits into whatever theme you happen to be experiencing at the time: even the trash cans! There is no other place that makes me feel like Walt Disney World. It's almost indescribable.

There are many ways to deal with Disney World homesickness. Some of these "solutions" include the Passporter Boards, different Disney Blogs, as well as Disney radio. I'm not talking about the Disney Radio that plays Hannah Montana/Jo Bros. I'm talking about an online radio station that plays music from the parks, resorts, cruise line, et cetera. Unfortunately, sometimes these pacifications can have the adverse effect. They can make you miss it even more. Right now, I am in the midst of an internal struggle. I smile as I listen to Illumnations via my Live365 radio station, but it brings about a lovely nostalgia, that then slowly, but almost always surely turns into a deep longing to not only hear the music, but to see the Spaceship Earth from the International Gateway at EPCOT, to smell the cinnamon and sugar pecans and roast turkey legs, to feel the mist coming off the giant water features of Fantasmic at Disney Hollywood Studios, and surely to taste that first bite of a Mickey bar...

I know I shall go back again, but not knowing when can be hard. Haha. I know this seems silly, but this is my literal happy place and my comfort. DH does not fully understand the true satisfaction and joy brought to me by this magical world... though my whole family is hoping that one day he will!

Alas... for now the boards, blogs, and music shall have to suffice.


  1. I just stumbled upon your blog and I don't know you but I think you would like this :)

  2. I know, right? If only I were still in college and unmarried!

  3. Tell me about it! You're talking to a guy who came off a once a month habit. It's August, and we're already putting together our plans for next summer, which include only a single day in Disneyland, and I'm still obsessed. I even followed a link today to their employment oppertunities, engaging in my fantasy of retiring there one day.

  4. I have not been to Disney World yet, but I'm already obsessed and can totally understand where you're coming from. I never really knew what it REALLY was until last year when I started looking into it more. Now, I'm planning our first family vacation to DW for my boys' 3rd and 5th birthdays in August of 2012. I cannot wait to go!!! We have a Disney map on our fridge, we have a Disney piggy bank for saving, we watch the free Disney planning DVD often, and I have random pictures of Disney that I cut out of magazines around the house as motivation. My oldest son talks about it all the time, he cannot wait to go. We're just waiting until my youngest son is old enough so we can truly enjoy it. We plan on going at least every other summer, if not every summer.

  5. Leesa, it's wonderful- you'll love it and then you'll be really hooked! :-)